ID-Cooling DASHFLOW 360 CPU Cooler
The head unit of the DASHFLOW Series is a square looking block with angled corners, which also have an extra cut for a bit of style. The surround of the block is made of plastic, which is lightly textured to give a matte appearance. On top of it, there is a metal plate covering the plastic, where the majority is painted black, a trim ring and the ID logo is made of exposed metal with fine grooves through them. Where the RGB comes in is the fine line from the top edge of the block, which runs across the block cover, around the logo, and ends in the lower-left corner.
On top of the head unit, along the right edge of it, there are two fittings. Not just any fittings, these are compression fittings to allow the loop to be opened, cleaned, or expanded upon, and use G Â¼ threads. The only point to these that ID-Cooling recommends is that you use this fitting in its entirety. Meaning if you do add other fittings, don't' use the top of another type on these, or vice versa. Common knowledge.
Under the head unit, things appear to look much like a custom block, with the huge metal surround for mounting purposes, as well as a large copper area, which is convex and has light machine marks left behind. We can also see, at the bottom, that there is a notch to allow the leads which make the pump and lighting work, can quickly exit the head unit.
Those same wires come to a connection point, and for the 3-pin ARGB LED control, you are given twelve inches of cable to make that happen. As for the power to the pump, it is done with a SATA lead, and it is nearly nineteen inches in length.
The thicker tubing with the sleeve on them appear gray in most light conditions, which is a nice change from the all-black units we see all of the time, but they connect to the radiator with the same fittings we saw used on the head unit. With the tape measure there, we see we got over nineteen inches from the head unit to the radiator, which allows this to fit at the front of a chassis much better than other kits.
While we are dealing with a larger radiator, to the tune of 360mm worth of room for fans to cool it, we are still dealing with a typical AIO radiator. The radiator is made of aluminum, so if you do open it up and need to replace the coolant, it needs to be for mixed-metal systems, and with such density of the fin and the high FPI count, we feel it is going to take more fan than what we are supplied with to be competitive.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [ID-Cooling DASHFLOW 360 CPU Cooler]
- Page 4 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 5 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup, Thermal Tests, and Noise Results]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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