Cooler Master releases the MasterAir G200P ultra-compact RGB CPU cooler
Cooler Master has released a compact CPU cooler aimed at small form factor and HTPC builds with limited space. The Cooler Master MasterAir G200P is an RGB alternative to other popular heatsinks such as the Noctua NH-9i/NH-9a, and the Cryorig C7 (also available in RGB).
The G200P is a square downward-facing aluminum heatsink with dimensions of 95 x 92 x 39.4 mm. The base is copper, and there are two heat pipes to speed transfer into the fins. The fan is a 92 mm PWM model that spins between 800 – 2600 RPM and pushes up to 35.5 CFM, while keeping the noise down to 28 dBA (manufacturer specified). The C10 wired RGB controller is one of the key selling points here, allowing users to switch modes, colours, and brightness quickly. Some type of sync compatibility would have been a useful addition for whole-system RGB setups.
Given the size and design similarities, the Noctua NH-L9 is one of the closest competitors. Compared to this model, the G200P has a couple of mm extra height (37 vs. 39.4 mm), a slightly higher rotation speed (2500 vs. 2600 rpm), and is marginally louder (26 vs. 28 dBA).
Included mounting hardware covers most consumer sockets of the last few years, namely the Intel LGA115X and more recent AMD sockets (e.g. AM4, AM3, FM2, etc.). These sorts of compact designs are best reserved for mid-range processors, and temperatures increase rapidly when used with overclocked systems. The Cooler Master MasterAir G200P is available now with an MSRP of $45.