Before we take a closer look at the Masterliquid 360 Atmos from Cooler Master, I found the specifications from Cooler Master's website.
The technical specifications:
About Masterliquid 360 Atmos
Masterliquid 360 Atmos is an AIO water cooling where Cooler Master tries to reduce their carbon footprint. This means that much of the packaging is cardboard, and they have tried to cut down on the plastic. Next to that, they have also brought down the size of the box itself. As well as 35% of the metal materials, as well as the plastic head on the pump head are recycled. The pump head uses a dual chamber and has a "Mean time to failure" of 210,000 hours.
With Masterliquid 360 Atmos you get everything. Now I know, I just wrote Cooler Master cut down on the plastic. But then we still see their boxes with accessories, which are all well filled. In the box we have a mounting kit for AMD AM4 and AM5. There are also for Intel with LGA 115x, LGA 1200 and LGA1700. Next to that, a lot of cables are included, to, among other things, be able to extend the ARGB cables from both the fan and the pump head, if they are not long enough, the ones that are already on. We get a hub with which the ARGB can be assembled, some clips to ensure good placement of the hoses from the pump head to the radiator, cooling paste and some manuals. There is no doubt that there is a lot involved, and it can also quickly seem unmanageable, what should be used and what should not be used. It is also all collected in PLASTIC bags.
The fans included are Cooler Master's own Sickleflow Edge 120 fans. Which ensures improved feel and easy installation, as they are already mounted on the radiator from the start. The fans are rated for a maximum noise level of 27.2 dBA at a speed of 2500 RPM.
The pump head itself has a slightly special design, where it has an internal design that could resemble a radiator. If you don't think the design on the pump head is for you, Cooler Master has made it possible to replace the design with your own 3D printed design. As previously mentioned, the pump head has the latest patented dual chamber design, which must ensure improved cooling by raising the water pressure and optimizing the flow of the water, directly to the contact towards the CPU.
As previously mentioned, a lot of accessories come with being able to mount the Masterliquid 360 Atmos. Fortunately, they have divided it into three boxes in the form of Intel, AMD and Accessories. Therefore, we can easily take the boxes that are relevant for the installation.
As it is Intel, the bracket is placed behind the motherboard, and fixed with screws, which must also ensure that the pump head is mounted.
The Test – Use and Performance
The test is set up so that we first warm up the system with Cinebench for 5 minutes. Then run it further for 10 minutes where we measure the average temperature in HWiNFO64. We then finally subtract the room temperature at the given time and land on a delta temperature to give as neutral a picture as possible. The fans are set to run at full speed, so that you get a picture of the maximum cooling performance with the load we are now giving it. It should give a real picture of how much you can stress on the various coolers, and whether they can take more or less than what we give it.
**After following up a bit on the I9 12900K and heat generation, I have chosen to turn off Hyper-Threading, to give the cooler the opportunity to show what it can do, rather than pushing the CPU to its maximum. All tests in the future will run like this.
We start quietly, where the Masterliquid 360 Atmos, fine is allowed to get started, and also ends with a delta temperature of 1 degree.
When I increase the workload a bit, so that the Masterliquid 360 Atmos can be allowed to work, it still shows a large profit. Here it ends with a fine result of 44 degrees in Delta temperature, which lies between LIAN LI and Masterliquid 360L. However, after I set the settings so that the CPU becomes a bit limited, I have seen it manage to run a stable 201W, especially on the most recently tested water coolers.
Our noise measurements were made with a UNI-T UT353 dB meter. The measurements were made in a "real world" setup and therefore not in a sound chamber. External influences have of course been tried to be reduced as much as possible, but as I said, this has not been done in a sound chamber. Our measurements must therefore most of all be taken as a general indicator and not a scientific measurement. They primarily serve as a basis for comparison across tested products, which are always tested under as comparable conditions as possible.
I was able to find the Masterliquid 360 Atmos from Cooler Master at a price of 250$.
We have come to the collection on the test of Masterliquid 360 Atmos. An AIO cooler that got off to a good start with a great result, and a design that stands out from the start, but also where you have the opportunity to create your own design.
The assembly itself is easy and straight forward, if we disregard the large amount of extra wires that are also included and can be used if necessary. So Cooler Master says they want to reduce their carbon footprint, which should also be rewarded, but still I also feel they could have done more. Because even though they have used more cardboard, rather than plastic, they still end up with an incredible amount of plastic to be able to collect the various accessories in small boxes afterwards.
Moving on to the performance itself, I can't put a finger on the test we've seen. Although they did not manage to come up with the lowest temperature, it was still very close, and with a delta temperature of 44 degrees, it must be said that they have settled in well.
Then of course we come to the price, and it can be difficult not to compare the models, because Masterliquid 360 Atmos has a higher price than some of the others. Here it can perhaps be argued that the consumer is allowed to pay a little extra, so that Cooler Master can create a more "green" product, and help us take better care of resources.
I end the test by giving the Masterliquid 360 Atmos from Cooler Master a score of 9 out of 10. The product itself performs well in the test, and there is no doubt that the Masterliquid 360 Atmos is a competent cooler. The price is slightly above average, but Cooler Master also has a story to tell with the Masterliquid 360 Atmos, by trying to reduce the carbon footprint.