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Cooler Master MasterAir Maker 8 CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 18, 2016 5:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Cooler Master

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Rather than using multiple bags to contain the hardware, Cooler Master offers them all in this plastic container. Everything from a sample size tube of thermal paste, various mounting screws, and nuts, even washers in two forms come in the kit. Also, if you look closely, the left side offers letters for each row to make following the instructions much easier as to which hardware is being used in each step.

 

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Mounting hardware is pretty typical for an air cooler too. To the left side, we find the Intel mounting brackets that go along with the adjustable Intel backplate seen on the right. For AMD users, you have a steel top plate and no need for the plastic stock backplate, as Cooler Master offers a steel replacement.

 

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If memory is an issue, or you have a favorite pair of 120mm fans you wish to use, Cooler Master includes four 120mm fan brackets that also slide in and out of the side shroud components.

 

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If you are not a fan of the way you will see this cooler here in a bit, illuminated from underneath through the tinted plastic top, the MasterAir Maker 8 offers a steel cover. This cover snaps onto the shroud and has the center of it opened to allow the Cooler Master logo at the top of the cooler to be exposed.

 

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Along with all of the other goodies, we find that there is a user manual that is very well written and explains all of the options for this design. We also see there is an insert covering the terms of the warranty coverage, and Cooler Master also sends a y-splitter fan cable that also has a smaller connection built-in to power the LEDs in the tower. The fan LEDs will be powered via the fan power leads.

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