Great Cooling Performance, Awesome RGB lighting, Truly Innovative Design, Easy Install Process
WHAT WE DISLIKED:
No addressable RGB LED function (More than one color at the same time)
Sometimes looks are more important than performance, but Raijintek doesn't force you to make that trade. The Orcus 240 is competitively priced and should be a top consideration for an RGB CPU Cooler.
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I’m having a really hard time pointing out anything the Orcus 240 does wrong. The innovative design could have been risky, but it ended up being fantastic. Performance was top tier and while the RGB lighting could really use the addressable LED feature, it still has a great look to it. In fact, that’s really my only complaint. Raijintek, if you can, get us some addressable LEDs on this unit in the future so we can have rainbow effects!
If we want anything else to complain about, then we have to see where the price is at. Currently, the Orcus 240 goes for about $105 on Newegg. There’s some, maybe just one, RGB units that cost quite a bit less, but there’s some really pricey ones as well. In general, paying around $100 for a 240mm CLC isn’t that abnormal, but RGB lighting usually adds to the price. The Orcus is competitive, but if cooling is your only concern then you can save some dollars for sure. This reviewer cares about looks too though, and happily awards the Raijintek Orcus 240 CPU Cooler the Pure Overclock Editor’s Choice Award!
Needless to say I love computer hardware. With my reviews, I never forget what it's like trying to find parts on a tight budget and how excited I am about any new component I get my hands on. If there was a good effort in the design, then I'll find a reason why each component is great for someone!