Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240mm AIO CPU Cooler Review
Peter Donnell / 7 years ago
Cooler Master have made some seriously good CPU coolers in the past, the clue is in their name, “cooler” and “master”, so one would think they’re pretty good at that whole cooling thing! With their seemingly endless popularity in the air cooling market, such as the legendary 212X, as well as their high-quality AIO coolers, we have been eager to see what they come up with next. Introducing the MasterLiquid series, which features their own unique FlowOp technology, a 100% Cooler Master designed pump, a new radiator design, brand new fans and more, the MasterLiquid is one of the most interesting AIO coolers we’ve had in the eTeknix office for a long time.
“Based on our expertise in thermal technology, FlowOp looks at the flow of heat as it is carried and dissipated by an all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooler. Starting with the hot CPU, we reengineered how liquid absorbs and expels that heat. Our holistic approach to the flow of heat puts in your hands a comprehensive cooling machine that lasts longer, performs better and requires virtually no maintenance. Enjoy the wonders of liquid cooling.” – Cooler Master
We’ve got the 240mm model in for testing today, which features an aluminum radiator design, and comes with two very high-quality 120mm fans which promise low noise and good airflow for the MasterLiquid.
The packaging is very nicely designed, keeping in theme with the completely revised Cooler Master product range and their “Make It Yours” philosophy.
Around the back, a quick breakdown of the main spec, as well as an exploded view of the new dual-chamber pump design.
Everything comes very well packaged, and there’s a lot of empty boxes and space in the packaging to help ensure everything is kept safe from knocks and bumps in transit.
In the box, you’ll find a 240mm rubber grommet, Y-split cable, universal back plate, AMD and Intel brackets, all the fitting screws, and the user manual.
The screw packet is really nice, with everything clearly laid out, and there’s even a tube of their award-winning thermal paste included too.
The fans are the new Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 AB, which are super high-quality, and come with a stylish design.
The mounts are hard rubber, mounted with dual bolts and this should work really well at reducing any unwanted noise and vibrations.
There’s also a built-in fan speed limiter, with performance, quiet and silent modes. We’ll be leaving them at the middle value for the purpose of our review.