Cooler Master ML360R RGB AIO CPU Cooler Review

If it is Frag Harder Disco Lights you want, then Cooler Master ML360R RGB All-In-One CPU liquid cooler has that in spades. RGB is nice and all, but how does this AIO do where the rubber meets the road? We strap the ML360R RGB to our highly over-volted and overclocked Ryzen 7 processor and find out.


Results: Temperatures

Testing will be done on our Ryzen 7 1700 processor overclocked to 3.9 GHz at 1.475 volts. This represents a very high wattage load. The software used for testing will be Prime95 v29.3 with SmallFFTs for the CPU load. We found Prime95 with Small FFTs load to give us repeatable results, as well as being the preferred load testing software for some major hardware manufacturers. FurMark 1.19will be stressing the GPU in the combined test, and everything will be monitored using HWiNFO 64 v5.57, and AMD's Ryzen Master. You can see our full explanation of system build-out and testing procedure outlined in this article.

We will be performing two, one hour test runs, one with Prime95 only, then a test with Prime95 and FurMark running simultaneously, both inside a closed case. Temperatures from the "tdie" sensor, as well as all hardware thermocouples, and package wattage will be recorded every 5 minutes.

We will be testing for the Wraith Prism twice, due to the switch we mentioned on the previous page. AMD calls it their "fan overclocking control" and what it does is changes the max speed from a fast 2,650 RPM, to a finger chopping 3,600 RPM.

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The ML360R did a fantastic job of keeping our highly overclocked and overvolted Ryzen 1700 cool, just slightly beating out the only other 360mm all-in-one on our list. During the CPU only test, temperatures were consistent, fluctuating only 2.7*c throughout the test, and hitting a peak of 74*c on the Tdie.

During the combined test it was more of the same, this time with only 2.2*c of fluctuation throughout the test, and only hitting a maximum of 79*c briefly.

Sound Profile and Loudness

Sound testing is done from a distance of 4 feet from the side window of the case, with case fans at 60% speed which we have found to be just barely audible. With everything turned off and the room completely silent the meter registered a sound level of 39dB(A).

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Finally the hum/buzz that has plagued previous test units from CoolerMaster seems to be mostly gone. Even with an extra fan, the ML360R produced the same sound level as it’s little brother according to out BAFX3370 digital sound level meter. At 100%, the pump is spinning at a reported 2,350RPM according to HwiNFO 64, and for all intents is silent. The fans are running at a reported 2,000 RPM and it seems only 1 of our 3 fans has the buzz that all previous CoolerMaster all-in-one fans have had, and this was stopped by pressing on the fan hub. These fans are PWM controllable, but even at 100% it wouldn’t be unpleasant to be near all day.