Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID MAKER 240 Review
Doing a custom liquid cooling for PC is a dream of every PC builder but in India getting custom liquid cooling parts is very difficult and expensive job. As these parts are mostly not available on shelf of local computer stores and getting one from abroad always results in waiting for weeks and burning a hole in ones wallet. So only option for most here is to go with AIOs.
But now we have a custom liquid cooling kit for CPU from a world leading thermal solution provider with a long history of high performance, innovative thermal solutions for the PC, the Cooler Master. We introduce the Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID MAKER 240 a first liquid cooling kit for CPUs, blending high performance, low noise with an extensible design.
Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID MAKER 240 includes pure copper CPU block 240mm copper radiator along with two 120mm MasterFan Pro RGB fans that feature innovative negative noise technology and an ultra-low noise pump enabling the best possible cooling in silence.
Now let's see what this MASTERLIQUID MAKER 240 kit have for us.
HIGH PERFORMANCE PUMP
Our high performance tri-phase PWM water pump/reservoir combo comes with our exclusive in-house design impeller for a more powerful pump.
WATER BLOCK - CONTINUOUS JET IMPINGEMENT COOLING
Generates powerful liquid pressure and directing the liquid to elminate hot spots in the cooler.
HIGH PERFORMANCE COPPER CORE RADIATOR
Copper core radiator with a compact size that can fit most cases while also providing best-in-class performance.
PREMIUM COOLANT IMPROVES LONG-TERM RUNNING RELIABILITY
The premium coolant is created with a effective anti-corrosion solution to protect the cooling system and improve the heat transfer to provide the best cooling performance.
RGB IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND WITH INCLUDED WIRED RGB CONTROLLER
A compact size RGB LED controller that allows you to easily customize your RGB devices without the need for either an RGB capable motherboard or software. You can have the colorful rig you've always wanted with just the touch of a button.
Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID MAKER 240 comes in a securely packaged box with product image, Model name and features highlights on front and the back of the box.
Inside the box
Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID MAKER 240 comes in one of the best and premium packaging where each and every part have its own cutout in foam packing. Accessories, tubing and fans are inside separate cardboard boxes.
Whole product build quality is super good. Everything is preciously engineered with flawless finishing.
Test system configuration -
|CPU||Intel Core i7 7820X |
|Board|| WS X299 SAGE |
|RAM||4 X 4GB Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000Mhz|
|SSD||Corsair 240GB SSD|
|Cooler||Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID MAKER 240|
|GFX|| AMD RADEON Vega 56 |
|PSU||Cooler Master 750 |
|Display||Acer S220HQL |
|OS|| Windows 10 |
|Case|| Cooler Master MASTERCASE 5 |
Installation of MASTERLIQUID MAKER 240 kit inside a modded Cooler Master MASTERCASE 5 case was very easy and results in a great looking build.
For testing thermal capability we manually overclocked Intel Core i7 7820X CPU upto 4GHz and stressed the CPU using AIDA64 for 10 minutes. To average out we took three readings with 15 minutes of system idle time in between every reading. We compared MASTERLIQUID MAKER 240 kit with few of known AIOs, Air coolers and a custom LC solution.
Ambient Temperature 24C
- Nice Packing
- Full copper block and Copper core radiator
- RGB Fans
- High build quality
- Very low noise and vibration from pump
- Premium Coolant
- Short tubing length
- Have to mix coolant with distilled water
- Pink color coolant only
Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID MAKER 240 is a custom CPU liquid cooling kit, a superior piece of precise engineering giving great thermal performance with very low pump noise and vibrations. To be frank the pump in this kit is one of the top silent pumps I have ever seen with a nice coolant flow.
When comparing the Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID MAKER 240 kit with all the other LGA 2011 type CPU cooling options I have, the MASTERLIQUID MAKER 240 not only outperformed all the AIOs and Air coolers, but came very close to a custom 360mm radiator LC solution from Thermaltake.
Kit is very easy to install but I also found few things to taken in care for while installing this kit. First provided tubing length is good for experienced personal, but first timer may cut the tube in wrong way or improper length and result in a total failure. Instead of just 1.2m of tube, kit should have at least 1.5m long tube. Second a pre-mixed coolant of required quantity would be great with an option to choose a color. Provided Pink colour doesn't go well with most case build colour themes.
Finally at a price tag of Rs. 26k (approx.), the Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID MAKER 240 custom CPU liquid cooling kit seems little expensive, but considering the superb build quality and great performance, this kit completely justify the price giving pc builders and enthusiast a great option to move into a custom liquid cooling segment and worthy of our PC TeK Reviews Excellence Award.