Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
Knowing Reeven just for their CPU air coolers and fan controllers, it appears that they have been developing other products as well. They have a line of fans, a few cases, some accessories, and along with eight CPU air coolers and a trio of fan controllers, Reeven is now moving into the liquid cooling of a CPU.
Reeven could have been like many other companies and either went to Asetek to have a cooler built, or taken the route of an overseas manufacturer to supply the components for the new somewhat sealed loop. We say this because this new liquid cooler is mostly a closed loop system, as in products are not intended to be added into the loop. However, Reeven does offer a way to top off the loop, as well as bending dyes to customize the appearance.
There is no doubt that the new AIO is comprised of parts we are used to seeing. A thin radiator, a pump on top of a cold plate, thin tubing wrapped in corrugated plastic tubes, even LED illumination of the head unit are all found within this design too. While we are unsure of performance at this time, Reeven brags about three things which should put their solution into a favorable light.
There is the larger pump to increase efficiency; there is also the micro-channel base plate which is curved for maximum pressure on the CPU. Lastly, the radiator used for this cooler has a lower FPI than Asetek models, and all put together, should bring Reeven's PCU liquid cooler to the top.
While we are unsure of where the name comes from, we would like to introduce you to the Naia 240 from Reeven. While much of the design is nothing new, we do like the route Reeven has taken overall. Rather than to try to compete head-on with many Asetek coolers, which flip back and forth to which is best, Reeven chose to sidestep it, and deliver a product with features the others do not offer.
There is no denying that we will be covering an AIO, but it is not sealed in the traditional sense. It allows the Naia to be customizable, without the need for software, and still has LED backlighting and any color option you care to mix up. Stick it out, while it may seem a bit trivial at first, by the time we are done you will see that the Naia 240 from Reeven has a fair bit of worth in the market.
The RW-2401, better known as the Naia 240 is shown to be compatible with Intel LGA115X, 1366, 2011(V3), and 2066 sockets, and AMD compatibility covers everything from AM2 motherboards. The next step is then to move into the measurements. The radiator is 272mm long, 120mm wide, and 52mm thick with the fans mounted on it.
There is over fifteen inches of tubing and nearly thirteen inches of head unit power cable, which is connected to the head unit. The head unit is 95mm square, and stands 67.5mm tall, which is taller than found in most AIOs. Beyond that, we know that the radiator is made of aluminum, and by scratching the cold plate, we also determined that it is aluminum as well.
To keep the liquid inside of the loop cool, Reeven delivers a pair of 120mm Coldwing fans. These PWM controlled fans can reach speeds of 1600 RPM pushing up to 90.28 CFM with minimal static pressure. We can also see that the noise from them will be heard, as they can max out at 30.9 dBA.
What is not discussed are the extra bits found inside of the box. There is a 24-pin to 3-pin fan adapter to test the system before powering the PC, and this is because the fluid is accessible. There is a bleeder valve on the radiator to help eliminate air from it, but at the head unit, there is a fill port.
Reeven sends extra coolant so you can top off the loop, three bottles of dye drops, and even a sucker tool to help remove any excess coolant you may have tried to fit into the system. On top of that, the hardware container does double duty as a catch tray, just in case one of the ports leaks due to being opened. Everything you need, from start to finish, is all inside of the box, ready to be used.
Another plus for the Reeven camp is that they are not asking a bunch of money for the cooler either. Many of the latest 240mm AIOs tend to show up with a $129.99 price associated with them upon release. What we are finding is that the Reeven Naia 240 is priced at just $109.
Not only do you save a few dollars looking to Reeven for their solution, but you also get many add-ons to the deal to sweeten the deal even more. Usually, we try to hold our tongues this early in the review, but with what you are about to see factored in, it won't take long to realize Reeven has the right idea and the Naia 240 could easily be your next cooler.
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