Page 4 - Conclusion
With our tests complete, I have to say the Cooler Master MasterAir MA624 Stealth is quite an excellent cooler. In terms of appearances, the all-black look on the MasterAir MA624 truly keeps the stealthy vibes alive. Its cover for the top of the heatsink also makes the whole thing clean. Build-wise, everything is good with a solid choice of materials here. I appreciate the three Cooler Master SickleFlow fans provided in both 140mm and 120mm fan sizes so that users can choose between performance and compatibility. When it comes to the installation process, Cooler Master has taken a few cues from its competition and the end result is a straightforward process. They have also refined the process by making the mounting screws even more accessible from the top of the heatsink for faster installation. Finally, the performance metrics speak for themselves as this behemoth of a cooler was competitive for its size and put up some excellent numbers in this department. Even with only a single fan installed, the cooler was able to keep up with its rivals from Noctua and even an all-in-one liquid cooler. There are some areas to improve upon still. For one, while the performance numbers are great, the SickleFlow fans are not exactly the quietest of fans and under load they ramp up in noise to keep the temperatures down. Secondly, while the plastic brackets to mount the fans worked as expected, it did slightly inhibit the flexibility of placement for this fan and was a pretty involved process to get it installed on the fans. I would have liked to either see a more flexible fan mounting system or just a second set of clips included and attached to the smaller fan. Even with this in mind, I am very impressed with the Cooler Master MasterAir MA624 Stealth. Currently, this Cooler Master cooler can be found for around $100 USD, which matches its fellow opponents in this weight class. Even so, the build and performance numbers make the Cooler Master MasterAir MA624 Stealth a worthy option for a large air cooler.
Cooler Master provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Networks Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks, but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Networks Numeric Rating is 7.5/10
Please note that the APH Networks Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other publications.
The Cooler Master MasterAir MA624 Stealth is a large CPU cooler that pulls its weight without unnecessary RGB bling.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware; Installation
3. Test Results