When it comes to building a good air cooler that also looks great sometimes performance is lost in the mix. We definitely saw that with Cooler Master’s MasterAir MA410M. The MasterAir MA620P on the other hand has great performance and looks quite good too! When it comes to performance it is the second-best air cooler we’ve tested to date only behind the massive Scythe Ninja 5. It beat out AMD’s Wraith Prism RGB (the cooler you’ll get wit the Ryzen 7 2700X) by almost six degrees and it does not sound like a rocket taking off like that cooler does. The cooler is actually pretty quiet, even during load testing.
The two fans that are included are RGB fans, and add a little flair to your system. Cooler Master does include a RGB controller for the fans, which allows you to adjust the brightness, change colors, and cycle through six different effects. If that is not enough for you the RGB connection is a standard 4-pin, which means that you can connect it to your motherboard’s RGB header and control it with software. The fans are compatible with all major motherboard software.
When it comes to installation I still don’t think that Cooler Master has got it right. While we installed the MA620P on a test bench, I would be hard-pressed to find someone who installed this cooler in a case without having to remove their graphics card and memory. The whole trying to get the nuts on the screws is just a pain and then you have to tighten them. We’ve seen much larger coolers with easier installation. Hopefully Cooler Master can make some improvements to their mounting system in 2019.
The only other thing that really bothered us with this cooler was the RGB controller. It uses an Molex for power, you would think they would opt for SATA at this point. We actually had to go in our power supply box and find a Molex power connection.
At the end of the day this is one of Cooler Master’s best performing CPU coolers and it looks good doing it! If you need to cool down a hot CPU this is definitely a CPU cooler that we would recommend, although installation might be a bit cumbersome. Right now you can pick this cooler up at our favorite online retailer for $51.29. That is a great price given the performance! Overall ThinkComputers gives the Cooler Master MasterAir MA620P CPU Cooler a 9 out of 10 score!
– Great performance
– Quiet operation
– Fans are RGB
– RGB controller included
– Will likely have to remove graphics card and RAM to get it installed
– RGB controller uses a Molex power connection