Review: Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120

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Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120
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CPU Cooler Details:
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Brand Thermalright
Cooler Name Phantom Spirit 120
Fan 1 Name TL-C12B V2 PWM
Fan 2 Name TL-C12B V2 PWM
Stated dBa 25.6
Number of Heat Pipes 7
Full Size (WxHxD): 125x157x135 mm
Radiator 1 (WxHxD) 125x116x40 mm
Radiator 2 (WxHxD) 125x116x40 mm
Air Cooler Rating: Install 8 (Easy)
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Fan Details for CPU Cooler:
Metric Fan 1 Fan 2
Fan Name TL-C12B V2 PWM TL-C12B V2 PWM
Fan Location Front Mid
Fan Flow Type Push Mid
CPU Only Fan No No
Max RPM 1500 1500
Fan Size (mm) 120 120
Fan Width (mm) 25 25
Manufacture Rated dBa 25.6 25.6
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 66.2 66.2
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 1.5 1.5
Number Of Pins 4 4
PWM Fan Yes Yes
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic Fluid Dynamic
Watts (W) 2.40 2.40
Current (A) 0.20 0.20
Max Volts 12.00 12.00

Design and Aesthetics:

The Phantom Spirit 120 is a step up from the no frills clean look of the Phantom Spirit 120 SE and has two 120 millimeter fans, subtle Thermalright logo, and a flat textured design on the heatsink top. Other than the fine details. Additionally, this cooler look is also in line with other coolers from Thermalright with slight tweaks to the cooling engineering the primary differentiating factor.

Install Notes:

This cooler has a similar installation components as many of the mainstream Thermalright designs, which is one of the easier installation setups. However, it also faces an issue regarding uninstalling this cooler, where the cooler is unable to slide/twist off the cooler to break the thermal paste seal. This might be necessary if the thermal paste has a strong hold between the cooler and the CPU.

Cooling Performance:

The Phantom Spirit 120 presents a high-performance cooling solution in a compact form, competing with other premium coolers in the market. Its seven heat pipe dual tower setup, combined with two 120mm fans, makes it highly capable of handling the cooling demands of modern high-performance CPUs, positioning it as a top contender for effective cooling.

Noise Performance:

The Phantom Spirit 120 stands out for its exceptional cooling efficiency at a low noise level, making it an ideal option for those seeking a quiet setup while accommodating high-performance components.


The Phantom Spirit 120 cooler is easy to install, much like other Thermalright models. It's an upgrade from the 120 SE, featuring a neat textured design, two 120mm fans, and a subtle logo, staying true to Thermalright's style with a few improvements. This compact cooler delivers high-performance cooling with a seven heat pipe, dual tower setup, and it's pretty quiet too. It's a great choice for keeping high-end setups cool with minimal sound.

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CPU Details:
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Brand AMD
Cooler Name Ryzen 7 5800X
CPU Socket AM4
Cores 8
Thread Count 16
Max Temperature 90°C
Base Clock 3.8GHz
Max Boost Clock 4.7GHz
Cache L1
Cache L2 4MB
Cache L3 32MB
Processor Power Base 105W
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