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Cooler Master MasterAir Maker 8 Review

Rating: 8.0.

Cooler Master have earned a strong reputation in the CPU cooling sector, and not just because of the Hyper 212 EVO. Today we are looking at a monster, double-140mm fan behemoth – the MasterAir Maker 8. It uses 3DVC (3D Vapour Chamber) technology and utilises a whopping 8 heatpipes. Is this the pinnacle of high-end air cooling?

The Cooler Master MasterAir Maker 8 is a huge air cooler, and it has a price-tag to match at £99.95 here in the UK. It will be interesting to see how it stacks up against the competition at this price.

Read on for our full review where we look at the features, installation process and performance before giving our final verdict.

Specification

  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 135 x 145 x 172 mm
  • Heat Sink Dimensions (LxWxH): 78 x 144.5 x 160.5 mm
  • Heat Sink Material: 3D Vapour Chamber Base / 8 Heat Pipes / Aluminium Fins
  • Heat Sink Weight: 758g
  • Heat Pipe Dimensions: 6 mm
  • Fan Dimensions: 140 x 25 mm x 2pcs
  • Fan Speed: 600 – 1,800 RPM ± 10%
  • Fan Air Flow: 19.8 – 66 CFM ± 10%
  • Fan Air Pressure: 0.24 – 2.2 mmH2
  • Fan Life Expectancy: 160,000 hrs
  • Noise Level: 8~24 dBA
  • Bearing Type: Loop Dynamic Bearing
  • Connector: 4-Pin
  • Rated Voltage: 12 VDC
  • Rated Current: 0.15 A
  • Power Consumption: 1.8 W
  • Fan Weight: 130 g
  • Weight: 1350 g
  • CPU Socket: Intel® LGA 2011-v3 / 2011 / 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 1151 / 1150 / 775 / AMD FM2+ / FM2 / FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ (AM4 supported with additional bracket)

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  • RooBubba

    Would have been interesting to see this against the Noctua Nh15D – that’s the natural competitor to this unit.

  • Lelisevis

    Or my Thermalright Macho X2 which cost me £45 off amazon and Matches the Noctua blow for blow. I ditched AIO coolers about two years ago I just don’t see the benefits, my air cooler allows me to run 4.5ghz or more 24/7 and it’s totally silent, like mouse-fart silent, no noisy pump or ramped up fan noise. Custom loops that include graphics etc are different but I love my big menacing Air cooler : )

  • AMDerpIDIA

    At that price point, this cooler is pointless

  • Zenstrive

    it doesn’t have any sharp points, true 🙂
    but it looks so much gorgeous