Cooler Master launches MasterGel Maker thermal compound

Cooler Master launches MasterGel Maker thermal compound

Cooler Master's new MasterGel Maker is claimed to be electrically insulative with high thermal conductivity in an easy-to-spread gel suspension.

Cooler Master has announced the launch of a new thermal compound, dubbed the MasterGel Maker, with a 11W/mK thermal conductivity and high viscosity for easy spreading.

Designed to compete with rival high-end thermal compounds, such as those from Arctic Silver, the Cooler Master MasterGel Maker is based on a gel-consistency carrier containing non-abrasive nanodiamond particles. The result, the company claims, is a high thermal conductivity of 11W/mK - watts per square metre of surface area for a temperature rise of one Kelvin per metre thickness, a standard if somewhat long-winded way of measuring how good a material is at conducting heat - without any risk of cracking or drying and with the promise of easy application and removal.

'Enthusiasts and overclockers need a product that will help deliver the best performance with the lowest electrical conductivity within a short span of time. The MasterGel Maker fills that need,' claimed Ron Classen, Cooler Master product manager, of the launch. 'It has fewer additives, which also makes it extremely lightweight and easy to spread, allowing users to apply it without much difficulty.'

Cooler Master claims that the non-setting compound, which is electrically insulative, is suitable for application to any system component from CPUs and GPUs to chipsets. While the company hasn't offered a lifespan per application, it has claimed that the materials used can withstand extreme temperatures and resist oxidation and erosion over time.

The MasterGel Maker is to be supplied in a retail pack which includes 1.5ml of the compound in a syringe applicator, a degreaser, and a scraper tool. Availability is scheduled to start this week, with a manufacturers' recommended retail price of €9.90.


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Flibblebot 1st December 2015, 12:30 Quote
So they're claiming it's 50% better than Arctic Silver, but what's its real life benefit - does it really make a difference to cooling? Gurus of bit-tech, I lay the gauntlet before your feet: I demand some testing :D
ModSquid 1st December 2015, 14:52 Quote
Agreed. I'm not sure I've seen a bit test of TIMs myself.
ajfsound 1st December 2015, 15:30 Quote
Agreed - I'd love to know real-world benefits of using modern compounds vs standard ones. Last time I checked it made a difference of like 2 or 3 degrees and was only important when wanting to max-out your OC.
bawjaws 1st December 2015, 15:52 Quote
I seem to recall reading a massive roundup of TIMs a few years ago, where they compared an absolute ton of different brands but also threw into the mix the likes of toothpaste and butter :D Surprisingly, the odd stuff performed fairly well :D
D B 6th December 2015, 14:32 Quote
in the test I found, it was 1c better than Arctic Silver5 and just as easy to apply .. looks like I'll be trying it out on my next build
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