Thermalright Releases Le Grand Macho RT CPU Cooler

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 10, 2016 - 04:32 PM |
Tagged: thermalright, quiet computing, Le Grande Macho, heatsink, cpu cooler, air cooling, air cooler

Thermalright has released a very large new CPU air cooler with an equally impressive name: Le Grande Macho RT.

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The Le Grande Macho RT features no fewer than 7 heat pipes from its massive heatsink, and is paired with a quiet 140 mm fan (model TY-147B) that ranges from just 300 RPM to 1300 RPM. While large it is still smaller than the company's well-respected SilverArrow dual-tower cooler, and depending on performance could offer a compelling alternative for low-noise air cooling.

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Specifications from Thermalright:

Dimension: L150mm x W120mm x H159mm (Fin Area only)
L150mm x W125mm x H159mm (Heat sink incl.)
Weight: 900g
Heat pipes: 6mm heatpipe*7 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

TY-147B FAN:
Dimension: L152 mm x W140 mm x H26.5 mm
Weight: 160g
Rated Speed: 300 - 1300 RPM
Noise Level: 14 - 20dBA
Air Flow: 16.9- 73.6 CFM
Connector: 4 Pin (PWM Fan connector)
Bearing Type : FDB Bearing

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The Le Grand Macho RT is listed on for $79.99, which places it in the same territory as the Noctua NH-D14. We'll see how it performs relative to the market once reviews start to appear.

Source: Thermalright

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May 10, 2016 | 06:27 PM - Posted by mav451 (not verified)

I spy with my eye, "Specifications from Thermaltake:"
I believe that should be Thermalright :p

May 10, 2016 | 06:50 PM - Posted by Sebastian Peak

You are correct! I can't type Thermal....without it ending in TAKE for some reason.

May 10, 2016 | 06:33 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

What a monstrosity... Are we in 2004??? Good catch on the Thermal take/Right thing as well. Maybe it is too difficult to copy/paste a press release?? Love those internet "journalists". And after that they want to be treated seriously...

May 10, 2016 | 06:48 PM - Posted by Sebastian Peak

Bravely spoken, anonymous commenter! Here are some fun facts: I wrote up this post using the product page on Thermalright's website as reference. I had no press release to refer to. I bone-headedly typed 'Thermaltake' at least two other times as I wrote, and then had to correct it to Thermalright as I read through the post before hitting "publish" (and still missed a couple more instances of this error).

These fun facts brought to you by Sebastian Peak, the author of this news post about a cooler that seems like an interesting product in a field I cover!

May 10, 2016 | 08:24 PM - Posted by jimecherry

Am I racist cause I think all anonymous commenters look the same?

May 11, 2016 | 01:37 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

No you aren't; the best way to enjoy the idiocy is to imagine that they are all actually the same person.

May 10, 2016 | 10:12 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Sebastian wishes he were anonymous.

May 10, 2016 | 11:03 PM - Posted by khanmein

this Sebastion PeaCOCK often typo & bias towards certain brands. look how he criticized ViewSonic & what kinda monitor review u did.

when u can't even do a proper calibration by using weird delta numbers. not a single review from peacock is legit.

stop review any shit. just copy jeremy style how he posted. try learn from him to be humble.

May 11, 2016 | 08:36 AM - Posted by Sebastian Peak

look how he criticized ViewSonic & what kinda monitor review u did

Loosely citing one review of an ASUS monitor, for which I took a lot of criticism for inadequate testing, has what bearing on typing the wrong PC component brand beginning with "thermal"?

I have reviewed exactly 0 monitors since that ASUS review, by the way. I appreciate that I lack professional equipment and knowledge of advanced calibration that certain readers require. I incorrectly assumed I could review a monitor for the site, and I'm still hearing about it to this day!

when u can't even do a proper calibration by using weird delta numbers

You certainly can't please everyone.

By the way, I am impressed by all of the clever wordplay. I don't remember picking my last name as a child (memory has failed me), but for whatever reason I chose "Peak" so now I'm stuck with it - unless I want to investigate the legal proceedings to change it to something less offensive.

stop review any shit. just copy jeremy style how he posted. try learn from him to be humble.

Sorry, won't stop reviewing things. But I will take your advice; from now on, I'm copying Jeremy. For everything!

May 11, 2016 | 01:39 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Damn you Peak!

May 11, 2016 | 06:41 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

What's the link to your highly-rated, often-cited tech news website? I'd really like to see how it's *supposed* to be done.

I mean, you must have one, right? You obviously know better than anyone who works for PCPer how things should be done. Clearly you must do it better than them.

Please share the link so that I and the other readers here can see what a proper hardware review looks like.

I'll wait.

May 11, 2016 | 07:33 AM - Posted by Qrash

Sebastian, never mind these ungrateful idiots. I enjoy you news posts and articles very much.

May 11, 2016 | 09:55 AM - Posted by Sebastian Peak

You are in the minority, but I appreciate it!

May 11, 2016 | 10:24 AM - Posted by Subsailor

You've got my vote too, bro.

May 11, 2016 | 06:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Me too, sir. I very much enjoy your articles. Wouldn't mind seeing you on the podcast more often, too. :)

May 11, 2016 | 11:37 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

A lot of people are idiots. :)

It's best to read while drinking some bourbon!

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