Today, I will going to take a look at the Reeven OKEANOS RC-1402 CPU cooler. The flagship cooler has dual radiator build specifically designed for extreme overclocked system. The cooler comes with 1x 140mm and 1x 120mm yellow and black schemed fans with speed of 1700 and 1800 RPM respectively. These fans are equipped with Speed Switch Adaptor (SSA) to mitigate the Rotational speed and so the noise. With sturdy heating system, it dissipate the heat effectively and blows away the hot air efficiently. It is measured the cooler is about 163mm Tall (including the fans) compatible in most Mid-tower and onward cases.
While the competition in CPU cooling market has matured, Reeven arises as a tough challenger for all. Not only offering a very good cooling experience, however, with few kick backs. I’ve tested Noctua U14S, Thermalright and few other high end coolers, Okeanos would be my first dual tower being testing. Let’s find out what it has to deliver.
Package and the Content
The box of the Cooler with grey based color, while the icy texture on it, variant choices indeed. The top of the box is showing the content from written text to images.
Come over to front side, the Reeven logo is printed on top with slogan ‘Don’t think, feel it !!’ while the image of a cooler with yellow fan and silver heatsink can be seen at front.Below, the main features are printed in points.
Around the sides, Specification of the cooler in written form along with images are contented in brief. the socket support labelled on top featuring Intel and AMD sockets.
The glimpse of Reeven has already seen as a first impression.
Here comes the most detailing part I:e Accessories, and everything that Reeven could offer to the consumers. Ok now these are too many accessories a heatsink cooler would carry along. I could write them in a paragraph so I am enlisting them for clear understanding.
- 6x Fan clips
- 4x LGA2011 screw pillars
- 4x White spacers
- 4x Backplate screws
- 4x Mount nuts
- 4x Rubber backplate screw holders
- 2x Crossbar bolts
- 1x Universal Mounting plate
- 1x Universal Backplate
- 1x 140 mm x 140 mm x 25 mm PWM fan
- 1x 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm PWM fan
- 1x Heatsink
- 1x Packet of thermal compound
- 1x Installation guide
- 1x Wrench
- 1x 120 mm speed switch adapter
- 1x 140 mm speed switch adapter
so, It made a total of 17 items in one kit. I am sure Reeven would be considering lesser items in installation kit.
Finally, heatsink and fans. As usual, the Reeven is opted for Black and Yellow bold color scheme for fans, of course, they won’t be going to change it since it’s Reeven’s traditional color combination. On the other hand, Heatsink is regular silver.
A Closer Look
The Two Tower from Top with Reeven engraved on top plate and dotted lines against it spreading to the each end. Well, to me, Reeven logo engraved at top enhances the look. I will praise Reeven for a good art work.
The side panel of the heatsink is flat but fill with 57 aluminium fins across the heatsink. The total of heatpipes are going upward and can be seen from this angle easily. The tower is rather tall, however it can easily be fit in most Mid-Tower cases since it is 163mm tall. The two towers are also slim and not really exceeding the standard size from usual dual towers.
The Okeanos is build for extreme performance, for which Reeven intact the total of 6 heatpipes of 8mm working around the copper base. Well, that design seems perfect for the quality cooling, especially when you wanted to have an icy cool performance with effective heat control. Additionally, the copper base is in very good shape, a polished surface, to make sure the smoother intact with chip.
We are using i5 4670K on a ASUS Maximus VI HERO having 1150 socket. WE started off with backplate mounting and the long screws for gripping.
Coming to front, the washers being placed on the mounting screws, following with Universal Bracket and then mounting nuts tighten with the ‘wrench’ came in the Kit. Thanks to Reeven for adding this small wrench in the installation kit, makes things easy. however, it do take the process littler longer.
After completing fixing all four sides, the Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste has placed right on the middle of the chip. It looks like I might have increased a tiny dot a bit much but i think it’s just fine not way too much.
Now is the time, The towers landed and screws the heatsink at right place, crossbar is used while crossbar’s bolts are used to fix the heat sink.
