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    Thermalright launches Le Grand Macho, a passive / active cooler

    Aluminium fin and heat pipe tower cooler can passively cool CPUs up to 95W TDP.
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    Re: Thermalright launches Le Grand Macho, a passive / active cooler

    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

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    Re: Thermalright launches Le Grand Macho, a passive / active cooler

    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.

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    Re: Thermalright launches Le Grand Macho, a passive / active cooler

    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.
    Of course I'm perfect you just need to lower your expectations.

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    Re: Thermalright launches Le Grand Macho, a passive / active cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by tigertop1 View Post
    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).

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    Re: Thermalright launches Le Grand Macho, a passive / active cooler

    that is a beast, i think ill stick with my noctuas for now

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    Re: Thermalright launches Le Grand Macho, a passive / active cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by cokker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tigertop1 View Post
    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).
    How often has that happened to you!? Been using all-in-one liquid coolers for the last 5 years with no issues at all...

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    Re: Thermalright launches Le Grand Macho, a passive / active cooler

    Wait, it's not April 1st is it...?

    <checks date>

    Dat name...

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    Re: Thermalright launches Le Grand Macho, a passive / active cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by tigertop1 View Post
    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
    Just get a decent case that doesn't force you to mount the motherboard vertically.

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    Re: Thermalright launches Le Grand Macho, a passive / active cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by ceejays88 View Post
    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.
    I have in my PC is Thermaltake BigTyp 14 Pro and it weighs 800 grams, mounts on a standard AMD FM2 without Backplate

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