CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML360R RGB AIO Cooler Review


CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML360R RGB AIO Cooler Review

Going into this review, I wasn’t too confident on the ML360R given its smaller block especially on a 9900K test bench but thankfully it managed to do well on stock settings on the Intel test and proved to be a nice middleground competitor for the AMD test. Performance aside, CoolerMaster definitely has something going on with the ML360R, if not the the price-to-performance ratio alone, that is sure to attract potential buyers.

The RGB concept may be overdone for some but its a subjective feature and anyone can just turn it off if they wanted to. Still, the RGB lighting on the ML360R is excellent and the choice of using CM’s readily available RGB fans makes this a great choice especially for those looking to expand to a push-pull setup or match the rest of their system.

I always have an issue with mounting systems with no retention screws but then again my use-case is quite specific. For those that will be using this long-term, I still feel the retention mechanism could’ve been improved and the manual doesn’t help being a foldout brochure with no words. Its the same for any brand, and its about time someone actually change this. Could’ve been you, CoolerMaster?

For mainstream systems, the ML360R has you covered and Intel HEDT systems are supported but Threadripper sockets TR4 and STR4, are snubbed in favor of a dedicated edition as the coldplate is by far larger than the normal ML360 that we have. This plays into why CoolerMaster couldn’t have just went with the larger block for improved coverage, support and possible performance?

Nitpicking aside, the CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML360R is fully-functional, well-performing and excellently priced RGB AIO cooler. Bar the RGB part, its still a great cooler and the mesh tubing and overall great polish of the product make it an easy upgrade choice for high-performance cooling.

CoolerMaster backs the MasterLiquid 360R RGB with a 1-year warranty. We give it our B2G Best Value and B2G Silver Award!

CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML360R RGB AIO Cooler Review
Final Thoughts
Nitpicking aside, the CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML360R is fully-functional, well-performing and excellently priced RGB AIO cooler. Bar the RGB part, its still a great cooler and the mesh tubing and overall great polish of the product make it an easy upgrade choice for high-performance cooling.
Performance
9.2
Build Quality
9.4
Functionality
9
Bundle
9.2
Value
9
Reader Rating3 Votes
9.2
Pros
Decent performance
Good price
Meshed tubing
Included RGB controller with in-line wiring controller
Decent RGB lighting
Quiet pump and fans
Off the shelf fans for simpler expansion for push-pull and theme matching
Cons
Too much wiring
Flimsy retention bracket
No support for TR4 socket
9.2
Rating

Price and Where to Buy

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$141.99
$169.99
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$189.30
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5 new from $151.46
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Last updated on July 15, 2020 7:19 am

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