The Box and Packaging
The Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360 Sub-Zero is only compatible for Intel processors using the LGA1200 socket, that’s the Intel Comet Lake (10th gen) and the upcoming Rocket Lake (11th gen). All other processors and motherboard types are not compatible.
Inside the box, you’ll find the 360mm radiator with 3 x 120mm fans pre-mounted, along with the large water block and a separate pump. There’s also a box of accessories which includes the instruction manual, a LGA1200 backplate, USB cable, SATA power extension cable for the fans and the pump, and lastly a bag of screws and mounts.
The Radiator and Fans
The 360mm radiator comes with 3 x Cooler Master 120mm SF120R fans pre-mounted. They’re non-RGB, so if you want RGB … then you’re going to have to replace them with some RGB fans of your own liking.
The MasterLiquid ML360 Sub-Zero also comes with some nice thick braided tubing which runs from the radiator to the water block and then back out to the pump.
The CPU Waterblock
This is where all the action takes place. The water block is quite large and fairly tall in height. Just be sure there’s plenty of room inside your chassis. For a full compatibility list of PC components go here.
The top cover of the water block is removeable and reveals a circuit board that controls the 52×52 mm thermoelectric TEC cooling plate, as well as monitoring the temperature and dew point. It’s powered by a 8-pin PCIE power connector and there’s also a USB port which you need to connect back to the motherboard. This allows the Cryo Cooling software to monitor and control the cooling performance.
On the underside of the water block, you’ll find a extra thick copper base with some pre-applied thermal compound, and this sealed by a unique condensation barrier. This maintains steady cooling performance, as well as preventing condensation.
Unlike most AIOs, which normally integrates the pump inside the water block, the pump for the MasterLiquid ML360 Sub-Zero however is separate. It’s powered by the SATA power connector, and features a mounting plate/bracket which allows you to mount it securely to the front of the chassis. It’s an unusual design, but works nevertheless. According to the specs, the pump noise level is around 35 dBA.