Cooler Master Masterliquid Pro 120 vs Lite 120 for Intel Core i7 4770K

Before I begin this post I would like to pay my sincere respects to Bruno Gulotta. RIP. I'm grateful to people like him for making this community amazing. This forum has taught me a lot over the years.

Coming to my query:

I recently upgraded my PC case to a Phanteks P400S to accommodate space for my Maxwell Titan X GPU which got a custom water loop upgrade. I had to mod the front panel of my PC case to ensure proper airflow out of the front otherwise it kept heating up due to trapped hot air. I had to downgrade temporarily to my CPU (i7 4770K) stock cooler to make space for the loop(previously I had a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo). I set the stock cooler's fan to run at 100% speed via the BIOS. I also had to remove my additional(older) Asus GTX 780 GPU to make space for the loop.

I run bioinformatics simulations on my GPU. After this upgrade, temperatures are no more than 52 °C on full load(earlier I had the reference GPU air cooler from Asus which always hit 80-85 °C). Simulations run with reduced CPU priority. However, when I tried to run two more simulation jobs simultaneously yesterday, the CPU suddenly soared up to 98-99 °C. I panicked but quickly managed to kill those extra jobs after which it immediately cooled down(around 68 °C on full load when a single job runs) . It seems the CPU is getting quite some load when concurrent jobs are being run even though they are supposed to run with reduced CPU priority in order to ensure load balancing for the entire system.

Now I'm looking to buy either of the two Masterliquid coolers. What sort of advantages does the pro have when compared to the lite version? Please let me know. Thank you.

Cooler Master Masterliquid Pro 120:

Cooler Master Masterliquid Lite 120:
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  1. Got neither of the two. I got the Corsair H80i v2 finally after a friend suggested the same. I also read this: . Temperatures are now around 55-56 °C now on full load. During the execution of simultaneous simulation jobs(3), the maximum temperature observed is 64 °C.
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