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Thermalright launches Le Grand Macho, a passive / active cooler

by Mark Tyson on 12 November 2015, 10:00

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Thermalright has launched a new passive/active cooler called Le Grand Macho. Passively it can cool CPUs with up to 95W TDP, and if you fit it with a pair of optional 120mm fans you can cool up to 300W TDP.

The guys over at FanlessTech brought Le Grand Macho (7 heat pipes / 900g) to our attention and explained that it "fits the gap between the affordable Macho (6 heat pipes / 710g) and Thermalright's flagship HR22 (8 heat pipes / 1120g)". Like the original Macho, Le Grand Macho, features a black top for aesthetics. However Le Grand Macho has more substantial properties in common with the flagship HR22, sharing that cooler's size and cut out design, for RAM clearance.

Thermalright says that the offset design of Le Grand Macho provides more breathing space for your graphics card. It is equipped with a nickel plated "enlarged copper base" for full coverage contact with your CPU. Le Grand Macho is compatible with the following motherboards; Intel Socket LGA 775/1150/1151/1155/1156/1366/2011/2011-3, and AMD Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2/FM2+. Thermalright has tested the cooler in a variety of 'real world' ATX and microATX PC systems.

Le Grand Macho specs

  • Heatsink Dimension: L150mm x W120mm x H159mm (Fin Area only)
  • L150mm x W125mm x H159mm (Heat sink incl.)
  • Weight: 900g
  • Heat pipes: 6mm heatpipe x7 units
  • Fin: T = 0.4 mm ; Gap = 3.1 mm
  • Fin Pcs: 35 pcs
  • Copper Base: C1100 Pure copper nickel plated
  • Motherboard to Fin: 36 + 8 = 44 mm 46 + 8=54 mm

Sadly we don't have pricing or availability details from Thermalright, at the time of writing.



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I have a couple of drawers stuffed with the various huge pipe and aluminium fin coolers bought over the past 6 years. Most of them do not really achieve much more than place a severe strain on the Mobo by virtue of their leaning weight which means a strap mod somewhere to make me less anxious

Now they appear to be coming back again. I think I will stick with the liquid cooled alternatives where weight problems do not ocurr
I am with Tiger on this one… they are just so heavy I mean 900g hanging off a motherboard is a little worrying in my eyes.
As my motherboard is significantly stronger than my previous and sits horizontally in my case the weight of this cooler doesn't concern me. However, looking at what appears to be a universal backplate I would be concerned that the protruding solder/pins on the back of the board would prevent it sitting flush and therefore creating a problem with cpu/cooler contact.

Other than that I like the look of this beast and I love the cut out for the RAM.
tigertop1
I have a couple of drawers stuffed with the various huge pipe and aluminium fin coolers bought over the past 6 years. Most of them do not really achieve much more than place a severe strain on the Mobo by virtue of their leaning weight which means a strap mod somewhere to make me less anxious

Now they appear to be coming back again. I think I will stick with the liquid cooled alternatives where weight problems do not ocurr

Until it springs a leak or the motor packs up causing the CPU to thermal throttle (or worse).
that is a beast, i think ill stick with my noctuas for now