NZXT introduced placing a small LCD panel on an AIO CPU cooler to the market, and people seem to be taking well to it. We also started seeing GPUs with small screens on them, but now, it appears the real winner of this popularity contest will be Asus.
Asus recently showed off a CPU cooler with such a big screen (spotted by @momomo_us), it kind of had us scratching our heads. I mean, just look at the thing... why does a CPU block need a 3.5-inch LCD panel on it?
Cool factor aside, the unit is called the ROG Ryunjin II 240, and it comes in as a successor to the original ROG Ryunjin 240, which had similar styling and a large CPU block, but a much smaller OLED screen.
Chances are this unit will also be based on an Asetek design, and it looks like Asus decided to stick to using Noctua fans on the Ryunjin II, equipping the AIO with two black 120mm Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC fans.
Not a Lot of Information...
The exact specs are unknown at this time, so we can't comment on which exact fan models they are (for RPM), nor the resolution of the screen, or pump type and speeds. We also don't have any other pictures, but I think we can all imagine quite well what this will look like in a system.
All we know is that this joyfully ridiculous monstrosity is coming, and in all honestly, I'm looking forward to it.
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Oh, for crying out loud...Reply
I want to know if it still retains the VRM fan, and if it performs better or equal to the Artic Liquid Freezer AIO (which IIRC, took top spot in GN's occasional cooler reviews).Reply
On the other end of things, with more individuals putting LCD screens into their PC builds for temp monitoring or some extra pizzazz beyond "mere" RGB strips, this would suit those people quite well. That is, assuming the LCD screen can actually be used as more than just a gif/photo/temperature display.
this is getting stupid.Reply
Bastard2k said:this is getting stupid.
getting ??? thought it was there a while ago :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
Design team.... "what will make and AIO better?" "Put a screen on it!" Its like the Portlandia episode "put a bird on it" but "put a screen on it!"Reply
Asus' hybrid coolers so far:Reply
-Same old Asetek coolers on all of them; nothing special about their performance
-A couple models have Noctua fans; while nice, it does add to the cost
-A couple models have a VRM fan, which adds another point of failure, as well as being a gimmick; if one is at the point where that fan is actually keeping the VRMs from throttling, then they've got bigger problems.
Their 120mm are priced more than most 240mm are, and the 240mm are rivaling, or more expensive than the cost of 360mm models. WTH.
This is just to milk the ROG fanboys/fangirls even more... the 'price' for their loyalty.
Pimp My PC and Pimp My Rig are both a thing so I guess Asus is on to something with this product...?Reply
I'm still going to judge people who buy this product. You do what you want with your money, but I'm going to stare and judge and think things about you...yes...you...who puts little screens inside their case. I'm judging. 😐
"ridiculous monstrosity "
At least the NZXT one has some extra functionality. But this one just seems dumb and unnecessary.Reply
I'm thinking 'they' will put a video of a fan spinning :)Reply