Cooler Master Masterliquid Lite 120 AiO Cooler Review

Cooler Master recently launched the Masterliquid lite 120. Today, we will be taking a closer look at it and letting you know where it stands with us here at TechX.

The MasterLiquid Lite was released on April 18th and is hopefully a great budget option to get an AiO cooler in your system. The MasterLiquid family is quite vast and covers you in all sizes up to 280mm. However today we are going to be focusing on the MasterLiquid Lite and this is only available in 120mm.

Packaging, Contents, & Pricing

The unit comes in a retail ready, black cardboard box. The unit proudly portrayed on the front with the MasterLiquid Lite (MLL) name on the at the bottom of the main face accompanied with the 120 telling us the units size category. The MLL supports both Intel and AMD sockets.

Also, boasting about their ultra low-profile dual chamber technology in their pumps we look forward to seeing the performance results on this unit.

Around the Back you’ll get some more details on the unit, such as the sizing of the parts in mm’s as well as the probable claim of having this thing up and running in five minutes.

The most knowledge from the packaging will come from the side where you see the specifications.Any sizing questions you were having or tech. specs you were looking for can be found here. Keep in mind though, this is a 120mm, low profile device so if you are going to have issues fitting this in, we would like to see where you are trying to fit it that it won’t possible go!

Removing the packaging everything is secured in a molded cardboard fitting standard to most AiO coolers we have seen. Everything also is additionally protected with plastic covering as well as an extra seal on the copper face of the cooler reminding you to remove it before use. The Radiator is aluminum and the tubes to the pump are corrugated plastic.

The fan is a MasterFan 120 AB and claims RPM’s from 650-2000. This is a static pressure fan, you can tell this from the shape of the fans and the lack of between fins. This makes sense as static pressure is the preferred fan type for use with radiators. When stacked the fan and radiator have a combine depth of 52mm, making them fairly low-profile.

Included is all the hardware, an instruction manual as well as the necessary 120mm fan to assist in the actuation of the unit. The MasterLiquid Lite 120 fits in at a perfect budget price of $49.99 at the time of this review on Amazon.

Cooler Master recently launched the Masterliquid lite 120. Today, we will be taking a closer look at it and letting you know where it stands with us here at TechX. The MasterLiquid Lite was released on April 18th and is hopefully a great budget option to get an AiO cooler in your system. The MasterLiquid family is quite vast and covers you in all sizes up to 280mm. However today we are going to be focusing on the MasterLiquid Lite and this is only available in 120mm. Packaging, Contents, & Pricing The unit comes in a retail ready, black cardboard…

Review Overview

Packaging & Allure
Manuals
Setup & Installation
Performance
Price

Entry Level Bliss

The Masterliquid Lite is an easy choice for entry level liquid cooling or upgrading from an air cooler. Price and Performance are on point.

User Rating: 2.84 ( 81 votes)

8 comments

  1. Whats the delta temp?

  2. Hi there, I purchased this cooler not to long ago and the pump seems very loud, is it supposed to be this loud? Noticeably louder than gpu fans

    • I don’t recall it being noticeably loud. Maybe exchange yours or check other forums but the sound never stood out much to us and our rig sits on our desk at ear level.

    • mine was only loud till it had flushed the bubbles in the unit from transit other than that it is whisper quiet

  3. lazy review
    no comparison graph
    no noise test

  4. Installed one of these last night on my FX chip in place of a faulty (dead pump after 1 year) Corsair H55. CPU now sits at 16 Deg C idle with a max temp of 37 Deg C with the PC under load (GuildWars2 very cpu intensive) . On the whole a very good unit. One note of mention is make sure the fan is connected to the CPU fan header and not the pump. The pump should draw a straight 12v with the Fan being variable so plug the pump in to a sysfan header or straight to 12v via a Molex.

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