ASUS ROG Hyperion Gaming Case Review – ROG B760 + RYUJIN III 360 ARGB

I always enjoy doing a new ASUS PC build with the latest components. This time last year I tackled the Evangelion product range which includes everything you could ever dream of all themed after the popular anime. While this year’s build isn’t as flashy, ASUS sent over some cool components to fiddle around with.

Watch the PC build in action below:

The lineup included the 13th Gen Intel Core-i7 13900K CPU, ROG Strix B760-F Gaming Wi-Fi Motherboard, Ryujin III 360 ARGB cooler, ROG Strix RTX 4080 GPU and the ROG Hyperion case to put it all into.

So in this content, I’ll be putting all these components under the spotlight and walk you through how the experience went. First, let’s dive into each of the items.

ASUS ROG Strix B760-F Gaming Wi-Fi Motherboard

First off, we have the heart of the build, the ROG Strix B760-F Gaming Wi-Fi motherboard. This is ASUS’s high-end and premium gaming motherboard that checks all the boxes when it comes to specs. It has DDR5 and PCIE 5.0 support. It also supports Intel’s latest 13th-Gen Core i9 CPUs which includes the 13900K ASUS sent over for this build.

It has Wi-Fi in the name so of course, it supports Wi-Fi 6E. There’s also a range of ports including USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 for up to 20Gbps. The device also packs a DisplayPort on the back alongside an HDMI port. There are six USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, 5 audio jacks, an ethernet 2.5 gigabit port and all the BIOS features you need such as BIOS Flashback and a clear CMOS button.

ASUS ROG Hyperion Gaming Case Review - ROG B760 + RYUJIN III 360 ARGB

RGB fans will also be happy with the board. It comes with 3 three-pin Addressable Gen 2 RGB headers and one 4-pin Aura RGB header. There’s also lighting across the board which looks pretty cool but I will show that to you in a bit.

ASUS ROG Ryujin III 360 ARGB Cooler

The ROG Ryujin III is the brand’s latest in water cooling technology and it comes with a large 3.5-inch LCD display. But the display isn’t the only thing that has changed this time. ASUS has also doubled the internal memory on the unit from 16MB to 32 MB. More memory means videos that look better and run smoother than ever before

ASUS says the display now supports 2000-frame videos at 60fps and 24-bit colour depth. This means videos you play on the unit look smoother, more vibrant and can be longer.

ASUS ROG Hyperion Gaming Case Review - ROG B760 + RYUJIN III 360 ARGB

Of course, the cooler also comes with all the expected features. It supports Intel’s LGA1700 chipsets and AMD AM5 chips. It also comes with a robust set of customization features which lets you make the display your own while also monitoring all the system frequencies, voltages, temperatures, fan speeds, water flow and more.

Inside the unit, there’s a new 8th-Gen Asetek pump with a 3-phase motor powering the cooler. ASUS has also increased the cold plate on the unit making it 32% larger than the Ryujin II. The Noctua IndustrialPPC Fan can spin at up to 2000RPM and only gets as loud as 29dBA during heavy use.

ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4080

Next, we have the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4080 GPU. I have already reviewed this card on the site and absolutely loved it. Not only does it come with a pretty new design but it is as powerful as RTX 4080 cards get and that alone makes this a must-have for gamers looking for the best performance.

ASUS ROG Hyperion Gaming Case Review - ROG B760 + RYUJIN III 360 ARGB

It is an RTX 4080 so expect great DLSS 3 performance on this card and all the raytracing bells and whistles. In terms of the design, ASUS has included new Axial-tech fans on the GPU which they say increases airflow by 23%. They are also quieter so that’s a win too.

The card also comes with FanConnect II which is a pretty great feature. With it, you can hook up to two PWM fans to monitor the speed and tweak the airflow on the PC directly through the GPU.

As for the RGB, ASUS has included a cool block effect on the end which is tweaked with Aura RGB. It is unlike anything I have seen on other GPUs and makes for a refreshing approach compared to the usual fan RGB stuff.

ASUS ROG Hyperion Gaming Case Review - ROG B760 + RYUJIN III 360 ARGB

ASUS ROG Hyperion

Of course, all these things need a nice case and the ROG Hyperion GR701 is a good match. I have to say that ASUS has really done a good job on this chassis. From the sleek pyramid lighting on the front to the giant X sign which makes up the centre display, arms and legs.

The ASUS ROG Hyperion is also a beast when it comes to its supported components. It is an E-ATX case with 420mm dual radiator support. It supports four 140mm fans, has its own component storage, an ARGB fan hub and even 60W fast charging through two USB C ports.

The Build

I have to say that in comparison to many PC builds I have done in the past, this Hyperion one didn’t really give me any issues. I started off with the usual. I placed the motherboard down into the case, screwed it in and installed the CPU. I then put in a power supply, wired it all up and started plugging it all in. I was surprised to see that the Hyperion case included a number of nifty compartments and holes for wiring.

