Raijintek Triton Review
We have already tested air cooler from Raijintek before, so today we are going to have a look at Raijintek Triton All-in-One liquid cooler. A new horse in Raijintek’s portfolio. This relatively young brand was established in 2013 and dedicated to develop quality products for global users with affordable prices.
Package includes 2 fans, mounting brackets (compatible with Intel® Socket LGA 775/115x/1366/201x CPU (Core™ i3 / i5 / i7 CPU) as well as AMD® FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 CPU), screws, 3 bottles of different color coolant( red, blue, green) and the cooler with pump itself. The pump is one of the most silent we have seen on the market today. The heart of the system is the pump/reservoir which is completely transparent. For better effect Raijintek includes also LED lighting inside the pump combo which highlights the coolant color even more. On top of the reservoir combo we can find filling port, through which you can add color dyes if you wish to.
Raijintek didn’t forget about development of micro fins which are one of the most important factor of cooling performance improvement. The more surface the fins have the better heat transfer can be achieved. On the other hand, when those micro channels are filled with gunk from loop it will drop the performance significantly. Therefore we recommend to check the micro fins carefully at least ones a year or if you notice some lower performance over longer period of time.
We recommend to connect the pump with full power 12V so you achieve high water flow rate.
Contact area is mirror polished, but more important is that it’s perfectly plane so the contact with CPU surface as good as it can be. The mounting brackets are very easy to mount, in fact the whole installation process takes only couple minutes.
Impressive build quality is provided also by radiator itself. It is rather higher fin density radiator. Tubing is very flexible and quite prone to kink. So keep it in mind during installation. Tubing doesn’t tend to get cloudy after period of time as we could notice by some other tubing.
The fans are of good performance, but in our sample the edges of the fan frame broke because of weak material. Raijintek is already working on improvement of fans.
The included fans are PWM with fan controller, which we recommend to use, if you prefer silence instead of 1-2°C better performance.
Raijintek Triton Specifications:
|Product Name||TRITON / TRITON CORE|
|Product Number||0R100018 / 0R100023|
|Radiator Dimension [W×D×H]||275×120×32 mm|
|Tubing Dimension||ID – 9.5 mm – / OD – 12.5mm|
|Thermal Resistance||0.1 °C/W|
|Liquid capacity||350ml ±5%|
|Material||Alu. Radiator / Copper Water Block|
To ensure that the results from one review to another are comparable, the Testing Methodology will be the same throughout all reviews, otherwise we will make a note if somethings changed and keep it separately from other results.
All testing was done on test Bench-table with a room ambient temperature of 22- 23°C and if temperature changes we will add delta T °C to the results.
Before testing we run 10 minutes of Prime95 followed by 30 minutes of idling. This warm up period was done at stock CPU core frequency. For noise testing we ensure the PSU fan is isolated or using fanless PSU. We mostly do fan noise test over night so we have our room as silent as possible.
We take values at IDLE and full load – where all fans are running at their maximum RPM.
Testing System 1:
Testing System 2:
For testing we used OCCT software and between each test we leave the PC at least 15 minutes to rest so that the temperature went back to the IDLE state. Followed by overclocking with help of Easy Tune Software (for Gigabyte mainboard) or for ASUS mainboard (BIOS CPU Ratio only). Each test lasted for 15 minutes. If the temperature of any CPU core exceeded 85°C the test was automatically turned off and the value of the results we have marked as “failed”. The resulting temperature in the tables are the average temperature of all cores. The results of the tests are influenced by many factors such as: the amount of thermal paste, pressure between the processor and CPU block, humidity, thermal conductivity of thermal paste, etc.. Therefore this results should be considered as indicative only.
For this test we were using it’s own thermal paste provided by manufacturer.
Test results system 1:
Intel® Core™ i7-4790K Processor
Taking into account that this is first AIO liquid cooler from Raijintek, the product is actually surprisingly well made. Build quality as well as performance even in overclocked system is not bad at all. Yes, there is still some room for improvement of packaging and fans, but with this price point you can use some other silent fans on the market, should you find any issues with fans included. With the price of €85 it is our price / performance recommendation.