Thermalright Macho Rev.A (BW) CPU Cooler Review (HR-02)
Here at HardwareHeaven we have been reviewing Thermalright coolers since 2006 when the SI-128 won our gold award. Since then we have seen numerous impressive coolers from them and on at least one occasion Intel chose them as a CPU cooler partner for a key launch, always a good sign.
The focus of today’s review is the Macho Rev.A (BW) a chunky tower cooler which looks to balance price and performance. With support for Intel and AMD sockets we will be pushing our i7 to 5.0GHz to see how the Macho handles extreme conditions.
Packaging and Bundle
It is fair to say that the Macho packaging is likely to stand out on the shelf beside other cooler boxes, thanks to the bright green used. Inside we find the cooler suspended in foam and the bundled items separated off into a small box.
Bundled with the cooler we get installation brackets and items for socket 775, 1155, 1156, 1366 and 2011 as well as AM2/3/FM1/2. Also included is the manual for AMD/Intel systems and some thermal paste. Thermalright also bundle fan clips and a magnetic screwdriver which is a nice touch.