Raijintek Morpheus VGA Cooler Review

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Installation

Installation was pretty painless to be honest, I only encountered few problems but it could be a little troublesome dependant on the situation.  First of all, the instructions that come with the Raijintek Morpheus are pretty straight forward but one thing it can’t tell you is how to remove your existing graphics card cooler; I suggest you check Google or even YouTube for this dependant on your make/model.

Both AMD and NVIDIA cards are supported and includes the following models:

NVIDIA: GTX650, 650Ti, 660, 660Ti, 680, 760, 770 and 780.

AMD: HD7850, 7870, 7870xt, R9 290/290x, R9 270 and 270x.

Note that the NVIDIA Titan/Titan Z and 780Ti aren’t supported with the Morpheus.

To install and demonstrate the cooling performance of the Raijintek Morpheus, I used a reference GTX780 in which I compared the reference cooler with the Morpheus.

First thing to do is remove the cooler from your current graphics card and prepare it for installation; as you can see I left a thermal pad on to show you what can’t be left on otherwise it will affect the cooling performance of the Morpheus.

The next step is to line up the mounts with the arrows facing towards where the VGA’s I/O is featured; otherwise you will run into installation problems.  The two mounts are held in place with four screws.

Next on the list is to install the four stand-off screws into the relevant mounting holes; details can be found in the included instruction manual as these mounts do both AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards.

After that, it’s time to prepare the graphics card itself by placing the heat sinks into the relevant places on the VRMs etc.  There are provided sticky buds which you simply peel off and place onto the base of the heat sink, then simply stick on.

Once that is completed and all the heat sinks are in place and thermal paste bas been applied, the next stage is to fit the Morpheus itself to the cards PCB.  This is done via four spring screws which need pressure applied to make contact with the stand-off screws that were installed previously.  Once that is done you will have something that looks like this…

Last but not least, it’s time to install your fans of choice; in this case it is the Noiseblocker 120mm eLoop fans.  Like most CPU coolers, they are held in place via two clips per fan which connect into the grooves in the aluminium fins.  After that, you have your Raijintek Morpheus installed onto your graphics card and you are ready to go….

Installation was a breeze and it took the best part of 10-15 minutes to install fully and the only problems I came across really were that some of the thermal pads weren’t sticky at all; thank god that Raijintek provide extra’s otherwise testing wouldn’t have been possible.  I feel a stronger adhesive could be used and hopefully Raijintek take this on-board.  It is also worth noting that you must clean your surfaces prior to installing the thermal pads as to not interfere with performance etc.

 

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