Conclusion and overall impression …
The Asus ROG Ryuo 240 is actually an exceptional AIO water cooling system. Asus has achieved an absolute unique selling point with the OLED display, with which a new level of individualization can be achieved.
The cooler with its aluminum housing and the embedded display is very noble and worth the very high price. The cooling performance reaches values slightly above those of other 240mm AIO watercoolers, but this comes at the price of rather loud fans.
What we also like is the simple assembly and the very good controllable pump.
Unfortunately, apart from the cooler, the Ryuo 240 only provides average in many respects. So we would have liked fans with decoupling elements and covered cables. Also, a small tube of thermal grease, if you want to rebuild the AIO water cooling, is missing.
It’s a pity, too, that the Ryuo 240 is primarily designed for Asus motherboards. Surely understandable on the one hand and we have successfully tested the Ryuo 240 in the review on an ASRock motherboard, but at least an Y-cable for the fans would not have hurt well to serve Asus AIO fans who do not run Asus motherboard.
Maybe the addressable RGB lighting ring will get even more effects with future software updates?
Tip: In the interactive Fit for Fan guide you can virtually fit coolers onto different motherboards and listen to many – the Asus ROG Ryuo 240 will be included in the next update.
For a comparison with other coolers, take a look at our CPU cooler chart 2018 on the Intel Core i5 PC and the CPU cooler chart 2018, tested on an AMD AM4 PC system. Here is also the CPU cooler chart 2016 on the Intel Core i5 PC and the CPU-cooler comparison 2016, tested on an Intel Core i7 PC. And here is the previous CPU cooler chart with CPU cooler bevore 2016. A direct comparison to our previously tested coolers is however not possible here, since the test system has changed fundamentally in the meantime.