Reeven Hans RC-1205 Reviewred454 - March 11, 2014
Category: CPU Cooling
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Reeven Hans RC-1205 Introduction:
While it has been five years since OCC has reviewed a product from Reeven, we now have a couple of recent additions to the Reeven line up to look at. The Reeven RCCT-0901SP was reviewed here on OCC in February of 2009, and a lot has changed since then. And I admit I had not heard of Reeven until the Justice RC-1204 and the Hans RC-1205 showed up at my door. Reeven has a line of CPU coolers, fans, and a nice fan controller. There is even an Extreme Cooling Cup for "Professional Extreme Overclockers" and a warning that "This is not for everybody". Well, that is ok because being mere mortals, we are only focusing on the Hans RC-1205 CPU cooler.
From the Reeven website: "REEVEN is a newly established international manufacturer of PC related products. REEVEN's product lines includes the best quality of advanced CPU coolers, Cooling Fans, Power Supply Units, PC Cases and many other items. the target of our products will be a wide range of audience under our philosopohy 'Professional Quality Gears', for products that will withstand the highest demand." So, I have the Justice RC-1204 and the Hans RC-1205 ready to be reviewed. The Hans RC-1205 is somewhat smaller than the Justice RC-1204. This review is focused on the Hans RC-1205, while the Justice RC-1204 was covered separately.
Reeven Hans RC-1205 Closer Look:
The packaging for the Reeven Hans RC-1205 has a lot going on for such a small box. All sides of the box are full of information and graphics. The top of the box shows a nice view of the top of the cooler, showcasing the Reeven logo on the top logo plate, and lists the socket compatibility. The front of the box shows the cooler fan up front and has some useful dimensional information.
The bottom and back side of the package have technical information and specifications in six languages.
The sides of the packaging show a 360 degree view of the Reeven Hans RC-1205, so you know just what you are looking for once you open the box. Illustrations of the universal socket clips adorn the other side. Socket compatibility runs the gamut of pretty much every current in-production socket from AMD and Intel.
Opening the box, right away you are greeted by a sheet of foam to keep the cooler from bouncing around. Removing the foam, everything seems to be in good order. The base rests against a folded-in side flap, while the installation hardware is in a box below the cooler, and the fan is below the box of hardware.
The hardware consists of mounting components for AMD and Intel installations. The thermal paste is in a clear plastic pouch rather than a syringe-style dispensing tube. There are two metal fan clips to secure the fan to the fin stack.
The instruction sheet is well illustrated with a full parts list, and is laid out with easy-to-follow assembly and installation steps.