Cooler Master's MasterAir MA620M CPU cooler - A Mini Wraith Ripper?

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Cooler Master's MasterAir MA620M CPU cooler - A Mini Wraith Ripper?

Conclusion

The main selling points of Cooler Master's MasterAir MA620M CPU cooler are purely aesthetic. From it's all-back aesthetic to the inclusion of RGB, the MA620M is dressed to impress, offering the same monolithic appearance as the TR4/Threadripper-exclusive Wraith Ripper. The benefit of the MA620M is that it also supports a broader range of CPU sockets and systems. 

To be clear here, this isn't a review. If you want to call this anything its a showcase. With pre-order pricing of £89.99, it would be a stretch to say that this CPU cooler offers anything that could be considered as value for money. Aesthetic options like ARGB lighting support and blackened heatsink fins should have already indicated that this cooler isn't designed to be cheap. The MasterAir MA620M is designed for those who want their PCs to look good, and those who want to avoid liquid cooling if possible. 

Cooling-wise, Cooler Master's documentation promises cooling performance that's similar to their Masterliquid ML240L RGB liquid cooler. This is by no means bad performance for an air-cooled heatsink, but it's also worth noting that the ML240L RGB currently retails for £59.95 on Amazon UK. At the time of writing the MasterAir MA620M has a pre-order price of £89.99 at Overclockers UK. This cooler isn't designed to offer value; it's designed to provide great air cooling performance and to look good. 

So what can we say about the Cooler Master MasterAir MA620M? It looks good, it's easy to install, and it can offer levels of cooling performance that can compete with some all-in-one liquid coolers. Cooler Master has even included an ARGB controller with the cooler for use with older, non-ARGB compliant systems/motherboards. If you want a Wraith Ripper for your AM4 or LGA 1151 system, the MasterAir MA620M is the CPU cooler for you. If you are looking for the most bang for your buck, you probably shouldn't be looking at ARGB illuminated coolers to begin with. 

While we are on the topic of ARGB lighting, we will note that the white light offered by Cooler Master's MA620M is brilliantly balanced. On camera, it appeared perfectly white, while some of our other, albeit older, RGB products appeared somewhat blue. That's a clear sign of a high-quality RGB implementation, something that remains rare on a lot of today's PC components. 

Remember that this is a premium air cooler; and that it can compete with some liquid coolers with only a single 120mm fan. That ain't no small feat. The MasterAir MA620M is an impressive unit, and if you want a mini Wraith Ripper in your life, this is it. 

As always, you will need to consider how much aesthetics matter to you. Not everyone is looking for value for money. If you want to avoid liquid cooling and have one of the best looking CPU heatsinks on the market, the MasterAir MA620M is a good buy. Ultimately, whether or not this cooler is worth it depends on what you, the buyer, want.   

To steal the words of OC3D's TinyTomLogan, the Master MA620M "looks the absolute nuts". Whether or not that's enough for you is a matter of opinion. 

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25-09-2019, 13:01:44

Greenback
I think I'd be tempted to spend the extra for this, it does look really goodQuote

26-09-2019, 04:22:47

Peace
Definitely super cool lookin', but at that price point... Aren't there very good AIOs available already?Quote

26-09-2019, 05:54:59

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
Definitely super cool lookin', but at that price point... Aren't there very good AIOs available already?

This is a premium air cooler fella. This is for people that want a high end air cooler, its not really one for price / performance comparisons with AIO'sQuote

26-09-2019, 08:14:06

Bagpuss
Those temps don't look too impressive.


..89c at 130w, 4.7Ghz on a 8700K


My Dark Rock 4 keeps my 9900K (all core 4.8Ghz) cooler than that when pulling more watts (140-150w) in Cinebench runs.


..and did I mention its over £30 cheaper and looks just as nice with its all matt black finish.Quote

26-09-2019, 13:21:25

66racer
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Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
Those temps don't look too impressive.


..89c at 130w, 4.7Ghz on a 8700K


My Dark Rock 4 keeps my 9900K (all core 4.8Ghz) cooler than that when pulling more watts (140-150w) in Cinebench runs.


..and did I mention its over £30 cheaper and looks just as nice with its all matt black finish.
Yeah, I have to see what the official OC3D testing results are before I get excited about this cooler.

This was more of an unboxing with a review like title.Quote
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