As of late our theme for reviews has been coolers. CPU coolers are an integral part to any PC build. With Cooler in their name one would get the impression that Cooler Master and their new ML240L AIO is top notch. We are here to test that theory and see how it compares to the smaller 120mm version as well as the competing companies products.
Contents and Packaging
Our ML240L came packaged in standard AIO style with a nice looking black Cooler Master box. Moving to the inside we see the slotted cardboard mold with all the crucial parts wrapped in plastic, including the radiator, two 120mm RGB fans as well as the pump and copper face. Hardware in this package is pretty abundant seeing as how the ML240L supports both an AMD and Intel processor. The tubing comes double layered. A fiber sheath protects the rubber liquid tubing from damage.The RGB Cooler Master logo on top of a professional looking black pump is very appealing to the eye and implements a dual chamber design which we will touch on later.The ML240L comes equipped with an RGB splitter to connect the fans as well as the logo to on-board motherboard color software. If the software is not present, Cooler Master throws in their own in line controller.
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Features & Specifications
Cooling is extremely important for any builder which in turn means that consumers will demand the most out of their cooler. Cooler Master advertises this AIO as having a low resistance radiator that maximizes airflow and efficiently exchanges heat. To us this rad looks very standard and professional in appearance. We will see if these two features give us better cooling performance in the testing phase of our review. Next we move on to the the dual chamber design. This system of cooling is very unique to the ML240L. The cooler quite simply has an upper intake chamber and a lower outflow chamber which creates space between the cooling that prevents the pre-heating of the cooling liquid and eliminates back-flow. We are impressed with the innovation here. Previously we reviewed the ML120L and found that some specs are very similar to the younger brothers one fan design.The rads height with fans installed sits at only 52mm. Compared to the NZXT Kraken X52, which is one of the close competitors, the ML240L is 4mm shorter in height and has a low profile feel. The two 120mm static pressure fans have a maximum of 2000 rpm +/-10% and a maximum decibel rating of 30 dba. This gives us the impression of a hard working semi silent fan. Our braided tube for the hot and cold liquid is approximately 30cm long which gives you tons of wiggle room for any build this cooler goes in. Last but not least we are going to mention the RGB lighting feature for the Cooler Master logo as well as the two 120mm fans. Provided is an RGB splitter along with an in line remote control. Tons of RGB software is supported with the ML240L including AS Rock, Gigabyte and Asus which makes matching colors a breeze.