The Reeven Brontes is designed for small form factor systems or systems that are not going to be doing a lot of heavy pushing. Its small compact design makes it great for mini-ITX builds or situations where you might have clearance issues with larger coolers.
Being so small we do not expect the best cooling, but it did a pretty good job cooling off our Ryzen 7 2700X. Its dual heatsink design and 4 heatpipes are pretty impressive given its size. The very thin fan is also not that loud, especially compared to AMD’s included Ryzen coolers. On top of that installation is not all that complicated.
Would we recommend this cooler for a high-end gaming system? Probably not, but for an HTPC, mini-ITX build, or everyday browsing system? Most definitely! Right now this cooler is selling for $38 at our favorite online retailer. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Reeven Brontes an 8 out of 10 score.
– Good performance given its size
– Relatively quiet
– Easy installation
– Not enough cooling for high-end CPUs