Product on Review: ASUS ROG Ryujin 240
Street Price: GBP £189.98 / USD $219.99 / AU $ 379.00
ASUS are a big name within the technology sector, producing things like mobile phones, routers, monitors and motherboards. Some of these products come under ASUS’ elite brand, Republic of Gamers, one of which we take a look at today.
The ROG Ryujin 240 CPU cooler is the item on our testbench today. The Ryujin 240 comes equipped with, you guessed it, a 240mm cooling radiator, but the device is also available with a 360mm radiator if the extra heat capacity is required.
On an almost weekly basis we look at different all-in-one watercooling loops, some with RGB, some without, but nothing quite like the Ryujin we have here.
Starting with the radiator, ASUS, instead of going through the painstaking cost and effort of developing a 120mm fan, they’ve instead relied on the world-renowned expertise of Noctua and used their iPPC fans, with the i standing for Industrial. The pump housing plays residence to a pump-mounted fan, blowing air around the surrounding components for improved cooling.
Not only that, ASUS ROG, not wanting to be out-RGB’d by competitors, have implemented a 1.77” full-colour OLED display onto the waterblock as well as an addressable RGB strip.
These features, as you might have guessed, don’t come for free, with the Ryujin 240 asking almost £190 in the UK ($220 in the US and $380 in Australia), making this the most expensive CPU cooler we’ve tested, but is it worth it? Let’s take a look.
ASUS ROG on the Ryujin:
ROG Ryujin is the flagship all-in-one cooler for high-end builds designed to deliver the best thermal performance. Featuring Noctua Industrial PPC fans for cooler and quieter operation, plus an embedded fan in the pump housing for additional cooling to the VRM and M.2, ROG Ryujin keeps your system running its absolute best. Coupled with a LiveDash OLED that displays system stats or custom graphics and Aura Sync RGB lighting, ROG Ryujin is the ultimate thermal solution destined to become a vital part of your gaming rig.