Page 1: Test: Cooler Master Eisberg Prestige 240L
With the Cooler Master Iceberg Prestige 120L and the 240L, Cooler Master ventured into the AiO water cooler segment almost a year ago. We examined the top model, the Iceberg Prestige 240L, and will test whether this venture has been successful and how the Iceberg Prestige 240L fares compared to the well-known and numerous competition.
Instead of the usual approach, resorting to patents and components by Asetek or CoolIT Systems, Cooler Master provided the Iceberg series with their own specification, a specific cooling system developed in Germany (in cooperation with Alphacool and Eheim), and should be able to differentiate themselves from the competition. The competition unfortunately often lacks unique features; their coolers hardly differ from each other, except for labels and the equipment with various fans.
Just like the competition, the Cooler Master Iceberg Prestige 240L is a complete and self-sufficient system; therefore, it is said to enable the maintenance and operation even for inexperienced users, granting them an insight into the world of water cooling free of worries. The system includes, as usual, cooler, pump, radiator, expansion tank and matching fans, completely configured and filled.
A unique feature is the so-called micro-channel technology, according to Cooler Master. This should maximize the area of contact between the coolant and the copper base of the heat sink, including pump unit and AGB, and thus improve heat dissipation. Furthermore, the JetStream technology ensures that the water can flow inside the cooler with optimized speed and optimized pressure, using turbo injection.
A major advantage of the Iceberg Prestige series is that the heatsink assembly including the pump is equipped with conventional G1/4" ports and thus is not a closed system, but can be integrated into an existing cycle, or even extended at will. This is not the case with most products of the competition, and therefore offers significantly more flexibility.
The Iceberg Prestige series consists of three products: the complete systems Iceberg Prestige 120L and 240L, which differ only by the size of the fan surface, as well as single variant with normal and individually supplied CPU water cooling blocks.
The direct competition with which the Iceberg Prestige 240L will be compared consists mainly of well-known classics and air coolers such as the Noctua NH-D14 SE2011, Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK and the EKL Alpenföhn K2 - and the recently released Corsair H110 water cooling.
It should be noted that our test database has grown considerably since the relaunch of the CPU cooler, and our test system has now found place in the new and large NZXT Phantom 820. The new test system is thus perfect for all kinds of coolers, including larger AIO water cooling systems up to 280 mm, and is therefore much more future-proof. More coolers and direct competitors of the AXP-200 are normal tower coolers like the Akasa Venom, the Prolimatech Megahalems Black, Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 or the Alpenföhn Brocken 2. In addition, the ever-popular Prolimatech Genesis and the Scythe Mugen 3 were recently included in our comparison database at the request of our readers.
The Cooler Master Iceberg Prestige 240L is compatible with almost all current Intel and AMD systems. Here is the usual quick overview:
|Cooler name||Cooler Master Iceberg Prestige 240L|
|Street Price at release||133,72 euros|
|Mass||28.0 cm (L) x 12.4 cm (W) x 3.0 cm (H)|
Copper (base plate & radiator)
|Cooler Type||All-in-one water cooling|
|Series ventilation||2x 120mm Cooler Master SA12025SA2|
|socket||AMD: AM2, AM3, AM3 +, FM1
Intel: 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 years|
All current socket are supported, even the newer socket 1150 for Intel's Haswell CPUs.