Cooler Master MasterLiquid MAKER 92 CPU Cooler
A view of the face of the MasterLiquid Maker 92 shows us many things. We can see the 92mm fans with five wide blades; we can even see bits of the radiator it is mounted to. On the sides, there are swivel fittings at the top, and we see the tubing has been covered in a braided sleeve, which returns to the cooler base via another pair of swivel fittings.
On this side of the cooler, starting at the top, we see the swivel fitting returning cooled water to the base, and in the middle of the cooler is the dual screw swivel mount. The steel frame of the support runs all the way to the top of the base plate, where we see half of the Intel LGA115X and larger socket mounting legs.
On the back of the Maker 92, we find a second fan to match that on the front of the cooler. This fan is the FA09025L12LPB from Cooler Master, and of the two fans, this one does most of the work.
Rather than to repeat much of what was seen on the other side of the cooler, we have now arranged it in the horizontal position. The tubing has to not only swivel at the left side to make the tube bend gentle, but these tubes also need to go outward and is why the base has swivels as well.
At this end of the pump unit found on the top of the radiator, we find this arrangement of connections. The rear fan connects on the side of the pump, while the front fan and a supplied power cable system connect to this end.
The pump portion if the cooler covers the top of the AIO completely. The water returned to the pump on the right side is sent through the right side of the radiator, returns up the left side, and exits the pump on the left side to return to the base. The white line and the Cooler Master logo are backlit with white LEDs, and glow when the Maker 92 is powered correctly.
The base of the cooler is thick to allow liquid to pass through it and across the fins of the base plate. The socket mounting hardware is mounted to the metal section of the base from the bottom, while the radiator support bracket is screwed into the top plastic section.
Not only do we see that there is a protective cover on the copper base, this is one AIO without pre-applied TIM. The four Phillips head screws are there to keep the Intel hardware in, and while AMD hardware would go on simply, it could be that the mounting holes are inaccessible due to the shape of this cooler. There are also ten TA or triangle head screws used to secure the base, and should not be messed with unless you plan on voiding the warranty ahead of time.
The mating surface of the copper base is milled finely, but unless under very bright light it is hard to see. The surface is slightly convex at the center to help with mounting pressure and needs to be cleaned before we use it in testing.
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