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Raijintek Orcus 240mm AIO Cooler Review

Final Thoughts


Pricing

There are a lot of great 240mm AIO CPU coolers on the market, and the Orcus certainly has a lot of strong competition. For around £99 it’s not exactly cheap. however, the price is competitive with solutions such as the Corsair H100i, which is around the same price. However, for the same price, the Orcus innovates regarding design and also has RGB, which the Corsair model does not.

Overview

The Orcus gets a lot right and only a little wrong, which is easily above average for most of the coolers we have tested over the years. There are some minor improvements I would make, but they’re hardly deal breakers as-is. The RGB hub controller which can be used with either your motherboard RGB header or with the remote for example. The quality of the hub is a bit cheap, it works, but I feel I could be more durable. It offers lots of RGB headers too, more than the cooler needs, but I would have liked some fan control functionality too.

Build Quality

Aside from the little hub, I can’t fault the quality of the Orcus. Its radiator design looks fantastic, as does the premium quality braiding on the tubing. Moving the pump outside of the CPU block is a cool idea, and it does look interesting. The end result was easily one of the quieter CPU coolers we’ve ever tested, so perhaps Raijintek is onto something here. The plastic housing on the CPU block looks a little cheaper at close inspection. However, it looks and feels durable, and I love the exposed window design allowing you to see the water flow.

Fans

The fan design is superb too. With edge LED lighting that shines through that frosted white ring, as well as clear blades, they really catch the light well. I’m not too fussed about RGB rainbow effects, but it does allow them if you desire. However, with the remote, you can easily dial in your favourite colours and leave it be, or even turn them off completely. They deliver great airflow and low-noise performance even at higher RPM. Overall, I couldn’t ask for more from the fans.

Performance

Overclocked was nothing of concern for the Orcus. Even at 5 GHz, it made light work of our CPU and still delivered low-noise performance too. If you’re looking for a cooler to take your CPU to the next level, it will certainly get the job done with ease.

Should I Buy One

Now that’s a tough one, as there are so many other coolers in this price range that are known to deliver great performance. However, the Raijintek Orcus offers a unique aesthetic design, a very low-noise pump, and some quiet and stylish RGB fans. Additional things such as the RGB hub and the additional fluid may be the bonus features you’re after though. You do get a lot for your money, and if you like the design, I highly recommend the Orcus.

 

Pros

  • Pump placed on the tubing
  • Visible water flow on CPU block
  • Large contact plate
  • Incredibly quiet
  • Great for overclocking
  • RGB lighting
  • RGB hub
  • Competitive price
  • Remote or motherboard RGB control

Cons

  • Hub build quality could be improved

Neutral

  • No fan ports on hub

Raijintek Orcus 240mm AIO Cooler Review

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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