Reeven Hans RC-1205 Reviewred454 - March 11, 2014
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Reeven Hans RC-1205 Conclusion:
My experience with Reeven certainly leaves me with a positive feeling. I was not familiar with Reeven products, but the Hans RC-1205 gets the job done and looks great while doing it. So what do I like about it? To start, I like the size. It is not so massive that it smothers you motherboard, but it is large enough to handle the heat of a mild overclock. And when you turn up the heat, the fan is almost dead silent.
Installation of the Hans RC-1205 is fairly easy. The mounting strap that holds the cooler to the base is loose; meaning it is not attached to the base like you find with many of the Noctua coolers. If you can lay your case / motherboard flat, then you won't really have any problems mounting the cooler to the base, but I do my cooler installs in my test system with the case upright, and gravity is not my friend. One thing I didn't like are the metal fan clips. I had to fool with them a bit to get them in position. Now, this is something you typically do once, and that is it, so it was more of a mild inconvenience and isn't worth listing as a con.
The Hans RC-1205 is a bit thinner than the Justice RC-1204, and it does not overhang the RAM slots as much as the RC-1204, but there is a little overhang on that first RAM slot. If your RAM is not topped off with tall heat spreaders, you will likely be able to populate all the DIMM slots. RAM with tall heat spreaders may prove to be a problem on the first slot, so you will want to verify your RAM compatibility ahead of time.
And finally, let's talk about performance. The Hans RC-1205 can handle the thermal load of normal daily use and stock performance is just fine. Overclock and crank up the load, and the Reeven Hans RC-1205 can meet the demands of heat removal. Reeven gives you great build quality to go along with the attractive styling. Pricing is yet to be released.
If you're thinking about an air cooling solution that looks good and can handle the heat, then you can't go wrong with the Reeven Hans RC-1205.
- Clean, attractive design
- Smooth installation
- AMD & Intel socket compatibility
- Memory clearance can be a problem on the first slot