Final Thoughts and ConclusionsThe Thermalright True Black 120 is an outstanding CPU cooler and the best we have seen on the LGA775 platform. No other air-cooler offers a better performance to noise ratio. The overall construction and build quality is excellent and the cooler comes with bolt-thru mounting hardware that supports both Intel LGA775 and AMD AM2 processor platforms. The True Black 120 offers the same outstanding performance as the Ultra 120 eXtreme cooler but comes dressed in a black Nickel finish along with Thermalright’s new Chill Factor 2 thermal compound and an extra set of fan clips.
There are numerous 120mm fans on the market ranging from low flow/ultra quiet to high flow/super loud. Just pick a fan (or fans) that offers the right balance of airflow to noise for you particular application (or go with a medium to high speed fan and speed controller for greater flexibility).
The Thermalright True Black 120 is currently available and sells for $79.95 USD. Yes, it is expensive but you get what you pay for. Note: you can also find the Thermalright True Black 120 on our pricing engine for about $69.99.
• Outstanding cooling performance, even with minimal airflow
• Virtually silent when used with a low-speed 120mm fan(s)
• Excellent build quality
• Easy to install
• Universal mounting system supports Intel LGA775 and AMD AM2
• Bolt-thru mounting is very secure
• Black Nickel finish
• New Chill Factor 2 thermal paste
• Supports dual 120mm fans if desired
• Large size may not be compatible with some enclosures
• Chill Factor 2 thermal paste hard to apply when cold
If you are looking for ultimate performance in a large tower style air cooler, then the Thermalright True Black 120 is what you seek.
Thermalright True Black 120 CPU Cooler
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