DeepCool LD360 Review (Page 1 of 4)

DeepCool LD360 Review

By: Ben Joubert
May 24, 2024

With the turn of the seasons currently in Calgary, there are lots of changes. Calgary is probably as green as possible towards the end of May and into June. All the snow melts, and the rain that arrives during this time in the season means the greenery has enough to thrive. The temperature also changes dramatically during this time, often all within the same week. We will have summer-like mid-20 degrees Celsius temperatures, while at other points, temperatures can drop close to 0c and even get some snow. It makes for an exciting season of constant weather change and also with adjusting the heating or cooling in your house. We do not have air conditioning, and so when it is warm outside, it generally ends up being warm inside. We have some fans around to move the air around, which helps to a certain extent. What helps the most is the cool evening air. The cold air in the evening helps bring the temperatures down inside, meaning the nights are still comfortable, unlike what we have to look forward to in the summer. But in general, this is sort of what our PC coolers are attempting to do. The air inside the case has been warmed up and needs to be exhausted, while outside fresh air is pulled in to bring the internal temperatures down. Even with AIO water coolers, this is the case, like with the DeepCool LD360 we have for review today. Although water drags the heat away from the CPU block, it is still ultimately air that dissipates the heat in the radiator. The DeepCool LD360 we have for review today is a large AIO water cooler and should do this efficiently. Read on to find out how well it works!

The DeepCool LD360 arrived all the way from Rancho Cucamonga, California via UPS Standard to us here in Calgary, Alberta. As for the shipping box, it was rather large, containing not just one cooler, but two. The box itself was in good condition. Edges and corners were a bit beat up, as expected. However, there were no other indicators of damage, which meant the internals should be safe. After opening up the box, we found both the LD360 and the LD240 pressed up against one side of the box. Brown paper was stuffed into the other side of the box, providing some padding for impacts on that side. The LD360 and LD240 had no padding on one side of the box though, so if there were to be any big hits there, the products could have been damaged. Thankfully, everything turned up safely.

The DeepCool LD360's retail box shares many similarities with the DeepCool Mystique 360 my colleague Aaron Lai recently reviewed. There is a large white sleeve with an image of the AIO cooler on the front. The name of the cooler is presented in large letters. On other sides of the sleeve, we find some more technical information, such as the specifications. The sleeve can easily be removed, presenting a fairly plain brown box. There is some DeepCool branding on this box, mainly the brand name as well as a blue line that goes around the whole package. The similar design styles between these different products provide an easy-to-notice design language for DeepCool's products.

Before we move on, here are the specifications from the manufacturer's website:

Net Weight: 1786g
Radiator Dimensions: 402×120×27 mm(L×W×H)
Radiator Material: Aluminum
Tube length: 410mm
Pump Dimensions: 89×78×53 mm(L×W×H)
Pump Speed: 3400 RPM±10%
Pump Connector: 3-pin
Pump Rated Voltage: 12VDC
Pump Rated Current: 0.35A
Pump Power Consumption: 4.2W
Fan Dimensions: 120×120×25mm(L×W×H)
Fan Speed: 600~2400RPM±10%
Fan Airflow: 72.04CFM
Fan Air Pressure: 3.48mmAq
Fan Noise: ≤38.71dB(A)
Fan Connector: 4-pin PWM
Bearing Type: Hydro Bearing
Fan Rated Voltage: 12VDC
Fan Rated Current: 0.22A
Fan Power Consumption: 2.64W
LED Type: Addressable RGB LED
LED Connector: 3-pin(+5V-D-G)
LED Rated Voltage: 5 VDC
LED Power Consumption: 2.55 W(PUMP)/ 3.15 W(FAN×3)
Display Type: LED

After opening up the retail box, I was met with the radiator on top and seated in white Styrofoam. The Styrofoam keeps all the components in place, preventing them from bouncing around and causing damage to one another. The foam also protects from all other exterior damage. The radiator was easy to remove, revealing a small brown box housing all the installation components. A plastic bag covers the pump, while a cardboard sleeve and a plastic bag cover the radiator. Each of these is to keep the components protected. The small fins on a radiator can be dented easily, so the cardboard provides some protection. Overall, the packaging of the DeepCool LD360 was done well, providing a great unboxing experience and keeping everything safe.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware; Installation
3. Test Results
4. Conclusion