The former SilentiumPC brand is hidden behind the ENDORFY brand. It was founded in Warsaw, Poland in 2007 and initially focused only on PC components in the field of cases and cooling. However, since the portfolio has since been expanded to include various computer accessories of different categories (mouse, keyboard, headsets, etc.), the manufacturer has made the decision to change the name from SilentiumPC to ENDORFY. However, the main focus in the development of new products remains unchanged: good value, good features and solid workmanship. In today’s review, we take a look at the ENDORFY Navis F360 all-in-one water cooling system.
Like many other products from ENDORFY, this cooling solution has been developed in cooperation with company Synergy Cooling. The main features include the modified pump block design, the powerful as well as durable Fluctus PWM fans and a strong but adjustable pump. Additionally, the mounting system offers high compatibility with all current sockets including LGA 1700 and AM5. Price-wise, the Navis F360 ranks at € 109.90 *.
ENDORFY Navis F360 review: technical details
|Dimensions (with fan)||395 x 120 x 54 mm (W x H x D)|
|Weight (with fan)||1430 g|
|Material||Copper (radiator bottom), aluminum (fins)|
|Compatibility AMD||AM4, AM5|
|Compatibility Intel||115x, 1700, 2011 (Square-ILM), 2011-3, 2066|
|Price||€ 109.90 *|
||Pump with ceramic bearings, sleeved and swivel hoses|
|Fan designation||ENDORFY Fluctus 120 PWM|
|Dimensions||120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm|
|Speed||250 – 1800 rpm|
|Special features||Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB)|
|Dimensions||90 x 48.5 x 95 mm (W x H x D)|
|Pump rotation speed||1600 – 2600 rpm|
|Hose length||300 mm|
|Special features||Ceramic bearings|
Packaging & Scope of delivery
The ENDORFY Navis F3600 comes in a large cardboard box designed in the typical colors of the manufacturer. Thus, the packaging is predominantly brown and printed with light blue and black accents. Besides some product pictures and a listing of the key features, the packaging also contains all the technical specifications of the AiO water cooler. All information is written in English only.
Unpacking the contents of the box, we find the radiator-pump combination with pre-assembled fans placed in a mold made of soft foam. In addition, the radiator and pump block have been encased in a sheet of plastic to prevent scratches on the painted components. In a small bag you can also find all the mounting accessories (screws, backplate, spacer, bracket, thermal compound) as well as the assembly instructions. This describes all assembly steps of the AiO water cooling with pictures and text.
Design & Workmanship
ENDORFY leaves it at the Navis F360 with a simple design . Thus, the radiator, hoses and the pump block are black and visually very inconspicuous. All RGB effects or digital displays have been omitted. The radiator is made of aluminum and is 28 millimeters thick, which is slightly above the average of many commercially available compact water cooling systems. Unfortunately, our review sample had slight damage to the aluminum fins. However, these should not have an effect on the cooling performance. From the factory, the fans are already attached to the radiator and were neatly pre-wired.
The water hoses are approximately 360 millimeters long, encased in a fine black sleeve, and end at the pump block at two movable joints. Their mobility allows both the pump block and the radiator to be placed in different positions in the case. Compared to other solutions, however, the Navis F360’s mobility is more limited. The connection between the hose and the radiator or pump is secured via simple heat-shrink tubing or wire coils. The logo on the pump block cannot be rotated and may be upside down.
The pump block is mostly made of black plastic and also has a simple design. The pump cover with manufacturer’s logo is made of brushed aluminum and significantly enhances the look. The pump with ceramic bearings built into the block rotates with a maximum of 2600 rpm, is supplied with power via a SATA connector and connected to the motherboard via a 4-pin PWM connector. Heat is transferred from the CPU’s heatspreader to the pump block via a large copper plate.
The included Fluctus 120 PWM fans are made of black plastic and have a speed range between 250 and 1800 rpm. The fans are connected to the mainboard via a 4-pin header. Since all fans have an integrated Y-switch, they can be easily connected to each other. Furthermore, the fans have small rubber buffers at the corners, which should prevent the transmission of vibrations.
ENDORFY Navis F360 review: assembly
For the review, we use a test system on a benchtable. This allows us to rule out factors like heat buildup in the case. The test system consists of the following components.
