Thermalright Macho HR-02 Pro Reviews
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"Value-wise, the Macho HR-02 is a very good buy. Considering the cooling performance, Thermalright's MSRP of $39.95 makes the cooler affordable for enthusiasts and it's a good choice for all but the absolute hottest computer systems."
"Looking first at the build quality and design of the Macho cooler we have a product which scores reasonably well on both fronts. The cooler feels solid and there are no concerns with manufacturing, each soldered section is strong and the CPU block finished to a high standard. We did however find the backplate portion of the install to be rather fiddly and feel that Thermalright could work on this aspect of the product. Additionally they could also pre-install items like the fan clips and vibration dampeners at the factory to make the end users life a little easier."
"As we speak the Thermalright Macho HR-02 is scheduled to go live with a recommended retail price of USD39.95 inside the USA and 45Euros inside the EU which as i already mentioned is quite less than if you purchased the HR-02 and an 140mm fan separately. So with an excellent performance/price ration what else is there to talk about? Well the only slight issue i can find regarding the Macho HR-02 is its size since with the TY-140 mounted it’s no less than 128.5mm in depth and that may give you some clearance issues especially if you own a small sized PC case and, or mainboard. However if size is of no concern to you and you are just interested in acquiring an CPU Cooler with excellent performance, low noise levels and quite an attractive price tag then the latest Macho HR-02 CPU Air Cooler by Thermalright is a very solid choice and that's why it walks away with our Editors Real Deal Choice Award."
"No doubt, Thermalright HR-02 Macho is an excellent cooler with a lot of advantages and no drawbacks. We could have some concerns about its large size and heavy weight, but these parameters are hardly drawbacks for contemporary super-coolers (and Macho is obviously one of them). The only thing we would like to draw manufacturer’s attention to is the need for more reliable packaging, because thin cardboard like that will hardly protect the soft heatsink fins and fan blades from damage in case of a fall or hit. In all other respects the new HR-02 is going to be the best choice for a CPU. It is remarkably efficient, boasts low level of noise, comes with a universal retention that is simple to install and secure, and on top of that it costs only $40! Moreover, Macho can cool moderately overclocked processors in fanless mode, which very few coolers are currently capable of, even among the “super” ones."