Cooler Master MasterFan SF360R ARGB Review

Setup and test results …

For practical testing we screwed the fan(s) to our 360 radiator. The test system includes an AMD Ryzen 1800x, which we overclocked to 3.95 GHz, and an Nvidia GeForce 1080 TI, which we also overclocked to the maximum, as shown in the following picture.

The complete test system is water cooled by 3 radiators, which are equipped with Noctua PWM fans and connect CPU and GPU in a loop. Before we install the new fan, we use HW Info to determine the temperature of the CPU in idle mode, during Heaven 4.0 benchmark and during a 3DMark run. As you can see, the average value is maximum 65.8°C.

Now we install the Cooler Master MasterFan SF360R ARGB without changing the fan control setting and start the test series again. Due to the increasing outside temperature, the room temperature after the conversion was about 2-4°C higher than during the first test runs, which explains the already slightly increased values in the idle state.

During the two benchmarks, the Cooler Master SF360 showed that it works quite effectively. The air, which it lacks a bit in the lower range, makes up for with its 300rpm higher rpm at high rpm. Despite the worse starting position regarding the room temperature, the maximum average temperature value is at an acceptable 75.3°C. The engine is now at the top of the range. This corresponds just to a difference of about 9°C between resting and load state. And this at a very acceptable noise level, which is hardly noticeable.

Cooler Master MasterFan SF360R ARGB Result and general impression …