The Titan Fenrir TTC-NK85TZ
The Titan Fenrir is a stack of 50 stamped and embossed, aluminium fins, with the top fin being stamped with the image Titan has chosen to represent the wolf-like creature of its namesake. The embossed sections of the fins aid in redirecting air back inward towards the rear of the cooler, maximizing the airflow's cooling potential.
Looking right into the fin stack, you can see how the heat-pipes run from the aluminum base and take it through the 50, 3mm, spaced fins.
From the side of the Fenrir you can see the four, large, 8mm heat-pipes. The fan is mounted to the left side and the air flows to the right until it is slightly redirected by the embossed fins to get the air back to the center to do its job more efficiently. Most coolers waste this side exhaust and don't use ways to recapture it for use.
Here we have another look at the top of the Fenrir. The four heat-pipes protrude through the top of all 50 fins. This view also gives a better feel for the depth of the embossed ends. You can also see here that Titan cuts the heat-pipes a bit short at the top and this leaves the other rounded ends to hold the top couple of fins in place, which they do.
The base of the Fenrir is milled and not polished, but the heat-pipes obviously are making direct contact with the CPU. Since both the aluminium base plate and the pipes are both milled at once, they are flat and true. Bear in mind that a bit of compound rubbed into the gaps prior to install will allow for better coverage of the interface material that is placed on the processor.
I wanted to show how the locking mechanism has a cut-out in the base of the Fenrir to stabilize the cooler. Note it has a cross pattern for additional stability; I will show another close-up in a bit with the brace in place.
The included, 120mm fan comes wired and sheathed in black and ends with a 4-pin, PWM header on it for maximum control of the fans speed. This fan is all plated in a chrome finish and as I alluded to before, the outer housing is then coloured black on top of the chrome. This leaves all the corners and edges with the chrome still coming through, while the bigger sections are covered quite well in black. This gives the fan a unique look from the top viewing angle most of us see day to day.
Reversing the cooler shows the power requirements of this fan of 12 Volts and 0.32 Amps. The part number is displayed just above this. At the top of the sticker is the Titan logo and their slogan, "Running faster is the systems job, keeping them cooler is our business". In just a short time we will see if their slogan rings true.
Here we have the Fenrir with the fan attached from the front. You can see the fan gets a good amount of coverage over the aluminium fins.
With the fan installed you get an early glimpse at a bit of the hardware. Titan sends wire fan mounting clips to hold on this fan and they fit rather tightly into the pre-cut grooves in the fins. Notice on the side of the included fan, Titan has chosen a fan that includes arrows to show both directions of flow out of the fan, as well as the rotational direction of the blades themselves.