At first, when we looked at this AIO, we thought what the hell is Reeven trying to do here. We just did not see the big picture yet. Once the cooler was in our hands, and we took the time to get to know the Naia 240 on a better level, the approach Reeven took is almost genius. Rather than to butt heads with the likes of Corsair, NZXT, and Thermaltake for top honors with all the bells and whistles, Reeven made the call to try something not seen before.
Swiftech is about the closest we have seen in the past, but that was less of an AIO and more of a pre-build custom loop. Allowing users into the loop may have its hazards associated with it, but Reeven made every attempt to alleviate those issues. Providing a power adapter for testing the loop while the PC is off is a good start, but providing drip trays is brilliant. Most will just add some color to the loop up front but keep in mind, AIOs will lose coolant due to evaporation, and next year, you may want to top off the coolant level again.
Reeven did not choose to go with Asetek for their AIO, and that may come to bite all of the bums in North America. The custom top does not differ much from what the Asetek patent protects, and as such, Reeven may not want to play in court for the next year, so sales in the US will likely be only by a third party, in essence, ones which were sent as samples being sold.
This is the only issue we see with the Naia 240, and in every other aspect, Reeven delivers in full, with great results in thermal and audio testing. There is always hope that the Naia 240 will be available worldwide, but if you want this cooler and cannot wait, you better start looking at importing the cooler from another country.
All told, what we saw here today, is all packed up and ready to be sold for just $109. The pricing is perfect in our opinion. It does not have software controllable fans or RGB LED lighting, but it doesn't need any of that. You can customize the color of the head unit with dye, and since the head unit is LED backlit, it will glow whatever color you come up with.
PWM takes care of the fans with no need to fuss with anything, so while the Naia 240 may not offer what some of the big names do, the way in which this AIO is presented, there is no need for any of that. You get a solid AIO which is better than most other cooling options, and does not disturb much with noise. As long as you can get your hands-on the Naia 240 from Reeven, we strongly recommend you giving it a try.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Overall TweakTown Rating||97%|
The Bottom Line: The Reeven Naia 240 AIO is affordable, customizable, and best of all, it performs like a beast! Able to climb near the top of all of our charts, we applaud Reeven for not just caving in and building something we have already seen fifty times over!
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Reeven Naia 240 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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