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John Weland | January 8, 2020

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ORCUS 240 RBW by Raijintek: The next level

If you feel like you’ve just read a review of the ORCUS 240 RBW, you more than likely read our previous write-up of the ORCUS 120 RBW. While we found it neat in its execution, our only desire was to eke out a little more cooling performance. Enter the ORCUS 240 RBW. It is everything its little brother aspires to be, and then some – double the radiator space, double the fans, 1000% more RGB.

Unboxing

First of all, you’ll find the same kit – n-caboodle as with the ORCUS 120, right down to the actual box itself, for instance. Inside, you get the AIO assembly and two 120mm fans this time (as opposed to just a single). Additionally, you’l find all the same accessories including: an addressable RGB hub, remote control, thermal compound, and an applicator. Extra coolant is included because this thing is serviceable, which I find refreshing compared to other closed loop AIOs. There is also a 24-pin power jumper for power cycling the unit when servicing.

The ORCUS 240 RBW, Aesthetically Speaking

As a matter of fact, the ORCUS 240 RBW is very similar in most respects to the 120 variant. It still has the pump built into the hose rather than sitting on the block. It still has the gorgeous flow indicator. But the thing that caught me off-guard was that by simply adding one more fan, its lighting prowess went up exponentially. Surprisingly, for the first time in… well, ever, the RGB rainbow appealed to me. Especially when I put it in a nice tempered glass and steel case.

The Test

MBASUS Z170 Gaming Pro/Aoura
CPUIntel i7-6700k
RAM16GB Ballistix (2400MHz)
SSD256GB Silicon Power NVMe
GPUiGPU
CaseAntec P120 Crystal
FansN/A

Our test bench configuration is a little different this time around, as we are doing a special Pay It Forward build with these components to kick off 2020. The Intel i7-6700k is only a 91w TDP chip, but it’s also in an enclosed system rather than on an open air bench.

Putting the ORCUS 240 RBW through its paces

This go around we. opted to put the ORCUS 240 RBW in a case rather than an open air test bench; however, we ran the same stress test as with previous builds. We fired up OCBase’s OCCT and let it run until the temperature stopped climbing (20 minutes this time). As with the ORCUS 120 RBW and Arctic Liquid Freezer II tests, we likewise ran for 30-minute intervals. We then rebooted the system after each test and reapplied thermal paste after every 3 tests, for six runs in total.

Results

Under those circumstances, the ORCUS 240 RBW actually managed to exceed our expectations. Averaging 45°C after about 10 minutes, and reaching it equilibrium at around the 20 minute mark, we saw a max of 65°C while it typically stayed at around 63°C.

Although this was on a CPU with a lower TDP (91w for the Intel rather than 95w on the Ryzen 1700x), it was housed in a case rather than being in an open bench, thereby negating any difference in TDP in our opinion.

Wrapping up the ORCUS 240 RBW review

I kinda liked the ORCUS 120 RBW. I like the ORCUS 240 RBW even more. Of course, it shines for all the reasons the 120 SKU did – separate pump/block design, and the use of anti-corrosives in their coolant to combat mixed metals. But the added radiator-sized extra fan and copious RGB was really just the icing on the cake.

What’s more, our hopes for better cooling performance were answered – albeit for a slightly higher price. Indeed, the ORCUS 240 RBW comes in at just under $100. Is it worth it? That’s up to you to decide, but we are pleased with its performance and its price. For the nuts and bolts, we have listed the specs below:

Specs

Product Name ORCUS 240 RBW
Product Number0R10B00106
Radiator Dimensions [WxHxD] 272x120x27mm
Weight (total) 900g
Thermal Resistance 0.1 °C/W
Liquid Capacity 150ml ± 10%
Fans 2
Tubing Dimensions ID – 5mm / OD – 10.6mm
Material Copper Cold Plate /Aluminium Radiator

Pump

Dimensions [WxHxD]69.5x40x33mm
Bearing TypeCeramic Axis & Pipe
Q-Max86 L/H
Head Preasure1.4 Meter
Noise Level25dBA
Life Expectancy50,000 hours
Speed4500±10% RPM @ 12V DC
Current Rating150mA
Voltage Rating12V
Power Consumption 1.8W

Fans

Dimensions [WxHxD]120x120x25mm
Voltage Rating12V
Starting Voltage6v
Speed400~1800 RPM
Bearing TypeHydraulic
Air Flow35.8 CFM [MAX]
Air Pressure1.16 mmH20 [MAX]
Life Expectancy40,000 hours
Noise Level28 dBA [MAX]
Connector5V ADD header, PWM 4 pin header
Current Rating 0.12A ± 10%
LED Current Rating0.69A [MAX]
LED Power Consumption8.28W [MAX]
Accessories8 port [ADD] addressable LED hub x1, remote control x1, motherboard ADD connection x1

Application

IntelAll socket LGA 775/115x/1366/201x/2066
AMDAll AM4/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2/FM2+/FM2

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