Sunday, November 16th 2014

Thermalright Announces HR-02 Macho Rev. B CPU Cooler

Since the release of the Thermalright HR-02 Macho in the summer of 2011 the semi-passive cooler has been the reference in the field of low-noise coolers. Copied several times since then, the Macho is still unbeaten in its price range even after more than 3 years.

Nevertheless, Thermalright did not rest on their laurels and continued to develop the cooler. Based on the new, highly acclaimed „IB-E" flagships Silver Arrow and Archon, the Macho Rev. B now also features an enlarged, nickel plated, and polished base (53 x 40 mm).
Thanks to this feature - otherwise only seen in Thermalright high-end models - the cooling capacity could be significantly improved and the advantage in performance over competing models further increased. First reviews from renowned test pages offer an impressive demonstration of this.

And so the slogan "More cooler needs no one", which has been coined in 2011, remains fully valid.

In combination with six high-powered, nickel plated high-end heatpipes the Macho is perfectly fitted for the most advanced Intel Core i7 high-power processors with up to 8 cores.

In order to further improve the look of the Macho Rev. B, the heatsink shines in silver nickel plating and features a black anodized top fin, like other Thermalright "Value" coolers.

The successful concept of the powerful heatsink, which is still aligned to the rear, was not changed. In the new revision, the cooler still uses the special design of the aluminum cooling fins - indicative for a very low air resistance - that has been optimized for low running fans. Several openings counteract the accumulation of air between the cooling fins, so that an optimum air exchange is ensured.

The proven TY 147 PWM fan with its streamlined „Torpedo" fan blades and the reliable „Enhanced Hyper-Flow Bearing" has been improved as well. In the new revision TY 147 A, the minimum rpm of the fan has been reduced from 900 to just 300 rpm. By this measure, the noise output was reduced significantly under standard conditions, so that the cooler is not noticeable from the outside (max. 21 dB(A)). The air flow generated by the new TY 147 A ranges from 28.7 m³/h to an impressive 125 m³/h.

Due to the unchanged maximum speed of 1,300 rpm the Macho Rev. B continues to provide substantial reserves, if a maximum cooling performance is needed.

The HR-02 Macho Rev. B is now available in stores; the MSRP is 42.99 Euro (incl. 19% VAT).
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13 Comments on Thermalright Announces HR-02 Macho Rev. B CPU Cooler

#2
micropage7
i think air cooler is stuck at this design except using new material or using new configuration
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Octavean
I'm sure the Thermalright HR-02 Macho is better then many entry level closed loop water coolers.
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Jorge
Independent objective scientific testing of CPU coolers by reputable PC industry sources show many HSFs surpassing closed loop cooler performance and costing significantly less. In addition HSFs never leak coolant to damage your PC as CLCs can and have. It's ignorant to pay more and introduce a coolant leak into your PC when a HSF offers as good or better cooling performance for less. The technically challenged however are easily duped. Those who actually do their homework already know the above information.

It should be interesting to see if there is any performance gain with this revised Thermalright design.
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Octavean
Jorge said:
Independent objective scientific testing of CPU coolers by reputable PC industry sources show many HSFs surpassing closed loop cooler performance and costing significantly less. In addition HSFs never leak coolant to damage your PC as CLCs can and have. It's ignorant to pay more and introduce a coolant leak into your PC when a HSF offers as good or better cooling performance for less. The technically challenged however are easily duped. Those who actually do their homework already know the above information.

It should be interesting to see if there is any performance gain with this revised Thermalright design.
Well, yeah,....

Basically what I was saying but I am sure there is an inflection point in there somewhere.

Anyway, this is why I recently chose a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO HSF over a CoolerMaster Seidon 120V closed loop liquid cooler. The Hyper 212 EVO often outperforms the Seidon 120V with respect to cooling, makes less noise (due to having no pump), is typically cheaper and has no chance of leaking / collateral damage of hardware.

This was an OMG I need a good quasi cheap cooler fast type of thing though. If I had more time and was willing to spend more money I would have likely chosen something like the ThermalRight HR-02 Macho or something like the ThermalRight Silver Arrow. The Noctua NH-D14 too,....

I'm thinking the ThermalRight HR-02 Macho would fit better though,......
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#6
Athlonite
Are these designers born stupid or do they work hard at being thicker n 2 short planks glued end to end

this HSF is an enthusiast product right, it will be placed in a system built for performance correct and wont most 99% of these systems will have dimms that include taller than usual heat sinks .... so why is it that these socalled designers of HSF's not take this little bit of info into account when designing their products. it just boggles the mind that these people are still alive



Yeah that looks like it'll work :banghead::shadedshu::slap:
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#7
Peter1986C
DDR3 RAM generally does not need those HS because they are not as hot as High Performance DDR2.
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#8
Athlonite
thanks :toast:....yeah but still not my point though
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Athlonite
No it's not ... look whether they need them or not is not the point the fact is they come with them and the designers of high performance CPU HSF's often do not take this into account when building an HSF's for enthusiast system
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doyll
Seems backwards to me.

The RAM manufacturing and buyers are the problem, not the cooler designers. There is no reason for such tall heat spreaders so why do they put them on in the first place? Answer is because ijet buyers gobble them up and they don't sell as many shorter height RAM so not as many variants of shorter RAM are available

But making cooler to clear 60mm RAM with even centered 120mm fan means they would be 175mm tall and wouldn't fit in most cases. With a 140mm fan case would need 295mm CPU clearance .. and I don't know of any cases with that much clearance.
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Athlonite
doyll said:
Seems backwards to me.

The RAM manufacturing and buyers are the problem, not the cooler designers. There is no reason for such tall heat spreaders so why do they put them on in the first place? Answer is because ijet buyers gobble them up and they don't sell as many shorter height RAM so not as many variants of shorter RAM are available

But making cooler to clear 60mm RAM with even centered 120mm fan means they would be 175mm tall and wouldn't fit in most cases. With a 140mm fan case would need 295mm CPU clearance .. and I don't know of any cases with that much clearance.
My RV02 is 212mm wide so no problems here and IF i needed to go for 140mm HSF I'd be going for and AIO water cooler not an HSF as I don't see the point in adding 20mm of fins for what a couple of degrees less
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