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Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT

blackreaper7

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well maybe thats the case but in the pictures here it looks like the 140mm default fan is in the exactly same height with the top of the heatsinks
 

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I think the 162 is a typo. All other material uses 159 even the box.
 

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Hi,

I am a Ryzen R7 1700 user using MSI B350 Tomahawk.
I overclocked my chip to 3.8 Ghz 1.35v, and my ambient temperature is around 28-30 oC, with idle CPU temp around 55 oC, and on CPU-Z stress test my CPU can go up to ~90 oC using the Wraith Spire cooler.
I already have a noctua industrial fan to blow hot air out of the back of the casing.

I am also using MSI Gaming RX 580 8 GB, a beefy card.

My home no longer have power capacity to support an air conditioner unit yet, so i am looking to replace the cooler with either True Spirit 140 direct or this Le Grand Macho. They seems to be quite, powerful, and less costly than Noctua.

For The TS 140 Direct, I love its slim profile, but scared that the clearance to the GPU is too small, a slight dust buildup could become the bridge that short circuit them. Or is this baseless fear?
For the LGMRT, I am still uncomfortable by its big size. Will it hinder any Ram clearance?

What do you guys think?
 

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Hi,

I am a Ryzen R7 1700 user using MSI B350 Tomahawk.
I overclocked my chip to 3.8 Ghz 1.35v, and my ambient temperature is around 28-30 oC, with idle CPU temp around 55 oC, and on CPU-Z stress test my CPU can go up to ~90 oC using the Wraith Spire cooler.
I already have a noctua industrial fan to blow hot air out of the back of the casing.

I am also using MSI Gaming RX 580 8 GB, a beefy card.

My home no longer have power capacity to support an air conditioner unit yet, so i am looking to replace the cooler with either True Spirit 140 direct or this Le Grand Macho. They seems to be quite, powerful, and less costly than Noctua.

For The TS 140 Direct, I love its slim profile, but scared that the clearance to the GPU is too small, a slight dust buildup could become the bridge that short circuit them. Or is this baseless fear?
For the LGMRT, I am still uncomfortable by its big size. Will it hinder any Ram clearance?

What do you guys think?
If the first slot on the motherboard is a PCIe x1 slot then you will be fine. The clearance photo in the review is more targeted for Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboard users as generally speaking the first expansion slot is X16 on those boards. Standard ATX normally utilizes PCIe x1 followed by PCIe x16. In which case the Thermalright cooler will fit without issue.
 

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If the first slot on the motherboard is a PCIe x1 slot then you will be fine. The clearance photo in the review is more targeted for Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboard users as generally speaking the first expansion slot is X16 on those boards. Standard ATX normally utilizes PCIe x1 followed by PCIe x16. In which case the Thermalright cooler will fit without issue.
Thanks, I think it's PCIe x1, so it should be an issue. I think I am leaning toward the True Spirit 140 Direct now.
 

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Thanks, I think it's PCIe x1, so it should be an issue. I think I am leaning toward the True Spirit 140 Direct now.
What motherboard are you using?
 
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facepalm been a long day completely missed it. Worse yet I even quoted it.. fail

On that motherboard the Thermalright Le Grand Macho will fit with no issues. The only problem would be if @zenstrive plans to use the PCIe x1 slot for say a sound card. Otherwise its a non issue and the cooler will fit without issue on that board. Due to the offset design even memory clearance should be A-okay as well.
 

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facepalm been a long day completely missed it. Worse yet I even quoted it.. fail

On that motherboard the Thermalright Le Grand Macho will fit with no issues. The only problem would be if @zenstrive plans to use the PCIe x1 slot for say a sound card. Otherwise its a non issue and the cooler will fit without issue on that board. Due to the offset design even memory clearance should be A-okay as well.
Thanks for the reassurance, @crazyeyesreaper , I am saving up for either the True Spirit 140 Direct or the Le Grand Macho.
 

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I would take the Le Grand macho its capable of running without a fan as a passive cooler. If memory interference does happen you can likely sub in a thinner 140mm fan to improve clearance with a bit of improvisation.
 

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I won't bet on passive cooling as my ambient temperature alone is 30 oC and my Ryzen could go over 90 oC on load (CPU-Z stress test) using the Wraith Spire.
But if I do buy it, I will try it passive first anyway, to see if my Noctua industrial fan (used as casing fan) can help it. It's very noisy at 2000 RPM though...
 
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