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Originally Posted by LtCheese;14585835 
With the shape and orientation of the heatpipes, the cooler looks like it will clear most all motherboards with no RAM clearance issues. Since the heatpipes move up vertically from the contact plate and are angled towards the rear of the heatsink, RAM slots would seem to all be open, even with the fan attached

I've seen all the pictures, and you have a point; but I also know that my Thermalright TRUE isn't nearly as large of a heatsink as the Macho, and still almost had clearance issues, something I did not expect..

The question is not only how the heatpipes are angled, but if the fins are high enough above the mainboard to allow decent clearance, with the fan installed (since the fan will add to the side of the heatsink nearest to the RAM). The fan on the Macho (I have one of those fans here, the Thermalright TY-140) is considerably bigger than the 120mm on my TRUE as well, so I'd want to see a compatibility list before getting one, even though I know how it is designed.
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Originally Posted by LoneWolf15;14585904 
The question is not only how the heatpipes are angled, but if the fins are high enough above the mainboard to allow decent clearance. The fan on the Macho (I have one of those fans here, the Thermalright TY-140) is considerably bigger than the 120mm on my TRUE as well, so I'd want to see a compatibility list before getting one, even though I know how it is designed.

Yeah the fan appears to hang below the fins just a bit. The fins seem pretty high above the CPU though, which leads me to believe that there shouldn't be too many compatibility issues though
    
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The reason that the HR-02 is angled that way is because it was originally intended to run passively. Having the angle would get it closer to the rear case exhaust and increase cooling without adding an additional fan to the mix. Also, looking at my HR-02 right now the front of the heatsink lines up almost perfectly with the chip. Your fan would have to be thicker than the distance between the chip and RAM and drop too low/tall heatsinks. I suppose that's possible if you're using a 38mm, but really the wide fin array is designed for low speed/low pressure fans.
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If you do run a pull fan off the back of this, you will have to get rid of your rear exhaust fan. Of course, I advocate this, along with cutting out your rear grill.

I'm wondering about turning this bad boy around, so that the angled part overhangs the RAM. With low profile RAM there should be no worries.
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If you do run a pull fan off the back of this, you will have to get rid of your rear exhaust fan. Of course, I advocate this, along with cutting out your rear grill.


I am considering this option. At $50 the heatsink is hard to turn down. And another TY-140 is only another $15 or so so I think I may have found my next heatsink
    
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Does anyone know where this cooler is in stock? I don't know if it is available at all
    
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post #17 of 22
this is without a doubt the best 'budget' Cooler out there....

these are the results i get with it:

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Edited by Elohim - 8/23/11 at 4:04pm
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post #18 of 22
Muy Macho senior!

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Does anyone know about the mounting solution for this cooler? It looks fairly puny. I know Thermalright has some of the best mounting hardware but this is rather unimpressive. Can anyone comment on how secure it is?
    
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post #20 of 22
It's very solid! no need to worry about it:

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