Cooler Master MasterGel Maker Nano Review




/ 4 years ago

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Performance


For this review, I’ve deployed the SilverStone Tundra Series TD03-Lite AIO CPU Cooler. If you would like to know more about this cooler and its performance, you can check out the full review here. It’s a simple 120mm slim radiator, and I found it to be a stable cooler that can keep a good constant fan speed at load, giving us a good representation of cooling difference.

I’ve heard a lot of great things about MasterGel Maker from others in the industry, so I went into this testing with high expectations and I was certainly not disappointed. Maker Gel was almost 1 full degree cooler than our current leader at stock temperatures, just beating out Gelid GC Extreme. Of course, at stock clocks, any of these thermal pastes tested are doing a great job, but a 4c difference between Artic Silver 5 and Maker does not go unnoticed and could mean your cooler can operate with a lower fan RPM and less noise.

MakerGel Maker Stock

Now that we’ve got some serious heat on, the Maker is still giving us the coolest temperatures, now beating out Gelid by 2 degrees and 0.6c cooler than Grizzly. This is, of course, within a margin of error, but if it’s not actually better, it’s at least as good as the rest and that’s something Cooler Master can be proud of. We’re now a full 7c cooler than the Ectotherm paste and that’s a huge difference, showing how picking the right paste can make or break your overclocking targets.

MakerGel Maker Overclocked

 

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