Taking a look at the packaging, it feels almost like a high tier ASUS ROG motherboard. The Ryujin’s box front shows off the larger than normal CPU block, and its inbuilt RGB lighting but surprisingly not the 1.77” OLED screen.
The rear of the box goes into a little more detail on the coolers spec and highlights the inbuilt screen, an embedded 60mm fan for M.2 and VRM cooling, Asus Aura sync compatibility and details of the included Noctua fans.
Opening the box we find an installation manual and some very familiar mounting hardware for current Intel and AMD mounts. The Ryujin 360 is manufactured by Asetek so those of you with any experience mounting older Corsair or NZXT coolers will be very familiar with these mounting brackets. The Intel bracket comes pre-attached to the CPU block to speed up the installation process.
The radiator comes in at 394 x 121 x 27 mm, pretty standard for a 360 rad, while the tubing is sleeved and measures 38cm long. The Noctua fans are specifically the NF-F12 IPPC 2000 PWM models, and are all blacked out, including the rubber isolation mounts which is great to see. As the name suggests, these fans have a range of 450 to 2000RPM.
The included CPU block cover is plastic and features a number of large vented sections to help with airflow around the CPU area. There are a couple of strong magnets built into the block itself which secure this cover really well, and once in place, it’s unlikely this would just fall off.