Yet another product in the works for us to review from REEVEN; their budget compact tower CPU Cooler suitable for mainstream cases – the HANS RC-1205

First about REEVEN :



REEVEN is a newly established international manufacturer of PC related products, based in Taiwan.

REEVEN’s product lines includes the best quality of advanced CPU coolers, such as Cooling Fans, Power Supply Units, PC Cases and many other items.

The target of their products is a wide range of audiences looking for products that will withstand the highest demand.

They run under the slogan “Don’t think. Feel it!”.

Regarding price, the MSRP should be around the value of 29.95 Euros.

Scarce at the moment but we did find some suppliers in Europe, from Varitem for example.


Presentation and specification



We see that HANS is compatible with all modern Intel sockets and AMD since the AM2 socket.
It comes with one 120 mm PWM Coldwing fan and this is the nickel plated version.


Packaging and contents


We noticed a different nuance to the design of the box (instead of the darker tones), which is a refreshing change.
The front shows the CPU cooler and important information such as the socket compatibility, Reeven’s logo and that it is Haswell ready.


On the side we see the overall dimensions with 133 mm in width, 155 mm in height and a depth of 81.5mm.



On the other side, we have some basic instructions.



Visual examination


Let’s open this box of cookies.
Accustomed so far by Reeven products,everything is nicely organized.


The heatsink itself, box of accessories and 1x PWM 120 mm fan.


Speaking of, the accessories are the following:


– 2x Fan clips only for the included fan
– 1x Mounting bracket compatible for both Intel and AMD sockets
– 1x Mounting bar used for both Intel and AMD sockets
– 1x LGA 775 spacer
– 1x Backplate for both Intel and AMD sockets
– 4x Backplate bolts
– 4x Silicon washers
– 4x Spacers
– 4x Hex nuts
– 2x Screws for the mounting bar
– 1x Hex wrench
– 1x Thermal compound

Now let’s focus upon the CPU cooler.
Standing at 155 mm tall with a fin stack comprised of a total of 51 aluminium fins, all of which are surprisingly solid for a cpu in this price bracket.
We can see all four of the nickel plated and highly polished copper heatpipes and the 5mm base.


From the side we see the top 4 securing screws that hold the top plate in place.


Speaking of, here is the top view. The logo is surgically cut off and the design is really good.


Moving on, we can see that the surface area where the fan will be position, is decreasing towards the middle with different patterns.


Moving our attention to the base, here we get to see the heat-pipes and base plate more clearly. All of which are made of copper and nickel plated. The base itself is machine finished and highly polished, but not to a mirror finish.



And last but not least, the 120 mm PWM Coldwing fan which has the following designation: RM1225S15B-P. It has 11 blades in bright banana/minion yellow and a black outer frame. The Coldwing 12 fan has a speed of 300 ~ 1500RPM, with an airflow between 16.6 ~ 82.1 CFM, static pressure rated at 0.003 ~ 0.067inchH2O and a good noise level of 4.0 ~ 29.8dBA.





The procedure is identical to the one we did in the Okeanos review because it uses the same mounting system and parts.
Nonetheless, let’s refresh our memories.

First we take the backplate, the long bolts and rubber grommets.
You choose your corresponding socket mounting holes and then slide in the black grommets.




Slide everything on the back of the motherboard.


Put in the white spacers.



Then the holding bracket. As you can see it has 2 ways it can be positioned. If like in the picture, in the end, the CPU cooler will be orientated parallel with the memory DIMMs. The other way (when it faces the PCI-E slots as refference) will not work for us, it hits the heatsinks from the motherboards VRM’s.


Zooming in, all is a perfect fit.


Next is to bolt everything in place via the 4 hex nuts. The included hex mini wrench does the job very well.


Secure the Reeven Hans with this mounting bar via 2 screws.


And the finished looks after we attach the fan. From this angle we see that it will not interfere with the first PCI-E slot.


Regarding memory clearance, the cooler will not interfere with the DIMM modules.


So far so good. Let’s see how it performs.


Testing methodology


The processor’s Turbo, EIST, and C1E functions are enabled, which will allow the CPU to clock down to a low 0.8 GHz while idle, or clock up to proper speeds under stock settings.

The CPU will be tested in 2 main scenarios: at stock settings and then overclocked (to 4.3 GHZ with 1.255v) both scenarios with an Intel Burn Test runs, at maximum stress level.

Let it ran for 20 minutes and the let the CPU 10 minutes to cool, after which we measured the idle temperature.
The idle temperature will be the same in bot idle and OC because we let the EIST function on, so the CPU will down clock.
Room temperatures is at 22° C with a +/- 1-2 °C margin for error.

To control the fans we used the auto feature of ASUS’s control center program.
To read the temperatures we used the AIDA 64.

For the noise we used our Pyle PSPL01 placed 30 cm away from the setup.

Thermal paste used was the supplied one by REEVEN.

We compared the results with the stock Intel cpu cooler ant the previous Reeven produtc because we have upgraded our testing platform and to maintain a constant reference in testing.

Any results over 85° C in any condition are considered a fail.
Let’s proceed.


Hardware used:

– CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 TDP 53 W at 3.2 Ghz / 4.3 Ghz
– Motherboard: ASUS Maximus Hero VI Z87
– Memory Modules: 8 GB (2x 4 GB) DDR3 Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracers 1600 Mhz CL8
– PSU: Corsair TX 850W
– Video card: NVIDIA 8800 GTX
– Storage: Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB
– Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M
– Fans: 4x Noiseblocker B14-1/2
– Fan controller: Reeven Six Eyes II


– Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1511.10586
– Intel Burn Test v2.54
– AIDA 64 Extreme Ed. v1.70


Results & analysis



Temperature wise, as expected is below the big Okeanos. Still a lot of headroom for this cpu cooler in terms of overclocking our G3258.


Noise output: it managed to beat the Okeanos but not by much.
The Hans is one excellent noise optimised product.
We did a separate test ant cracked the fan at 100 %, where it became a little noticeable but in a good quality case you will never notice.




A well balanced product from Reeven that does very well in all areas from cooling, noise output, design and practicality.
I doubt you will find a better CPU cooler for the money in this category.
Thus let’s proceed with the final conclusions and award.

The good:

+ Excellent build quality and finish
+ Very good performance / price ratio
+ Sturdy mounting system, the same system used by its big brother the Okeanos.
+ Low noise output even at 100 % fan rpm !
+ No interference with the DIMMs nor the first PCI-E slot

The bad:

– Scarce – hard to find here in the UK for example.
– Maybe the yellow will not please everybody but that’s just nitpicking
– Option to add a 2nd fan – but you need to purchase the extra clips separately (if available)

Glob3trotters “Excellent Value” Award – 4.5 out of 5


Many thanks to REEVEN for supplying us this sample !


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