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Thermalright Intros TA 120 EX Tower-type CPU Cooler

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Thermalright is on a roll with its streak of recent CPU cooler launches, the latest of which, is the TA 120 EX. Positioned a notch above its TRUE Spirit 120 series, the TA 120 EX is characterized by a dense aluminium fin stack with 52 fins packed with a gap of 1.6 mm, compared to 48 fins on the TRUE Spirit 120. The cooler is slightly larger and heavier, too. Heat drawn through a mirror-finish copper base, is conveyed to the fin stack through five 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes.

A Thermalright TL-C12 PRO-G fan comes included with the cooler. This 120 mm spinner features a fluid-dynamic bearing, spins at speeds of up to 1,850 RPM, pushing up to 82 CFM of airflow, at 2.1 mm H₂O static pressure, and a maximum noise output of up to 29.6 dBA. With its fan in place, the TA 120 EX measures 124 mm x 70 mm x 154 mm (WxDxH), weighing 680 g. Among the CPU socket types supported are AM4, LGA1200, LGA115x, and LGA2066. The company didn't reveal pricing.



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Interested to see a temperature comparison with the Noctua NH-U12S.
 
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I used to install True Spirits 120s all the time when I worked for a custom PC builder years ago. I highly recommended them to people as they where easy to secure, very effective and small enough to fit in most cases. Great to see Thermalright making a return.
 
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Interested to see a temperature comparison with the Noctua NH-U12S.
After seeing the non-EX tests I don't expect any miracles.

IIRC, the old one had decent performance but it was noisy with the stock fan. This one has even tighter fins..

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5 heat pipes and an immaculate interface plate (not direct pipe). That's how you make a HSF Thermalright. You hear that Corsair, looking at you A500,.....
 
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