Even though the cost is cut to an affordable level, this does not mean that the box should not attract the eye. On the front panel of the box, there is a huge image of the cooler taking up most of the space, with a black background around it. Using orange and red we see the name of the cooler, and the Thermalright name and logo are found at the bottom.
The Macho Direct name at the top is bright and easy to see, but the rest of the information here is presented in white, on top of the black backdrop. Thermalright points out many things here, like included bits, features of the included fan, as well as many of the features found in this cooler.
The back of the box changes pace a bit, as Thermalright chose red as the backdrop this time. Offered on this panel, we find three specifications charts that cover only the basics. Near the bottom, we find the Thermalright address and are shown that this CPU cooler is made in Taiwan.
The last of the sides is delivered with black again, but this time there is a look at the base of the Macho Direct, showing that the heat pipes make direct contact with the CPU in this design. Along the bottom, Thermalright also added some awards they were previously blessed with, to help bolster the fact that this is a product from a company which has proven itself in the past.
Inside of the box, we find the tower us wrapped in dense foam on all sides to protect it from the bumps and vibrations of shipping. In a layer above the cooler, the fan is also protected by thick foam, and that leaves the hardware box and paperwork sitting on the top of the packaging. As to this specific cooler, the packaging did its job well, and allowed our Macho Direct to show up in excellent condition for images and testing.
PRICING: You can find the Thermalright Macho Direct CPU Cooler for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Thermalright Macho Direct CPU Cooler retails for $48 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The Thermalright Macho Direct CPU Cooler retails for £45 at Amazon UK.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Thermalright Macho Direct CPU Cooler]
- Page 4 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 5 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup, Thermal Tests, and Noise Results]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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