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Cooler Master Glacer 240L AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Liquid Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 18, 2014 3:16 am
TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: Cooler Master

Final Thoughts


I am pleased to say that no corners were cut, no detail got overlooked, and Cooler Master was on their game when they decided to come out with this Glacer 240L cooler. Their partnership in this venture brings back of all the excitement we had destroyed right in front of us as the predecessor to this kit was pulled from the market. I know that left a lot of people angry, as they missed the chance to buy them when they were available. Cooler Master saw the hole in the market, and did what it took to fill that void as soon as possible, bringing us back to the new age of AIOs where you can modify the loop. You can change the coolant, you can change the tubing color, you can add radiators and blocks, and all while still keeping your warranty. You will find this sort of design nowhere else in the USA at this time. And, even if you did, and their warranty allowed for modifications, most of them don't have what it takes to still be efficient with additions anyway.


Everything from start to finish just worked. As long as you have the added length needed to fit the reservoir end of this radiator into the chassis, you should be good to go. Most AIO radiators are 27mm thick, and the 2mm difference to the thickness of the Glacer 240L's radiator isn't going to complicate much, if anything at all. The head unit may cause memory issues with the nearest slot, but the head unit can be oriented on its side to alleviate this issue, and with no fancy lights in the head unit, it is likely too dark in most cases to read the logo on the head unit anyway.


What struck me up front were the ratings of these 120mm Blademaster fans, specifically the huge static pressure reading, but in the end, it has to be real for the 240mm cooling solution to be able to outpace a similar 280mm loop, albeit the pump is not quite as good there either. Any way you want to come at the Glacer 240L, it just works. Mounting, performance, expected noise levels for said performance, and even the pricing makes this the obvious choice for the next AIO in your build.


The Glacer 240L took top honors on the thermal chart with the overclock applied, and top tier performance is always desired. When considering that the average AIO comes with what it comes with, and the limitations of what they offer (with $90 to $120 price tags for the usual suspects), when something like this comes along, it is what I like to refer to as: a market killer. While I have seen other companies trying new things, like Antec and Zalman for instance, with the patents that Asetek holds, it takes a giant to stand up and say "here we are," and we have a kit that will do exactly what they have been afraid of for years.


At $139.99, and readily available almost anywhere Cooler Master Products are sold, my suggestion is to get out there as soon as possible and get one of your very own before stock on shelves deplete. Don't miss the chance to have the best AIO on the market inside of the U.S..



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