Thermalright company is well known for its tower coolers. Effective models of this company are in the most productive systems of enthusiasts.
In our version of the previously visited a top cooler Thermalright Macho Le Grand with passive cooling.
This year, the manufacturer offers a new version of Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT Fan TY 147 B, going with him to complete and worthy of attention, not less than the cooler.
Cooler THERMALRIGHT LE GRAND MACHO RT comes in a large cubical box, at this size it would be useful handle for transport. Packaging is decorated in white and green colors, looks bright. On the front side of the cooler photo with a fan fixed, with emphasis on the latter, photography does not allow to evaluate the shape of the cooler. On the reverse side of the box with the specifications table.
On one side face icons describing the main features, on the other icons for awards in 2012 and 2013, the image of the fan with the air flow and the inscription «Innovated – not imitated», in the case of a fan it really is.
Package traditionally impressive. As always, the manufacturer has not forgotten to put branded screwdriver screwdriver without this length will not fix the cooler on the socket.
The package includes:
Before us – a huge radiator, of course, able to work in passive mode. Despite its size, it easily fit on almost any motherboard without overlapping the top PCI-e slots and memory slots.
This is achieved by an asymmetrical shape. The radiator itself is displaced relative to the soles up and left.
It consists of seven radiator heat pipes with a diameter of 6 mm nickel-plated. Thirty-five aluminum plates of 0.4 mm thickness are strung on the pipe with a distance of 3.1 mm. The bottom three smaller plate size, pass through them, not all of the tube. Total dissipation area is 12 000 cm 2, this is a great indicator for the one-section system. The upper plate is made matt black, adding aesthetics to the radiator housing with a window on the side of the lid.
On the plates has rectangular holes with turned-up edge – this improves their cooling. After all the plates passes a hole for the screwdriver to secure the pressure plate screws.
The base is made of two copper plates, which extend between the heat pipes. Traces of solder indicate soldering between the tubes and plates. The base nickel-plated and polished to a mirror finish. At the foot, the Thermalright traditionally, there is a slight hump.
The imprint of thermal grease on the bottom of uniform, strong clamp, the excess thermal paste are squeezed out.
New fan housing TY 147 B has a few of its features. The width of it is a little more than the height.
On the longitudinal side walls have openings to optimize airflow.
Fan motor with PWM 300 RPM to 1300 RPM control. The fan is very quiet due to the use of hydrodynamic bearings Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB).
The fan is attached to the radiator with two metal straps. Included are four rubber corner, with their help you can provide vibration isolation.
The user manual has detailed illustration showing the order of assembly, all the parts are numbered. First insert the screws into the base plate and fix them with plastic washers. Do not forget to put between the plate and the motherboard textolite insulating substrate and insert a special plastic frame.
On the reverse side is screwed onto the screws, metal nuts with knurled and dielectric washers at the bottom. Short screw nuts to fasten the mounting plate.
It remains only to fix the radiator pressure plate. Here we must be careful, because the center of gravity shifted radiator must be firmly adhered to.
Until memory remains very much in place, it allows you to set the fan without any problems.At the height of the cooling fan 170 mm, it is necessary to consider when choosing housing.
To test the efficiency of cooling the processor Sandy Bridge architecture has been chosen, although no date for today, but has excellent overclocking potential and a TDP of 95 watts.
At the same booth had previously tested: two-towered super-cooler be quiet! DARK ROCK PRO 3 with two bundled fan, its simpler sibling be Quiet! DARK ROCK 3, and LSS Deepcool CAPTAIN 240 the EX .
The processor has been tested in two ways: at the rated frequency with the included Turbo Boost, 3.5 GHz with automatic voltage regulation and at a frequency of 4.5 GHz with a fixed voltage of 1,330 V. Technology Hyper – Threading to increase the heat has been activated. For example, we give the screens, then all the results are summarized in the table.
For testing we used the following software: LinH AVX2, RealTempGT 370 LinH test was run to 20 minutes, the temperature was recorded by the very hot core. Room temperature was 24-25 ° C. Testbed – open.
Fan cooler is connected to the control panel Thermaltake Commander FT Touchscreen Fan Controller, which allowed to control its speed.
In the first stage the cooler’s test in the passive mode and compare the results in tests with a fan mounted in two modes: 600 and 1300 RPM.
In passive mode, without the participation of case fans THERMALRIGHT LE GRAND MACHO RT struggling to cope with the CPU cooling at maximum load, and the overclocked processor overheats in the first minutes of the test.
But already with the established fan easily cope with this task, even at minimum speed.
Then compare its effectiveness with other models, the graphics are only maximum temperatures. In a separate table shows the minimum and maximum fan speed, which makes it possible to set the control panel.
If the runoff frequencies of the processor we have seen almost parity between THERMALRIGHT LE GRAND MACHO RT, LSS and a two-piece cooler. The temperature difference is placed in the measurement error. They are second only to the relatively large cooler be Quiet! DARK ROCK 3. But with the processor overclocked our test does best: a difference of 3-5 degrees.
As for the noise level compared to competitors represented, TY 147 B fan, even at its maximum speed remains completely silent, which is not true of the other cooling fans. The noise level did not exceed the background, so we do not give graphs.
Recently released fan TY 147 B is well combined with an efficient model of the cooler, previously available without a fan. At the manufacturer’s turned out great pair complement each other perfectly. increased cooling capacity even at the minimum fan speed. And at maximum speed, we would have called it virtually silent.
Cooler Thermalright Le GRAND Macho RT successfully compete with the cooling system based on the two-tower radiator with two fans and a maintenance-free water cooling system, significantly outperforming them in terms of noise.
Cooler design, despite its huge size, contributes to its compatibility with almost all components. Of course the price of an average of 6,000 rubles, and the energy efficiency of modern processors, make this model popular only enthusiasts, collecting almost noiseless system based on performance processors with overclocking.