There is no denying the Raijintek Tisis is a Beauty and Beast by looking at it and while it performs well, is it worth your hard-earned money? Let’s recap..
I don’t know what is going on, but it seems to me companies have found a way to better their air-cooling products and Raijintek is right there along with the rest. The performance on the Tisis is quite impressive, landing it in the top 10 coolers we have tested at Play3r and only being beaten by 3 other air-coolers. This is quite an impressive feat for Raijintek and speaks highly on their place in the market and the fact they want to stay around for a while and provide their customers with products that offer proven performance. The great thing about the performance results on the Tisis was they were recorded while only using the 2 included fans which means if you want to shoot for a bit better performance you can always go ahead and add the 3rd which should help knock a few degrees of the temperature as well.
When it comes to design, that of the Tisis is something of which we have seen familiar designs. Raijintek have offered us their take on a dual tower cooler that offers support for up to 3 x fans, and they have done a good job. The 100% nickel design leaves a very shiny look on the surface all the way around the cooler which is nice and the inclusion of their red framed fans is sure to go over well with users and will certainly cause no trouble when trying to colour coordinate a build as lots of companies these days are using red for everything. While red is personally not my thing, there is no denying the Raijintek Tisis has a nice look to it.
In terms of value, Raijintek have hit us with a triple threat in the Tisis, looking around at other coolers which are close to the same price £50 and it seems the Tisis fits in nicely and should be one of the top performers for the price range. To compare, the Noctua NH-D15 is of very similar design yet it costs over £75 more and looking back at the Play3r benchmark results it only offers a difference in temperature of 1c lower than that of the Tisis. Now of course Noctua have been around and have proven quality but the question is, is it worth the extra price? The money you could save could very well be the difference in upgrading your SSD from 128GB to 250GB if you are in the process of planning a new build which is nothing to bat an eye out.
Raijintek may be one of the new guys on the block when it comes to computer hardware, but they are doing a mighty fine job and finding their place in the market and proving they are here to say. The Tisis cooler shows they are capable of offering great performing products at a friendly price that have a nice look and won’t cause any eye sores.
I would like to thank Raijintek for sending the Tisis in for review and look forward to seeing more from them in the future.