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Raijintek Triton CPU Water Cooler Review

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Raijintek Triton Detailed Features

The Triton comes with two powerful 120mm fans. These fans are capable of pushing 38.89CFM in quiet mode (21.6 dBA) or 100.46CFM at the maximum speed (36.6 dBA). They can also be manually controlled through the built-in fan controller.

Raijintek Triton Dual Fans

The 120mm Triton fans are both attached to a standard 3-pin power connector. The fan controller can be used to adjust the speed of the fans.

Raijintek Triton Dual Fans 3-Pin and Fan Controller

The CPU block is larger than most standard blocks. It measures in at 38×56×39 mm. The reason for it to be bigger is because it includes the pump and a reservoir. This type of design is not seen in most pre-sealed liquid cooling units. A fill port with a removable cap is also available for maintenance or for dyeing the water color using the included color dyes. Our test unit did not come with a sticker over the fill port, but removing it can void the standard warranty.

Raijintek Triton Block

Two large white LED’s are included inside the block to add additional illumination. The pump can pump 120 L of water every hour at only 20 dBA and pumps at 3000 RPM at 12VDC.

Raijintek Triton Block Side View

The pump also uses a standard 3-pin connector, which can be plugged into the motherboard or the power supply with an additional adapter. The cable is fairly short, roughly about six inches long.

Raijintek Triton Block 3-Pin Connector

The nickel-plated copper contact plate has a very reflective mirror finish with almost no visible machine marks. Having a contact plate with a smooth reflective finish can result in a better spread of the thermal interface material across the surface of the CPU. This can ultimately result in cooler temperatures.

Raijintek Triton Base

We can see the Triton has many features that are available on the more expensive liquid cooling units along with a few unique features of its own. These features include the powerful 120mm fans, the smooth and reflective contact plate, and the unique CPU block design with an integrated reservoir. Let’s go into more details about the radiator and the mounting mechanism.


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  1. WhyNotV2

    Good review as always and that’s a hell of a good looking cooler when installed. I personally would add another “con”. The cooler is designed in a manner that allows for expansion as well as coolant color customization (including the addition of what looks like simple food coloring), yet doing either voids the warranty? As I said, that’s a bit of a negative to me.

    1. Meng Vang

      I do agree with you. From what I have heard, the sticker is there to prevent novice users from opening and potentially causing damage to the cooler. Raijintek may still honor their warranty even if the user has dyed the coolant, but excessive modifications to the unit can easily void it.

  2. JackNaylorPE

    Couple of things worth addressing that I think users would be interested in….apologize if I missed covered items but perhaps these items could be addressed in more detail.

    1. How is this affected by Asetek patent thing ? If Swiftech for example couldn’t sell a block mounted pump, how does Raijintek get by ?

    2. Given the presence of the Swiftech H220-X, H240-X and H140-X, and the (3) Fractal Kelvin models, is “this liquid cooling unit [really] unique” ? …. I’m guessing you intended “unique for a 2 x 120mm @ $99” ?

    3. Could you comment on the fan grommets ?…at the corners, there appear to be rubber grommets for vibration isolation. Nice addition.

    4. I was expecting more …. besides noise 🙂 …. out of the high fpi rads. One would think given previous comments about the proper SP and high fpi that they would have done better in the testing. Perhaps held back by the pump ? See item 8.

    5. Nice touch on the compression fittings, even Swiftech uses cheaper barbs and hose clamps.

    6. What does it mean “voids the standard warranty” …. does that mean there is a “non-standard” warranty left in place ? How does that compare to the Swiftech / Fractal warrantees ?

    7. The radiator material (Aluminum) is an important piece of information that I didn’t see mentioned. The relevance of mixed metals in the loop and how this is mitigated “as supplied” with installed coolant along with what is necessary of coolant replaced would be of value to readers. This no doubt accounts to the expense of the Fractal / Swiftech units.

    8. The 32 gph (0.53 gpm) pump is better than the 0.32 gpm or so of typical CLCs and the Kelvin but far short of the 1.0 gpm threshold typically sought by custom loop water coolers (and as provided by Swiftech H220-X). How do you think this impacts the test results ? In loop testing w/ 6 temp sensors, I saw Delta T’s of just 0.4C across 5 x 140mm of radiator (inlet temp minus outlet temp) at 0.75 gpm … from 1.05 gpm on up is was pretty much stable at 2.2 to 2.4 Delta T.

    1. Meng Vang

      Thank you for addressing these details. The Raijintek Triton is a cheaper alternative if users want a 240mm liquid cooling unit. At just under $100, this gives users a cheaper alternative in getting an expandable AIO liquid cooling unit rather than spending more on something that will offer similar performance and features.

      There are no rubber grommets for vibration isolation, but that’s something I would have liked to see. The fans do get loud at maximum speed and can cause vibration, but I did not notice any during the testing period. I hope in a later version they will include rubber grommets on the fans.

      The radiator is made of aluminum while the block is made of copper. I would not consider this ideal for a water cooling system, but the user can replace the coolant or radiator at any time they choose. This does become a problem for a novice user since they just want to put the cooler into their computer and forget about it.

      Removing the sticker on the fill port does void the standard 2-year warranty. But from what I have heard, Raijintek may still replace the unit even if the sticker has been removed only if the user has not done excessive modifications or physical damage to the unit.

  3. Caring1

    All AIO’s should come with compression fittings like this and the CPU block should be available separately.
    If they were, then the pump could be replaced if it failed, or the hoses or radiator upgraded at any time without the massive cost of a custom loop.

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