Titan Hati Reviewairman - January 23, 2011
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The Titan Hati cooler is very comparable to the original Fenrir — it uses direct contact heatpipes, an aluminum base, and aluminum fins. Like the Fenrir, it has caps on top of the heatpipes to clean up the look of the cooler. The bottom of the Hati has a protective film that prevents anything from scratching the base during transit, which warns the user be sure to remove it before installing the cooler. Each fin of the Titan Hati has the Titan logo stamped into it, and cut into it is an aggressive and edgy design. It is a lightweight heatsink with a relatively small footprint.
As I've stated, the Titan Hati uses three direct contact heatpipes. The exposed ends of each heatpipe have a metal cap on them to clean up the look of the heatsink. Typically, the ends of heatpipes that do not have caps on them are asymmetrical and do not look very appealing. Only a few manufacturers have done this, one of them being Titan - showing that Titan cares about the subtle things. Taking a close look at the base of the cooler shows a base that isn't mirror finished, but pretty good for a direct contact style. The gaps, however, are a little larger than average, which surprised me.
The fan used on the Titan Hati is a slim 120mm fan that uses a 4-pin PWM plug. Each fan is attached using the included rubber fan mounts that slide into the notches that are cut into the fins,and are secured through the screwholes of the fan in each of the four corners. There are enough of these rubber vibration dampening mounts to mount two fans, one on each side.
Installation of the Titan Hati is relatively easy. The backplate is configured for the correct socket and is installed through the back of the motherboard, to which the hold-down plate will clamp onto. I found that for best results, since it does not use a spring mechanism for mounting, it's important to adjust the torque on each of the four nuts to make sure the base is perfectly flush with the CPU. Not doing this correctly could cause the temperature to suffer by up to 7 or 8 degrees, even if all the nuts are tight. This was a little bit of a pain, but my goal is to produce the best results that I can!