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Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

by Parm Mann on 18 April 2008, 13:31

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It's an Ultra-120 eXtreme - in black!

Thermalright's latest version of its Ultra-120 eXtreme cooler carries two changes; it's now black in colour, and it's now called the TRUE Black 120.

TRUE Black 120

Pictured above, the new Special Edition heatpipe tower is black nickel plated and marketed as "meaner than ever".

The TRUE Black 120's dimensions are identical to the Ultra-123 eXtreme, measuring 63.44 x 132 x 160.5mm. It weighs in at 790g and supports Intel's 775 socket, and AMD's AM2+.

Its features, as listed by Thermalright, are as follows:

  • Quiet and powerful cooling due to multiple heat pipes and large aluminium fin area
  • Proprietary bent winglet design to minimise airflow resistance
  • 6mm heatpipes, black nickel plater to prevent oxidisation, maintaining best heat transfer condition
  • Heat pipes soldered to base and fins for optimum heat transfer
  • Include both bolt-thru-board retention brackets for Intel and AMD

There isn't an official price just yet, but Thermalright tell us that pre-orders are starting any second now.



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Black does look better than silver. Maybe everyone should consider making black heatsinks and black water blocks.... hmmm
why can they never have sensible well lit pictures.....that shot just looks like the regular one in a dark room....
vrykyl
why can they never have sensible well lit pictures.....that shot just looks like the regular one in a dark room....

Makes it mysterious - is it *just* a heatsink? Hmmm, you decide.

Probably a really stupid question, but see cause it's black and black absorbs more heat, would it make it better at cooling?
tom18230
Makes it mysterious - is it *just* a heatsink? Hmmm, you decide.

Probably a really stupid question, but see cause it's black and black absorbs more heat, would it make it better at cooling?


in theory, yes but in practice who knows. As long as they keep the copper(they have havent they?) then i would expect it to have even better thermal performance as copper+black=more heat transfered, providing it is a good black, i believe matt black is the best. I might get one of these too replace my arctic freezer 7 :P.
Hicks12
in theory, yes but in practice who knows. As long as they keep the copper(they have havent they?) then i would expect it to have even better thermal performance as copper+black=more heat transfered, providing it is a good black, i believe matt black is the best. I might get one of these too replace my arctic freezer 7 :P.


Actually in theory, no. Black reflects less heat (it doesn't absorb more!) and since the the heat you want to transfer is going directly to the copper base anyway it wouldn't help. If anything the black might make it very, very marginally harder to transfer heat away from it, but that would be so marginal as that you could only detect it in lab conditions.