MasterLiquid Maker 92
Cooler Master going for Innovation
We review Cooler Master MasterLiquid Maker 92 CPU cooler, a new and innovative compact AIO liquid cooler that will soon be available. This rotating model has looks like you have never seen before.
The LCS AIO cooler arena is big. For every segment and budget you can find something you need. The market stabilized and within the entire range and scope of heat-pipe and AIO liquid based coolers there's a certain comfort zone with a corresponding product at any budget available. As a result, most of these coolers available on the market are all adequate at the very least. There are always exceptions to this, there's a handful of manufacturers out there that offer the really interesting stuff, the kit and gear that really stand out from the cooling crowd, the hardware you and me crave and need so badly... that is in the high-end domain of gaming hardware. So, perhaps you have noticed (or not), but Cooler Master has had a bit of beef with Asetek. Anything that is liquid cooled these days is being monitored. Asetek holds patents on liquid cooling design in which a pump and water-block are merged. Up-to blunt irritation this has been plaguing Cooler Master and many others for a long time as many patent breaches have even reached court. In the end, anything that resembles the Asetek patent is expensive, as Asetek requires 5 to 10 USD per sold liquid cooling unit. Asetek has placed a rather nasty stamp on the liquid cooling industry for the PC component market. Cooler Master slowly but steadily has been moving away from designs that conflict with their patents whereas with other models you are going to need to cough up the patent fee, (as in the end the consumer is the one that pays). And albeit this is unconfirmed, we do think that the product as tested today is an example of innovation and a design change that is very different from any AIO liquid cooler you have ever seen. Kudos to Cooler Master for that, what we test today is unique. Before we begin with the photo-shoot, have a peek at the product below.
|Intel LGA 2011-v3/ 2011/ 1151/1150/ 1155/ 1156 socket
|SATA and 4-Pin
|99.9 x 81.6 x 167.5mm (3.9 x 3.2 x 6.6”)
|99.9 x 142 x 118.8 mm (3.9 x 5.6 x 4.7”)
|Φ 95 x 25.4 mm (3.7 x 1”)
|49.7 CFM (max)
|6.4 mmH2O (max)
|30 dBA (max)
|<12 dBA (max)
The Cooler Master MasterLiquid Maker 92 is a newly developed AIO concept that merges the heatsink, radiator and pump all combined into a compact system. The MasterLiquid Maker 92, in our opinion, is one of the most unusual looking AIO water coolers to date. Have a peek at the photo above, and please do notice that the radiator is tiltable (swivel) so that you can choose to exhaust the air closer towards the rear of the housing, or even blow over the motherboard to provide the VRMs additional airflow. The Cooler Master MasterLiquid Maker 92 CPU cooler is intriguing to look at. Next page please.