Thursday, April 15th 2021

Thermalright Outs the Peerless Assassin 120 Black Dual Fin-Stack CPU Cooler

The latest in Thermalright's streak of CPU cooler launches is the Peerless Assassin 120 Black. This is the company's second D-type (dual fin-stack tower) CPU cooler launch in a month, following the Frost Commander 140. As their names might suggest, the Peerless Assassin 120 Black is slightly smaller than the Frost Commander 140, and is designed for fans no larger than 120 mm.

The Peerless Assassin 120 is a dual fin-stack tower-type cooler. Six 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes make indirect contact with the CPU over a nickel-plated copper base; conveying heat to the two fin-stacks at either ends. Two Thermalright TL-C12B fans come included with the cooler. Each of these feature fluid-dynamic bearings, turn at speeds of up to 1,550 RPM, pushing up to 66.17 CFM of air-flow, at 1.53 mm H₂O static pressure, and 25.6 dBA noise output. With its fans in place, the cooler measures 125 mm x 135 mm x 157 mm (WxDxH), weighing 1.02 kg (750 g heatsink + 2x 135 g fans). The company didn't reveal pricing.
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17 Comments on Thermalright Outs the Peerless Assassin 120 Black Dual Fin-Stack CPU Cooler

#1
Mussels
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Oooooh, we got another big boy in the air cooling world at last!
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#2
Crackong
dual tower 120 cooler under 158mm height.

nice .
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#3
ernorator
Thermalright air cooler, YES PLEASE!
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#4
Selaya
we have
Deepcool Gamerstorm Assassin
Thermalright Peerless Assassin

now all we need is
be quiet! Dark Assassin Pro
Scythe Assassin 12
NH-Assassin15-D

then we shall be compleat.
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Platinum certified Husky
Selayawe have
Deepcool Gamerstorm Assassin
Thermalright Peerless Assassin

now all we need is
be quiet! Dark Assassin Pro
Scythe Assassin 12
NH-Assassin15-D

then we shall be compleat.
Yeah...why do these brands love the word "Assassin" so much:laugh:
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#6
Turmania
Assassin was my favorite in D2 LOD.
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#7
freeagent
Platinum certified HuskyYeah...why do these brands love the word "Assassin" so much:laugh:
Because everyone is a hardcore gamer now :D
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#8
Vayra86
Platinum certified HuskyYeah...why do these brands love the word "Assassin" so much:laugh:
They want to borrow some Scythe Fuma and Katana success perhaps? Make it sound japanese, profit, or something. Prob something along the lines of 'made in Germany'. Some idea of quality, even though it doesn't make sense rationally.

Also, Assassins are quiet and deadly. I reckon there won't be much noise if you get this thrown in your face either :D
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#9
Vader
Deepcool CEO: "They are responding to us"
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#10
jonup
SelayaNH-Assassin15-D
I like NH-D'Assassin better :toast:
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#11
freeagent
This was available for purchase when I bought my FC140. Looks like a nice little cooler.
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#12
dirtyferret
Platinum certified HuskyYeah...why do these brands love the word "Assassin" so much:laugh:
by adding "Assassin" into the name it makes it cool better; better than "FTW" but not as well as "Killer". Obviously all pale in comparison to the cooling benefit of adding RGB.

In all seriousness, they would not be doing it if it didn't help it sell so the real question is why do people purchase a product just because it has the word "Assassin" in the product title?
Vayra86Prob something along the lines of 'made in Germany'. Some idea of quality, even though it doesn't make sense rationally.
Company; It's German made!
Customer; You made it in Germany?
Company; No, it's made in Shenzhen China
Customer; But you designed it in house in Germany?
Company; of course we designed it!...by "it" we mean the graphics on the packaging.
Customer; so your involvement was....?
Company; look the OEM said our competitor was doing a run of 10k, we piggy backed on the run and made cosmetic changes as not to get sued for patent infringement. You happy?! Now go tell everyone our brand is better than the competitor even though they are made in the same factory and more or less have identical performance!
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#13
Colddecked
Selayawe have
Deepcool Gamerstorm Assassin
Thermalright Peerless Assassin

now all we need is
be quiet! Dark Assassin Pro
Scythe Assassin 12
NH-Assassin15-D

then we shall be compleat.
Don't forget Coolermaster Hyper Assassin. Sounds pretty bad ass.

I like the Dark Assassin Pro too lol...
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#14
Unregistered
Meanwhile Elon Musk named my NH-D15S.
Vayra86Also, Assassins are quiet and deadly.
I guess the deadly part is represented by cutting yourself on the aluminum fins.
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#15
tiled-cpu
Ah! Finally, symmetrically installed fans with the same size AND enough clearance for the memory... wasn't so hard was it *cough* Noctua *cough*?
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#16
Ketadine
Platinum certified HuskyYeah...why do these brands love the word "Assassin" so much:laugh:
You might say .. it's a killer name..
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Mussels
Moderprator
Marketing peeps just wanted to see how many times they could print Ass on the one box
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