Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT makes other coolers look wimpy

It's no secret that companies love preying on consumers' insecurities about size—whether it's for height, trucks, or body appendages. The mean folks at Thermalright have joined that party by trying to make us all feel bad about the inadequacy of our CPU coolers. Enter the Le Grand Macho RT CPU cooler—all 2 lbs (900g) of it.

The Macho RT measures 4.7" by 5.9" by 6.2" (W x L x H), or 120mm by 150mm by 159mm. The heatsink's 35 fins are 0.4-mm thick and spaced at 3.1 mm intervals. A total of seven 6-mm heatpipes grace the Macho's underside, all tying into a nickel-plated C1100 copper base. Despite the heatsink's massive size, Thermalright took steps to ensure that the Macho doesn't pose clearance problems with motherboard components or memory.

The area around the copper base offers 1.73" (44 mm) of clearance. The lower fins in the heatsinks's back section are shorter than the upper ones, leaving 2.1" (54 mm) underneath, enough to fit most DIMMs. As an added bonus, the mounting system includes a backplate and screws, because really, who doesn't hate push-pin mounting systems with a passion?

Thermalright sells the Macho RT with a TY-147B 140-mm fan, rated for a range of 300 to 1300 RPM and capable of up to 73.6 CFM of airflow. The fan adds another 0.35lbs (160g) to the weight of the whole set. The Le Grand Macho RT should be available in stores immediately for $68.24 (60€). Users can purchase a second fan separately. Thermalright offers the TY 127 fan for $10.24 (9€) and the TY 141SV model for $18.20 (16€).

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