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Thermalright Macho Rev.B CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 23, 2015 6:13 am
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: Thermalright

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In a thin compartment surrounded by foam, you will find a sealed bag of hardware, and a much longer Phillips #2 screwdriver. This screwdriver can be used for the entire installation process, but it is also long enough to run through the cooler to mount it, and since it is magnetic, you won't drop any screws.

 

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This time around, we do get a universal backplate for AMD and Intel sockets (all except LGA2011 of course, and it also has a plastic isolation layer to protect the motherboard. To the right is the top mounting ring, and along with some other bits, the mounting ring will allow the cooler to be mounted in place.

 

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At the top, we see a set of four standard standoffs with nylon washers under them to lock the backplate to the motherboard, and to the right, there is a set of four to use specifically with LGA2011 mounting. At the bottom, there are the screws to pass through the motherboard, and to the right, there are the top bracket and cross bracket mounting screws.

 

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Here we see the fan isolation pads prior to peeling them off and sticking them to the fins. To the right, we see an LGA775 preload spacer, and also two sets of four white spacers; the smaller set is for Intel use, and the larger set is for AMD installations.

 

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These are the last bits of hardware found inside of the sealed bag. We get the cross bar to mount the cooler to the rest of the hardware, a single pair of fan clips, and a packet of Chill Factor thermal paste.

 

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There is also an installation manual for the Macho Rev.B. The manual begins by showing all the parts you need to complete the installation, and section offs AMD from Intel installations. With the use of quality renderings, they guide you through the installation process. We also found a Thermalright sticker tucked inside of this manual.

 

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This is the TY-147 fan that comes along with the Macho Rev.B. The major difference between this fan and the previous TY-140 is that the TY-140 is tan and blue, and this version is (obviously) black and white. This fan also offers a four-pin connection so the motherboard can control the fan speeds via PWM.

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