Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 8, 2018 - 03:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ML240 SMART, MasterLiquid, MasterCase, MasterAir, MA410M, H500P, H500M, G100M, cooler master, CES 2018
Cooler Master have started out their announcements at CES with several coolers and a fair sized allotment of case models. First up is an aircooler designed for SFF systems, the MasterAir G100M and its horizontally mounted fan.
The entire cooler stands 46.3mm tall, perfect for slim cases and still manages to cool processors of up to 130W TDP. It does of course bear RGBs for those who like a warm glow from their coolers.
For those who want a bit more lighting options for water or air cooling, the new MasterLiquid ML240 SMART and MasterAir MA410M are the ones you want to pick up. Not only do you get 16.7 million colours of RGB but you can use the SMART temperature detection feature to have your colours change accordingly.
The MasterCase H500M and 500P share similar capabilities, windowed sides and a pair of 200mm RGB fans at the front for airflow and aesthetics, a PSU shroud, cable covering accessories and support for radiators up to 360mm. To differentiate them, the H500M offers more connectivity at the front, a Type-C USB, four USB 3.0 ports and two 3.5mm jacks while the H500P is for more stylish designs and offers you the ability to mount your GPU vertically.
The MasterBox Q300P and Q300L offer some mobility for those who move their systems on a regular schedule. The I/O panel you see on the side can be placed in six different locations and the case itself is happy sideways or upside down, depending on your preference. The four carrying handles you see are removable if you so desire.
The MasterBox MB500 and TD500L offer a somewhat different look on the front and with a little work you can have your RGBs offer different highlights depending on the view angle of the system. These are also large enough to offer six 120mm fans or their equivalent in radiators, GPUs of up to 407mm will fit in the case and there is 19mm of space between the motherboard tray and side panel to give you enough space to get creative.
There are also updates to the MasterCase MC-Series which come with the M-Port for extra options in your design as well as the Trooper SE and Stryker SE line ups which we may see more of over the week.
Subject: General Tech | September 15, 2016 - 01:58 PM | Ryan Shrout
Tagged: VR, video, tesla, Silverstone, podcast, nvidia, msi, MoCA, Maximus VIII Formula, MasterLiquid, holodeck, GFE, geforce experience, euclideon, cooler master, asus, actiontec
PC Perspective Podcast #417 - 09/15/16
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Cooler Master has introduced a pair of new all-in-one liquid CPU cooler designs, with the former Nepton series now replaced by the MasterLiquid Pro 120 and 240. It is the larger of these that we have for you today, and in this review we'll see just how well this new design performs.
“Based on our expertise in thermal technology, we reengineered how liquid absorbs and expels heat throughout the all-in-one (AIO) closed loop of the cooler. Our holistic approach to the flow puts in your hands a comprehensive cooling machine that lasts longer, performs better and requires virtually no maintenance.”
The MasterLiquid Pro 240 uses what Cooler Master is calling “FlowOp Technology”; a series of design choices that are intended to improve all aspects of the cooler's efficiency. It begins with the pump, which “sprays liquid directly at the center of the water block”, and the block, which offers what Cooler Master claims to be 657% more surface area (thanks to many more “ultra-fine fins on the copper base”) and 40% greater performance compared to previous designs.
The radiator features a square fin design, which the company claims “creates greater surface area for absorption of the heat and allows for spacious airflow”.
These claims, along with a pair of Cooler Master’s new “MasterFan Pro Air Balance” fans, make this new design sound very powerful, and I couldn’t wait to get it on the testbench to find out just how powerful - and quiet - it might be.