When Cooler Master announced they were going to make an AIO liquid cooler I was sceptical at first. Let’s face it, how many AIO solutions do we need? The market is fierce when it comes to cooling and a degree or two can make a huge difference, Cooler Master had to come up with something special if they were going to come top of the tree. The front runner at the moment is the H100 from Corsair but after completing all the tests with Eisberg I can now say we have a new champion!
Eisberg outperformed all the other AIO solutions by at least six degrees, now that might not seem a lot but it matters for those who want the best performance/temperature ratio out of their CPU. The other major difference between other AIO solutions is that it’s fully customizable by the fact you can add more radiators and blocks to the loop and even refill the coolant, you can also just buy the pump/block without any radiators to use in your existing loop. With that it’s totally understandable that it’s priced higher at around €160 for the 240L version, €140 for the 120L and €99 for the Prestige, which is just for the pump/block.
Installation was quick and easy and performance was exceptional. One thing to note is that when the pump is running at 12v the pump noise was quite loud, but by connecting the low noise adapter which then runs the pump at 9v then the noise coming from the pump was more acceptable. Cooler Master did point out that the noise issue at 12v was only on the early review samples and this problem would be rectified when Eisberg into mass production.
Cooler Master’s joint venture with Alphacool as certainly paved the way on how AIO liquid cooling solutions are viewed, bring high-end water cooling performance at an affordable price, and I bet it won’t be long before other manufactures adopt the customizable feature to their AIO units.