To get right to the point, I think this is a great cooler. While I think that it’s strongest point is aesthetics, it’s not a slouch in the performance department either. It’s too early in our results with this test system to really give it a score but we ran it against the Corsair H115i Pro RGB which was a good performing cooler on our previous test system and it ran just behind it. In addition I really enjoyed the tweaks Cooler Master has made to the installation process to streamline things. They are minor but appreciated. Mostly though it’s going to be the subtle taper to the pump housing, the twisting lines behind the smoked acrylic, the pump top flow meter, and the brilliant glow of the ARGB fans that draw you to this cooler. It’s a show piece with a half way decent motor and that’s fine by me.
Unfortunately there are just a few missteps that we couldn’t publish without mentioning. Missing four fan screws is a pretty big deal. This would shut your build night down really quick if you had no back up fan screws. Big quality control miss right there. Then you have the discoloration on the pump housing base. It’s not likely to show once installed, but again this shakes your confidence in the QC process at Cooler Master. Finally that finish on the copper coldplate is a disaster. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen one quite that bad.
The price of this unit is a bit questionable as well. At $153.48 from Amazon.com it’s a bit of a high price point but you do have to give it to them for the quality on the ARGB side and those parts do not come cheap. But for that price, for a 240mm AIO cooler, we would not expect to experience the issues that were present.
Overall ThinkComputers.org would like to award the Cooler Master ML240P Mirage a 7 out of 10 score.
– Great Aesthetics
– ARGB Lighting is great and well supported
– Performs decent
– Quality Control issues
– Doesn’t perform amazing