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Old 02-08-2019, 11:25 AM - Thread Starter
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Advice if this looks normal

The base of my new the le grand macho rt looks bit off to me. Is this within normal range?
My previous thermalright cooler (macho 120 SBM) didn't have gap like this between the plates.
Just asking to be sure I shouldn't return it before I install.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:41 AM
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The base of my new the le grand macho rt looks bit off to me. Is this within normal range?
My previous thermalright cooler (macho 120 SBM) didn't have gap like this between the plates.
Just asking to be sure I shouldn't return it before I install.
Looks suspect to me. What do the other sides look like?

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Old 02-08-2019, 11:47 AM - Thread Starter
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This was the worst looking side.
I'll upload some images of the other sides tomorrow.
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:41 AM - Thread Starter
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Quote: Originally Posted by doyll View Post
Looks suspect to me. What do the other sides look like?
Here's pictures of the other side. I'm leaning towards returning it. I don't know how much this type of imperfection matters in performance but it somewhat bothers me how it looks.
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I'd return it; but to explain my thinking, this looks like a coating issue (what they call plating); now assuming the underside was as it should be externally (you can find multiple reviews to compare), it could mean everything's fine.. could. You cannot know what caused this, ergo you cannot be certain what's the.. status internally.
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Definitely not right. If you got it from a shop I would return for a replacement and look at new one before leaving shop.

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Ok, thanks for information Doyll and Aenra, I will be returning it or asking for replacement. Has 14 days return right so should be no problem.
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