Somewhere some Cooler Master executives are second guessing this whole “Master” branding scheme, what with product names getting longer and longer. But there is no denying that this has led to new products out of Cooler Master, some of which have been fairly innovative- the hybrid MasterLiquid Maker 92 for example. A good concept, but perhaps not the best execution. Cooler Master is also one of the few giants in this industry that cater to both air and liquid cooling, and released their replacements to the Seidon and Nepton series of liquid coolers with the MasterLiquid Pro 120 and 240. It had a detached pump separate from the base plate in order to get around Asetek IP, and seems to perform reasonably well based on what I have seen. One of the complaints I saw most was the lack of sleeved tubing- Corsair introduced this to the mainstream market last year and it has since been considered an aesthetics criterion. Enter then the MasterLiquid Pro 140 (and 280) with sleeved tubing and more. Thanks to Cooler Master for the review sample!
Let’s take a look at the specs from the product page:
|CPU Socket||Intel LGA 2011-v3 / 2011 / 1151 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 775 socket
AMD AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / FM2+ / FM2 / FM1 socket
|Radiator||Dimension (L x W x H)||171 x 138 x 27 mm (6.7 x 5.4 x 1.1″)|
|Fan||Dimension||140 x 140 x 25 mm (5.5 x 5.5 x 1″)|
|Fan Speed||650 ~ 2000RPM (PWM) ± 10%|
|Air Flow||64.21 CFM (Max)|
|Air Pressure||3.15 mmH2O (Max)|
|Noise Level||6 ~ 30 dBA (Max)|
|L-10 Life||70,000 Hours|
|Rated Voltage||12 VDC|
|Pump||Noise Level||< 12 dBA (Max)|
|L-10 Life||50,000 Hours|
|Rated Voltage||12 VDC|
We see this is a single 140 mm radiator version based off the earlier announced MasterLiquid Pro 120 and 240 coolers but with braided sleeved tubing which in turn will also be coming to the 120/240 coolers as well. This has an aluminum radiator, as with just about any other CLC, but it does feature a fin geometry that is different from most and we will get to that on the next page. We also see that the included fan(s) is a high speed 650-2200 RPM one which does coincide with the newly released MasterFan Pro 140 Air Pressure so perhaps an OEM version? Again, we will see shortly. I am also curious to see more how Cooler Master have gotten around the Asetek IP preventing any pump on base plate style design CPU coolers. Having made sure these have the same 5 year warranty as the rest of the MasterLiquid Pro series of coolers, let’s now take a good look at the cooler on the next page.