Hey there, fellow PC enthusiasts! Are you on the hunt for a fancy new all-in-one (AIO) cooler to keep your rig running cool and quiet? If you’re considering the MSI CoreLiquid 240R, buckle up, because I’ve got a story to tell.
I picked up the MSI CoreLiquid 240R from Amazon back in January 2021. I was stoked – it was the same brand as my case and motherboard, and it looked great. Plus, I figured it would work way better than the dinky little stock cooler that came with my CPU.
And you know what? For the first few months, it was awesome. My temps were way down, and I was feeling like the king of the nerds. I even left a 4-star review, because hey, there was a little hum, but it was an easy fix.
But then…disaster struck. Less than six months later, the cooler’s performance started to go downhill faster than a rollercoaster. My temps were creeping up, even when my PC was just chilling. Not cool, MSI. Not cool.
I tried everything I could think of – reseating the cooler, giving my system a deep clean, and even slapping on some fancy thermal paste. But no dice. My rig was still running hot.
So I sent the cooler back to Amazon, got a direct replacement, and breathed a sigh of relief. Until…it happened again. This time, I did some digging and found out there was a product recall on the original cooler I had purchased. Whoops. The replacement cooler didn’t have any known issues, so I thought it was smooth sailing from there.
But nope. The replacement cooler’s performance also went down the tubes. So I called up MSI support, and they issued me an RMA label to send it back to them for repairs. Here’s hoping the third time’s the charm.