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Although the Titan FENRIR doesn’t have any flashy LED lighting built in. When pared with appropriate case lighting, the FENRIR does give you a nice look with the chrome fan blade. Overall, I think the Titan FENRIR did an excellent job at cooling my rather hot Core i7 920 processor. Although installing it can be a bit of a pain on some motherboards, it’s still possible. I would really like to see manufactures get away from using mounting systems that require you to fight the cooler to install it (top mounted nuts/screws and even the Intel style clips). With chassis manufactures starting to use access holes on the mobo trays, I would like to see all manufactures utilize this a little more for the CPU Cooler installation. It’s a damn site easier to remove a side panel and slip on a backing plate and nuts as compared to trying to fight the tight areas around a large cooler. On the performance side, the FENRIR kept the i7 920 at 36C or below during all tests while achieving a load temp of 67 or below from 2.66 GHz up to 3.6 GHz. At 3.87 GHz, the FENRIR did reach 75C load temps which is still right in the ball park for me. Pushing over the 3.87 GHz mark might warrant the use of a little stouter fan. The included 120mm fan did an excellent job at cooling while staying relatively silent. My six case fans easily drown out any noises that the FENRIR generates. I think the Titan FENRIR is an excellent option for users wanting a quiet yet effective cooler while still being able to handle some moderate overclocking.
|+ Moderately priced.
+ Large heatpipes.
+ Good performance.
+ Good looking cooler.
+ Quiet operation.
|– Little tight on the installation (screws).
– Very little thermal paste included.