ASUS ROG Hyperion Gaming Case Review - ROG B760 + RYUJIN III 360 ARGB

For example, the power supply can’t be installed through the back of the case. Instead, I had to remove the draw assembly unit by unscrewing the plastic compartment from the case. I then had to remove the power supply casing by unscrewing another two screws on the opposite side. After which, I could take out the glass PSU shell, install the unit, screw in the screws at the back, add my wires and put everything back.

This was easy enough. The only thing that got in the way was the GPU bracket which kept sliding down onto the wires but I lifted that up and tightened the screw.

ASUS ROG Hyperion Gaming Case Review - ROG B760 + RYUJIN III 360 ARGB

After I installed all the wires, I then put the cooler in. The ROG Ryujin III has definitely redefined how you approach cooler installation. Instead of using wires for each individual fan, the fans magnetically tether to one another and there’s one cable which also magnetically connects to the last fan. All of the RGB and fan speed data is then transferred to the PC through these magnets and one single candle.

I have to admit, I was impressed. It is pretty cool to have just one cable for these fans. It saves space, makes things neater and just feels like the future. The magnets on the cooler were also quite strong so I didn’t feel like the cable was going to fall out.

ASUS ROG Hyperion Gaming Case Review - ROG B760 + RYUJIN III 360 ARGB

I then took a single cable and plugged it into the RGB controller on the Hyperion case. It was just a dream to install. The controller is also nicely situated at the bottom of the case and the cables all managed to reach without a problem. The cooler itself also included a header and USB cable which I ran through the back and plugged in.

The rest was pretty simple. I wired the PC together without any real struggle. The various sockets and holes on the ROG Hyperion made installation incredibly smooth. There were no tight wires and even the CPU cable had a lot of flack after I plugged it in. Usually, I find that PC cases make this a real chore by limiting the length available for the cable.

ASUS ROG Hyperion Gaming Case Review - ROG B760 + RYUJIN III 360 ARGB

It also helped that I could remove everything I needed including the top vents to install the cooler, the side doors to save space, the bottom to pick up fallen screws and the inner plastic door to sort cables out. The only thing that had to be screwed back was the power supply casing which I hope ASUS changes to a clip of some sort. That would mean most of this case would be screw-less.

The case also has multiple spots for fans if you need them. The right side had a fan bracket and the front too. ASUS has covered the right fan mounts with a cool ARGB plaque which also doubles up as a hard drive compartment. So you can fit two 420MM radiators here or extra fans. There’s a lot of room for expansion.

ASUS ROG Hyperion Gaming Case Review - ROG B760 + RYUJIN III 360 ARGB

Of course, all of the flash also syncs to Armoury Crate which is fun to fiddle around with. The ROG Ryujin III let me change what was on display with a click of the button and I have to say, the display quality and smoothness of animation on this cooler LCD are also impressive. The brighter, more vivid and higher frame rate panel goes a long way to deliver a high-end gaming and monitoring experience.

In terms of airflow, the ASUS Hyperion does an excellent job. Not there’s so much room here to breathe including large openings on the sides of the case. I won’t lie, these openings would drive me a little crazy because there’s no filter to catch dust but they do help with the airflow. On the inside, however, there are two vents which are easily removed for cleaning. I just personally wished the doors closed without leaving gaps for stuff to float inside.

ASUS ROG Hyperion Gaming Case Review - ROG B760 + RYUJIN III 360 ARGB

The case is also incredibly quiet. Even with its giant triple 140MM airflow, this case never reached higher than 42dBA when tested. I heard the Ryjun III but the case itself is a dream to sit next to.

I spent a lot of time slaying the demons of Hell in Diablo 4. I was able to grab the game during a special promotion where if you purchase a participating RTX 40-Series GPU, you got the game. Given that this had the ROG Strix 4080 in it, it was the perfect match and I took advantage of the situation.

ASUS ROG Hyperion Gaming Case Review - ROG B760 + RYUJIN III 360 ARGB

Of course, this ASUS ROG Hyperion case has been made for enthusiasts. Those who want to install multiple cooling systems in the PC and really kit it out over time. It is a gargantuan case with a gargantuan price tag to boot too. But I won’t lie, had a lot of fun with it. It is one of the easiest builds I have ever worked on. The cable management was clean and given that everything was ASUS designed, everything simply spoke to one another and after I switched it on for the first time, I didn’t have to go and check any wires for missing RGB and fan monitoring. I don’t get to say that every day.

I didn’t enjoy the gaps by the doors and even the magnets on the doors felt a bit weak for my liking but this is a pretty stylish case if you’re looking for something this big and feature-packed.

Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *