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Reeven NAIA 240 All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Today we are reviewing Reeven's first AIO cooler to come to market, the NAIA 240. It breaks with tradition a bit in that it is a refillable system rather than permanently closed as we see in many others. Let's see if its Frag-Harder lights and custom color liquid help it keep our overclocked Ryzen 7 cool.

Introduction

Reeven came to our attention last year when it's Justice 120mm Air Cooler scored high marks on our old test system. Now the Taiwan based company brings us its first All-In-One liquid cooler, the NAIA 240. Aptly named with it's 240mm radiator and bringing with it some unique features, including .11mm micro-channels, and a refillable design. Today we find out if it has what it takes to stand out in a ever growing market.

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System Setup

Today's review takes place on our purpose built cooler testing system, featuring an AMD Ryzen R7 1700 overclocked to 3.9GHz, a GIGABYTE Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 motherboard, 16GB of Corsair DDR4 memory, and an ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP GPU. Full details of the test system and testing methodology can be found here.

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Test Methods

CPU

Our R7 1700 will be running at 3.9GHz and will be being stressed by Prime95 in both our CPU only test, as well as our combined testing.

GPU

In combined testing our GTX 670 will be running Furmark in addition to Prime95. This puts an additional 250 watts of heat into the system that the cooler will have to contend with.

Case

Testing is being performed in our Corsair 750D Airflow Series. Chassis fans include two Corsair 120mm fans pulling intake duty in the front, and a Corsair 140mm fan exhausting in the rear.

Fans are set to a locked 60% speed during all testing, as we found that is the best balance between performance and noise.

Thermal Paste

Thermal compound being used is Promilatech PK-3 Nano Aluminum. This is a thick compound rated at 11.2 W/m and requires no burn in or setup time.

Temperatures

Ambient temperature will be kept at as consistent temperature as possible for the duration of the tests. Temperatures are being measured in 4 places during both tests using our Sperry DT-506 Quad Input Thermometer, case intake, cooler/radiator intake, cooler/radiator exhaust, and case exhaust.

Idle

Average idle temperatures will be recorded after a thirty minute period of inactivity.

Load

Load temperatures are measured every 5 minutes from all 4 points if the Sperry DT-506 thermometer, as well as the CPU Temperature (Tdie) and Package wattage as reported in HwiNFO 64. Both the CPU only as well as the combined tests are 1 hour long, at which point the average temperatures will be used as our data point.

Sound

Sound levels will be measured with a BAFX Products BAFX3370 Digital Sound Level Meter from a distance of four feet away from the side of the case. With everything turned off and the room completely silent the meter registered a sound level of 39dB(A).