The start of a new year brings about the start of our post-CES review cycle, and first up on the AIO cooler front is a 360mm cooler unit from EKWB. The EK-Nucleus AIO CR360 Lux D-RGB is, as the name implies, a 360mm AIO cooler with D-RGB LED lighting features. A number of changes have been made to this AIO that will help to make it stand out from previous offerings and the competition, especially in the aesthetics category. The CR360 is designed with the latest CPUs in mind, and offers a wide range of installation options for modern builds.
Special thanks to EKWB for providing the EK-Nucleus AIO CR360 Lux D-RGB review sample!
-Radiator Dimensions: 400 x 124 x 27 mm
-Radiator Material: Aluminum
-Fan Compatibility: 120 mm
-Pump Unit Dimensions: 82.3 x 69.2 x 61.6 mm
-Pump Unit Material: ABS housing, ABS top ring
-Pump Speed Range: 3100 RPM ± 10%
-Pump PWM Range: 20 – 100%
-Pump Unit RGB Type: 5V Digital (Addressable)
-Pinout: 5V, D, Empty, Ground Pump RGB Cable Length: 500 mm
-Tubing Material: Ultra-Low Evaporation Rubber with Nylon Braided Sleeve
-Tubing Length: 400 mm
-Fan Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25mm
-Fan Speed Range: 550 – 2300 ± 10%
-Fan Noise Level: 36 dB (at maximum speed)
-Fan Air Flow: 72 CFM = 122,33 m³/h (at maximum speed)
-Fan RGB Type: 5V Digital (Addressable) Pinout: 5V, D, Empty, Ground
EK has really spent some time with the packaging on this cooler, most of which can be seen once you get inside the nice exterior box. Speaking of the box, the front panel offers a nice look at the cooler lit up with LEDs.
Around back is another look at the AIO, along with a list of features and call-outs that give a bit more information about each one.
Once opened up, I found the CR360 safely held in place by a soft foam insert. Each fan has its own little slot in the foam as well. Everything about the unboxing experience primed me for the rest of the review process, which was a good thing.
The attention to detail found on the accessories box is pretty amazing, as I felt like I was unboxing a premium phone. Installation components were well organized, which is so much better than having to rifle through multiple bags within bags to find the right mounting hardware. That isn’t to say there were no bags of screws here, it’s just that the overall packaging and organization was superior to other AIOs I have reviewed. Not only is all the associated hardware included, but there is also installation documentation to help you through the process.