Everything is RGB!! Yes, you heard it right. At present, PC industry has been shifted from simple and traditional cooling products to more advance, exquisite, and performance base. From Graphics cards to RAM, and from Motherboards to cooling, every component is speaking of RGB, and it really turned the market into whole new phase of creativity and development. Rather going towards performance only, manufacture now focusing more on appealing looks.
Today, RGB Cooling/case fans have taken over the market and being more in demand, is a great success for hardware companies. So, I have received a couple of RGB fans from Reeven, known as KIRAN. Reeven has been to the policy of being unique in its selection whether it’s branding or looks. This time Reeven come up with KIRAN, a brand new case fan.
I am taking a look at Reeven KIRAN 120mm RGB Case Fans with model RE1225FD15EW-RLSP. It’s Reeven’s first Stand-Alone 120mm RGB PWM fan with 7 colors and 3 different operation modes. It has a dimension of (W) 120 x (H) 120 x (D) 25mm and 150g in weight. Having Color Memory Function, gives enough control on settings; to remember the last known color settings when shutdown. A 4-PWM, mid-range airflow fan peaks out to rated 1500 Revolution per minute, while 400 RPM as lowest. The FDB (Fluid Dynamic Bearing) design gives Kiran a life span of up to 120.000 hours and significantly reduces noise levels, ensuring silent operation .
The KIRAN RGB has a brand new packaging unlike the predecessors. It shipped in a colorful, compact box having black and yellow base color scheme.
The front side of the box is basically black in color and has RGB series printed on top, fan picture in the middle, while the bottom has codename printed “KIRAN” along with major features in a very small font. I like box designing, it looks pretty compact.
The backside is completely yellow as legend color scheme for Reeven. Being populated with 7 different color style for RGB fan and the specifications in a table format at the bottom in multilingual. Also, this fan backed with handy warranty period of 2 years. Its label is, too, printed on the box which means you have Global 2 years Warranty on this product.
Around the Sides, I am looking at pictures of Major features this fan packed with.
Inside the box, I have a 120mm fan, a manual, 4 screws and a Y-cable. Reeven has included a Y-cable in the package, providing enough scope for these fans to run as All-in-One radiator fan. Other than that, the stuff is common.
A Close Look
The front is being white with black frame. Having 9 frosty white blades, looks pretty cool. In addition, the build quality is also impressive as always in Reeven products. Since Reeven don’t compromises on quality, KIRAN is another example of Reeven as being a quality name in designing; came up with another standout product in the market.
On the back side, Reeven sticker is placed in the middle on which voltage and Amp ratings are printed. The motor is 0.2 Amp while the max voltage rated at 12V. The edges are topped with rubber pads which are extra-soft, and by that, I mean it. These rubber pads minimize the vibration and control the noise production while in operation.
The fan taking power from 4 pin motherboard, as it got only 4 pin PWM cable and no controllable hub to operate directly from the power supply. There is a controllable switch, but it is not for power, rather RGB control. While there are 7 different color schemes KIRAN got, one can easily control the RGB pattern by pressing this small switch to any desire color.
The Radiator Fans
First, I was opted to test them on an air cooler, but I simplify the testing and visual presentation to more trendy, All-in-One Cooler. I mounted the RGB fans on radiator, which then installed in the Corsair 750D case. Here, I would like to mention that, I was expecting Reeven to send me a newly launched NAIA 240mm AIO cooler, too, so I would review both products alongside, but unfortunately, didn’t happen. (I might get one soon). Now, I counted at only available sample, TD02 LITE AIO cooler, to present KIRAN fans on it.
Below are the pictures are of the most prominent color schemes taken from camera.
KIRAN is absolutely looking fabulous there, which, if used on a radiator, would be worth spending. So, in my viewpoint, while KIRAN RGB is not of NZXT concept, it will go neck to neck with other RGB case fans in the market. However, a power controller hub is lacking, which could make this model extremely worthy.
KIRAN – RGB Color Effects
KIRAN – Color Memory Function
In the above videos, one or two colors were not being accurately picked by my camera, but the purpose of this video has mostly been fulfilled.
For thermal testing I used the following PC configuration:
- ASUS ROG Maximus VI HERO
- Intel Core i5 4670K 3.4 GHZ (OC 4.5GHz)
- Gskill Trident X 2x4GB 2400mhz
- SilverStone TD02-LITE All-in-One Cooler
- Gigabyte HD 7850 2GB Graphics card
- Enermax Revolution XT II 650W GOLD PSU
- Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound
The basic test setup is pretty much the same as used in any other CPU Cooler testing, using i5 4670K, a 4th generation INTEL processor, on a ASUS Maximus VI HERO motherboard. For high quality testing, Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste, a renowned thermal compound, is used for a high overclocking system. Reeven KIRAN was set to 100% fan speed through all the tests; 1550 RPM at Peak. All the test conducted on 35C ambient temperature with +/-1 margin of error.
I used Prime95 25.11v – Blend Mode – torture test for the cooler to be tested on an extra high load. This program determines the extent to which your CPU can afford to handle the heat, of course under extremely intensive loads. All the tests were run for 15 minutes and it was a good enough time to put probing and getting desired results.
Price: MSRP $17 USD Reeven
- Great looking RGB effects
- Color Memory Function
- Very good price
- Uncompromised build quality
- Optimal Cooling performance
- Quiet fan
- Global 2 years warranty
- Not yet available on Webstores
- Switch button has a very short cable
- No Power controller included
I tested KIRAN RGB, objectively, in dual phases. First, I looked at the performance, which revealed that the fan has a 1550 RPM, made an impression of low dBA. During the testing, the fan was quiet and nothing that would fall in annoying category. “High noise or uncomfortable sound” is not more of a concern here as KIRAN RGB did a nice job in noise operation. Of course, it cannot matches the Noctua noiseless fans, but very much optimal which is not bad. On the other hand, I wasn’t expecting any better Celsius with it than already available RGB fans at similar RPM, and KIRAN didn’t cross my expectation, too.
Coming at the aesthetics and look. The mounted RGB fan on radiator looks damn cool. While there are 7 color schemes, a switch allowed me to go through the colors and halted at my desired color scheme. Which means, you can choose your favorite color and set the best looking theme, as according to the motherboard theme. Well, there are also other RGB fans having similarities in offerings, but, nonetheless, an impressive and exquisite showcase. They have been running in my rig for a week now and I am loving them. I think it has taken a place in my rig, at least for next 2-3 months.
However, two things are lacking in KIRAN RGB, and would’ve steal the show. To begin with, the small switch for changing color pattern is too short and closer to the fan. Due to which I had to take my hand inside the case; very close to the fan, certainly not safe. It should have at least 6 inches long switch wire for easy maneuvering. Also, the Inclusion of Power Controller hub would have done better, but in my opinion, the latter is not a big deal.
Finally the price. Hey, I got this RGB fan in real good price!! Well, this is what I’d say after purchasing KIRAN because it’s MSRP at $17 for the customers which looks a solid deal for people who are planning on RGB fan purchase. It will soon be available on global and local store.
I would definitely recommend KIRAN to all RGB fan lovers.
Thanks to Reeven for providing me sample for the review