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Is the mostly ignored Thermalright 140 True Power still hard to beat for the price?

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So i'm about ready to pull the gun on fully system upgrade with an i7 4790k that I still want to air cool because I just don't wanna deal with tubing and crap with my gaming rigs. From the reviews i've done, the Thermalright 140 True Power performs pretty damn well all around in comparison to other coolers. I'm going to go for a modest oveclock with my 4790k for around the 4.6ghz range if I can.

But i'm curious if there are any other options i'm not aware of that perform just as well or better for around the same price range? I can't justify spending $100 on a HSF, no matter how good it is, I might as well go AIO water cooling for that cost.


http://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-True-Spirit-140-Power/dp/B00IYEEOMO\



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Do you already have this cooler or are you looking to buy one? I think it goes around $50 USD and at that price point I strongly believe it is the best cooler assuming it's not too tall for your case
post #3 of 22
In a word

Yes

All of the Thermalright coolers among the best in their group and all are relatively unknown.

If TRUE Spirit 140 Power is too tall or too wide, the TRUE Spirit 140 Rev. A and Macho Rev. B./ Macho Zero are shorter with similar performance.
Edited by doyll - 1/10/15 at 3:20pm
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i'm confused by your reasoning, first you don't want a AIO cause u dont want to deal with the tubes and other issues that AIO brings, but when you state if you're spending around 100 then you would rather have an AIO.

even for 100 heatsinks like the d14 still outperforms majority of AIO
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Originally Posted by Victor Yiu View Post

Do you already have this cooler or are you looking to buy one? I think it goes around $50 USD and at that price point I strongly believe it is the best cooler assuming it's not too tall for your case


I have the first generation of the Xigamatek Dark Knight and its time to retire it after using it for nearly 4 years. I use a Coolermaster HAF XB EVO case, so I have plenty of room.

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Originally Posted by doyll View Post



The TRUE Spirit 140 Rev. A is very close being as good as TRUE Spirit 140 Power, as is Macho Rev. B.


Theres a newer version?
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even for 100 heatsinks like the d14 still outperforms majority of AIO


No, I utterly HATE the look/color of Noctura coolers, I don't care how good they are, I they are fugly. Not an option. Actually, I won't spend $100 on a HSF in general, no matter how good it is.
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Holy hell, the Macho is huge!!! . Thats too big for my tastes




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No, I utterly HATE the look/color of Noctura coolers, I don't care how good they are, I they are fugly. Not an option. Actually, I won't spend $100 on a HSF in general, no matter how good it is.

In that case I would get the True Spirit 140 power and call it a day
post #9 of 22
LOL

It's not all that big.



Edited by doyll - 1/10/15 at 4:09pm
post #10 of 22
Quote:
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Holy hell, the Macho is huge!!! . Thats too big for my tastes
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
You do realize that motherboard is a m-ATX, not a full size ATX?

Edited by doyll - 1/10/15 at 4:06pm
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