Page 4 - Conclusion
With all-in-one liquid cooling systems becoming more and more common, the choice is somewhat hard. Call it a first world problem, but hey, after all, we are all looking for the most bang for our buck, right? The Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 140 makes some changes to the market with some new and innovative features. First is Cooler Master's FlowOp technology, which claims a massive increase in surface area for a good increase in cooling performance. Second is the new square fin design, which provides more contact with the liquid piping, which also increases the performance. On the physical end of things, the build quality of the MasterLiquid Pro is exceptional with its braided and strong tubing. The radiator made out of aluminum gives it a clean and professional overall look. The baseplate uses copper, which has great heat transfer capabilities. Unfortunately, the blue LED on the water block cannot be turned off, however, the good news is it is not very bright. As we saw with on the testing page, the new technologies seemed to have helped. The temperature results were impressive, even beating out a cooler with a 240 mm radiator in the process. However, the Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 140 exhibited some compatibility issues with my SilverStone Primera PM01 due the cooler's design, while the short tubing prevented me from installing the cooler anywhere else. As such, be sure to check compatibility beforehand. Also, I am disappointed with the installation process, because of the unclear instructions and the struggle to get it installed. The pump is a bit loud for my taste as well. The MSRP for the Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 140 comes in at $120 USD, mainly driven up by the cost of the fans. This is more on the expensive side of things, but it definitely delivers on performance. If you have both fans installed, of course.
Cooler Master provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.0/10
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 Pro 140 is a sweet liquid cooler for your rig that performs very well as long as you do not run into any compatibility issues.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware; Installation
3. Test Results