Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage Review (Page 4 of 4)

Page 4 - Conclusion

While we are in the middle of summer and the heat continues in Calgary, the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage shows its capability to remove heat, albeit with a bit of a different approach. Obviously, its main purpose is still to remove heat and on a physical standpoint, it looks like it should. Its solid aluminum radiator combined with a braided rubber tubing and a copper water block all look up to par. The fact Cooler Master includes all of the modern CPU sockets, including the larger AMD TR4 socket, is another positive point. In addition, on a visual standpoint, the MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage stands out with its clear water pump and block combination to give users a unique look into their system. Its RGB implementation is excellent to make for a stunning look. However, when it comes to removing heat, the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage is not the greatest. The difference comes down to balancing noise and cooling capabilities, because while the ML240P Mirage keeps a quiet performance under full load, its cooling capabilities are matched and even beaten by traditional air coolers like those from Noctua. On the other hand, the quiet performance is still a positive point, as it definitely maintains a quieter noise output than the aforementioned air coolers. I know this is a tug-of-war between noise and performance, but I think I would like better cooling capabilities from an all in one cooler, even if it means getting louder. At Computex, Cooler Master announced the ML240P Mirage would retail at a price of $140 USD. This is a hefty price for an all-in-one cooler, but considering its inclusion of ARGB lighting and still capable cooling, the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage is at least one great looking AIO.

Cooler Master provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.

APH 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 Numeric Rating is 7.2/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.

The Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage is a stunning all-in-one cooler capable of cooling CPUs while balancing noise output.

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Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware; Installation
3. Test Results
4. Conclusion