Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite ML240L & ML120L RGB Review: Page 7 of 9
Posted by Mark Taliaferro on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 8:00am
A Closer Look MasterLiquid ML240L
On the CM MasterLiquid Lite ML240L, we find the same dual chamber pump, sleeved hoses, and sturdy radiator construction.
The radiator has a well constructed thick frame and the fins and channels show no imperfections to the human eye.
We attached the fans with the 8 provided thumb screws and these are the same MasterFan 120AB RGB fans as on the ML120L. It would have been a nice touch to include 8 more thumb screw for those wanting a push-pull setup.
Notice the swivel connectors on the waterblock and here again visible mill marks on the copper portion of the pump/block.
The 240mm radiator is of good solid construction and the channels and fins don’t show any blemishes or bending.
The MasterLiquid Lite ML240L comes with two MasterFan 120AB RGB fans with 4 pin PWM connectors and the 4 pin female RGB controller wires.
Here’s the pair of MasterFan 120AB we received, covering the coils of copper in the center with a sticker would have been a nice touch.
Here’s the label on the MasterFan 120AB which shows the 650 – 2000 RPM rated speed.
Cooler Master provides a dual can to single connector adaptor and it’s partially sleeved and we would have liked to see full sleeves on the exposed wires.
We went ahead and attached the controller to the Molex power and RGB controller cable so as you can guess your RGB controller is going to be inside your chassis.
We connected the wires outside the chassis so you can get an idea of what you are dealing with on the RGB/Controller setup. We did a front chassis mount on the Corsair Spec-04 Carbide series mid-tower we used for in chassis testing so it wasn’t too bad running the wiring.
We ran a measuring tape on the hoses and from radiator base to pump/block it’s 12 inches and front mounting on a mid-tower was a little tight, top mounting should leave plenty of room.
Courtesy Cooler Master
Here’s the bundle on the MasterLiquid Lite ML240L and you’ll find everything you need for mounting on all modern sockets and for those clinging to their LGA 775 socket the Master Liquid series will even cover that.
Socket compatibility is listed below for your convenience.
Intel® LGA 2066 / 2011-v3 / 2011 / 1151 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 775 socket
AMD® AM4 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / FM2+ / FM2 / FM1 socket