Cooler Master MasterLiquid PL360 Flux Review
Published: 24th February 2022 | Source: Cooler Master | Price: |
If you want to make your product stick out from the crowd then you need to use a different colour scheme to everyone else and the magenta stylings of the PL360 Flux are certainly attention grabbing. Little else looks like it on the market.
It's amazing to us how quickly the market solved the problem of packaging a complete water-cooling package in one go and keeping it all safe on its journey around the planet to your desk, and how they all solved it in the same way. The 'egg box' method is well proven.
There are many control boxes in the Cooler Master range and the PL360 Flux comes with perhaps the simplest way of connecting three ARGB fans to one control box. It's a starter for ten, although limited in giving you any expandability in the future. It's better than it not being here at all though, so we're not complaining.
The branding on the side of the radiator is very subtle, with just a change from matte to gloss showing the "Designed By Cooler Master" text. Although usually the words designed by after followed by some explanation of why they didn't build it. "Designed in Germany, built in China" for example. It just strikes us as a strange choice of words.
The radiator itself is 394mm long, 119.6mm deep and 27.2mm thick. With the 25mm fans too that means the PL360 Flux, like many radiators, requires a couple of inches clearance at the top of your case. Something to be aware of, although most chassis are designed around this total thickness for obvious reasons.
Lastly the pump design is much more minimalist than many we've seen lately, with a simple light ring around the outside and a central portion containing the Cooler Master "lozenge". Perfect if you're tired of the cost/looks of screens in your rig.