Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
So far, our only experience with Reeven has been with the Ouranos single tower CPU cooler we recently reviewed. In regards to that experience, we will say that the time we have spent with Reeven products has been completely positive thus far. We learned that Reeven is very aware of the current market and its offerings, and has come up with a cooler that is very capable of holding its own in the fight for the top of our charts. We also learned that their coolers feature a very beefy, structurally solid design that definitely lends that top-tier feel to their products. Another thing we learned is that if you do like the looks and performance of a Reeven cooler, you will need to like the color yellow, because yellow appears to be their trademark color, as their fans brightly show.
As we just mentioned, our first experience with Reeven products was when we reviewed the Ouranos. Even though that design is prepped for two fans, it ships with a single fan, and its design is roughly based on the typical, tower style cooler design. While Reeven proves to hold their own in the standard tower cooler segment, they are also trying their hand at a dual-tower design. This means a few things right out of the gate. First, there are two fans in this kit, one to cool each tower. Secondly, the footprint increases as space and access around the cooler diminish. And lastly, one can only assume that with twice the fan, more surface area in total, we should also see a healthy performance jump over the Ouranos.
When we received the Ouranos from Reeven, we also received the cooler we will be testing today, the Okeanos RC-1402. While we covered most of the standout features offered in this cooler already, like the two bright yellow fans, a dual tower design, and its larger foot print, the Okeanos still has a couple of things left in its feature set. For instance, while the Okeanos is definitely not the same cooler as the Ouranos, the relationship between the designs is apparent in the trim and aesthetics.
Enough talking about the Okeanos though. Why don't we just get right into the specifications, so we know exactly what we are dealing with? Let's get a good look at the Okeanos RC-1402, and see what Reeven is offering this time around.
In the specifications chart offered by Reeven, we see that the Okeanos is indeed the RC-1402, it is compatible with all current Intel sockets, and it works with anything AMD since AM2. We are shown the overall dimensions of the Okeanos, including its 1145 grams of weight, 140mm of width, 163mm of height, and the 135mm from the front edge of the intake fan to the back edge of the second fin stack.
What Reeven doesn't mention is that both towers are topped with a one millimeter thick, brushed aluminum plate sporting the Reeven name. Reeven also doesn't tell us that these stacks consist of fifty-seven aluminum fins, which are 0.3mm in thickness, and are pressed onto the heat pipes. Here we are given some information on the heat pipes; the chart states that we get four 6mm heat pipes, and two 8mm heat pipes in the center. Of course, these are made of copper, but are also nickel-plated to add aesthetic appeal, and to help fight corrosion. The two-part base is also made of copper, and is nickel-plated along with the pipes; after they have been soldered in place, of course.
There is quite a bit of information to read about Reeven's choice of fans. In the box, you will find the 120mm, RM1225S18B-P, sleeve bearing fan used as the front fan. This fan is specified to spin in a speed range of 300 to 1800 RPM, delivering 92.5 CFM. As for the air pressure, we think we may have a handle on the information given. If our math and concept are correct, after converting the 0.098 inches to millimeters by multiplying it with 25.4, the 120mm fan should have 2.48 mmH2O. The 140mm fan for the middle of the towers is the RM1425S17B-P. This fan will spin in the range of 300 to 1700 RPMs, delivering 92.4 CFM of air flow. With that same math in play, our figures come up to 2.31 mmH2O of static pressure, making both fans almost a dead match outside of their dimensions.
Similar to what we saw with the Ouranos, finding the Okeanos cooler inside of the U.S. is nearly impossible, they just are not listed unless you happen upon a review sample on eBay, or similar websites. In our email correspondence with Reeven, we received the projected pricing for when the Reeven coolers do arrive on our soil. We are lead to believe that the Okeanos RC-1402 will sell in the range of $75 to $80. Think about that for a moment, and consider the release pricing of other dual-tower coolers. Just looking back at coolers like the Noctua NH-D14 and D15, or the likes of the Dark Rock Pro 3 and Assassin, these are all coolers that will cost much closer to the $100 range. If this Reeven is able to keep pace with the other dual-towers, that near $20 in savings will send the bang for the buck value of the Okeanos through the roof.
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