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Reviews Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120 Direct CPU Cooler [NikKTech]

Discussion in 'Tech & Game Reviews, Unboxing and Previews' started by The Sorcerer, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. The Sorcerer

    The Sorcerer w00t!! Staff Member Owner/ Reviewer- Hardware BBQ

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    A few months back Thermalright released the True Spirit 140 Direct CPU Air Cooler and although it didn't smash our charts it did offer very good cooling efficiency for its size (also thanks to the somewhat large 140mm PWM fan). The True Spirit 120 Direct is aimed towards users who want something even smaller since the 360g heavy heatsink used measures just 120mm in length, 141.35mm in height and 41.96mm in width (as opposed to the 650g heavy and 140x161.48x42mm of the heatsink used in the True Spirit 140 Direct). Thermalright has also used an smaller 120mm PWM fan with the Spirit 120 Direct (as the name clearly states) which is not nearly as powerful as the 140mm PWM model of the True Spirit 140 Direct (1300RPM/46.19CFM/25.4dBA vs 1300RPM/73.6CFM/21dBA). Using a smaller fan with the same RPM to keep noise levels to a minimum automatically means you need to compromise in airflow levels and static pressure so i was honestly expecting something slightly faster (Thermalright however obviously placed low noise levels - and height - before performance). Finally the True Spirit 120 Direct features a total of 4 nickel plated 6mm copper heatpipes as opposed to the 5 found in the True Spirit 140 Direct. So let's move forward with today’s review and see just how good the brand new True Spirit 120 Direct is especially compared to his taller brother.

    Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120 Direct CPU Cooler Review

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