Cooler Master isn’t new to the all in one cooler game, they were there right at the beginning when they were just starting to come out and they have continued to change things up over the years. RGB has been a thing for a while now and companies have been looking at how to change things up and we have already seen companies putting their lighting behind mirrors for a different look and Cooler Master is no different. They showed them off at CES this year and even though it has been a crazy year they did just recently introduce them officially with their MasterLiquid Mirror coolers. Well, I had the MasterLiquid ML280 Mirror come in and sticking with the cooling theme I have put it through our test suite and today I’m going to take a look at it and see how it performed, what it has to offer, and where it fits in the market price-wise.

Product Name: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML280 Mirror

Review Sample Provided by: Cooler Master

Written by: Wes Compton

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Product Number


Radiator Size


Exterior Color


CPU Socket

LGA2066, LGA2011-v3, LGA2011, LGA1200, LGA1151, LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, AM4, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2, FM2+, FM2, FM1

Radiator Material


Radiator Dimensions

318 x 140 x 27.2 mm / 10.9 x 4.7 x 1.1 inch

Pump Dimensions

81.2 x 76 x 57.8 mm / 3.19 x 3 x 2.3 inch


70,000 Hours

Pump Noise Level

< 10 dBA

Power Connector


Pump Rated Voltage

12 VDC

Pump Power Consumption

2.36 W

Fan Dimensions (L x W x H)

140 x 140 x 25 mm / 5.5 x 5.5 x 1 inch

Fan Quantity


Fan LED Type


Fan Speed

650-1400 RPM ± 5%

Fan Airflow

67 CFM (Max)

Fan Noise Level

10 - 27 dBA

Fan Pressure

2.25 mmH₂O (Max)

Fan Life Expectancy

160,000 Hours

Fan Power Connector

4-Pin (PWM)

Fan Rated Voltage


Fan Rated Current



230 W

Ram Clearance



2 years


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sjguy replied the topic: #38842 18 Jun 2021 05:20
We’re you able to remove the cap with the logo from the pump block without voiding the warranty? I need to rotate the one on my 360 model but it doesn’t move and I don’t see any screws that wouldn’t void the warranty.
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #38843 18 Jun 2021 05:25
Yeah it's been a little while. But it came right off without any issues or seals. I belive you twist it counter clockwise and then it will pull up and off

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