Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE $35.90

Eshelmen

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It is plated copper on the base, same as the copper heat pipes.
uh what? Mines not... No way is that copper

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mazeroth

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I placed my order on November 5th with a delivery date of around November 10th, if I remember correctly. They then changed my delivery date to 11/15. Then, they changed it to 11/18. Now, it's showing Nov 23-27th. If you click on the link, the 120 SE version (this one) isn't listed any more. I'm thinking they're out of stock and maybe not coming back. At this point, I may just cancel and order a different one since my PC parts are just sitting here, waiting only on the HSF.
 

maro

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Amazon or Thermalright keeps changing where link goes. I don't follow up on this very often so it is hard for me to keep up. The PA120SE is still $35.90. If my original link takes you to another PA120 from a different Thermalright Direct store (there seems to be 3 or more on Amazon) you can still search for 'peerless assassin 120 se' and find the proper store. The OP link has been updated, but will likely change again due to Amazon or Thermalright shenanagins.
 
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Amazon or Thermalright keeps changing where link link goes. I don't follow up on this very often so it is hard for me to keep up. The PA120SE is still $35.90. If my original link takes you to another PA120 from a different Thermalright Direct store (there seems to be 3 or more on Amazon) you can still search for 'peerless assassin 120 se' and find the proper store. The OP link has been updated, but will likely change again due to Amazon or Thermalright shenanigins.
Glad I'm not the only one who noticed this!
 

pendragon1

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Amazon or Thermalright keeps changing where link link goes. I don't follow up on this very often so it is hard for me to keep up. The PA120SE is still $35.90. If my original link takes you to another PA120 from a different Thermalright Direct store (there seems to be 3 or more on Amazon) you can still search for 'peerless assassin 120 se' and find the proper store. The OP link has been updated, but will likely change again due to Amazon or Thermalright shenanigins.
they must be shuffling links/prices, my og link shows $39.
https://hardforum.com/threads/thermalright-peerless-assassin-120-only-37-after-coupon.2020736/
 

hititnquitit

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I've used two different links, both were Thermalright Direct storefront I think one was maybe TDS3 or something like that. One has four versions, the other has all of them, white, black, 120, 120se, argb etc.
 

Eshelmen

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Overall - I'm enjoying the cooler after roughly 5 or so months.

Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of 80C+ temps.

My 5900X is all over the place with temperatures just by a fraction of increasing or decreasing it's voltage/frequency.

Overall - to avoid eventual crashing in game or stress testing, I've got my 5900X @4.6 GHZ all cores with a standard voltage. And it's sitting roughly around 70C for most games. And about 80C in BF 2042.

Now, I can absolutely lower to 4.2 ghz all core and it doesn't reach above 58C, no matter the application.
However, I lose about 5 to 10% framerate. Funny how noticeable it is.

With PBO enabled, and full on having it go full HAM, forget it. 85C is easy to hit regardless of my fan curve. And I don't see really any improvement in framerate.

Overall, this cooler is good. My CPU is just bipolar AF.
 

Mloot

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Overall - I'm enjoying the cooler after roughly 5 or so months.

Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of 80C+ temps.

My 5900X is all over the place with temperatures just by a fraction of increasing or decreasing it's voltage/frequency.

Overall - to avoid eventual crashing in game or stress testing, I've got my 5900X @4.6 GHZ all cores with a standard voltage. And it's sitting roughly around 70C for most games. And about 80C in BF 2042.

Now, I can absolutely lower to 4.2 ghz all core and it doesn't reach above 58C, no matter the application.
However, I lose about 5 to 10% framerate. Funny how noticeable it is.

With PBO enabled, and full on having it go full HAM, forget it. 85C is easy to hit regardless of my fan curve. And I don't see really any improvement in framerate.

Overall, this cooler is good. My CPU is just bipolar AF.
I don't use pbo or anything, just run my 5950x at stock. But I cpu mine with it, so I keep the fans at 100% (noise doesn't bother me) and this cooler keeps my CPU in the mid-70s, while fully loaded at 4.3-4.4Ghz. I don't think I could ask for more, considering how little it cost.
 
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