Reeven Kelveros CPU Cooler

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Reeven Kelveros CoolerToday, we will be taking a look at a CPU cooler from a company that we have never heard but the results of the testing that we performed may change that, especially if you are looking for a cooler from a company that looks to want to give the user high quality, well performing products. The company is called Reeven and the cooler is the Kelveros. The Kelveros has a standard tower configuration but the shapes of the fins are very “different”. Check the review to see what we are talking about.

 

Introduction to the Reeven Kelveros CPU Cooler

Today, we will be taking a look at a CPU cooler from a company that we have never heard but the results of the testing that we performed may change that, especially if you are looking for a cooler from a company that looks to want to give the user high quality, well performing products. The company is called Reeven and the cooler is the Kelveros. The Kelveros has a standard tower configuration but the shapes of the fins are very “different”. Check the review to see what we are talking about.

About Reeven

REEVEN is a newly established international manufacturer of PC related products. REEVEN’s product lines includes the best quality of advanced CPU coolers, Cooling Fans, Power Supply Units, PC Cases and many other items. The target of our products will be a wide range of audience under our philosophy “Professional Quality Gears”, for products that will withstand the highest demand.


Specifications

Model Number:

RC-1202

Compatibility:

All Intel LGA 775 CPU / LGA 1156/1155 / 1366 CPU
All AMD Socket AM3 /AM2+/AM2/940/939/754 CPU
Socket AM3+ / FM1 ready

Dimension:

H160xW130xD79mm / H6.3X5.12X3.11 in

Heat sink Material :

Aluminum Fins (54 Fins)
6mm Copper Pipex2 / 8mm Copper Pipex2

Fan Dimension:

120x120x25 mm / 4.72×4.72×0.98 in

Fan Speed:

PWM:
Low:650~1300 RPM
High:650~1900 RPM

Max. Air Flow:

Low: 35.0 ~ 69.1 CFM
High: 35.0 ~ 101.3 CFM

Noise:

Low: 9.4 ~ 25.7 dBA
High: 9.4 ~ 34.7 dBA

Weight:

755g /1.66lb (Heat sink Only)

Features

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Super powerful cooling performance due to Heat pipe Direct Contact Solution (H.D.C.S.).

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Unique cutting edge fin design for optimized air flow through the heat sink.

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8mm copper heat pipe x 2 and 6mm copper heat pipe x 2 ; Hybrid heat pipe design.

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Equipped REEVEN original Coldwing12 FAN (PWM+H/L) for better cooling performance.

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Easy installation and supporting all the latest Intel and AMD CPU sockets.


Closer look

The Kelveros shares the same configuration that may of the best selling cooler have and that is the tower design. This particular design has been used in all the top performing cooler. Most manufacturers have taken the design to another level and utilizing twin towers for even better performance.

The cooler weighs what I would suggest a mere 1.66 pounds. This is a far cry from the two pound monsters we have been reviewing lately. I am a big fan of the lighter coolers in my daily rig as the mounting does not get to complex as the standard Intel push pin configuration is more than enough to secure it to the motherboard. But unfortunately we don’t see the same performance in the different sizes.

The cooler stands only 6.3” making it a non issue in a majority of the cases on the market. So often we get coolers that will not allow the user to attach the side panel back to the case because they are just to tall.

The Kelveros is made up of 54 aluminum fins that have the coolest shape to them. Different on your mind state some will call the shape batman-ish (yes, I am making this word up) or very bird (Raven) like. Whatever you want the call the shape we call it cool looking. The fins are somewhat thicker than most of the coolers we have dealt with. The top fin has the Reeven name imprinted in the center. The top of the heat pipes are capped off making for a nicer look.

The heat pipes are obviously made of copper but what is different here is that Reeven decided not to coat them in Nickel like many other companies have done. To be honestly the Nickel route does make a cooler look better, well in my opinion but there is a reason for this in the case of the Kelveros. Read the next paragraph. Reeven used two different sizes of heat pipes for the Kelveros which are 6mm and 8mm piping.

The reason for not coating the heat pipes are due to the fact Reeven uses a direct heat pipe design which they call Heat pipe Direct Contact Solution or H.D.C.S. we also believe the reason for the use of two different diameter heat pipes is four 8mm units would make the base too large to fit the top of the CPU.

The fan use is the ColdWing 12 which is an eleven blade 120mm spinner that is yellow and black in color. The spinning of the fan is regulated but the included low-high selector switch. In LOW mode the fan spins between 650 and 1300 RPM. And in HIGH it spins between 650 and 1900 RPM. The reason for the range in both cases is due to the fact the fan is PWM controlled.

The cooler comes with all the accessories to mount it to any current motherboard socket as well as some older ones like AMD 754/939 and Intel 775.


Installation images


Stress Testing

For our testing we will be using the following procedures and parameters to acquire the necessary data:

  1. Thermal compound used is Arctic Silver 5
  2. Idle temperatures are recorded after the system has been allowed to idle for thirty minutes from the point Windows has finished loading.
  3. Load temperatures are recorded by running OCCT for twenty minutes on all available threads.
  4. Real Temp is used for the recording of all temperature sensor reading.
  5. PWM function is disabled via BIOS to allow the fans to run at full speed.
  6. CPU model and overclock speed used for testing are outlined below in "Test Hardware".
  7. Each cooler is first tested with one fan supplied from the manufacturer.
  8. Each cooler is then tested again with a second fan attached if provided by the manufacturer.

Test Hardware:
Motherboard: ASUS X79 Deluxe
Processor: Intel Core i7 3930K @ 4.6GHz w/ 1.4 voltages
Ram: Crucial 2133 16GB Dual Channel (9-9-9-24)
Video Card: ASUS Radeon HD 5870
HDD: Hitachi 1TB
Power: Thermaltake Tough Power XT 850 (Sponsored by Thermaltake)
Case: Open air
Cooling: Reeven Kelveros

Results

 


Conclusion

The Reeven Kelveros visually is a cooler I cannot get enough of. In the beginning I struggled to define the shape of the fins and them I came to the conclusion they look either like the Batman symbol or a very fierce bird. Whatever it suppose to be I like it. Now the yellow finned fan left a little to be desired but then we realized that once installed you really don’t see it. So, in the end it is fine

The performance has be a little worried in the beginning. While idle the CPU temperatures were not the best we have tested since moving over to a socket 2011 motherboard on the bench. But once a load was played on the system things changed. The Kelveros performed on a well respectable level defeating a couple of the other single fan coolers.

Will it compete with the big dogs on the market like the Prolimatech Megahalems? No. But it is definitely a candidate for someone looking to replace a stock or a budget cooler.

The Kelveros has no option to add another fan to the cooler for a push-pull configuration. This could be due to the unique design of the fins. Whatever the reason we are sure the thermal performance would be enhanced.

The only issue we have with this cooler was at the time of this review, it was not available at any store when searching, Google, Shopping and other site of that nature.

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