CPU Air Cooler Mega Test

Raijintek Themis

CPU Air Cooler Mega Test

Raijintek Themis

Price:  £18.95

Technical Specification

Dimensions121x158x58mm (HxWxD)
CPUIntel: 775,1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011/v3.  AMD: FM1, FM2/+, AM2/+, AM3/+
Heat pipes3x8mm copper pipes
MaterialsAluminium fins, non copper C.D.C base
Fan Speed1x120mm fan @1500
Noise LevelMax 24.5dB(A)
Air Flow65.68CFM 
Air Pressure2.24mmH2O
Weight448g (without fan)


Up Close

As we leave near the half way point in our cooler mega test we leave the refined Noctuas and begin our look at some of the German designed Raijintek range.  It's fair to say that Raijintek favour a red, white and black theme to both their packaging and product, which should stand them in good stead with regards to people choosing their coolers to match the internal colour theme of their case.  Inside the box, which is a bit of a reality check after the Noctuas you get a set of multi language instructions, a universal back plate, fittings for both AMD and Intel, metal spring clips, a sachet of TIM and 5 rubber fan mounts, which means either someone can't count or they're admitting that they're prone to breaking.  Either way, not good. 

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At just 58mm deep including the fan, the Themis isn't going to cause you any RAM encroachment issues.  We are though a bit concerned that there's not really a lot of fin stack there for the 120mm fan to work with.  Also of concern is the way the 3x8mm heat pipes are all located up the lateral edges of the fin stack.

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Normally we'd be showing you a picture of the top of the cooler, and if we did, you'd see how the copper pipes are neither capped or Nickel plated.  Instead we thought we'd show you the state the fin stack was in when we removed the cooler from the box.  Several of the fins were crushed down, and one of the top ones was peeled up quite substantially.  Unfortunately this isn't an isolated incident with Raijintek, their kit tends to be either really good, or really bad, an indication to us that there are some serious quality control issues at the manufacturing and packaging level.

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The fitting method for the Themis was nearly identical to that of the Noctua, with the exception that the Raijintek method is a pain in the arse.  Seriously, how can two methods be so similar and yet one is sweetness and light and the other the spawn of Satan.  As for performance?  Well there wasn't really much of it to be honest, and although we've said the bequiet Shadow Rock2 came bottom of the 4.7MHz, the Themis is conspicuous by its absence as it was the only cooler to actually fail this test

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Most Recent Comments

10-08-2016, 14:32:21

Had a quick look..
dont see any AIO's in there as a comparison.. I think it would have been nice to see atleast 1-2 of the most popular ones in there, it would just round out the comparisons a bit better imo if you also factor noise efficiency and redundancy.Quote

10-08-2016, 14:36:41

Great article, good to see my D15 is still a beast in the air cooled department.

One small thing, while reading the D15 page I couldn't help but notice something wrong.

With the front fan installed you are though limited to standard height RAM.
This is actually not the case, the fan can be positioned forward due to the design of the mounting which allows for big RAM if you have the case clearance for the fan to protrude off the cooler.Quote

10-08-2016, 14:52:00

That explains all the hype around the Cryorig lot, good prices and performance there. Great to see so many all together in one place for comparison.Quote

10-08-2016, 14:53:46

The BeQuiet coolers are meant to be tightened from the back of the motherboard, not above and between the fins. No wonder you found it hard to do.. If you are saying that poor fitting is the reason they don't perform well, then the test results are not representative of the coolers performance.Quote

10-08-2016, 15:08:21

I bought the Be Quiet Dark Rock TF for the looks for the Lian Li Q10 build - was supriced that it placed so low.

Have the Raijintek Pallas on my living room rig cooling a G3258 and I thought it was great.Quote

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