Looking at this from a customer's point of view, there is a lot to appreciate with the Reeven Ouranos. It feels super solid in your hand, much like a Noctua, or similar coolers that use thicker materials and are not afraid of added weight. We can also appreciate the attention to detail that went into the top plate, it not only dresses up the ugliness of exposed pipes, but it does so in brushed aluminum with their name and a few designs cut out of it. This all makes the Ouranos very nice to see through the side window of the chassis. Our review of the Reeven Ouranos is already glowing, and we haven't even talked about its performance, or its price.
When it comes to performance, the Reeven Ouranos can be beat, but not by all that much. Coming into our charts at six degrees from the best cooler we have tested, which happens to be the biggest AIO on the market, is a real feat in itself. When you look around the placement of this cooler in our charts, you will notice that the Reeven Ouranos took on some big players, and came out on top of a few AIOs, and a few other coolers were are fond of.
Of course, with this cooler, there is the "noise factor" that needs to be dealt with. Our fan did exceed the specified speed slightly, and doing so likely raised the noise to our recorded level of 59 dB. There is always the option to try out the PWM control, and see if it is able to keep your processor cool and remain closer to that 36 dB mark we got in the stock testing. Of course, if you want to be sure the Ouranos stays quiet during operation, Reeven includes the inline resistor adapter that keeps the fan at 7V, no matter the temperature reading.
Here is what it all boils down to: while we had some expectation of this cooler once we had it out of the box and did the visual inspection, after we gave it a spin we realized the Ouranos is a pretty great cooler. Having a fan larger than the cooler is a good start, adding in a pair of 8mm heat pipes is also great, but also packing in fifty-five thick fins to distribute the heat is superb.
The Ouranos is very nice to look at, offers the bold and bright yellow fan, and is very secure with high socket pressure. Even though we know the wait is only just beginning for our readers who want to own this cooler, the fact that when it does show up on U.S. shelves it can be had for less than $60, makes the wait that much harder. Hopefully it is only a matter of a shipment clearing some hurdle, and we get to see the Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 CPU cooler on the shelves very soon. Every day without the Ouranos on the shelves, Reeven is losing sales; this cooler is just that good.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||99%|
|Bundle and Packaging||98%|
|Value for Money||100%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||99%|
The Bottom Line: Reeven shows that not only do they make a bold, yet aesthetically pleasing CPU cooler, but for less than a night on the town, you get a top-tier cooler that is no slouch in performance.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 CPU Cooler]
- Page 4 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 5 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup, Thermal Tests and Noise Results]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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