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    Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

    Thermalright today announced its latest CPU cooler, the TRUE Black 120, a special edition version of its popular Ultra-120 eXtreme.
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    Re: Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

    Black does look better than silver. Maybe everyone should consider making black heatsinks and black water blocks.... hmmm

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    Re: Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

    why can they never have sensible well lit pictures.....that shot just looks like the regular one in a dark room....

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    Re: Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

    Quote Originally Posted by vrykyl View Post
    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?
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    Re: Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

    Quote Originally Posted by tom18230 View Post
    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 .

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    Re: Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    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 .
    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.
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    Re: Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

    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.
    Actually, black objects DO both absorb and emit more radiation. (Just think about it - if it is reflecting less, it has to be absorbing more - otherwise, where is the heat going??) So, it won't absorb more heat from your CPU, since that heat transfer is by conduction, not radiation. But it will radiate the heat away more quickly. However, the main way that heatsink/radiators work is by (forced) convection - they transfer heat to the surrounding air, which then rises out of the way (or is blown by a fan) and replaced by cool air.

    So, in summary, yes the black will help a bit, but you probably won't even notice the difference.

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    Re: Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

    White reflects, black absorbs
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    Re: Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

    Am i the only one who finds it funny that this cooler weighs 790g?

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    Re: Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

    Quote Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
    Am i the only one who finds it funny that this cooler weighs 790g?
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    thats starting to bcome the norm for extreme cooling solutions- Bigger is Better
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    Re: Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    yes

    thats starting to bcome the norm for extreme cooling solutions- Bigger is Better
    bigger is necessary! looking at the stock cooler thats comes with my phenom compared with the one that came with my 4400+.. it would have been some extreme monster heatsink a few years ago. now its the minimum :s


    oh and an insulating layer of any colour is a bad idea, remember. the normal heatsink is bare metal not silver paint/anodizing so this fails... aesthetics>function
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    oh and an insulating layer of any colour is a bad idea, remember. the normal heatsink is bare metal not silver paint so this fails... aesthetics>function
    i would have thought that they wouldnt apply paint to the thermal contact area for exactly that reason.....
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    Re: Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

    I await a benchmark.

    still don't think it would fit in my case

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    Re: Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

    Some are calling "fake", especially since nothing can be found on Thermalright's site.

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    Re: Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

    No dought this will cost an extra tenner or something silly more than the current Ultra-120 eXtreme.
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    Re: Thermalright launches TRUE Black 120 heatpipe tower

    damn i have to say that thing looks real heavy

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