Cooler Master has quite a variety of CPU coolers including its famous Hyper 212 EVO and MasterLiquid Pro which is the latest. However, the reason why the MasterLiquid 240 is still famous in the market because it can support both Intel and AMD platforms including AM4 socket and comes under $90. It’s a traditional cooler and can be used for any high-end CPU for overclocking.
|Product Name||MasterLiquid 240|
|CPU Socket||Intel® LGA 2066 / 2011-v3 / 2011 / 1366 / 1151 / 1150 / 1156 / 1155 / 775 socket|
AMD® AM4 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / FM2+ / FM2 / FM1 socket
|Radiator Dimension||277 x 119.6 x 27 mm|
(10.9 x 4.71 x 1.06″)
|Fan||Dimension||120 x 120 x 25 mm (4.7 x 4.7 x 1″)|
|Speed||650 ~ 2000 RPM (PWM) ± 10%|
|Airflow||66.7 CFM (Max)|
|Air Pressure||2.34 mmH2O ± 10% (Max)|
|Noise Level||6 – 30 dBA|
|L-10 Life||22,800 hours|
|Rated Voltage||12 VDC|
|Number of fan||2|
|Pump||Dimension||85.6 x 70 x 49 mm|
(3.37 x 2.76 x 1.93″)
|Noise Level||15 dBA (max)|
|L-10 Life||20,000 hours|
|Rated Voltage||12 VDC|
This is not a brand new CPU cooler for me because I have used it for a couple of weeks but never tested it. So, it has all the necessary accessories for installing the CPU block on the Intel and AMD sockets. For Intel and AMD Am3 sockets it comes with a single backplate that can be used for both the sockets. But especially for AM4 socket, it comes with two clips for installing in a traditional way. I used this cooler on my Ryzen 1700X for a good amount of time but testing on it was useless as my chip always behaves in an unusual manner, hanging and blanking out anytime in the test even at 3.8Ghz with a good voltage of 1.35V. So, I will use my test rig with i5 6600K.
Taking a close look
The radiator is a simple rectangular block with no rounded edges but I like it because it’s quality is very good. The radiators have traditional aluminium fins but very good quality tubes. The tubes are sleeved for more protection and they are neither too difficult to bend nor they are very flexible. They are intermediate with a good amount of length to reach to the front of any case.
The CPU block has a large surface area with the copper base that can cover every type of processor for complete dissipation of heat. Now, the block has both the contact plate and pump and therefore it’s thick. Cooler Master says that it has a dual chamber design and resists corrosion. The tubes can be bent moderately in any direction with a little limitation and one cable having 4 pin connector is connected to it that will power up the pump along with the white LED that lits up the Cooler Master Logo.