My first introduction to MSI being in the water cooling market was the MAG CoreLiquid C280 which had its pump mounted in the middle of the radiator which at first seemed weird but does end up being a great solution for those bottom mounting their radiator and trying to avoid having the pump as the highest point. So I’m excited to see what MSI has going on with the MEG CoreLiquid S280 that they sent over. Today I’m going to check out what it’s all about then put it through our test suite to see how it performs so let’s dive in!

Product Name: MSI MEG CoreLiquid S280

Review Sample Provided by: MSI

Written by: Wes Compton

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Number of Fans


Fan Dimensions

140 x 140 x 25mm / 5.51 x 5.51 x 0.98 inches

Fan Speed

0 ~ 1800 RPM

Fan Power Consumption

6 W

Fan Rated Current

0.5 A

Fan Life Expectancy

50,000 Hours

Fan Bearing

Hydro-Dynamic Bearing

Fan Air Pressure

2.2 mmH2O

Fan Noise Level

24.9 dBA

Fan Air Flow

82.27 CFM

PWM Mode


Fan Cable Length (5v argb / pwm cable)

350mm; 13.78 inches

Radiator Material


Radiator Dimensions

314.8 x 140 x 27mm / 12.39 x 5.51 x 1.06 inches

Radiator Water Cooling Pipe Length

400mm / 15.75 inches

Block Dimensions

95 x 95 x 83.53 mm

Pump Life Expectancy

50,000 Hours

Pump Noise Level

21.2 dBA

Pump Load Current

0.33 A

Pump Speed

PWM controlled; 100% duty cycle w/ 2800 +/-300 RPM

Pump Power Consumption


Intel Socket

LGA 1150/1151/1155/1156/1200/1700

LGA 2011/2011-3/2066

AMD Socket



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