Enermax AQUAFUSION 360 CPU Liquid Cooler Review

Today, we’ll be taking a look at the latest liquid cooler from Enermax – AQUAFUSION. This AIO cooler is equipped with a 360mm radiator and is designed for the most demanding processors, like the Intel Core i9-10900K. This is the CPU we will use for tests as Intel itself recommends 360mm AIO coolers.

AQUAFUSION offers some pretty interesting features, but I won’t describe everything so soon. For sure, there is a fantastic ARGB lighting, which was improved since the last generation of Enermax coolers.

To find out more about the AQUAFUSION 360 CPU cooler, you have to go deeper into our review.

AQUAFUSION is a all-in-one CPU liquid cooler with individually addressable RGB LEDs. The RGB water block is equipped with a 3D Layer Design with Aurabelt™ for unique lighting effects. Together with ENERMAX SquA RGB addressable fans, AQUAFUSION can create dynamic visual experience via motherboard software or included control box. The ENERMAX SquA RGB fans create a strong centred air pressure through the Vortex Frame Design to quickly dissipate heat from the radiator. Thanks to ENERMAX’s patented Dual-Chamber Design, Central Coolant Inlet (CCI) and Shunt-Channel Technology (SCT) the cooler achieves faster heat transfer and an extended life time. AQUAFUSION is a one of a kind cooling solution for custom gaming rigs or stunning system builds for Intel and AMD CPUs.

 

 

Design

AQUAFUSION is a All-in-One CPU liquid cooler with pre-filled coolant. This makes a water cooler as simple as a regular air cooler. Easy installation and no maintenance. The fully sealed design ensures lowest evaporation of liquid and a long product lifetime.
With colourful lighting and silent cooling AQUAFUSION is best for case mods and gaming systems.

Dual-Chamber Water Block

The patented Dual-Chamber Design isolates the pump from the heated coolant, extending the life of the cooler.
The cold coolant enters the first chamber with the pump inside and is then forced through the cold plate absorbing heat. The heated coolant is collected in the second chamber and then transported to the radiator for cooling.

Central Coolant Inlet (CCI) Design

The central coolant inlet (CCI) injects coolant at the hottest point of the CPU increasing the cooling performance. The cold plates Shunt-Channel Technology (SCT) shortens the coolant flow path and results in faster heat transfer.

Aurabelt™ Water Block

The premium RGB water block with 3D Layer Design and Aurabelt™ lighting is able to create colourful rainbow effects with 16.8 million colors.

RGB Sync

Synchronizable RGB lighting via addressable RGB headers of motherboards from Asus, Asrock, MSI and Gigabyte. Programmable lighting effects via motherboards software. Razer Chroma support with compatible motherboards of Asrock and MSI.

Note: Addressable RGB LEDs run on 5V, do not connect them to a non-addressable 4 pin header with 12V.

SquA RGB Fans

ENERMAX SquA RGB fans support addressable RGB technology for a unique RGB lighting experience. The fan is equipped with a Vortex Frame Design that can generate a centered, strong air pressure that is optimized for radiators.
SquA RGB’s frame is equipped with rubber damping pads to prevent vibration transfer to the chassis.

RGB Control Box

The integrated RGB control box offers quick setup of 10 pre-set lighting effects without the need of an RGB motherboard or additional software.

Tubes

The premium weaved tubings are made of flexible and long lasting polyamide rubber with multiple layers ensuring zero permeability and long-lasting operation. The tubes offer an easy system installation thanks to a length of 400mm.
For maximum safety the connections to the fittings are sealed with extra strong glue.

Radiator

The radiator offers a large cooling surface with high heat exchange capacity thanks to the fine channels and thin aluminium fins. AQUAFUSION is available with a compact 120mm radiator with 300W TDP cooling capacity, a 240mm radiator with 360W TDP cooling capacity and a 360mm radiator with 380W TDP cooling capacity.

Compatibility

Quick & user-friendly universal mounting system supporting Intel® and AMD® sockets (excluding TR4/SP3 socket). The pressure adjustment spring system and high conductive Dow-Corning® thermal grease ensures a perfect contact with the CPUs heat spreader.
AQUAFUSION is compatible with 120mm fan mountings. Please ensure your case offers enough space to install the radiator.

You can buy the Enermax AQUAFUSION 360 CPU Cooler for around USD £115 from Amazon UK- https://amzn.to/2PzyfhY

 

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.