A Final Look
After comleting the installation process of heatsink, the good looking fans installed. 1x 120mm on left of the heatsink and 140mm fan in middle of two by using fan clips that came in accessories.
Besides, everything has been provided by Reeven, Installation indeed is a lengthy process. Reeven should reconsider it for future units. Anyways, while on camera work, I found the cooler is a stunner. A perfect looking CPU cooler from top, to be honest. however, i don’t need to describe it in words, as the beauty speaks for itself and sure it did. Reeven surely have a wonderful looking heatsink in its Flagship.
PCIe & RAM Clearance
I unable to test clearance with big heatsink RAMs but it surely have enough tolerance to afford any Memory without any obstruction. I can vouch for Reeven Okeanos for this. The 120mm Cooler was slopping little down and if it install parallel to top of the heatsink plate, it would spare some more space.
Apparently, OKEANOS stand at a much better dimension than Noctua NH-U14S and Noctua D15S. The given length, it has enough room for any graphics card, doesn’t matter if card got backplate. Looks sweet.
Test System & Results
- Temperature test has been conducted under 20C ambient with 1% of margin of error.
- Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste used for testing.
- Heatsink fans speed set and maintained at 100% across all tests.
- For stock, Prime95 – Blend test has been used.
- For overclocking, Prime95 – Blend and AIDA64 – CPU stress have been used.
- All the test run long for about 10 minutes.
- Maximum values used from Realtemp while ranking the charts.
- RealTemp – For Monitoring Temperatures
- HWiNFO32 – For Monitoring Temperatures and voltages
- AI Suite III – For Controlling and Monitoring Fan Speed
- Prime95 version 25.11v – For Max Load
- AIDA64 Extreme 4.7v – For Typical Load
- Exquisite Looking Cooler
- Top notch Performance
- Dual Heatsink
- Quality build
- Decent Price
- Additional Fan Clips for third fan
- No clearance issue
- Yellow look could mitigate deal for Enthusiasts
- Not available everywhere
- A bit lengthy Installation
- Fans are loud on extreme load ( without adapters)
The Reeven Okeanos is no less a surprise in terms of performance and visibility. The addition of another radiator improved the cooling, effectively. Besides, it manages to control the stock CPU Celcius degrees to 42C it topped our charts, especially in high overclocked conditions. Particularly, when i5 4670K was Overclocked to 4.2GHz at 1.200v BIOS (1.216v CPUz), this cooler performance extremely good and far better i:e 54C Degrees centigrade, to what we have in ranking charts.
While OKEANOS has a leading rank in our charts, the compatibility is also worthwhile. Reeven OKEANOS features a full support for Intel sockets till 2011. On the other hand, it didn’t bother with the slots clearance that it covered first 2 slot of DIMM from top but have enough tolerance for heightened rams. I unable to test the heightened RAM due to unavailability, but the snapshots clears the mind. Facing off the PCIe slot, OKEANOS sits tightly but a fair distance between radiator and PCIe, should be no problem for graphics cards even with back plate. The Clearance has always been ruled out in Reeven Coolers.
Although, the cooler is exceptional in cooling performance, there are few disliking on other side. Firstly, the fans have high noise, especially when both are running at 100%, the reported fan speed topped out 3100 + RPM forged a high dBA for a cool system. However, It seems if one fan could remove from the heatsink, the noise will definitely reduce hugely. But It comes with dual fan so it should be run alike. Secondly, the Installation process shouldn’t be lengthy and hectic, but OKEANOS following the same procedure as the Ouranos. I think 2- 3 step installation guide would make the installation a lot easier and less to think about.
I found the Cooler, one of the best price/performance product, however, the Yellow look could mitigate the competition a bit. In terms of exigent color scheme, not everybody likes or prefers the yellow look while motherboard presents black and red in most cases. On the flip, being a dual radiator, it showed an icy cool performance to say the least.
Lastly, A $69.99 product proved to be best in the business, at least our charts showed it is. If you are looking to keep near the top in cooling while making every dollar weigh more, (unless you’re looking for a silent product), then look no further because the Okeanos RC-1402 will meet those demands. You can buy this product directly from Newegg.com at $69.99 .