Peer pressure is real and often times very useful. For some it pushes them to do things they shouldn’t, just as often it can be the catalyst that pushes you to achieve goals and do things you would have never otherwise attempted. Whether it be personal or professional, peer pressure can be a tool of great power. In tech we see it most often resulting in imitation and trend following typically resulting in better products and technologies for the end user. This year we have seen the bar raised in AiO coolers; both aesthetically and in cooling performance. After massive innovations in their pump tech last year, Cooler Master is back this year with a big step up into the 360mm rad category. The MasterLiquid ML360R RGB is equipped with a big ol’ 360mm radiator and a huge side serving of RGB lights to boot. But how well does the ML360R RGB do at following this trend? Follow along as we put this cooler through its paces.
Special thanks to Cooler Master for providing the MasterLiquid ML360R RGB for review!
LOW-PROFILE DUAL CHAMBER
The PPS (Polyphenylene sulfide) and glass fiber construction resists a broad range of chemicals and is unaffected by moisture or immersion in water. Our pump is light and impervious to oxidation and corrosion.
Custom design low resistance radiator allows higher flow rate, heat exchange efficiency and provides unmatched cooling performance
FEP tubing makes it durable yet flexible. Sleeved tubing on the exterior to give it a premium look.
AIR BALANCE FANS
Aside from having perfect balance of air flow and air pressure to exhaust air through the fins and out of the case, the dual fans uses an silent driver IC that smoothes fan operation to reduce fan clicks and vibrations.
The ML360R comes in a fairly large deep purple and grey colored box. The front of the box features a very colorful photo of the cooler with it’s RGBs in full glow. Other than the large photo you’ll find that the RGB setup is compatible with Asus Aura Sync, ASRock Polychorome Sync, and MSI Mystic Light Sync covering all the major motherboard lighting systems. Switching to the back of the box you’ll find the full list of specs in 8 languages as well as an exploded view of the pump with descriptions of all the different features.