CPU Cooler

AMD Wraith Prism RGB Cooler Setup & Software

Today we’re taking a look at the AMD Wraith Prism CPU Cooler and its RGB connection cables + software controls.

This specific cooler is a little hard to find as a standalone option, instead, the AMD Wraith CPU Cooler is included with the following AMD Ryzen CPU.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

It’s a remarkably good looking cooler, with unique connection options that include both a 4-pin RGB Header and a USB 2.0 Internal Header cable to enable control of the colours.

The LED layout is split into 2 main zones.

– The RGB Header cable controls only the fan.

– The USB 2.0 Header cable controls both, with additional A-RGB options for the outer ring, but the fan colour controls are overridden if the RGB header cable is attached.

This becomes important when you want to match the colours with other RGB components within your Gaming PC – right now static colours are no problem but getting a colour flow effect to sync between the outer ring, central fan and case fans can’t be done easily. (we’ll update when it works again)

That’s not to say you can’t have some awesome RGB colours though! So let’s connect the cables and install the software for testing 🙂

Starting with the CPU Cooler installed into our PC, we’ll now attach the cables required to control the RGB.

Quickly removing the Graphics Card to give us easy access to the two ports on the bottom of of the CPU Cooler we first connect the RGB Cable to an RGB Header, and then the other cable to the USB 2.0 Header on our motherboard.

With the two cables now connected our build instantly syncs the AMD Wraith CPU Cooler to our case fans, and while the outer ring does at first appear to be matching the flow as it proceeds the colours will slowly de-sync.

With everything looking good it’s time to move onto software install, the easiest way to find the latest version is by visiting the AMD CPU Cooler Solution website and clicking the button shown below.

This will take to the Cooler Master software download page, simply click the button here and a compressed software package will begin to download.

Please note: At the time of writing this, our software download was Wraith Prism v1.18

Unpack the zip that’s now in your download folder and run the program to install the software – the most difficult steps are done!

OK, now you can start playing with the 3 tabs to control the two separate RGB zones, RING LED and FAN LED, the third is just that little AMD logo top left.

IMPORTANT: Remember that you can’t change the fan LED with using these software controls if the RGB header cable is attached.

Looking specifically at our B450 Aorus Motherboard, you can see we connected the RGB header just below the CPU Cooler.

Simply pop the RGB Header cable out, and the Wraith Cooler Software controls will now let you tweak and change everything to suit 🙂

We can now use a combination of Aorus FUSION RGB software and the Cooler Master AMD Wraith Prism Cooler Software to align the colours on everything.

All the various brands’ RGB software can be found on the product page download section for your specific motherboard, with AORUS you can also get it from the dedicated website they’ve set up at https://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/512/rgb2.html 🙂

Quick tip: If you’re running AORUS RGB Fusion on your PC be sure to get the Android APP as it adds even more controls options, smart features and settings.

With the motherboard software set to static orange for our test, we can now return the Cooler Master Wraith Prism Software and configure this to match.

And we’re all done, with the RGB header cable detached, and our two software packages configured individually to match, we can set our whole system, or individual parts, to our own colour preference for the perfect look.

We choose orange because of the subtle orange highlight on our Aorus Motherboard but it looked pretty awesome in blue too 🙂

You can configure the various parts, then uninstall the software/remove cables and it will retain the last known config – this is pretty good as the cables that come out the cooler are pretty big and can be tricky to hide.

LED ON!

Good Cooling – The MasterLiquid Pro 240

 

GGPC MasterLiquid CPU Coolers are GOOD

UPDATE: We’ve built a lot of Gaming PC with this one now and it’s super quiet with little things we love like the adjustable pipes, on that note we happily give these new CPU Liquid Coolers from Cooler Master our GGPC Recommends award – The MasterLiquid Pro is GOOD! (and in all sizes, this whole series is pretty darn amazing TBH!)

The latest in thermal technology from Cooler Master – the MasterLiquid Pro 240 is one of the coolest looking all-in-one cooling solutions we’ve seen in a long while!  Those talented guys and gals at Cooler Master have re-engineered how liquid absorbs and expels heat throughout closed loop of the cooler, this has created a new CPU cooling solution that lasts longer, performs better and like all good AIO options – requires virtually no maintenance (it’s nice to change your CPU paste every few years :P)

They’ve stacked an extra chamber on top and engineered it so that cold stuff can go in, but hot stuff can’t go back up. Inside all the important components live within this new cooler area while a powerful pump sprays liquid directly at the center of the water block, solving the issue of slow flow, they’ve even mounted more ultra-fine fins on the copper base, creating even more surfaces from which the coolant can take away heat.

Inside the cooler master pumpGeared towards being cool in silence, Cooler Master have encased the pump needed to drive that concentrated spray at our CPU with a silent driver, the custom driver rotates way more smoothly than any other technology out there apparently reducing noisy clicks and vibration.  Going even further in their efforts to reduce noise the MasterLiquid’s unique square fin design on the radiator creates a greater surface area for absorption of the heat and allows for spacious airflow – this increased space allows for use of a quieter fan that pushes air farther out of the case. Bringing everything together it’s really rather quiet!

The MasterLiquid Pro 240 includes two of the latest MasterFan Pro Air Balance fans, these new high-static-pressure fans utilize a similar “silent-driver” to operate quietly while moving plenty of air.