Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML280 Mirror Review

Test results …

The test system consists of the following components …

CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor
AMD Mainboard MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC
RAM 2x 8GB Patriot Viper DDR4 3200MHz CL16
Enclosure Corsair Crystal 680X (closed)
Ambient temperature approx. 22 °C

Review of the temperature using Prime95 in the latest version 30.3 Build 6 and the ambient temperature was 22°C. The Prime95 load was maintained until no temperature increase could be detected for 5 minutes.

MSI Dragon Center was used for fan control to set fan speeds of 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%.

The test temperatures revealed a small surprise, because no matter which fan speed is set, the temperatures are always very close to each other. The highest temperature of the AiO is 68° at 700 rpm, which is just 4° more than the lowest temperature at the maximum speed of 1350 rpm.

The MasterLiquid remains barely noticeable even at 100% fan speed, from the closed case. According to Cooler Master, the maximum noise level is 27dBA. This value is easily maintained and is thus consistently low. At only 25% and 50%, the water cooling remains so quiet that it can’t be heard out. Therefore, you can definitely set the fans to a value between 25% and 50% if you want to run the PC silently throughout. Since the temperatures between min. and max. Temp only make up a small difference, higher settings than 50% are hardly necessary.

The pump can be regulated via the mainboard’s DC control. We test here with 100% to offer comparisons with other manufacturers whose pumps are not adjustable.

RGB Effects …

Of course, the aRGB effects can also be seen in a video that can be found on our OCinside YouTube channel. Only the effects of the included controller were used!

Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML280 Mirror RGB Effekte

Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML280 Mirror Result and general impression …