Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M Review: (Air) Wolf In Wolves’ Clothing

nrdwka

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Would be nice to see a test without plastic cover.
For me it is unnecessary and probably reduce cooling efficiency...
 

dennphill

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Thanks for the review, Garrett. With the price of a nice cocktail at my favorite bar being only fifteen bucks, why wouldn't I just get the Dark Rock 4 since I have no use for the RGB-thinggie for my next build. :)
 

rubix_1011

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You are correct with the reference.

Also, there is some confusion with the US/UK site representation of the score.

"4.5/5" should really be converted to "9/10" - this is how our system has been defined internally for ratings.

The UK site has this listed as 4.5/10, which is even more confusing, but I'm working to see if this can be corrected.
 

rubix_1011

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I physically measured it with digital calipers.

I must have received a shorter version by 0.25" or 6mm, but my actual guess is that Cooler Master might round up a bit to make the numbers a bit more user-friendly to read to allow for slightly more clearance.

 
Oct 7, 2019
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The Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M, although a more ‘civilian’ version, performs just as well as its TUF Alliance twin.
Would be nice to see a test without plastic cover.
For me it is unnecessary and probably reduce cooling efficiency...
Thanks for the review, Garrett. With the price of a nice cocktail at my favorite bar being only fifteen bucks, why wouldn't I just get the Dark Rock 4 since I have no use for the RGB-thinggie for my next build. :)

I physically measured it with digital calipers.

I must have received a shorter version by 0.25" or 6mm, but my actual guess is that Cooler Master might round up a bit to make the numbers a bit more user-friendly to read to allow for slightly more clearance.


No one really noticed for 1 year that this cooler was upside down?

The air is pushing it towards the front of the box.

Below you have a picture of the "good" position of the cooler.


 

rubix_1011

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Please explain 'cooler upside down'?

Airflow moves from the 'front' of the cooler towards the rear of the case. I believe that you feel that the orientation of the heatpipes and cooling fins dictate the direction on how the cooler can be placed but, no, as long as the fans are moving airflow through the cooler in the same direction and towards the rear exhaust fan, it is installed fine.
 
Nov 16, 2019
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So, it's been a while since I followed computer hardware. Are the dimensions of room between CPU socket and DIMM sockets standardized yet?

I was thinking of getting this one for a 9700K build, but the Trident Z RGB RAM is 44mm high, which is more than the 38mm clearance I gather this one has. And while your test setup seems to have no visible issues as long as not all slots are filled, from looking at it, the distance between the DIMM sockets and the middle of the CPU socket seem pretty far apart compared to what it looks like on the Z390 boards I had a look at - eg. the Strix Z390-F. Maybe it is my imagination, but since I can't find any page stating measurements for the board I can't really check up on it.

Sadly, there apparently aren't too many aRGB CPU coolers, so this one is really attractive.
(not that I actually need RGB, but I also don't really care about the 100/200 currencies price difference for bling bling for the heck of it)
 

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