I find the fan clips more of a challenge than cooler mount.
Sure, spring loaded captured screws like Noctua use would be nice, but magnetic screwdriver really does solve the problem quite nicely.
Fan clips are a big more challenging. I've found it best to attach clips to cooler first (before even installing cooler), than clip one side onto fan while tensioning fan toward other side to hold first clip in place and postion fan to clip other side.
Being/going old school (having learned to 'practice/trial-assemble before actual install) only adds a minute or two to build and often eliminates the potential for all kinds of unforceen problems.
I see Thermalright China has released a new version of Le Grand Macho RT. Le Grand Macho RT Rev. B with TY-147BP 600-1800rpm 33.98-90.96cfm, 0.32-3.00mm H2O fan (instead of 1300rpm fan).
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Last edited by doyll; 04-15-2019 at 10:09 AM.