Computex 2016 - Raijintek

Raijintek was another company with plenty to show us. First up was the Nestor, an entry-level chassis targeting a €50 launch price. It comes with a trio of fans installed and the layout is fairly standard but kept clean through the use of a PSU cover.

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With the mini-ITX Metis and micro-ATX Styx now well established, Raijintek is continuing to enlarge its aluminium case range with the ATX Asterion also on display. Hewn from aluminium and steel, it has doors for both side panels for quick access and a minimalist design with a PSU cover keepings things neat inside. It supports 360mm radiators in the front mounts and we were told it would not exceed €100 at launch. The ROG branding is, for now, unofficial, but Raijintek is looking to make a partnership with Asus ROG on this case.

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The next was was the Hyperion, capable of supporting XL-ATX motherboards (something the Asterion manages as well. Going again with a clean internal look, this is pretty massive, and it ships with four fans too. The front is easily accessible with a hinged door as well, and there is plenty of space for full-size radiators in the front and roof.

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Moving to cooling, Raijintek showed us the upcoming Triton II all-in-one liquid cooler, which has been almost fully redesigned at every part for more powerful performance. It is again refillable and Raijintek claims the pump is essentially silent. The clear pump we saw had four LEDs in, but Raijintek said this will change to a ring LED. This is so as to match the new Cetus fans that were displayed on and next to the Triton II. These will be available in 120mm and 140mm flavours with RGB lit rings being the key feature.

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Raijintek is another company with a hand in custom water-cooling. It showed us its new pump design, claiming that it has managed to achieve almost zero vibrations in a pump with a flow rate over 1,000L/hr. We held the powered on pump and have to say that vibrations were definitely kept way down.

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The company also showed off its radiators, with aluminium and copper as well as pure copper models on display. In the form, the aluminium frames the copper section, and Raijintek will release multiple colours so as to match the aluminium on the Styx and Metis cases, for example.

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Raijintek is also entering the PSU business, the main highlights being the small form factor ones – SFX and micro-ATX ones. The 700W micro-ATX PSU is said to be the only one of its size with 80 Plus Platinum rating. High Power is the OEM responsible here.

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The Paean bench-table/chassis is another display-oriented case. It differs from Thermaltake designs by having glass frames on both sides, the one on the rear being tinted to help hide the PSU and cables that are tucked back there. This keeps the front looking very neat. It is likely to cost around £110 when it launches in roughly four weeks.

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The last thing we saw was away from the crowds, and it's arguably the most interesting thing of the whole day – a totally pumpless AIO solution. Raijintek mentioned this briefly at Computex last year, but this year it had a working solution. Sadly, it only had boiling water rather than a CPU to work with, but it was definitely working. Almost immediately after being plunged in, the coolant began flowing. It works by using a special coolant that boils at under 40°C, and different sized pipes to create a pressure imbalance and force the liquid to evaporate in one direction only and thus generate flow. The radiator needs to be above the CPU for it to work, which is one limitation, but our interest is certainly piqued.

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