Cooling solution has been the significant part in PCs. There was time when users were willing to utilized stock cooling solution, the prominent example is Intel stock and still are relying, but when it comes to overclocking the chip, Intel stock only get worse and that’s where aftermarket cooling solution comes in handy. In fact, the presence of Intel stock heatsink has almost been ended, especially with the induction of Intel’s Skylake series. Now, every PC has to rely on aftermarket CPU coolers.
CPU Coolers is divided into two categories; All-in-One liquid cooler and Heatsink Tower cooler, the latter one is being very much matured since it has been here since a very long and in fact, ages before AIO. Let’s face the fact, Air coolers offers the best value for money. However, AIO has been doing amazing by offering whole new face in the cooling department. The main difference between these two are the Looks, design, quality, and technique.
Reeven is a well-known CPU Cooler manufacturer on the market. A Taiwan based company established in 2011. Having several categories in its product lineup, CPU coolers have been the best-known product line for Reeven. Not the mention, the OKEANOS and Ouranos coolers has been doing prominent and profitable. These days, companies are shifting its efforts towards AIO coolers, as they are more in trend now, which leads Reeven to register its name in the list of Top AIO cooler manufacturer. And, Reeven achieved this milestone by introducing one of the best looking All-in-One Cooling solution, NAIA 240.
Recently, Reeven has introduced a NAIA 240 All-in-One Liquid cooler. The NAIA 240 is a brand new CPU Cooler specialized for high overclocked systems. So today I am taking a look on beautiful NAIA 240 All-in-One CPU Cooler with model —-. The cooler designed to perform efficient, and compete with high end AIO Coolers. Comes with a dual 120mm coldwing fans with rated 1700 RPM fan speed. A 154.4mm high cooler ensures fitting in every PC gaming case while 850g weight at a whole. With 6 heatpipes, this cooler is securing a good heat dissipation design.
The Package and The Content
The cooler shipped in a beautiful cardboard box being black. The box is huge and why not, AIO coolers have more components packed inside as opposed to air coolers. The top view has pretty much the regular stuff, as seen on any other cooler packaging. Reeven Logo at top left corner, cooler picture in the middle, while the socket detail and significant features at lower part of the box.
The back side being populated with images exhibiting NAIA features. The yellow bar at top is containing cooler name, while the dimension of the cooler is being printed at lower side of the box. Not the mention the Global 2 years warranty sticker For NAIA 240 is at top left. Overall, the box designing has been excellent. I remember Reeven’s air coolers packaging hasn’t been so impressive when it comes to aesthetics. But with NAIA, Reeven’s designing Team ensured to have the coolest looking packaging for consumers.
Around the sides, the color scheme is conversed. There is more yellow and fewer black which gives best looking theme implementation. The Huge NAIA printed on yellow base is what really more liking.
Inside the box, the content is nicely fit in the tray. But here, I was expecting something like polythene foam over it, which isn’t the case. Anyhow, the content includes in the tray are the AIO cooler itself, Y-cable, NAIA branded coolant, accessories box and a couple of fans. NAIA manual and another Reeven’s information based card is also included in the package.
Now the accessories box is worth looking at because normally you don’t see plastic and transparent packaging for the accessories kit. So far NAIA is exhibiting some interesting stuff. The accessories are stored in a plastic, transparent box being filled with installation kit, and some extras over it, includes Color dyes, plastic syringe and a CPU block tester.
The Color dyes are three in color, Red, blue and Green. It’s Reeven owned color dyes and only provided dyes will be used in the CPU Block coolant. The Block coolant comes with the package is having a water and propylene Glycol in 100ml.
A couple of Reeven coldwing 120mm black fan having speed of 1500RPM are DC 12V, run on a 0.13A and consumes 1.56W from total power. Being black fan for CPU cooler is absolutely unprecedented; the air coolers have been the coupled with Yellow fans all the way and oh yes, the EUROS 120mm were also black, but at least they weren’t included with CPU cooler. So for Reeven, this is notable change in CPU Cooler.
