Thermalright added top of the line semi-passive heat-sink, Le GRAND MACHO.

Thermalright added top of the line semi-passive heat-sink, Le GRAND MACHO.

Thermalright long a major player in the CPU cooling market have always been intrigued with the idea of semi-passive and even passive cooling in a computer. After our previous presentation of using a fan duct along with our Macho heatsinks, Thermalright yet another approach by making a slightly larger Macho that will cool your computers without a fan or even the necessity of a fan duct.

To clear any doubts of compatibility issues with gigantic heatsinks in general, we have prepared photos showing LGM will clear VGA card as well as tall memory modules.

As average end users who care about the capability to be able to replace stock heatsinks (Intel TSA15), we have also prepared test data to show, when the rear system fan is on, LGM without a fan performs as good as a TSA with its 2500rpm fan in full speed, and this in on a hot 6700K 1151 processor!

In short, LGM is good for average users who prefer a quiet operating environment, 24/7, especially those of you who are not happy with the noise of their computer at home, dorm room, or in an office, it’s never too late to switch to Thermalright’s new LGM, as it is also, backward compatible to earlier Intel or AMD platforms such as Intel 1155/1155/1366/2011 or AMD AM2/AM3.

For aggressive friends, who may do a little overclocking and want to include a fan later on, you can add our TY-147A fan which is also available in retail or any 120mm fan. Our performance tests show the LGM with fan is only 2C shy of our Silver Arrow model. Not too shabby at all, considering the Silver Arrow is still leading the twin tower cooler market since its introduction in 2009!