Cooler Master Eisberg 120L Prestige Review
Published: 10th June 2013 | Source: Cooler Master | Price: £119.99 |
Up Close: Contact Plate and Radiator
The window in the side is a bit of a give away to this cold plate being more than just..well..a cold plate. Peer through the window and you can see the axial flow pump assembly assembled within a chamber which is designed to double as a small reservoir. If you were to use this unit and upgrade later there'd be nothing wrong with keeping it as is, but we would recommend the addition of a slightly larger reservoir in your system. The image blow right shows the Matte black compression fittings and the fill port which are key to he Eisberg's expandability.
The contact plate is large and although not mirror finished is certainly very shiny. Mounting brackets slot into the grooves near the base as we will see when we come to the build section.
Both the contact plate and the radiator are copper so as to reduce the risk of corrosion that can occur with dissimilar metals. In the images below we can clearly see the copper of the cooling fins that the paint hasn't quite made it through to. Although this might look a bit tatty in fact the lack of a paint coating can only help the heat transfer as air passes through.
A few bent and dented fins were noted on the radiator, although this is nothing unusual it is worth mentioning. The same Matte Black compression fittings as on the cold plate also serve to attach the tubing to the radiator.
The Eisberg comes with a pair of 120mm 1600 RPM fans as well as a selection of long and short screws to enable mounting. Also included are a pair of thick rubber spacers. These serve not only to reduce transmitted sound and vibrations from the fans through the case, but also act as baffles, slightly increasing the distance of the fans from the radiator surface and as such improving the airflow and cooling capabilities.