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Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 240 CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Liquid Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 10, 2017 6:24 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: Cooler Master

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We found this inside of the box of hardware and is most of what is used to mount this cooler to the motherboard. In the middle, there is a universal backplate, to the left are AMD mounting brackets, and to the right of it are the Intel mounting brackets.

 

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In this image, we start with the LGA2011 socket standoffs at the top left, but the rest is used universally for all other sockets. At the bottom left, we see clips which hold the studs to the right of them into the ends of the backplate. The studs have a key on them to keep them from spinning in the back plate, and the black ends are adjustable for various Intel socket types. To mount the head unit to the long screws, we use the four small nuts found at the top right of this image.

 

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Cooler Master ships the MasterLiquid Pro 240 with a Y-splitter cable use to power both fans from one motherboard header, and a small tube of thermal paste to get the cooler mounted properly. The screws along the bottom are used for two things. The set of four is for mounting brackets to the head unit and the set of eight it to hang this cooler into the chassis, with or without fans on that side.

 

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Also for the fans, we found this in the box too. There is a rubber gasket to use between fans and the radiator. Since the ones that come in the kit are already isolated with rubber rings, it implies this is for additional fans, but we will use it with the stock fans for now anyways. The long screws here are to install the fans. They have large heads and are easy to install, but the ends are also drilled, so that the short screws in the previous image, can be screwed into the ends of these, simplifying case mounting.

 

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The pair of MasterFan Pro 120 AB fans is seen here with their black frames and translucent fan blades. These blades are sickle-shaped and total nine per fan, designed to move more air through and past the radiator, and well out of the chassis. These also are powered via 4-pin connections, and of course, can be PWM controlled.

 

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Moving in much closer to the fan hub, and the product sticker found there, we noticed a tiny switch. Just guessing the P is for power, the Q is for quiet, and the S is for silent. The reason we mention this is that the P setting is 2500RPM, the Q is 2000RPM, and the S offers an 1800RPM speed cap.

 

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Last but not least, we found the manual and the warranty insert at the bottom of the box. The manual shows you everything from head unit hardware and mounting, on through fan installation, and even shows how to mount it into the chassis, so everything is covered for you there. If you were to run into an issue in workmanship, or an early failure with this CPU cooler, Cooler Master backs it with a five-year warranty to cover those sort of issues.

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