A Closer Look at the ML240P Mirage
The Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage is a 240 mm AIO or all in one cooler. It looks very similar to the ML240R we recently reviewed. See that review here: https://www.modders-inc.com/cooler-master-masterliquid-ml240r-rgb-aio-cpu-cooler/. However, the ML240P Mirage has a transparent top to the pump. This transparent design allows you to see through the top of the pump. With the system running, the impeller inside the pump gives you the illusion of spinning fan blades and I have to say, it looks pretty cool. It looks similar to the MasterFan Pro RGB series fans.
The radiator on the ML240P measures 277 x 120 x 27 mm. The radiator is made up of aluminum, so it is lightweight. However, the fins can be easily damaged, so be careful during installation. The radiator on the ML240P Mirage has about 18 fins per inch. Making it about average as radiators are concerned. To give you an idea, the EK-CoolStream PE radiators have 19 fins per inch. So the radiator on the ML240P is only one fin per inch behind the EK-CoolStream PE. The size of the ML240P Mirage allows it to fit well in just about any case that can hold a 240 mm radiator.
The pump housing has a gunmetal color. Unlike the ML240R, the pump housing on the ML240P Mirage has a distinct design on it that sets it apart from its counterparts. The pump and block combo itself measures 85 x 80 x 41.7 mm. The cold plate itself measures over 40 mm allowing for more surface area. The tubing is connected to the pump and radiator via barb fittings and secured with rubber that has been formed around the barb fitting and the tubing. Each tube is covered with a nylon sleeve. This is done simply for aesthetics. The tubing itself is FEP or Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene. FEP tubing is used on many AIO coolers due to its resistance to high heat and chemicals. In fact, FEP tubing doesn’t melt until it hits 260°c and if your CPU is running that hot, your tubing on your AIO melting is the least of your worries.
The fans included with the MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage are the MasterFan SF120R ARGB fans. They are RGB fans compatible with ASUS AURA Sync, ASROCK Polychrome RGB, Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0 and MSI Mystic Light. The SF120R fans are PWM controlled and have a separate 5 volt, 3-pin ARGB connector. They have adjustable speeds between 650 and 2000 RPM. The corners are rubber which is designed to absorb sound. These fans have a new square framed design. The square design maximizes airflow and pressure, as well as covers a larger area. For more on the SF120R fans, click here: https://coolermaster.egnyte.com/dl/lO0W3tj69e/
The MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage also comes with Cooler Masters latest and greatest in ARGB controllers. This controller comes with an array of accessories and wires. There are four buttons on the front of the controller and the back is magnetic.
There are four buttons on the front. The top buttons are the RGB and ARGB modes. The bottom buttons are the color adjustment and speed control buttons. At the very top, there is a SATA port to provide power to the controller. On the bottom, there is an RGB header that syncs to your motherboard. This will allow your motherboards RGB software to control the lighting. On the opposite side there is an ARGB header and in the middle, a micro-USB port to connect to a USB port. There is also a USB 2.0 connector that comes with it. This allows you to attach the USB 2.0 connector to a header on the motherboard, allowing you to keep the cables all internal. However, if you have the NZXT H340 Elite as I do, you can run the USB to the read I/O on your motherboard.
On the left side of, there are five headers. these include a Reserved header, Mirage Effect, Case I/O Reset, Motherboard Reset, and a header for an RGB extension. On the right side, there are four ARGB headers.
The ARGB Controller is compatible with Gigabytes RGB Fusion 2.0 software. However, it’s also compatible with Cooler Master’s Master Plus software. So, we used the Master Plus software for this review. We did try the RGB Fusion 2.0 software. However, we achieved better results using Cooler Masters own software.
With the Cooler Master Master Plus software, you can pick not only what cooler you’re using, but also what fans are being used on the cooler and in your case. You can set the effects on each ARGB header separately, or sync them all together. These effects include Spectrum, Color Cycle, Breathing, Static, Motherboard Sync, Follow Music and Keystroke. The Master Plus software also allows you to set whether it’s ARGB or RGB lighting, fan size and voltage. The master Plus software is also compatible with some monitors. To learn more, click here. https://www.modders-inc.com/viewsonic-xg240r-1080p-144-hz-monitor-review/Article Index: >> « ML240P Mirage Packaging | Installation »