Thermalright SI-128 SE
Provided by: Thermalright
Thermalright was first to the market with a high performance heatsink which supported a 120mm fan natively, the XP-120
was extremely well received, offering a performance/noise balance never seen before. But that was 3 years ago, since then new competitors were introduced which aimed at besting the XP-120, it took a whole lot of heat pipes and aluminum fins to get it done, it wasn’t until half of 2005 we saw products
besting the XP-120. Thermalright hold off on introducing a heatsink based on a “tower” design, but the Ultra-120, when finally released, proved it worth. They didn’t abandon the “XP-120” like design though and today they are releasing an updated version of the SI-128, SI-128 SE. Thicker heatpipes and more fins are destined to proof this heatsink a winner.Platform compatibility: Intel Socket 775/AMD AM2/939
Fan Support: 1x120mm (no fan included)
Dimensions: 125 x 145 x 91.5 mm
Weight (without fan): 510gr
The standard SI-128 package contains mounting gear for all three platforms, a descriptive manual, thermal paste, rubber strips, fan mounting clips and a company logo sticker. While this packaging is quite complete, Thermalright is thinking about including a different mounting gear setup to do away with the Intel push pins, swapping easiness of installation for higher mounting pressure.
The heatpipes used on the SI-128 have a noticeably larger diameter; the tightly packed aluminum fins are also thicker to increase surface area.
With a high speed fan and enough fresh air this heatsink will surely excel,
The base shows signs of machine lapping, but is far from rough; Let’s get it installed ->