You cannot really judge how capable a CPU cooler is just by looking at it. If it well-made enough, even size can be deceptive which is good news for those who do not want the bulk of a tower style cooling solution and prefer to save some vertical space, although the question still remains. Which one to get?
Recently established Reeven has a new low-profile offering that serves to satisfy those looking for capable cooling at a compact size. The Reeven Brontes is a compact, C-type cooler that stands a scant 59mm tall with mounting support for LGA115x, LGA1366, LGA775 and all current AMD motherboards including AM1 Kabini systems.[sc:sponsor sponsor=”Reeven” product_link=”http://www.reeven.com/brontes-rc-1001-2/” product_name=”Reeven Brontes Low-Profile CPU Cooler” product_price_link=”http://amzn.to/1zRIdcq” product_price=”$32″ ]
The packaging is very compact with a simple yet effective labeling. There are not much in the way of padding inside understandably considering the cost but the heatsink unit is held in place by cardboard holders at the bottom to minimize movement during transport. Dimensions and measurements are given on the box as well so potential buyers get an estimate of compatibility.
Inside, the mounting accessories are housed in a smaller box while the main compartment houses the Reeven Brontes heatsink itself with the fan pre-installed with wire-clips. Accessories include a fold out documentation for installation, thermal compound in a packet, 4x silicon washers, 4x mounting post screws, three different pairs of mounting brackets and 4x heatsink bracket mounting screws so they can be installed on the heatsink base. The three pairs of mounting brackets are for: Intel, AMD and AMD AM1 motherboards.
|Model Number||RC-1001 / RC-1001b (AM1 compatible)|
|Socket||INTEL: LGA 775 / 1150 / 1151 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366
AMD: AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / AM3+ / FM1 / FM2 / FM2+ / AM1(RC-1001b only)
|Overall Dimension||(W)105 x (H)59 x (D)114mm|
|Fan Dimension||100 x 100 x 12mm|
|Heatpipe||Ø6mm x 4|
|Fan Speed||650 ~ 2200RPM|
|Air Flow||11.81 ~ 30.39CFM|
|Static Pressure||0.008 ~ 0.058inchH2O|
|Noise Level||10.5 ~ 31.67dBA|