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The Macho looks a bit large and might conflict with my RAM. I'll look into the True Spirit. thumb.gif Thanks. The Gaia under load is about 6C hotter than the True Spirit according to this review.
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That is normal True Spirit 120 review but TS 120M is same performance. Pipes and fins are offset to base so fan will clear the RAM or PCI slot on Mini-ITX boards and the whole cooler is shorter. The shadow image in this pic is True Spirit 120; picture is True Spirit 120M. You can see the angle in the pipes between CPU and fins.



Macho 120 extends little farther forward and much farther toward I/O fittings.
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

That is normal True Spirit 120 review but TS 120M is same performance. Pipes and fins are offset to base so fan will clear the RAM or PCI slot on Mini-ITX boards and the whole cooler is shorter. The shadow image in this pic is True Spirit 120; picture is True Spirit 120M. You can see the angle in the pipes between CPU and fins.



Macho 120 extends little farther forward and much farther toward I/O fittings.

Cool! Thanks for the images. That really helps get some perspective on the size. The True Spirit 120m is quite a bit smaller than the 120. I'll do some measurements to be sure the Macho will fit. The Macho wouldn't be a bad buy for 40 bucks provided it will fit on my ASUS M5A99FX board. biggrin.gif
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post #13 of 14
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Cool! Thanks for the images. That really helps get some perspective on the size. The True Spirit 120m is quite a bit smaller than the 120. I'll do some measurements to be sure the Macho will fit. The Macho wouldn't be a bad buy for 40 bucks provided it will fit on my ASUS M5A99FX board. biggrin.gif
Indeed.
Keep in mind that top of CPU is about 8mm above face of motherboard. I have measure this on many and never had one less than 7mm.
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Thanks for the help guys. thumb.gif I think we can call this one thought out now!
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