Cooler Master Eisberg Prestige 240L PC Water Cooler Review
The Cooler Master iceberg Prestige 240L is a very high quality All-in-one water cooler which easily reached the top result of our CPU Cooler comparison chart. The assembly of the ready filled AIO water cooling in inspite of the less recognizable instructions in the manual very easy even without any prior knowledge of radiators. Only the pump volume should be minimized a little bit, since a water cooler is in many cases used not only to increase the cooling performance, but also to significantly reduce the noise of the PC. Some motherboards have at least simple fan controllers, which can lower the pump speed slightly also without major loss of cooling performance.
All in all especially the high cooling performance and the high quality of the Cooler Master Eisberg 240L water cooler is great. With the following sound samples you can hear the sound of the water cooler pump also at full fan speed, but in a sound comparison with the Antec H2O 920 watercooler or Asetek Vapochill LS compressor cooler it becomes clear that the Cooler Master Iceberg 240L is generally not loud.
Here is a MP3 recording of the Cooler Master Eisberg Prestige 240L cooler at full speed:
Here is a MP3 sound of the Eisberg 240L cooler without pump throttling at full speed:
Here is a MP3 recording of the Cooler Master Eisberg Prestige 240L cooler at low speed:
For comparison here is a MP3 recording of the Antec H2O 920 water cooler at full speed:
And then listen to the start of an Asetek Vapochill LS compressor cooler:
Pro:+ Very good cooling performance + High quality build and high quality water cooling tube connectors + Easy installation + Installation for standard Intel and AMD systems + Radiator and cooling plate made of copper + Optional upgradable + Antivibration pad for both fans included
Contra: – High purchase price – The pump noise is also with contained with throttling not silent – No separate fan controller or adapter to connect all connectors to a single power supply connection – Details about the different spacer screws are difficult to recognize in the instructions manualUpdate: Cooler Master has provided a high-quality version of the manual online.
Alternative: An alternative is to build a water cooling system with individual components, in our water cooler forum you can ask for help and will get a lot of tipps about it. Those who are looking for a cheaper AIO water cooler alternative with lower cooling performance, should have a look at the two price Tip coolers Antec H2O 620 and Antec H2O 920. All prices are only for rough comparison and were found at the test date (01/2013).