At 758g and standing 135x145x172mm (5.3×5.7×6.8") with the fan installed the MasterAir Maker 8 is not the largest heatsink on the market but it is certainly a solid hunk of metal. Cooler Master has included a black plastic x-brace with captive screws similar to the mount shipped with the Hyper D92 which will help protect your CPU from cracking, a nice touch for those who choose to invest in this cooler. The price is steep compared to the competition, at $130 it is priced more like an AIO watercooler than an air cooler so the performance needs to be equally as impressive. The Tech Report tested it on an i5-6600K against the Nepton 240M and the cooling performance was similar, however the acoustical performance was not. Read on to learn more about the noises this cooler produced and if it is really worth the price tag.
"Cooler Master's MasterAir Maker 8 CPU cooler uses a unique base design to pack in more heat pipes than any other cooler we know of in its size class. We put this cooler through our testing gauntlet to see whether more is better."
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“Look at the size of that
“Look at the size of that thing!” “Cut the chatter Red Two and move into attack formation!” Sorry but this thing reminded of the Death Star from A New Hope.
Looks annoying to clean being
Looks annoying to clean being all closed in with the plastics.