( 4.0 Average / 14 Ratings )
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Would have given 5 stars if not for the fact the instrutions did not help much and had to finger it all out on my own. Keeps my Intel Core i5 7600k 3.8ghz quad core (OC to 4.2GHz) @ a respectable 52°-55°c under-load.
Nice little cooler. Fit great in my ITX case.
A bit of a nuisance to mount, but that's on the case, the ML120L gives you everything you need to mount to any CPU or case.
Performs like an aio should, doesn't have any software, so no opportunity for suckage there, but the pump is coolIT not asetek, and is really loud. Also this, and the 240 variant that I had seem to have air in the loops. Definitely like that it comes with an RGB cable splitter and a controller though. (despite the controller being powered by molex.
I started this build air cooled, but during long gaming sessions or Bluray encodes I was seeing temps as high as 95C. Not wanting to have to worry about the longevity of my CPU or worry about temp throttling I did some looking and some measuring and found that with a low profile fan I could make this fit in my case. Glad I did, keeps everything nice and not melting.
A cheap AIO for very conservative overclock performance. Don't bother with 4.9+ GHz on an 8700k with this, go for a 240 or 280. It's perfect for my purposes and I have no complaints. Nice and quiet, looks nice, fits in the case well and came with tons of hardware.
A little on the loud side IMO, but for $50 you really can't beat the price for an entry level AIO.
The one star off has a very specific reason- this CPU cooler almost killed my 1500 USD tower. I had it plugged into an RGB controller that came with the cooler and there was an extra four pin connector for something like a strip or an extra fan. Apparently, it couldn't handle that much power going through it, and as any seasoned PC builder will know, I smelled burning pcb. I can't use my strip now, and it almost killed my computer. Aside from that though, the cooler itself is lovely, and manages to keep my processor under 60C even while stress testing for literally hours. The highest it really gets to is about 56C. As for noise it excels as well, I can't even hear it.
This was the closest cooler to the one I actually used.
*MasterLiquid Lite ML120L TUF Edition RGB -Easy install and keeping temps decently low.
The cooler performs decently for a budget AIO, but for the money you're really better off putting $50 towards a solid air cooler.
I also had to link my RGB header to my motherboard, which meant using AsRock's proprietary software to control them, which was a pain.