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    Raijintek MYA RBW


    Compared to some of their more established competitors, Raijintek is a relative newcomer to the CPU-cooling market, but that hasn't stopped them from pushing their way into the top echelon of CPU cooler manufacturers. With products at various price segments, they are becoming a company PC enthusiasts look to for high-end air coolers. Add to that their exceptional warranty and unique color choices and you end up with a company that has a cooler that will fit your needs. RGB lighting has been popular with custom PC builds for quite some time now, but with newer innovations in technology comes newly updated products. Following the boom in RGB lighting comes Addressable RGB lighting. Raijintek has been making some big moves with their Coolers lately, and has decided to embrace this with the new MYA RBG, a single fan air cooler, that supports addressable RGB LEDs on cooler shroud itself. It is a single tower cooler with 6 heatpipes that make direct contact with your CPU and is ventilated by one of Raijintek's own PWM 120mm cooling fans. Should you consider picking up this cooler for your system? Read on as we find out!

    The cooler supports all modern sockets including LGA2011, LGA115x and AM4.

    Packaging & Contents

    The cooler comes in a packing made of the cardboard box. The front of the box gives an angled view of the MYA RBW CPU cooler with the name shown in large and easy-to-read letters.

    The backside has the picture of the cooler on the main section. Top plate is shown in multiple colors to signify that it is an RBW version.

    The right side is showing the base of the cooler.

    The left side of the box details the cooler's specifications and the top gives a quick introduction to the MYA RBW cooler.

    MYA RBW CPU Air Cooler is printed at the top.

    Let's open the box. Within the box sits some hard foam which is protecting the cooler from any damage.

    Cooler is nicely placed inside the box with the accessory box placed in front of the cooler. The user manual is placed on the right side. The fan is pre-installed on the heatsink.

    Opening up the packaging you're offered with an accessory kit with various mounting screws, an universal backplate, a packet of thermal paste and of course the cooler itself. It's comforting to know Raijintek providing universal support for both Intel and AMD as not only does it increase their market share, as an end user we don't need to scratch our heads wondering if it'll support a particular platform or not.

    There is also an installation manual for the MYA RBW. The manual begins by showing all the parts you need to complete the installation, and section offs AMD from Intel installations. With the use of quality renderings, they guide you through the installation process.

    A Closer Look

    Taking a closer look at the Raijintek MYA RBW , it is easy to see that this cooler is massive. It may not be the heaviest or biggest cooler around, but it certainly has some serious bulk. The inclusion of the black plastic Armour provide a much more aggressive aesthetic.

    The Raijintek MYA RBW has dimensions of 130 mm x 86 mm x 163 mm (WxDxH), and weighs in at about 925 g, including the fan. Even from the side of the cooler, you can tell that the MYA RBW means business. The dual heatpipes that feed each of the auxiliary radiators stick very prominently in the sides, with the shroud overhanging the top on each side. The plastic panel also serves as an embellishment for the hollow core of the heatsink which will allow the light to emanate from the center. The whole assembly feels quite sturdy and, while not a super-heavyweight, this cooler is not light.

    Although the Raijintek MYA RBW is capable of some fantastic light shows, it's important to note that the fan isn't actually LED, never mind RGB. Now, don't go letting this put you off, as the way Raijintek have organised things they look just fantastic when the cooler itself does its RGB "thang". What we are seeing here is the LEDs shining through the fan.

    There is no denying the all-black coating on the MYA RBW looks amazing. For those who want to keep a darker theme in their build but still want to go with Air CPU Cooling, this is definitely the option for you.

    The company also omitted the ability to upgrade an ultra-thin suction fan (which can be purchased separately) to enhance the performance of the heat sink, helping to achieve a high and stable clock for a long time.

    The entire body of the heatsink (with the exception of the copper contact surface) is painted black so that the LED fans shine through. The integrated shrouds direct airflow through the center of the heatsink with very little room for air to escape on its journey of cooling.

    Its design involves a heavy aluminum fin-stack with wave-shaped fins that have increased surface area over flat fins.

    A look at the cooler from the top. This is what will most likely be on show if you mount this in a standard case.

    The cooler is topped off with a silicon RGB LED diffuser and a bushed metal top-plate. The holes in the center and around the heatpipes diffuse a little bit of light at the top, for a pretty cool effect. Depending on your settings, you can have quite the psychedelic light show at the top.

    We can also see the Raijintek "R" logo.

    The cooler has six 6mm-thick nickel-plated copper heatpipes. These heatpipes are covered with a thick black electrostatic powder coating, which helps to protect thoroughly from normal oxidation effects. At the base, these heat pipes make direct contact with the CPU.

    Below picture shows the pipes alignment inside the heatsink.

    The base of the MYA RBW is a direct connect base, meaning there isn't a cover plate providing a flat surface for your thermal paste and CPU mating surfaces. Direct contact CPU coolers are our preference, though only because they cut out the middleman, so to speak. The surface is finished to a very high standard and we found zero flaws or imperfections. The shiny bit isn't so shiny due to the lack of a contact plate, but that's ok for this type of cooler.

    It also came with a 12013 ultra-thin PWM fan so you won't get interference with your memory or other device due to the huge fins.

