A few months ago, Cooler Master released a series of limited edition PC components to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary. One of lineup is the MasterLiquid PL360 Flux liquid cooler, which gets a 30th anniversary limited print, cyan-magenta coloured fans and tubing.
We managed to get our hands on one for review, and here are our thoughts.
What’s In The Box
- Cooler Master MasterLiquid PL360 Flux 30th Anniversary Edition
- 3 x 120mm fans
- Fan splitter
- ARGB hub
- CPU socket fittings
- Thermal paste
- User manual & warranty information
Cooler Master MasterLiquid PL360 Flux 30th Anniversary Edition Specifications
|Model Name||Cooler Master MasterLiquid PL360 Flux 30th Anniversary Edition|
|CPU Socket||Intel: LGA1700, LGA1200, LGA2066, LGA2011-v3, LGA2011, LGA1151, LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156|
AMD: AM5, AM4, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2, FM2+, FM2, FM1, TR4
|Dimensions||Radiator: 394 x 119.6 x 27.2 mm|
Pump: 89 x 75 x 40 mm
|Pump Noise Level||15 dBA (Max)|
|Connector||Pump: 4-Pin (PWM)|
Fans: 4-Pin (PWM)
|Fan Quantity||3 pcs|
|Fan Speed||0-2400 RPM ± 10%|
|Fan Airflow||75.2 CFM (Max)|
|Fan Noise Level||30 dBA (Max)|
The MasterLiquid PL360 Flux receives a cosmetic treatment for the 30th Anniversary Edition. You get limited edition print across the radiator that is made up of Cooler Master’s product lineup over the years. A large ’30’ is emblazoned on the AIO pump as well.
The tubing sleeve has cyan and magenta accents, which are Cooler Master’s brand colourway. The accents extend to the 120mm fans as well.
Installing the MasterLiquid PL360 Flux 30th Anniversary Edition was easy. The fittings were easy to screw on, and for the AM4/AM5 mounts, I only needed to tighten two thumb screws after latching the cooler onto the motherboard bracket.
The PL360 Flux 30th Anniversary Edition comes with a magnetic ARGB Gen2 Controller. The controller can be connected to the motherboard’s 3-pin 5V RGB header or the USB header. The controller has a total of 3 connectors, so you can connect it to other case fans.
You can adjust the PL360 Flux’s pump and fans’ RGB lighting using the MasterPlus software. There are a variety of effects, such as spectrum, breathing, and rainbow.
The PL360 Flux performs well to manage CPU thermals. On the Ryzen 7 5700G, I’ve overclocked it to 4586 Mhz on all cores, and ran HeavyLoad stress test. It topped out at 79.4°C, at an ambient temperature of 28°C.
The dual chamber pump is silent in operation, even when I set it to run at 70% speeds. The radiator fans are quiet too, with them being barely audible at 1200 RPM and below.
The Cooler Master MasterLiquid PL360 Flux 30th Anniversary Edition is a great liquid AIO cooler, excellent at wicking heat away while staying silent. The 30th Anniversary styling looks great in the case too.
Do expect to pay a premium over the standard PL360 Flux when it reaches our shores, RM899 to be exact. But if you are Cooler Master fan, this is a cool collectible to have, and the best part it actually works.