Conclusion and Verdict
I do get concerned every time a new chip gets announced because the trends usually mean the more power consumption the more heat generated. And that has been the trend for some time now and honestly, I don’t see that changing any time soon. Even RAM is seeing that kind of heat now. We all know that when a chip gets to hot it going to throttle to keep itself from damage. With that throttle come performance loss. So, if you want to all the performance you paid for a great cooler is smart investment. Manufactures have these new chips to test and having the most recent cooler release is going to guarantee you the best available cooling option. I was impressed with the FLUX as it was able to keep the 11900K at temps that topped my charts. 82 degrees under a full FPU stress test in Aida64 is impressive!
So, how did the MasterLiquid PL240 Flux do? The things I liked: I liked the pump performance. I always closely listen and check the hoses for vibration an 100% at a speed setting. Both the noise and vibrations were very minimal. In fact, the noise was almost inaudible. The vibration was just enough to let you know the pump was working and moving fluid. I also really like the Enhanced SickleFlow fans. These fans are quite and move a decent amount of air at 2300RPM. 65.79 CFM and 2.44mm H20 to be exactly. I noticed that all of the air was going through the radiator as well. Sometimes you can place your hand around the edges and feel air being pushed back as if it wasn’t all going through the radiator. Not the case with this fan design. Very Nice! I also found the mounting hardware easy to use. Lastly, the hoses are braided which adds to the high-quality look. What also a plus is if your motherboard doesn’t have a connector for the RGB you can utilize the included controller which is a nice bonus for those motherboards that don’t have that function.
- Availability: The MasterLiquid PL240 Flux and PL360 Flux will be available January 6, 2022
- Cooling was the best I have come across to date
- Stylish Look
- Enhanced SickleFlow Fans
- RGB is great
- Slim Pump Design
The Cooler Master MasterLiquid PL240 Flux is the CPU cooler you really want, if you want to keep your RGB hidden below the surface. The black transparent lens not only looks great when the lights are off, but also looks great when the lights are on … the pump lets the light through without any issues!
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