MSI is the latest to launch an updated AiO cooler series featuring lashings of aRGB plus an LCD display embedded in the CPU pump block. Its latest AiO coolers are higher-end examples than the MAG series (A = Arsenal, not kidding) that arrived last year, and are the first MPG series (P = Performance) AiOs. Just like with their lower-end brethren, MSI is creating the MPG Coreliquid K series with a choice of 240 and 360mm radiators.
The new MPG Coreliquid K Series AIO cooler line fuses the following elements; powerful cooling, a rich user experience, eye catching visual aspects (RGB and a display), powered by Asetek’s most advanced pump technology.
- https://www.msi.com/Liquid-Cooling/MPG-CORELIQUID-K240 (link not live at time of writing)
MSI promises ‘supreme cooling performance’ thanks to the newest cooling technology in place. As well as the Asetek 7th gen pump system, with the traditional Asetek arrangement of the pump sitting above a copper baseplate, MSI has added a 60mm Torx Fan 3.0 to the pump block which is said to “accelerate airflow around the CPU socket and increases the effectiveness of heat dissipation around the motherboard’s power solutions”.
The other fans in these AIOs are situated in the 240 or 360mm radiators and are 120mm Torx Fan 4.0 units. These include built-in aRGB LEDs for a pleasingly punchy lighting presence across the length and breadth of the radiator. MSI allows the fans to be individually controlled for lighting and rotation speeds. As usual, various fan profiles are available to get you started on tweaking, or to set and forget. Zero RPM modes are supported and configurable too.
Lighting is also present on the pump side of the equation. The pump block is crowned by a 2.4-inch display which can be used for frivolous lighting, logos, or animation purposes. Alternatively users can configure the MPG Coreliquid K Series to display useful real time status information on the LCD providing a quick reference to how the system is running, with various parameters like CPU frequency, temperature, and so on – available for quick inspection.
The MSI MPG Coreliquid K Series AIO coolers will be available shortly; they have already started popping up at European retailers for approx €220 and €280 for the 240 and 360mm versions, respectively, which seems rather pricey.