Cooler Master Announces MasterLiquid ML120L RGB and ML240L RGB CLC: Lighting Up The Nightby Joe Shields on December 1, 2017 12:00 PM EST
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Cooler Master has introduced its MasterLiquid Lite RGB series of closed loop coolers. The MLL series of radiators are being touted by CM as reliable, well performing, and have quiet under load. The company is using a dual dissipation pump, which isolates the warm air inside the CPU block, as well as 120mm Masterfan Pro Air Balance RGB or Air Balance (non)RGB fans to push air through the radiator and keep the CPU cool.
There are four options to choose from in the MasterLiquid Lite series of coolers. First are the non-RGB LED models found in 120mm and 240mm radiator sizes. They are outfitted with either a single Master Fan Pro Air Balance fan for the 120mm or two in the case of the MasterLiquid Lite 240. The MasterLiquid ML120L RGB and ML240L RGB use the Masterfan Pro Air Balance RGB fans for the lighting as well having RGB LEDs on the top of the pump lighting up the Cooler Master name. The tubing connecting the radiator to the CPU block and pump is double layered and made of FEP on the inside and has a braided sleeve on the outside for aesthetics.
Both of the RGB units include a wired RGB controller and RGB splitter in order to synchronize its RGB with your motherboard supporting board partner’s software. This includes ASUS AURA Sync, GIGABYTE’s RGB Fusion, MSI’ Mystic Light Sync, and ASRock's RGB LED applications (see compatibility list HERE). The wired controller is able to cycle through six preset modes, adjust the color, and brightness. The CLCs will fit Intel LGA2066/2011-v3/2011/1151/1150/1155/1156/1366/775 sockets while AMD compatibility is listed as AM4/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2/FM2+/FM2/FM1 sockets.
The radiators are made of aluminum and are painted matte black. Cooler Master says it is a low resistance radiator yielding a higher flow rate and better heat exchange efficiency. We are not able to confirm the fin density through published specifications. The Air Balance fans range from 650-2000RPM, are PWM controlled, and rated to deliver 66.7 CFM and 2.34 mmH2O (max). Noise levels are said to range from 6-30 dba. The Dual Dissipation pump, which isolates heated coolant from the cooled coolant, is rated to less than 15 dba for noise and is controlled via a 3-Pin connector.
The non-RGB models can currently be found on Amazon while Newegg carried both the RGB and non-RGB models. With all units priced under $70, they are some of the less expensive AIOs on the market, especially those using RGB LEDs.
|MasterLiquid ML120L / ML240L and ML120L RGB / ML240L RGB|
|CPU Socket Compatibility||Intel- LGA 2066/ 2011-3 / 2011 / 1151 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 775
AMD - AM4 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / FM2+ / FM2 / FM1
|Dimensions||ML120L - 157 x 119.6 x 27mm
ML240L - 277 x 119.6 x 27mm
|Fan||Dimensions||120 x 120 x 25mm|
|Speed||650 ~ 2000 RPM (PWM) +/- 10%|
|Air Flow||66.7 CFM (Max)|
|Air Pressure||2.34 mmH2O (Max)|
|Noise Level||6 ~ 30 dBa|
|Pump||Dimensions||80.3 x 76 x 42.2mm|
|Noise Level||< 15dBa|
|Price||ML120L - $49.99 / ML240L - $59.99
ML120L RGB - $59.99 / ML240L RGB - $69.99
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Source: Cooler Master
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creed3020 - Friday, December 1, 2017 - linkNot sure why there would be "warm air inside the CPU block". That statement makes no sense. There is coolant flowing through not air...
All hail the mighty RGB gods and may they live a short life....
LukaP - Friday, December 1, 2017 - linkPretty sure its a typo. Any air around the pump would not be heated in any measurable way by the CPU...
>The Dual Dissipation pump, which isolates heated coolant from the cooled coolant...
i think the block/pump has some "isolation" between the hot and cold sides. Not that it does much, since its a closed system, and the liquid temperature isnt any different between the coolest and hottest points anyway... So just marketing wank.
inighthawki - Friday, December 1, 2017 - link>> All hail the mighty RGB gods and may they live a short life....
As long as they offer non-RGB versions I don't mind. If people want to throw away their money on that garbage then by all means please do. The insane markups people are paying is just more money that these companies can push into R&D and make new products.
thestryker - Friday, December 1, 2017 - linkI'd like to think these coming out is a sign that Cooler Master has made money on the original ones. I have on of the ML240 Pro clcs because they were one of only two available which didn't fuel the Asetek bottom line. It has worked well and hopefully with the expansion they'll pull some more market share away.
Looking forward to reviews to see if these low cost versions hold up.
Morawka - Saturday, December 2, 2017 - linkI wonder why the copper base plate is textured and not mirror smooth/polished