Titan Fenrir Siberia Edition Reviewairman - March 26, 2012
Category: CPU Cooling
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This past year has been quite a busy year for heatsink manufacturers, but for Titan it has been rather quiet. Although the popularity of Titan's Fenrir coolers hasn't been as high as it was with the onslaught of newer coolers, the Fenrir line showed us that Titan is still around and that it knows how to make a good cooler. The Fenrir performed spot on with more expensive coolers of its time and is still in use in many systems today. It's hard to believe that its debut occurred about 3 years ago, and its use of direct contact heatpipes set it apart from many other coolers at the time where "D.C." (direct contact) coolers were still rather uncommon. About a year later came the Titan Fenrir Evo, targeting a higher TDP (wattage capability) and lower noise levels. Early in February, Titan launched a new version of the Fenrir deemed the "Siberia Edition". Though it has a similar name, the Titan Fenrir Siberia Edition is very dissimilar from its older brothers, even compared to many other coolers available today!
The Titan Fenrir Sibera Edition is an asymmetric cooler that has a vertical fin tower and a horizontal fin tower. This uncommon design can still be just as effective as a single tower cooler, but it provides more clearance underneath it since an entire fin group is suspended far above its base. The construction and form of the Titan Fenrir Siberia Edition is not wasted energy just to make something look exotic — it is there for a reason! I'll be sharing this and more with you further on into the review. This article will provide a thorough evaluation of this cooler along with results from an intense testing scenario where it will be compared in performance to other coolers on the market. With that being said, let's get started!
The box of the Fenrir Siberia Edition follows the typical theme of Titan's packaging, which is a white background with mostly blue text and logos. A picture of the cooler is featured on the front of the box and shows its construction and geometry along with its four bare-copper heatpipes that hold everything together. The box itself is of fairly good size, but I can't speak for its overall size until I get the box open. The rear of the box is for the international folks, with eight other languages expressing what features were described on the sides of the box.
Opening the box from the top will expose the packaging components inside that hold everything together. Everything is well protected from the potential damages that can occur from its transport. After taking off the top tray and exposing the cooler itself, the size of the box is actually appropriate to the size of the cooler. It's huge!
Included in the box is a separate package of all of the mounting hardware and accessories. The fans (one 120mm and one 140mm) are also situated here. The included mounting hardware includes everything you will need to mount the cooler on any "current" CPU socket, including Intel's most recent Socket 2011. The cooler's unconventional geometry makes it fun to look at and to study. The cooler is much bigger than an original Fenrir and it is so different altogether that I'm not sure why Titan kept the Fenrir name. The five, 8mm heatpipes and its unusual construction may make it do pretty well — not only for the processor, but for the case temperature as well.
Now that everything is out of the box, let's take a closer look at the cooler itself and move further on in this review.