Asus ROG Ryuo 240 AIO Liq­uid Cooler

AIO cool­ing that de­mands to be seen and not heard.

APC Australia - - The Lab - Chris Szewczyk

Asus’ ROG brand might be best associated with moth­er­boards and graph­ics cards, but that’s chang­ing as the com­pany branches out into other ar­eas. We saw the Asus Ryuo and Ryu­jin CPU cool­ers on dis­play at Com­pu­tex and we’ve been itch­ing to get our hands on them ever since.

The key dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing fea­ture of the Ryuo 240 is the 1.77 inch OLED dis­play placed atop the block. It’s fully cus­tom­iz­a­ble and al­lows you to show off your own an­i­ma­tions or pic­tures, or it can show real time mon­i­tor­ing in­for­ma­tion. The LiveDash con­trol soft­ware is easy to use too. There’s a splash of RGB light­ing around the alu­minium shrouded block. It re­ally looks amaz­ing and it de­mands to be shown off in a tem­pered glass case. If PC aes­thet­ics are im­por­tant to you, the Ryuo (and big brother Ryu­jin) are about as good as it gets out­side of fully cus­tom­ized so­lu­tions.

The Ryuo isn’t all about bling. It kept our 5GHz all core i7-8700K cool and did so with­out hav­ing to re­sort to un­ac­cept­able noise lev­els. Un­der nor­mal loads it is ef­fec­tively silent. It com­pares well to its big brother and a sim­i­lar spec Cor­sair H100i Pro. The Cor­sair is cheaper, but doesn’t have the OLED screen of course.

The Asus Ryuo 240 is an eye catch­ing and unique AIO cooler. You can get sim­i­lar cool­ing per­for­mance for a lot cheaper else­where, but no other AIO cooler can match the unique aes­thetic that the Ryuo of­fers.


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