Saturday, May 26, 2018
CoolingReviews

Raijintek Orcus 240 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Final Thoughts
On the one hand we have to hand it to Raijintek on this one for thinking outside the box and coming up with a unique design to enter into the AiO market with. The Orcus 240 checks a number of the must have boxes and adds a few of its own. RGB fans and block, check; 240mm rad, check; low noise fans, check; sleeved cables and tubing, check; unique external pump, check; flow meter, check; user serviceable, check. Add to all that the low Newegg price of only $103.94 and you have a really great price as well. And not without its own merits, the installation process is a breeze with one of the easier mounting systems we’ve used. Judging this book by the cover, the Orcus 240 is a grand slam.

Let’s go ahead and open that book though. Inside we’ll find some details that are not so great. First in my mind is actually the build quality and how inconsistent it is. On the one hand the plastics on the fans are great but everywhere else they feel cheap and brittle. The external pump while neat doesn’t seem to quite perform equally with the rest of the market. And oddly Raijintek chose not to sleeve some parts of the unit for shipping and we ended up with cardboard fibers stuck all over the cooler. Performance was shallow to say the least. It did well at idle but what we suspect to be a poor flow rate hurt the cooler at overclocked load temps knocking it way down the chart. Lastly, no software, and we won’t ding Raijintek for this for now. They are new to the game, but really, no software is becoming a bust move those days. All the top end coolers are including comprehensive system software these days.

Overall ThinkComputers.org gives the Raijintek Orcus 240 a 7 out of 10 score.

Pros:
– Unique design
– RGB Leds
– Nice fans
– Built in flow meter
– User Serviceable
– Price
– Easy installation

Cons:
– Cheap materials
– Poor performance
– No software

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