Cooler Master has been helping gamers master their cooling for the past thirty years. They manufacture air coolers, liquid coolers, computer cases, power supplies, and other PC accessories that are sold across the world.
On our test bench, today is the Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID 360 ATMOS AIO CPU cooler. It should be available in retail in the near future at an expected price of $159. Take a look at our shopping widgets for current pricing once it is available.
We will again be using our second-generation AIO test platform that is capable of putting out enough heat to make even the devil sweat. We do this to test AIO liquid cooling solutions that are likely to be used with some of today’s most demanding CPUs.
Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID 360 ATMOS AIO CPU Cooler (MLX-D36M-A25PZ-R1)
The Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID 360 ATMOS is an all-in-one (AIO) CPU cooler that is designed to work on a wide variety of sockets. These include Intel’s LGA 1700/115x/1200 and AMD’s AM5/AM4 sockets. Overall, the Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID 360 ATMOS covers all current-day sockets by default but has dropped support for legacy Intel HEDT sockets. The Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID 360 ATMOS is an eco-friendly design construction and has a 5-year Warranty.
While we have the 360mm radiator version that we’re reviewing today, this AIO is also available with a 240mm radiator that sports a duo of 120mm fans. Due to the laws of thermodynamics, expect it to perform a little worse than the 360mm version we’re reviewing today.
Water Block & Pump
The cold plate on the Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID 360 ATMOS is made out of copper and Cooler Master includes a sticker that helps with the application of thermal paste. On top of the cold plate and pump structure sits the ATMOS-designed top cover, however, Cooler Master indicates that you can 3D print your own top cover design to further customize your rig.
The pump is PWM controlled with an approximate 9000 RPM (+/- 10% – observed) speed at a 100% duty cycle. It pushes the water through 400mm of cooling hose to and from the radiator. Cooler Master states it is a two-phase dual chamber design that they have further improved from prior generations of their coolers. This design also has tube clips included in the package to help keep your tubing organized.
The liquid CPU cooler radiator is designed to hold three 120mm fans and measures 394x120x27mm. By our count, the aluminum radiator sports a density of 22 fins per inch and is attached to 400mm of tubing.
The included fans are Cooler Master’s SickleFlow Edge 120mm fans. They feature loop dynamic bearings and are pre-attached to the radiator in the box. They also have RGB LEDs that can be controlled through your favorite RGB application du jour. Cooler Master lists a 210K MTBF for the pump and the fans are rated at 160K MTBF and for 690 to 2500 RPM (plus or minus 10%) at a reported under 27.2 dB(A). The stated maximum airflow is 70.7 CFM with a static pressure of up to 3.61 mm/H20. Software is controlled through MasterCTRL.