ASUS ROG Ryujin & Ryuo CPU AIO Coolers

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ASUS is extending its ROG branding to its own AIO CPU coolers, and if you think it is just "more of the same," ASUS has at least a couple of tricks up its sleeve! Asus has put a 1.77" OLED screen onto both these coolers which will allow you to customize the look and use it to monitor system specs as well.

With support for JPG and GIF image formats, including animated versions of the latter, there are loads of customization options available. It’s simple to swap out the default ROG logo to highlight your clan insignia or gamertag, and system builders can easily add bespoke branding of their own. If you prefer practicality, the LiveDash can monitor your hardware and display system vitals like temperatures, voltages, fan speeds. System monitoring is powered by our standard motherboard utility, so no additional software is required when using an ROG board. We also have a stand-alone app to enable monitoring on other vendors’ hardware.


The new AIOs are named Ryujin and Ryuo, with the Ryujin model possessing the flagship spot, and both are built by Asetek and use aluminum radiators. The Ryujin will come in 240mm and 360mm configurations and will be adorned with Noctua’s industrial grade iPPC-2000 PWM fans. The interesting kicker with it, is that the water block and pump housing contains a 60mm fan so it will keep airflow down onto the power components on the motherboard. The Ryuo foregos the enclosed housing fan and only is offered in a 240mm configuration. We should see both for sale in Q3.
 
They look very nice, but not quite nice enough for me to ditch my H110i GT outright. If my H110i GT dies, I might replace it with one of these, if the price is right.
 
AIO Cooler with OLED screen and ROG branding? Assume the screen will be exclusively Nvidia powered. Speaking of exclusive...will the Asetek patents ever expire?
 
I'm going to be in the market for an AIO cooler soon. I'll wait for your reviews Kyle!
 
Putting a monitoring screen on an AIO is a very good idea that dovetails nicely with the current unicorn barf aethetic.

Hopefully it'll be priced a little more reasonably than an Aquaero.

If the pump/block/screen unit were available separately, that would be a nice thing, (assuming the block is all copper/brass/etc).
 
Please try to do a review of this unit. Interested to pair with a 2700X and use the RGB connectors on the motherboard (If possible).
Looks tempting (Yes Im a ROG fan)
 
Finally !! PERFECT for my cat gifs !! /joke I'm wondering if you can put the live temperature on those ? (Probably but tbh I didn't read article, still very interested)
 
It looks interesting and I like that they're using Noctua fans on the one but I'm not sure if that OLED screen is a good gimmick or a bad one. I also like the idea of extra airflow around the CPU socket however I would hope that 60mm fan is controllable and defaults to a low speed because 60mm fans can be obnoxious.

I do think it's interesting that Asus is making a push into new areas of the PC component business, I wonder how long some of this has been in the works.
 
Speaking of exclusive...will the Asetek patents ever expire?
Assuming no other shenanigans, a patent in the US is good for 20 years. There are factors that may move that around a bit (patent office backlog, other administrative issues).
 
I own a lot of ASUS products. One thing is for sure, their software will be terrible. Manufacturers are distracted with LED gimmicks when they should focus on making modular systems, bubble tight quick disconnect fittings, suppressing noise, and improving the pump suction hydraulics, bearing, and seal. The pumps in all these things are toys. Water cooling is enticing but for an ATX case, a large heatsink/fan is less risky and more reliable.
 
I own a lot of ASUS products. One thing is for sure, their software will be terrible. Manufacturers are distracted with LED gimmicks when they should focus on making modular systems, bubble tight quick disconnect fittings, suppressing noise, and improving the pump suction hydraulics, bearing, and seal. The pumps in all these things are toys. Water cooling is enticing but for an ATX case, a large heatsink/fan is less risky and more reliable.

WORD.... Honestly, I couldn't care less about RGB lighting. How about a real pump and copper rad?

I will go with a Noctua HSF for cpu or a loop kit from EK...
 
I own a lot of ASUS products. One thing is for sure, their software will be terrible. Manufacturers are distracted with LED gimmicks when they should focus on making modular systems, bubble tight quick disconnect fittings, suppressing noise, and improving the pump suction hydraulics, bearing, and seal. The pumps in all these things are toys. Water cooling is enticing but for an ATX case, a large heatsink/fan is less risky and more reliable.

EK and Alphacool have made some modular loop cooling for CPU and GPU, I am please to see it is moving that direction for both companies.
 
I own a lot of ASUS products. One thing is for sure, their software will be terrible. Manufacturers are distracted with LED gimmicks when they should focus on making modular systems, bubble tight quick disconnect fittings, suppressing noise, and improving the pump suction hydraulics, bearing, and seal. The pumps in all these things are toys. Water cooling is enticing but for an ATX case, a large heatsink/fan is less risky and more reliable.


I built a loop. Been building loops since 2000. My loop is completely silent, all while pushing around a liter of coolant, five radiator fans, a d5 pwm pump, two sets of quick disconnects(that don't bubble!), LED's, and no leaks.
Stepping up to the big boy toys yields you much better results.

These premade closed loops are simply HSF 2.0. They just need to work, and they do. You do get what you pay for.
 
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