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.
original TRUE 120 (RevC or otherwise), TRUE Black, Venomous-X and other
tried & trusted Thermalright coolers, not just the modern coolers of today.
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
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.