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Cooler Master MasterAir G100M CPU Cooler Review

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Cooler Master MasterAir G100M CPU Cooler Conclusion:

Thermal testing shows that the cooler is well-suited for a daily driver system and the G100M can handle some light overclocking. For a small system build where you would need a low profile cooler that sees normal daily driver usage, this cooler is fine. As with any small cooler, especially air coolers, there are limitations. Under a full load with the i7-4770K CPU in the test system, the temps do bump the upper limit.

However, as I often say, most people don't fully load their system for long periods of time. You probably are not going to use a cooler like this for major benchmarking. Besides, Cooler Master has some of the best air and liquid coolers you can buy so you should have no problem finding a cooler in their arsenal if your needs are more demanding. 

The installation was about as easy as it can be and the added benefit of a downflow cooler helps to keep other system components on your motherboard cool. Standard RAM heights will not be a problem, but RAM with extra tall heat spreaders might be a problem depending on your motherboard layout. The build quality of the cooler is top-notch, which is the norm for all of the Cooler Master products I have reviewed.

The RGB features are a blast to play with and when combined with other RGB capable hardware (and there is a ton of it out there) you are in for a cool light show. The G100M can be found for well under $50 on Amazon which is a great value for the attractively styled, low profile cooler that is RGB ready. Check out the G100M from Cooler Master!

 

Pros:

  • RGB controller
  • Low profile - ideal for compact builds such as in mini ITX cases
  • Downflow helps to cool motherboard components
  • Heat column technology
  • Easy to install
  • Affordable

 

Cons:

  • Not for hardcore overclocking, but that should not be a surprise
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