In the DIY space, Cooler Master is a juggernaut with a vast assortment of peripherals, heatsinks, fans, cases, power supplies, and all-in-one liquid coolers. With products in just about every conceivable category and price range, Cooler Master is known to enthusiasts the world over. They regularly update product lines with improved offerings while continuously seeking out new opportunities. With the drive to continuously improve, it's no wonder they are one of the leading manufacturers of DIY PC components in the world.
I will be looking at the Cooler Master MasterLiquid PL240 Flux, an ARGB-equipped all-in-one liquid CPU cooler. The pump and fans are both illuminated by ARGB LEDs that can be wired into an included ARGB control hub that interfaces with Cooler Master's software, or you can opt to use built-in motherboard lighting control. Regardless, while the MasterLiquid PL240 Flux undoubtedly does the job for those wanting a cooler that illuminates their system, performance always matters the most, so let's take a closer look at what this new release can actually do.
|Model:||MasterLiquid PL240 Flux|
|Socket Support:||Intel: LGA 1700, LGA1200, LGA115X, LGA2011, LGA2011-3*, and LGA2066* (*Square ILM)|
AMD: FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, TR4
|CPU Block:||Base Material: Copper|
|Pump:||RPM: not listed|
|Radiator:||Dimensions: 277 x 119.6 x 27.2 mm|
Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25.8 mm
Fan Speed: 0–2300 RPM
Fan Airflow: 72.37 CFM
Fan Noise: 32 dB(A)
|Features:||Dual-chamber performance pump for optimized flow and pressure|
Enhanced SickleFlow fan blades with interconnecting loop
Fine tuned fans for optimized noise output
Dual loop ARGB pump lighting