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Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 Testing:

Testing of the Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 will be accomplished by installing the cooler into the test system case, rather than a test bench. Most systems are built and mounted into a (relatively) sealed chassis, so this method will be used to generate the idle and load results to give a real world view as to the cooling performance one can expect, based on the test system listed below. Of course, your results may vary by several degrees due to case design, case fan placement, and ambient air temperature. The CPU load is generated by Prime 95 version 27.9 for a period of two hours, with a cooldown period of one hour after the computer has returned to an idle state. Real Temp 3.70 is used to log the temperatures with the highest and lowest averages across the four cores of the Core i7 4770K test CPU. Ambient temperatures are kept at 24 °C during the testing to minimize the effect of temperature variations. Each cooler is tested with the manufacturer-supplied thermal compound as delivered.

 

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At stock idle, the Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 keeps the 4770K CPU at 27 °C with the included fans, which is perfectly fine. After seeing how well the Ouranos performed under a non-overclocked load, it is not a surprise to see the Okeanos come in at 68 °C, which puts it between the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 and the be quiet! Dark Rock 3.

I paid a visit to the BIOS for a quick overclock, reboot and we are at 33 °C at idle, which is again just fine, and puts it at six degrees warmer than stock idle. When I crank up the overclocked load, things heat up and I figured the temps would be close to the Ouranos and indeed we hit 75 °C, which is just where the Ouranos topped out. I was expecting a degree or so cooler, but still that is dead even with the much larger (and more expensive) Noctua D15. The fans make their presence known when they spool up, but under normal loads, they are quiet.

So the dual tower Okeanos performs similar to the single tower Ouranos - which is not really a surprise; they are both great coolers. Would you spend the extra money on the Okeanos if the performance is so close? Of course, the Okeanos has the cool factor of two fans. But your RAM is not as crowded on the Ouranos. Tough call, really.




  1. Reeven Okeanos RC-1402: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 Closer Look: (Continued)
  3. Reeven Okeanos RC-1402: Specifications & Features
  4. Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 Testing: Setup & Results
  5. Reeven Okeanos RC-1402: Conclusion
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