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Raijintek Scylla Elite 240mm Watercooling Review

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Andy takes an in-depth take a look at the Raijintek Scylla Elite 240 watercooling package. Key time stamps are as follows:

01:25 – Unboxing and Overview

13:29 – Benchmarks

16:30 – Analysis

25:22 – Conclusion

CPU loop kits are sometimes a very good first step into customized watercooling, offering every thing you’d want to chill your CPU and permitting the chances of growth to the GPU and extra radiators. The Raijintek Scylla Elite 240 claims to be simply such a package, and at £210, it appears to supply an affordable foothold into customized loops.

In actuality, that cheapness is obvious in plenty of the elements and notable absences. The followers, specifically, really feel low cost, with very versatile blades that rattle when transferring up and down the rev vary.

There aren’t any directions for the package itself, as Raijintek bundles individually-boxed elements into a bigger field and depends on the directions from the pump-res and CPU block. Sometimes directions could be a little long-winded and overcomplicated, however these go too far within the different path, lacking important data like making certain the SATA energy for the pump is related.

Once constructed and crammed I seen the clear coolant turned brown, doubtless from the Magicool-sourced radiator having not been flushed in any respect and nonetheless being stuffed with flux from building. Discarding the unique coolant, I flushed it with a substantial quantity of unpolluted water after which stuffed with some opaque coolant. The package additionally doesn’t include a 24-pin bridge and lacks any directions on correct filling procedures, so I dread to consider leaks spilling onto powered elements.

Cleaned and ran for some time to permit the air to drop out of the coolant, the loop really carried out nicely, beating all of the 360mm-equipped AIO coolers examined to this point within the 35dB take a look at, however fell wanting the Corsair H170i and it gigantic 420mm radiator by a good margin. While the efficiency is definitely there, the worth isn’t, as there’s not a fantastic deal that, subjectively, is dependable sufficient to be carried by many methods and upgrades.

The majority of the finances is probably going within the DDC pump-res. It’s solely accessible individually in D5 type, however that prices £130, and the block £60, so it’s simple to see why the opposite elements are left wanting. The pump-res is sort of good – though an apparent copy of Watercool’s Heatkiller tubes – however doesn’t include any dampening to cull the vibrations from that DDC. The arms used to mount it to a radiator or fan holes are mounted in place, which might make discovering a spot the place it may be mounted difficult, particularly working in getting tubes routed to it with out clashing with one thing else, just like the GPU.

The CPU block is described as an ‘all-copper’ block, however solely the coldplate is copper, in nickel-plated type. The majority of it’s acetal with an aluminium face-plate. This specific one had been made with recent acetal which hasn’t been allowed to off-gas and due to this fact smelled upon opening. It’s additionally lacking different elements I’d say are important for a customized loop, like 90-degree adapters, a temperature sensor and drain valve.

Pros

• Performs nicely for only a 240mm radiator

• The pump-res is stable and of first rate high quality

Cons

• Poor directions lacking key steps and particulars

• Rads that haven’t been flushed

• Fans are of low cost building

• Missing a number of key elements for ease of use

What do you think?

Written by Gideon

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