Reeven Kelveros & Arcziel CPU Coolers

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Reeven Kelveros & Arcziel CPU Coolers

June 25, 2012 by Lawrence Lee

Product
Reeven Kelveros
RC-1202
CPU Cooler
Reeven Arcziel
RC-0903
CPU Cooler
Manufacturer
Street Price
¥ 2,131 (US$27) ¥ 3,980 (US$50)

Reeven is a relatively unknown PC cooling company that might have some relationship with Scythe, the well known heatsink manufacturer. The "Reeven" is the name of one of Scythe's tower heatsinks and a couple of Reeven's products show up on Scythe's Japanese website. We recently reviewed the Reeven Vanxie, a tiny low profile stock cooler replacement. This time we look at a couple of bigger models, the oddly named Kelveros and Arcziel.

Reeven Kelveros


The Reeven Kelveros.

In many regards, the Kelveros is a classic, modern, heavy duty, tower heatsink. It stands 16 cm tall, has a substantial stack of aluminum fins, is equipped with a 1900 RPM 120 mm fan, and weighs just over two pounds. The cooler does have a few interesting features, including direct touch heatpipes, a technology that has made it possible for manufacturers to produce good, but not great, heatsinks at modest cost. The Kelveros also has an imposing jagged fin design, similar to the Scythe Yasya. A two-speed fan controller bracket is attached to the fan to augment its PWM capability.


Accessories.

The accessories found in the box consist of Intel and AMD mounting hardware, including a rotatable universal backplate, a small packet of thermal grease, and a case sticker. The installation parts seem to be on the weak side, comprised of thin metal brackets and small screws with fine threads. We prefer coarse threads and easy to secure thumbscrews/nuts to minimize fiddling.

Reeven Kelveros RC-1202: Specifications
(from the product web page)
Model Number: RC-1202
Compatibility: Intel: 775 / 1156 / 1155 / 1366
LGA2011 ready
AMD: AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
AM3+ / FM1 ready
Dimension: W130xH160xD79mm / W5.12xH6.3xD3.11in
Heatsink Material : Aluminum Fins (60 Fins)
6mm Copper Pipex2 / 8mm Copper Pipex2
Fan Dimension: 120x120x25mm / 4.72×4.72×0.98in
Fan Speed: PWM with High / Low Switch
Low: 650~1300RPM
High: 650~1900RPM
Max. Air Flow: Low: 35.0 ~ 69.1CFM
High: 35.0 ~ 101.3CFM
Noise: Low: 9.4 ~ 25.7dBA
High: 9.4 ~ 34.7dBA
Weight: 755g /1.66lb (Heatsink Only)

Reeven Arcziel


The Reeven Arcziel.

The Arcziel is a more modestly sized down-blowing cooler with a 92 mm fan, a height of 11.6 cm and weighs slightly over a pound. It utilizes a traditional three heatpipe soldered to a copper base scheme. The fan is raised using four plastic clips, creating a fair amount of separation. This produces less turbulence but also decreases cooling proficiency. It's a questionable choice as the fin-stack is very dense and thick for a top-down heatsink.


Accessories.

The Arcziel has a similar accessory set, but includes extra fan clips which actually turned out to be not only useful, but entirely necessary. Being a budget heatsink, the mounting options are more basic, pushpins for Intel motherboards, and tension clips for AMD installations.

Reeven Arcziel RC-0903: Specifications
(from the product web page)
Model Number: RC-0903
Compatibility: Intel: 775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366
AMD: AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / 940 / 939 / 754
Socket AM3+ / FM1 ready
Dimension: W95xD121.5xH86.5mm / W3.74xD4.78xH3.4in
Heatsink Material : Aluminum Fins /
6mm Copper Heatpipe x 3 / Copper base
Fan Dimension: 92 x 92 x 25mm
3.62 x 3.62 x 0.98in
Fan Speed: 500 ~ 2500RPM (PWM)
Max. Air Flow: 10.0 ~ 51.15CFM
Noise: 7.8 ~ 32.3dBA
Weight: 383g
0.85lb (Heatsink Only)


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