    Drawing power from a 4-pin PWM header, and featuring a hydraulic bearing, it spins between 200 to 1,400 RPM.

    Installation Process

    Installing the Raijintek Mya RBW CPU Cooler is simple. Attention is paid to the installation, because a very thin protective film is placed on the cooling surface of the radiator base and must be removed. First, align the backplate screws with the holes on the backside of the motherboard and insert the back plate. There is a foam padding between the backplate and the motherboard. This helps to protect your motherboard and has the added bonus of keeping the screws in place while you complete the next stage.

    To keep the backplate in position, use the thumb screws. Set the retention bracket on top of the screws on either side of the CPU socket.

    After you put thermal paste on the CPU, line the cooler over it ready for the securing bar. This goes through the hole in the cooler, and lines up with two small bumps on the top of the heatsink area. The last stage for the heatsink is to screw the two small mounting screws through the securing bar and into the brass standoffs. Apply the fan, passing the rubber pins through the mounting holes, and connect the 4-pin fan header to the CPU fan header on the motherboard.

    Where the MYA RBW really comes into its element is when the power button is pressed, and the light show begins. Now, remember, the fan itself is not LED, the whole effect is coming from individually addressable RGB LEDs laid in a string around the exterior of the fin stack, but interior to the black plastic shroud.

    The effects that can be achieved are simply magical, with still images really unable to do them justice.

    Installed - Memory Clearance

    Whether it is for DIMM slot clearance or for PCIe clearance, the MYA RBW is not going to interfere.

    Test System & Methology

    Test System:

    Processor: Intel Core i7 4770k @ 3.7 GHz & 4.2 GHz OC
    Motherboard:MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming
    Memory: 16GB Mushkin
    Graphics Card: Sapphire HD 6970
    Power Supply: Antec HCG 750W
    Chassis: DimasTech Bench/Test Table EasyXL
    Boot Drive: Ocz Vector
    Storage Drive: 3TB Seagate Barracuda


    CPUID HW Monitor 1.23
    CPUID CPU-Z 1.65
    Prime95 v27.1

    I am testing the performance as follows:

    Ambient temperatures are kept at 23C throughout my tests.
    The CPU Fan is set to 100% to eliminate inconsistencies as a result of PWM control.
    Idle temperatures are obtained after booting the PC and idling on the desktop for 30 minutes.
    Load temperatures are obtained after running Prime95′s Small FTTs test for 15 minutes.
    To measure noise levels i disable the two front in-take fans, rear exhaust and GPU fan.
    On the following pages you'll have the opportunity to read what MYA RBW is capable of.

    Results - Temperature

    With the fan RPM being pretty low at this point of testing, we did find the idle temperature to hover in the 30 degree range, which is fine for 24/7 idle temperatures. As we loaded the system in the stock configuration, we find that while not taking the top of the chart at this time, the 59 degree result is quite admirable for a cooler of one tower and one fan.

    With the increase in fan speed for the overclocked testing, the idle temperature was only 33 degrees at this point. We also see that MYA RBW did not give one inch when it comes to performance. Now again, 69 degrees isn't breaking records, but it is quite one decent for an air cooler.

    Noise Level

    Τhe fan will hardly be noticeable during standard operation. In full load mode, with 12V going through fan, it hit 47 decibels. It is sure loud but you can limit the fan's RPM to 200 for that ultra-quiet experience.

    Final Thoughts

    RGB lighting has been popular with custom PC builds for quite some time now, but with newer innovations in technology comes newly updated products. RGB LED enabled Heat sinks are very "de rigueur" at the moment. The overall look and aesthetic of the cooler, is great. The passing of colour over the fans and body of the cooler is seamless and looks appealing. Where we appreciate the ability to integrate our case lighting with the colour scheme of our build, it's also important to us that the cooler does it's primary job, which is that of keeping the CPU cool. So does it keep the CPU cool? Well it does. It does the job, but it's not a chart topper. Taking a look at performance the Raijintek MYA RBW held it’s own and considering it is going up against the best of the best and holding it’s own is really all we can ask for. In terms of thermal performance it falls right in where it should for it’s price and size. There are quite a few really good air coolers in the $60-70 range and at the end of the day the difference of a few degrees is really nothing to warrant concern for the most part. When it comes to noise, it's ok, but it's not exactly silent, and neither will it make your ears bleed. The new mounting mechanism included with the MYA RBW was a pleasure to use, as it is simple, well-built and doesn’t have any issues to note. The use of thick heatsinks also makes the overall volume of the heat sink quite heavy, requiring a well-designed base support mechanism, ensuring the weight of the entire radiator system and evenly distributed to the body of the motherboard without curving, warping the PCB plate but still keeping the close contact between the heat pipe surface and CPU. In this respect, Raijintek has done quite well when providing two-layer insole with a fairly solid wedge mechanism, suitable for all types of Socket available on the market today. MYA RBW is able to offer outstanding compatibility to RAM modules.

    In terms of what it offers, the Raijintek MYA RBW can handle keeping your CPU cool while looking good. It would even suit the needs of those who push their CPU’s with moderate overclocks. It’s sleek design and excellent performance beats out many alternatives which are more expensive! At an MSRP of $70 I am very happy with the quality of this air cooler.

    Last edited by testman78; 09-10-2019 at 06:49 AM.

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