Review | Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 120


Updated 18/11/2017

The Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite is a closed-loop AIO liquid cooler that features a 120mm radiator and it is compatible with modern Intel and AMD sockets. It is quite similar to the MasterLiquid 120 but the difference on the Lite version is that it only comes with only one 120mm fan. That, and the other differences being merely aesthetic.

The fan that comes with it is pretty good boasting a wide PWM range of 650 to 2,000rpm. It also uses a low-noise pump that’s only rated at 8dB(A).

To test the MasterLiquid Lite 120, I paired it with my Biostar TZ68K+ and Intel’s 2600k overclocked at 4.7Ghz using 1.38v and with a room temperature of 23°C.

For the first test, I only used the single MasterFan 120AB that it came with and I got temperature readings of

  • Idle – 41°C
  • Under load (cinebench) – 51°C

On the second test, I added a Rakk Maris Spectra 120mm fan to create a push-pull radiator config with the MasterFan 120AB and with this I got temperature readings of

  • Idle – 39°C
  • Under load (cinebench) – 48°C

All in all I think this is a good entry level AIO Liquid cooler because it proves to be of exceptional value. It provides decent cooling with enough headroom for overclocking and it is quiet under normal operation and it is pretty easy to install.