- AMD Ryzen 5 1400 @ 3.8 GHz at 1.25V
- MSI B350 PC Mate
- Crucial Ballistix Sport LT gray 32 GB DDR4-3000
- Corsair Force Series MP510 960GB Nvme
- Gigabyte AORUS GTX 1060 6G
- LC-Power LC550 V2.31 Platinum Series 550W
The compact water cooling system comes with a detailed installation manual. In this manual, all the main assembly steps are explained well and understandably with text and pictures. Therefore, the installation of the water cooling on our test system with AM4 socket was done quickly. First, the radiator including the fans had to be connected to the case. Since the CPU block also only has a fixed mounting frame for all sockets, it does not have to be prepared further.
With an AMD socket, only the front mounting brackets of the retention module have to be removed on the motherboard’s front. The actual backplate remains behind the motherboard and is then equipped with four long spacers on the front. After applying an appropriate amount of thermal paste and removing the protective film, the CPU block can be placed on the stand-offs. The subsequent locking is done via four black thumbscrews or four silver springs to regulate the contact pressure.
The assembly of the cooler was done quickly. The mounting system is solid and well thought out. Due to the metal backplate and the spring-loaded nuts, the construction holds bombproof without the risk of too much contact pressure at the same time. However, screwing the spacers into the backplate was a bit tricky. However, the small open-end wrench from the scope of delivery was able to remedy this. Finally, a few pictures of the finished test system.
Loudness and cooling performance
As pointed out in the previous chapter, we use an AM4 system based on the Ryzen 5 1400 and the MSI B350 PC Mate as our test hardware. The Ryzen runs at 3.8 GHz at 1.25V. To warm up the processor, it was loaded with Prime95 for 15 minutes. The CPU’s temperature was then read with the CPUID hardware monitor and the room temperature was around 20 °C during the measurements.
|AMD Wraith Stealth||50% PWM||1450 rpm||99 °C|
|AMD Wraith Stealth||100% PWM||2650 rpm||89.8 °C|
|LC-Power LC-CC-120-RGB||50% PWM||950 rpm||61.1 °C|
|LC-Power LC-CC-120-RGB||100% PWM||1500 rpm||56.6 °C|
|ENDORFY Navis F360||Fan 50% PWM
Pump 50% PWM
|Fan 1200 rpm
Pump 1600 rpm
|ENDORFY Navis F360||Fan 100% PWM
Pump 100% PWM
|Fan 1975 rpm
Pump 2600 rpm
As you would expect, the ENDORFY Navis F360 does very well, leaving both the boxed cooler and the regular tower cooler with a 120mm fan far behind. Depending on the fan and pump speed, the Navis F360 remains pleasantly quiet. However, the fans are clearly audible from the case at full speed and a certain whirring or humming can also be heard from the pump. Due to the low minimum speed of 250 rpm, the fans can easily be turned down in idle. Overall, however, the performance of the Navis F240 offers enough room for stronger processors or corresponding overclocking.
Summary of the ENDORFY Navis F360 review
Now let’s come to the conclusion of this review. With the Navis F360, ENORFY has developed an interesting AiO water cooling system. The Navis F360 is cleanly manufactured, comes optionally with or without RGB, offers a very good mounting system and can also convince with an excellent cooling performance. At the same time, the Navis F360 is very quiet when the pump and fan are regulated a bit. The overall result is rounded off by a simple and timeless look, with which the ENDORFY Navis F360 should fit almost every system.
One of the few negative points in our eyes is the fixed mounting frame on the pump block. Should something break here, then theoretically the entire AiO water cooling system has to be replaced. Furthermore, it doesn’t look quite as appealing when the mounting points for the other sockets are still visible after installation. It is also a bit of a shame that the joints on the CPU block cannot be bent very far. This reduces the compatibility for compact SFF systems.
With a price of € 109.90 *, the Navis F360 is similar in price to the very popular and very good Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360. Other 360 watercoolers that rely on a standard Asetek design start at €30 less. Products from NZXT or Corsair, on the other hand, cost up to €50 more. In general, the ENDORFY Navis F360 is right in between. In relation to the aforementioned advantages and disadvantages, the price seems reasonable to us.
Overall, the ENDORFY Navis F360 is a very good water cooler that does not have to hide from the competition.