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Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 280 AIO Review

Rating: 8.0.

Cooler Master have earned a well-deserved reputation for producing quality CPU coolers. Today we are looking at their new 280mm all-in-one cooler – the MasterLiquid Pro 280. Cooler Master claim that the MasterLiquid Pro 280 should deliver unparalleled performance due to its innovative pump/waterblock, which features ‘657% more surface area’ to allow for better heat dissipation. With the inclusion of 2 MasterFan Air Balance fans as well, could the MasterLiquid Pro be a ‘must have’ liquid cooler?

With a price of just over £100 here in the UK, the Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 280 is not the cheapest AIO we have ever seen, but hopefully it will justify the price by giving excellent performance. In this review, we go over the build quality, installation process and thermal performance of the MasterLiquid Pro 280 before giving our final verdict.


Specification

General:

  • Intel socket support: LGA 2011-3/2011/1366/1156/1155/1151/1150/775
  • AMD socket support: FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
  • Waterblock Dimensions (LxWxH): 94.8(L) x 68(W) x 56.9(H) mm
  • Radiator Dimensions (LxWxH): 311(L) x 138(W) x 27(H) mm
  • Radiator Material: Aluminium (Radiator), Copper (Baseplate)

FEP (Tubing):

  • Tube Length: 358mm ± 5mm
  • Tube Diameter: ø 8mm

Fan:

  • Fan Dimensions (LxWxH): 140(L) x 140(W) x 25(H) mm
  • Fan Spee:d 650-2,200 RPM ± 10%
  • Fan Airflow: 64.21 CFM ± 10%
  • Fan Air Pressure: 3.15 mmH2O ± 10%
  • Fan Life Expectancy: 70,000 hrs
  • Fan Noise Level (dBA): 6-30 dBA
  • Fan Bearing Type: POM Bearing
  • Fan Connector: 4-Pin (PWM)
  • Fan Rated Voltage: 12 VDC
  • Fan Rated Current: 0.16 A
  • Fan Power Consumption: 1.92 W
  • Fan Weight: 172g x2

Pump:

  • Pump Life Expectancy: 50,000 hrs
  • Pump Noise Level: Pump Rated Voltage 12 V
  • Pump Rated Current: 0.5 A

Pump Power Consumption: 6 W

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