Cooler Master shows off Master cooling products at CES

— 10:17 AM on January 7, 2016

CoolerMaster's cooling solutions have always been well regarded around TR. The company's Hyper212 EVO cooler, for instance, has been a staple of almost every System Guide. CoolerMaster is now showing off its new Master series cooling wares at CES.

The MasterLiquid Maker is an open-loop liquid cooling kit that CM bills as easy to install and customize. According to the firm, the pump has a unique design that connects directly to the reservoir, cutting down on tubing. The unit can circulate up to 600 liters per hour. The fan and radiator designs are CM's own, too. The whole kit should be configurable in a number of different ways, down to the reservoir's internal arrangement.

If building your own liquid cooling loop isn't exactly your thing, CM is only happy to oblige. The MasterLiquid Pro 240 is a closed-loop CPU cooling kit with a dual-fan 240-mm radiator. CM says the pump and radiator designs are its own custom design.

The low-vibration pump can "dissipate heat in two directions," and ought to shift 120 liters per hour. Oh, of course, the waterblock also has the requisite LED blinkenlights.

Cooling enthusiasts will know that not all fans are made equal. CM is aware of that, too, and has pulled back the curtain on its MasterFan designs. These fans come in 120-mm or 140-mm sizes and have POM (Polyoxymethelene) bearings, which CM says can last up to 160,000 hours, or just over 18 years. The company says the exclusive "Silent Driver" IC should help reduce the fans' switching sound, too.

All of that is nice, but the really good bit is that the MasterFans are available with three distinct blade designs. The Air Flow model has relatively straight blades and should be ideal for case rear panels. At the opposite end of the spectrum, the Air Pressure design features five very curved blades. CM says this model is better used in radiators. Finally, the general-use nine-blade Balance version should provide an equilibrium between air flow and pressure.


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