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RAIJINTEK Triton 360 Review

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Posted February 25, 2016 by Josh Jackson in Cooling

Overview

Hardware:
 
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Price at time of Review: $139.90 on Newegg
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Decent Cooling Performance, Looks more like a Custom Loop than a CLC, Can Open the Loop to add Components, Easy to Install, Customize-able Coolant Color, Nice Location for Fill Port
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

AMD Bracket poorly Designed, Below Average TIM included, Tubing is a little too Flexible which can lead to Kinking if not installed right
 
BOTTOM LINE:
This is a great start for RAIJINTEK and feels like a notch above any CLC overall. It would be a good first step for a builder's INTEL system that would like to expand to components beyond the CPU down the road, but until the bracket is re-designed AMD users should shy away from it.
by Josh Jackson
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Testing Results

For starters, I had to start from scratch due to a temp sensor being burned out by one of my previous coolers. ASROCK support was fantastic though, and they got me fixed up and good to go. I decided to use the CORSAIR H110i GTX to go head-to-head with the RAIJINTEK Triton 360. I was actually a bit surprised at how the results turned out. At stock, we see the Triton is pulling a little behind the H110i.Triton Stock ResultsEven with an overclock, we see the trend continue. This is when I began to suspect that this could be due to the mounting system. Unless that CPU block has really firm pressure on the hot plate, you can begin to see temperatures rise. This could also be due to some optimization on the copper block in the CORSAIR unit, but I really felt like that bow in the motherboard was hurting some of my thermal performance. Triton OC ResultsThe VRM temperatures follow the trend of the core temps, but the takeaway here is that all units are handling the heat rather well. No extra cooling is needed for decent overclocks. (At least on the Extreme9.)Triton VRM ResultsHere’s the other reason we see the Triton fall a bit behind in temperature performance. It’s much more pleasant on the ears, which is impressive for 3 fans. I used the PWM headers to test the H110i GTX at full speed and it sounded like a hurricane shooting through that rad. In fact, the only way I can really keep the fans at a comfortable level is when I use a silent profile. The Triton may rate a bit higher than the H110i balanced mode, but Triton’s sound wasn’t as “gravely” sounding which was nice. The pump registers a bit louder than the CORSAIR’s, but neither are really noticeable unless they’re sitting next to your ear.Triton dB ResultsMy TIM test really showed a weakness in RAIJINTEK’s package that I would certainly recommend fixing. I’d suggest that any builder simply buy their own good brand of thermal paste to use anyways, but if a consumer uses the included package, it will certainly contribute to what could be an underwhelming liquid cooling experience. My first thought was that I must of had really sparse coverage, but when I pulled the pump head off, I saw it wasn’t the case. The TIM is just horrific and something should be changed so buyers, who don’t have another option than what is included, get a better first impression of the Triton.Triton TIM ResultsFinally, I decided to see how far this unit would let me push my 8350. Remember, this chip is pretty bad so it takes a lot of voltage to get higher clocks. I almost made it to 4.7 GHz. I was able to run OCCT for 2.5 hours before a core failed. I tried upping the Vcore a bit, but then core temperatures got a little uncomfortably high and the VRM throttled a bit. I dropped it back to 4.6 GHz though with a 1.525 Vcore and had no trouble staying stable as well as getting a validation screenshot.Triton 4.6 ValidationOverall, I feel like the Triton 360 is a pretty solid performer. I think if RAIJINTEK tweaks the mounting system, we could easily see this thing match or excel any CLC on the market for AMD chips. Plus, if I had more time I could’ve tried bleeding the system a bit better to see if that affected the performance at all, but for the average buyer, they’re going to want to buy the unit and install it right away. Considering that these are some of RAIJINTEK’s first AIO units, I think they are on the right track for the future as long as they keep looking at improving. Let’s go ahead and bring everything to a close now.

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