An 11 blades fan equipped with a 4P PWM cable for absolute control. The cable is 30-34cm long to ensure the contact with fan header, and optionally, you can connect with CPU fan header via Y-cable; a better choice.
Here comes the NAIA 240 All-in-One liquid cooler. Well, this is something I haven’t experienced before, the radiator is even covered in a NAIA branded packaging. Normally, radiator are packed in a plastic bag, conversely, NAIA is not only comes with a card board cover but cool from the looks, too.
A Closer Look
Looking at the AIO Cooler, the radiator is bold black and features 240mm space for cooling fans. The 240mm cooler offers dual fan mount which should be 120mm each in dimension. The fins are nicely fitted within the frame of radiator.
The one side of the radiator’s chamber has a hole and provided with a metal cap or say screw. It is probably assisting in venting the unit or refilling.
The side of the radiator is plain black with nicely dent design. Company didn’t invested a lot of extra designing feature on radiator, expect that metal cap.
The screw holes are looking fresh and nicely worked on, Overall, the radiator is not only looking good but has an excellent finishing, too.
Next are the tubes, the ring design tubes, black shining finishing on them represents a fine paint job done. The tubes are made of soft, high-strength plastic and Teflon-coated with ring design ensures longer durability and low chances of bending.
Coming on the CPU block. Well, this is what I have been waiting for. Tell you what, it’s a bit more heighten CPU block than what you’ve seen in other AIO coolers. Measuring height of the block, a 6.9 cm height with top portion, pump and the base, is not commonly seen in other AIO builds. In addition, the block exhibit the water inside the block. On top of that, it has the glow inside which reveals the LED features when the system in running. Wondering how to refill the coolant dyes or coolant, its too easy, All you need to do is, to loosen up the pressure spot and refill the tank.
The pump is located inside the black portion and maxed out at 2600 (+/-50), offers extensive pumping of the liquid on the CPU block. The LED is located just on the pump which glows on the activation.
Now, what you’re seeing is the Base. And I am in love with this beauty not because I am reviewing this unit, but the manufacturing being very good. The base appears to be nickel plated alloy ensures no bottleneck in heat dissipation system; the heat conductivity level is much better on Copper base when compares to Aluminum.
When it comes to cooling fans, Reeven always been aggressive with the color scheme and the noteworthy performance. The Black, 11 blade Coldwing fans offers speed of up to 1600 RPM (advertised).
It’s time to install the cooler on CPU. First and foremost, is the mounting of radiator fans on the radiator. There is space for only a couple of 120mm fans, so I mount the fans on the radiator by using respective slots. The mounting of fans is far easier on this radiator than my recent AIO experience. Thanks to Reeven for making it comfortable.
Now, go ahead with backplate mount. To achieve that, screw tight the backplate by using long silver color screws, fixed them with silicon washer, and mount the plate on the motherboard.
Next is the white washers. Slide the white washers on to the screws. Then place the bracket on screws and tight them with the nuts on across all sides. Now, apply the thermal paste on the chip either use the one comes in the package or your own. I used Noctua NT-H1 that I already owned.
Finally, bring the CPU Block on the chip. looks like a simple task, as only 2 screw holes for the mounting to be screwed. Place the block on the chip and screw tight from top on both sides use Screw driver, plug the Pump and fans with CPU_FAN header and done.
Post installation look is amazing to watch. My environment of testing is open bench and that has been applied on all the samples being compared in the review therefore, I haven’t mount this black beauty in a case.
Additionally, this exhibit much clearer showcase and not to mention the CPU block looks damn cool. The white glowing LED on the CPU block being an exquisite addition to the beauty. Especially when your system is in dark, it will glow more aggressively; the LED glows at a controlled level. Some of you guys would think of RGB stuff on the block, sorry, it looks better with stable LED. Also, RGB dyes would serve this purpose for you.
