Aida 64 is once again our program of choice to monitor and stress test our I7 8700 k processor. We will be testing our results with a 100% stress test as well as an overclock of 4.9 Ghz with a 1 V offset. Our first stress test with no overclock provided us with some very interesting data. After an hour of 100% stress we found our temperature of the CPU to be at an average of 47.5°C while the CPU package averaged out at 58.5°C. These are quite good temperatures, although they are around 5 degrees warmer than the Thermaltake Floe 360. Our overclock provided to be quite the challenge for the ML360R. The average CPU temperature ended up being 61.1°C and the package temperature sat at around 72.1°C. So once again we see the Thermaltake Floe was quite a bit better at cooling the same processor. These results are still decent in terms of cooling.
Cooler Master’s ML360R gave us a max dBA of 30. We tested this with our meter at regular cooling temperatures with only the fans for the cooler and the pump running. We were surprised to see the results were a touch higher than we would have liked.
Looks are important in any build and we feel like Cooler Master’s ML360R RGB really “Masters” aesthetics. As far as performance is concerned, this cooler provided a great thermal solution for the CPU, however, fell a touch short of its close competitor.This cooler is a great buy for anyone with enough space to fit a 360 mm radiator and is able to take their build to the next level. It can cool basically anything you throw at it and keep your system looking snazzy at the same time. This puppy goes for around $159.99 USD which is a great price to take home our silver seal today.