Thermalright's New Lineup of True Spirit, Macho CPU Coolers

Thermalright has announced three revised CPU coolers: its TRUE Spirit 90M, 120M, and Macho 120. The revised coolers include a couple of changes over their predecessors, including nickel-plated heat pipes, an anodized black top-plate for appearance, and a renewed mounting mechanism.

The new mounting mechanism is featured on all three coolers. One of their key features is that the coolers no longer require a backplate to be mounted.

The TRUE Spirit 90M measures 102 x 55 x 125 mm, and has a 92 mm fan, which cools an aluminum fin stack to which heat is brought through three 6 mm heat pipes. The fan can spin at speeds between 600 and 2000 RPM.

The TRUE Spirit 120M measures 132 x 57 x 145 mm, and features not three, but four 6 mm heat pipes. The 120 mm fan can spin at speeds up to 1500 RPM.

Lastly, the Macho 120, the largest cooler, measures 120 x 102 x 150 mm, features five 6 mm heat pipes, and has a 120 mm fan that can spin at speeds up to 1300 RPM.

All the new coolers are recognizable by their Rev.A version type, and will cost €24.99, €29.99, and €34.99, respectively, for the TRUE Spirit 90M, 120M, and Macho 120. They should be on shelves beginning November 18.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • Amdlova
    one day i want the macho 120 on my pc :) i lost the true cooper 120
  • mapesdhs
    When you get these in for review (assuming you do), please compare them to the
    original TRUE 120 (RevC or otherwise), TRUE Black, Venomous-X and other
    tried & trusted Thermalright coolers, not just the modern coolers of today.


  • CaedenV
    No way I am trusting something the size of the Macho 120 without the assistance of a backplate of some sort! That thing is absolutely huge! Does it even need a fan?
  • rwinches
    26.61 Oz with fan for the Macho 120 Rev.A, 21.43 Oz sink (600g) 5.18 Oz fan (145g)
  • Dark Lord of Tech
    Phanteks PH-TC14PE is the champ.
  • leo2kp
    I agree with mapsdhs...I'd like to see comparisons between the older Thermalrights and other modern coolers. I have the Ultra 120 True Black and I love it!
  • mapesdhs
    11963503 said:
    I agree with mapsdhs...I'd like to see comparisons between the older Thermalrights and other modern coolers. I have the Ultra 120 True Black and I love it!

    I bought a fairly silly number of TRUE units and their numerous
    variations (lost count, at least 30), mostly the standard TRUE
    RevC, but also several blacks, several Venomous-Xs and most
    recently (Sunday) a black Venomous-X. I've lapped several
    TRUEs, definitely helps; my coffee table is a permanent
    lapping station. :D

    What amuses me is the way newer models continue to be so
    expensive, while used TRUEs and other equivalent models
    are so cheap. Buy new? What on earth for. :D The black VenX
    I won on Sunday only cost me 19.50 UKP + 5.50 shipping
    (item 331063053525); it'll see service running a used 2700K
    at 5GHz on a used ASUS M4E (the 3rd I'll have built); only
    new items I bought are the usual two Coolermaster Blademaster
    120mm PWM fans which work very nicely with this combo.

    SR-71 Blackbird mentioned the Phanteks PH-TC14PE and
    yes that's one of the best - I have one in my 3930K system
    (black edition, three fans), but it is kinda large. I have another
    black unit and a red unit in storage, not used as yet. Meanwhile,
    last week I won a blue unit with 2 fans for the silly sum of 25
    UKP total.

    Anyway, I do hope a future review of these new models does
    compare old & new within the Thermalright range, otherwise
    for all we know it could be just empty PR without any useful
    improvement over the TRUE RevC or VenX.


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