Thermalright True Spirit 120M CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2013-03-31

The Thermalright company is one of the market leaders in processor, graphics cards and chipset cooling. Sporting great designs with innovative ideas, Thermalright has truly deserved it's current position in the very competitive world of aftermarket cooling solutions. Today we review the latest addition to their lineup, the True Spirit 120M CPU cooler. The new kid on the block is based on the their best selling True Spirit cooler. Hence why the product name is practically the same. The addition of the M comes from the increased Memory compatibility this new 120M CPU cooler has. Let's see what all the fuzz is about.

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Installation & FAN

Typical Thermalright we get every little mounting accessory nicely packed. The assembly is straight forward, depending on the socket type you can opt to install the black backplate.




The backplate is treated with a non electrical conductive coating. However we already lost a few CPUs due to a short circuit between the motherboard and a similar looking backplate. Wouldn't it be be a bigger piece of mind to have a foam protection on the backplate ?

Below are the easy steps of the assembly, even tough during installation this doesn't feel as rigid as previous Thermalright solutions, we at Madshrimps can assure our readers that the mount is rock solid.





The included fan can be had in two different colour schemes. Either opt for a more traditional black and white themed FAN or for the more fresh and hip black acrylic look.



The FAN dimensions are 120mm x 25mm, the FAN speed is PWM steered and varies between 600-1300 RPM. The FAN itself however is labelled with 700-1500 RPM. The rated noise level is around 24.5dBA according the Thermalright website.




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