CoolerMaster MasterAir Maker 8 Review

Packaging

CoolerMaster MasterAir Maker 8

Packaging

The box containing the maker 8 is absolutely huge.  in fact, hand on heart we can honestly say we've seen cases come in smaller boxes.  Thankfully CoolerMaster make use of the exterior real estate with plenty of informative graphics and text.

CoolerMaster MasterAir Maker 8  

 

So why such a big box?  Well, aside from the well protected cooler, there are also quite a few accessory boxes inside.  It's the first time we think we've seen CoolerMaster opt for what we'll refer to as the Noctua method of packaging, and we have to say we like it.

CoolerMaster MasterAir Maker 8 

 

Had a little thought been given to it though, Coolermaster could have used less packaging.  We'll tell you a bit more about this thin Aluminium panel later, but for now just realise that it only occupies about 1/6th of the depth of the box, with the rest of it being empty. 

CoolerMaster MasterAir Maker 8 

 

The Accessories and fittings box though is a sight to behold.  We simply love the vacuum formed plastic that holds the fittings all nice and separate.  It did take us a bit of time to find the fan splitter though as it was hidden all on its own under the top fold of the box. 

CoolerMaster MasterAir Maker 8 

 

What we have here then are the modding accessories that CoolerMaster include with the Maker 8.  At the top there's a lovely Aluminium top panel, which can be used instead of the smoked plastic cover that comes fitted out of the box.  As if that wasn't enough, Coolermaster have actually made the schematics available to download so that end users can actually 3D print their own custom top covers, or have them done by one of the many online companies that provide that service.  The other four items are brackets that allow the fitting of pretty much any 120mm fan instead of the 140s that the cooler comes with, in principal allowing for better RAM compatibility.   

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Most Recent Comments

21-02-2017, 06:03:48

King of Old Old School
Ah CoolerMaster loves these long names lolQuote

21-02-2017, 08:52:10

SuB
The cooler master master air maker eight...

*sigh*Quote

21-02-2017, 09:06:59

SPS
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
The cooler master master air maker eight...

*sigh*
#naileditQuote

21-02-2017, 09:45:13

tinytomlogan
Its would be alike a scene out of Hitman if I ever walked into CM HQ....

Youre in charge of product names you say /empties clip

Head of LED colours /12bore to the face

Head of not fitting /dropped into an industrial press with a hand grenade


I have a lot of suppressed anger for their stupidity!Quote

21-02-2017, 09:53:33

RobM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Its would be alike a scene out of Hitman if I ever walked into CM HQ....

Youre in charge of product names you say /empties clip

Head of LED colours /12bore to the face

Head of not fitting /dropped into an industrial press with a hand grenade


I have a lot of suppressed anger for their stupidity!
lol I can picture it nowQuote
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