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Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 23, 2016 6:45 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Thermalright

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The Le Grand Macho comes with only one set of wire fan clips, but the cooler is made to allow for two fans if desired. We also have the backplate isolation material under the top mounting bracket, along with the cross bracket to mount the cooler to the top bracket, and the small tube of Thermalright Chill Factor III paste.

 

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In this image, we have the Intel washers, the LGA775 pre-load spacer, and the AMD washers off to the left. In the middle is the universal backplate which is drilled for all the holes one would need, as well as having holes for Intel socket screws. Then, off to the right is a set of isolation pads for the fan, and we only get one set to go with the fan shipped inside of this box.

 

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The rest of the hardware is what we see here. In the back are the standard standoffs for both AMD and most of the Intel sockets, but just in front of them are the LGA2011 specific standoffs. The longer screws are used to pass through the backplate and used with the standoffs, while the shorter screws are used to secure the top plate as well as with the cooler cross bracket.

 

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The manual that comes with this cooler is thorough and will guide you through any installation that the Le Grand Macho RT is capable of. There are exploded diagrams and step-by-step renderings to get the installation completed, and one should have no issues getting the cooler installed and working properly if you follow what is inside of it.

 

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The fan of choice for the Le Grand Macho cooler is this TY-147B 140mm fan. The fan has seven white blades housed inside of the black round frame, and while it uses a 4-pin PWM connection for power, there are also four grooves cut into the side of the frame to allow this fan to draw air from every angle.

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