Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 Review (Page 4 of 4)

Page 4 - Conclusion

As I have mentioned in the introduction, I hope this review can be helpful for someone who is looking for a nice CPU cooler. After a few days of using the Reeven Ouranos RC-1401, I found it is actually a decent CPU cooler that is worth recommending. First, it has a 140mm PWM fan. I believe a big fan does not only pushes more air to improve cooling performance, but it also generates less noise in the process since its speed does not need to be as fast. You can also mount another 140mm fan if you desire to. As for the heatsink itself, the thicker top fin and the arrangement of heatpipes are welcomed features, and the rest of the fins are firmly attached to the heatpipes. The copper base is plated with nickel, which prevents oxidation. The overall build quality is good. The installation experience was not difficult at all. Note, you need to have a screw driver around to get the job done, since only the wrench is provided in the package. It is worth mentioning that due to the slim structure design, there is no interference with the RAM. This feature is important if you do not want your RGB RAM to be blocked by anything else in the computer case. According to our actual cooling performance tests, the Ouranos RC-1401 turned out to be competitive in terms of the cooling and noise level against a cooler of a similar category. All in all, the Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 is a well-balanced product with a $53 USD price tag. I think the price is reasonable for a nicely built CPU cooler with a 140mm fan.

Reeven provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.

APH Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.5/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.

The Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 is a well-designed and well-built CPU cooler that can deliver good cooling performance while keeping the noise level decently low.

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Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware; Installation
3. Test Results
4. Conclusion