Reeven BRONTES (RC-1001) Low Profile CPU Cooler Review
Dave Alcock / 8 years ago
Unfortunately we can’t get a GBP price for the Reeven Brontes as we just don’t see many of their products in the UK yet which really is unfortunate. We can tell you that in the US these are going for around 34 USD. This is certainly an acceptable price for this cooler as it does do what it needs to do.
The Reeven Brontes is a great looking low profile cooler which really does do everything that we expect of it and more. Idle temps are slightly higher than we usually see but it’s nothing that should bother anyone, they are certainly acceptable. With the increase in popularity of HTPC systems low profile coolers are becoming more common. With this in mind we have to turn away from just performance and look at the way this cooler is used. HTPC systems do not usually have a heavy overclock and they are not usually under heavy load, all you generally need is something that’s quiet, is small, ensures that the system stays cool and in certain cases, something that looks good.The Brontes ticks all these boxes and even comes with a small price tag. As the saying goes its horses for courses and this cooler does everything it is asked of.
The Brontes ticks all these boxes and even comes with a small price tag. As the saying goes, it’s horses for courses and this cooler does everything it is asked of. I have given this the “Editors Choice Award”. I think taking everything into consideration the Brontes really does excel as a HTPC or an ITX cooler.
- Excellent build quality
- Great aesthetics
- Very simple to install
- Struggles with overclocked CPUs
- Thermal paste comes in a sachet rather than syringe.
“The Reeven Brontes is an excellent choice for anyone who is looking to build a HTPC or small form factor system. It’s quiet, compact, cheap, performs well and even looks good.”
Thank you Reeven for providing us with this sample.