Test Bench & Performance:
Details of the test bench:
- ASRock Z170 Professional Gaming
- Intel Core i5 6600K 3.5GHz OC 4.5GHz
- Patriot 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz
- Intel HD 560 GPU
- Enermax Revolution X’T II 650W (Sponsored by Enermax)
- kingston V300 120GB SSD
- Noctua Nt-H1 Thermal Compound
I took consumer grade processor from i5 range and used ASRock Z170 Professional Gaming motherboard to get full overclock platform. Manual BIOS settings have been used. Further, I utilized Noctua NT-H1 and applied thermal paste by using Dot method technique. FYI, NT-H1 falls in top thermal compound around. AIDA64 FPU is used for the cooler to be tested on an extra high load. This program tells the capability of CPU in stock and overclocked condition, of course under extra-normal loads. All the test ran long for 15 minutes, a good enough time to probe and get desired results.
Using Delta temperatures (Ambient – temperatures) = Delta T. This method is more suitable especially in condition where room or ambient temperature is not stable, or vary from time to time.
In order to record the fan noise in dBA, I used Digital Sound decibel meter. The probing done at the distance of 30 cm away from the cooler; the distance between sitting on chair and the bench test is 30 cm
During the test, I observed that the fans has been exceptional, not in the speed, but the noise level; lower than other AIO in the market. Reeven said, “Whisper noise”, well, it’s true as these fans have ability to run at 300 RPM, which is the lowest point and that makes it a better product in this scenario. It’s not only thermal performance I looked at, the noise level also has impressed me hugely. High RPM fans would lead to high noise, which creates too high noise pressure around you. Conversely, NAIA 240 has a 1700 RPM with far better noise level without sacrificing thermal performance detail.
During the test, I observed that the fans has been exceptional, not in the speed, but the noise level; lower than other AIO in the market. Reeven said, “Whisper noise”, well, it’s true as these fans have ability to fall back to 300 RPM, which is the lowest point and that makes it a better product in the competition. Thermal performance is not all I looked at, the noise level also has impressed me hugely. High RPM fans would lead to high noise, which creates too high noise pressure around you. Conversely, NAIA 240 has a 1700 RPM with far better noise level without sacrificing thermal performance detail.
Price: $111 US Dollar
- Exquisite looking CPU Block
- A Very good price (compares to high end AIO)
- Impressive Low Noise
- Nickel Plated Copper base
- Excellent thermal performance
- To be honest, I don’t see any.
The NAIA 240 All-in-One cooler is a brand new tech in Reeven’s CPU Cooler lineup. A bit late to the part, but worthy as NAIA 240 is one of the stand out products currently available in the market. The design comparing to competitors is different, copper base worked better in heat dissipation. The choice of plastic tubes is impressive, to say the least. The CPU block, a gorgeous looking design, offers exquisite showcase. The one previously I seen is on Raijintek’s AIO cooler which has almost the same design, but it has no glowing feature at all. Which makes NAIA 240 a true stand out CPU Block in the consumer market.
Ranking at the top of the chart, NAIA 240 marginally better than AIO cooler with 2C better than dual tower is a comfortable win. But, nevertheless, hard to ignore, especially when comparing the performances of multiple units. Noise level, on the other hand, is worth noticing. Some high end coolers performance good at high noise levels, but NAIA is truly an amazing production, despite maxing out the speed, noise level was still low.
Priced at $111 US Dollar, NAIA 240 offers a lot more than that what is asking from consumers. The Performance is better than dual tower in my chart., having 1700 RPM fan ensured quality airflow and at the same time, minimized the noise level. If you’re looking for low noise radiators without sacrificing the performance, NAIA 240 would be your best bet.
I would recommend NAIA 240 to PC builders, especially who are looking to upgrade to All-in-One Liquid.cooler. And I think it deserves Recommended Award.