The packaging and design of Cooler Master products tends to be relatively clean and descriptive enough. Looking at the packaging for both MasterAir Pro 3 and 4, they’re nearly identical, with exception to the specifications obviously the picture of the cooler.
The front of the packaging shows us the respective cooler and name, while mentioning that is uses “Continuous Direct Contact Technology 2.0.” The rear basically explains the aforementioned in several languages, as well as a couple other features. The one side panel provides all of the specifications that you found on the first page.
Opening up the box, the coolers were found in formed plastic packaging with all of the accessories inside a small box and the instructions tucked behind the formed plastic. The fans came pre-attached to the cooler. Inside the accessories box we find everything needed to install on years old Intel or AMD computer, or a modern computer.
Pulling the coolers out of the packaging, we once again see that the fan comes pre-installed. These are nice looking coolers for sure. MasterAir Pro 3 includes a single MasterFan 92 AB, while the MasterAir Pro 4 includes a single MasterFan 120 AB fan. The heatsink is made of aluminum with copper heat pipes running through it. One thing that I noticed is the top plate on the MasterAir Pro 3 was squished by the packaging, while the Pro 4 did not have this issue. You can take note of this and you will see it in a couple pictures.
You will notice the difference in overall dimensions between the MasterAir Pro 3 and 4, which is 18.5mm on the height, 12mm on the depth, and 6mm on the width. I definitely expect the Pro 4 to cool that much better, and if it does, the $5 difference in price will probably make many choose the Pro 4 over the Pro 3 – unless of course they have space restrictions.
Looking at the base, which is identical – minus the heat pipes – we see how the copper heat pipes run. They’re sandwiched between the machined aluminum base. Also on the bottom here you will see Cooler Master’s patented X-vents, which allow air to move to areas of the cooler that need it most.
That’s about all there is to it. These coolers are relatively simplistic, but do appear to be up to the task at hand – cooling.
This wraps up the introduction to the cooler and the packaging, so let’s move on and see how easy these MasterAir coolers!