Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 CPU Cooler
Fresh out of the box, it is easy to see that all fifty-five of the fins are pretty straight and level; this is accomplished with the tiny little supports found around the pipes. At the top is a much thicker plate that caps off the tower. Moving down to the bottom, we see the heat pipes making gentle curves as they enter at three points on each side.
This thick, copper block holds the pipes in place. The copper block has been milled with a wide groove, and a couple of raised sections for the cross bar and locking tabs that secure this cooler to the motherboard.
Looking at the profile of this cooler, we find that the cooler is designed with an offset, as many coolers with similar piping structures often are. This moves the cooler and the fan away from the memory, which would be off to the left side of the cooler when installed.
Looking at the back of the Ouranos' fin stack, we have laid the cooler down to show off the inset design of the fins. This allows the fan to build a bit more momentum before it enters the cooler, to help raise efficiency.
As we gander down the side of the cooler, we can easily see the grooves near the edges that are used to hold the fan clips. We also see that this is an open design, with no tabs supporting it here either.
Rather than having a top fin and exposing the pipe tips, Reeven made the call to add a one millimeter thick, brushed aluminum top plate, with nickel-plated fasteners. Reeven also took the time to set the name dead center, and add a few more cuts to add a bit of style.
We had to get an image of the pipes and their orientation into the fins. Here you can plainly see the thicker 8mm pipes in the middle, with a pair of 6mm pipes on either side. Rather than wasting this with HDT, they chose to use a copper base plate to evenly distribute the load.
After the milling process took the base to a slightly convex shape, it was refined to a very smooth finish. Then the copper was plated with nickel to keep certain paste from damaging the copper, and to prevent oxidation.
Just for the sake of seeing how well the 140mm fan looks on the cooler, and how much of the fin area it covers, we quickly installed it on the Ouranos. Of course, it can be placed much lower, but this shows better, allows us to see how much more fan there is than fin stack in this design.
We did lower it for the profile shot. Be mindful of the offset when installing the cooler, as reversing its orientation will really cramp the memory. Also, we found the fan clips easily poke into the fan holes, and pop right into the sides of the fin stack.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- 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]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Dragon Ball FighterZ last beta goes live January 23
- Monster Hunter World devs have no plans for Nintendo Switch
- God of War confirmed release date and new story trailer
- AMD appoints fresh blood to Radeon team
- Assassin's Creed Origins: DLC 'The Hidden Ones' trailer
- Intel 760P 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review
- Samsung 860 Pro 1TB SATA III SSD Review
- Z270-HD3 F8 bios and advanced frequency settings not available...
- Spectre Bios Updates
- Lian-Li PC-O11 WW Feedback and O11 Air Feedback
- Micron, Rambus, Northwest Logic and Avery Design to Deliver a Comprehensive GDDR6 Solution for Next-Generation Applications
- Toshiba Memory America Unveils UFS Devices Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
- ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series Gaming Graphics Cards
- ASUS Announces ASUS Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit
- Colorful Announces iGame GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X Top