ASUS ROG Ryuo 240 and Ryujin 360 AIO Liquid Cooler Review

Up Close with the ROG Ryuo 240

ASUS ROG Ryuo 240 and Ryujin 360 AIO Liquid Cooler Review

Up Close with the ROG Ryuo 240

As far as CLC coolers go, the ASUS ROG Ryuo is pretty standard fare, featuring packaging that is similar to their competitors but offers a little more ASUS ROG flair, including all of the little touches that makes unboxing high-end ROG boxes a joy. ASUS has not cheaped out on their packaging. 

The rear of the box showcases ASUS' key features, such as the Ryuo's 177-inch OLED display, Aura Sync functionality with ARGB lighting, their use of custom ROG series 120mm fans and their premium aluminium pump top cover. 
  

ASUS ROG Ryuo 240 and Ryujin 360 AIO Liquid Cooler Review


Once you enter the box, ASUS's ROG Ryuo is boxed a lot like competing AIOs, with every component sitting in its place with a plethora of protective coverings, ensuring each unit arrives undamaged and without any scratches or undesired markings. 

Most premium AIOs ship with similar packaging, so there are no real positive or negatives for ASUS in this regard, as everything is pretty much as expected. 

  
ASUS ROG Ryuo 240 and Ryujin 360 AIO Liquid Cooler Review  

Looking at the pump/block section of the AIO, we can clearly see that this is an Asetek design, featuring the same braided hose and mounting plate as other recent Asetek coolers, though the differences come when looking at the ROG branding, LED placement and the inclusion of the Ryuo's OLED screen, key differentiating factors for ASUS' latest CLC. 

We can also see that the pump is powered by a SATA connector and that the unit includes PWM connections for both of the unit's 120mm fans. 


ASUS ROG Ryuo 240 and Ryujin 360 AIO Liquid Cooler Review  

As far as the radiator goes, the ASUS Ryuo is typical for an Asetek-based unit, featuring the same braided cables that we have seen on seemingly countless other AIOs. This is not a bad thing, as the quality of the braid is nothing to complain about. 

Like all new Asetek coolers, the ASUS Ryuo supports all of Intel's consumer sockets, from LGA 1150/1/5/3 to older sockets like LGA 1366 to newer sockets like LGA 2011-3 and LGA 2066. On the AMD side, this cooler supports both AM4 and TR4 motherboards. 


ASUS ROG Ryuo 240 and Ryujin 360 AIO Liquid Cooler Review


Moving onto the fans, we can clearly see that the design is ASUS' baby, featuring a ROG logo in the centre of the fan blades and "Republic of Gamers" writing around the frame. Both fans come with short 15cm cables, which is more than enough to ensure a clean connection to the AIO while also making sure that cable clutter is minimised.
   
  
ASUS ROG Ryuo 240 and Ryujin 360 AIO Liquid Cooler Review  

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22-11-2018, 10:59:05

Dicehunter
Great review, Personally wouldn't use AI suite for the fans, I'd just plug the fans into a separate fan controller and do it that way.Quote

22-11-2018, 11:11:18

AlienALX
£250. Wow. That is bordering on complete custom loop prices, sans the £10 screen.Quote

22-11-2018, 11:17:33

looz
But do they have the Asus ROG logo and branding??!

Thought so much!Quote

22-11-2018, 11:36:22

Bhebhe
This is the new generation of coolers, displaying gifs and others stuff on its lcd screen.Quote

22-11-2018, 11:57:39

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bhebhe View Post
This is the new generation of coolers, displaying gifs and others stuff on its lcd screen.
It's nothing new apart from the fact it's glued to the pump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuKVqLl6PS4

2009, IIRC. You bought them like this for £18.

https://i.imgur.com/XTqpqvg.jpg

Then you can program it, much like the one Asus are using.

https://i.imgur.com/2gckDa9.jpg

I fitted mine into the front of my Bitfenix case, then all of a sudden Bitfenix release a case with a mini screen in. *Jeremy Clarkson* "Some say it's coincidence, others that they stole the idea" I mean that in jest btw, but yeah manus have been stealing ideas from modders for years and years. But aye, you could have done this yourself 9 years ago.Quote
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