With both Intel and AMD know offering consumer processors with more cores, good cooling has never been more important. It goes without saying if you’re running processors with six or more cores, you’ll get the best performance out of your processor with water cooling. However, many people are still intimidated with custom water cooling. For this reason, a large portion of the community opts for AIO (All In One) solutions. All in one coolers can give you far better cooling than your average air cooler. They are also easier to install than a custom loop and less prone to leaks. Although it seems these days, every company under the sun make AIO coolers, not all coolers are made the same. Some are better than others. Many, less informed consumers may just walk into a Microcenter, Fry’s or even Best Buy, and grab the first thing they see on the shelf. Then there are the enthusiasts who do their homework, read the reviews and make an educated decision on what’s best for their use case. These are the people who end up with a Cooler Master AIO cooler in their systems.
The makers of the legendary Hyper 212, Cooler Master know coolers. Ever since they started with their MasterLiquid series of coolers, Cooler Master has released some of the best AIO coolers in recent memory. We recently did a review of the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240R, and it performed very well. In this review, we’ll be testing the latest cooler in the MasterLiquid line up, the MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage. So, we pushed an I7 8700k as far as we could on the ML240P Mirage to see how this cooler stood up to the Aida64 stability test. So, Is the MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage the next Hyper 212? Or is it just another AIO liquid cooler with RGB lighting?
Review Sample Provided by: Cooler Master
Product Name/Link to Website: MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.
|CPU Socket||LGA2066, LGA2011-v3, LGA2011, LGA1151, LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA775, AM4, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2, FM2+, FM2, FM1|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||277 x 120 x 27 mm|
|Fan Dimensions (L x W x H)||120 x 120 x 25 mm / 4.7 x 4.7 x 1 inch|
|Fan Quantity||2 PCS|
|Fan Speed||2000 MAX RPM ± 10%|
|Fan Air Flow||60.95 CFM (Max)|
|Fan Air Pressure||2.33 mm H2O (Max)|
|Fan MTTF||160,000 Hours|
|Fan Power Connector||4-Pin(PWM)+ARGB 3Pin|
|Fan Rated Voltage||12V DC|
|Pump Dimensions||85 x 80 x 41.7 mm|
|Pump MTTF||160,000 Hours|
|Pump Noise Level||< 20 dBA|
|Pump Rated Voltage||12 VDC|
|Cooler Type||Liquid Cooler|