Reeven NAIA Overview
Taking everything out of the box we find all the usual AiO suspects as well as some parts unique to the NAIA 240. We have the cooler itself of course, along with a pair of Reeven branded 120mm fans. An installation guide, warranty sheet, fan splitter and package of hardware round out the “normal” parts. Then we also have a bottle of clear coolant and can see some other interesting items in the hardware container. Inside the container you have a complete set of installation hardware for all the supported sockets as well as thermal material, three bottles of dye (red, blue, green), a mini squirt bulb, and a 24 pin jumper to 3-pin.
Moving to the rest of the kit we have the Reeven branded fans. These black on black 120mm fans claim a top speed of 1600rpm and make about 90 cfm of static pressure. Reeven also says they make 2.032 mm of H₂O pressure while creating 30.9 dBA of sound. Overall if the fans live up to the claimed specs they should be great fans for use with a radiator.
Moving on we come to the cooler itself. The first thing that catches the eye is the radiator as it comes shipped in a cardboard box. We’ve seen a lot of AiO’s over the years but this is the first time one has come with a complete protective cardboard case. The box covers all sides and angles ensuring the whole product remains safe during shipping. One side of the box also has a list of cautions in eight languages.
The radiator itself is pretty standard, a 30mm thin rectangle with black paint. The fin design is a standard dense pack to accommodate the thin radiator design. Other than the packaging the radiator has another feature which is pretty unique, a drain port. Opposite the inlet and outlet ports you will find a small silver plug mounted to a raised black port. With most AiOs the idea is that you are getting a closed, maintenance free system. This also means that should you desire you can’t change the coolant or perform service. With the NAIA 240 the exchange of coolant is practically encouraged. The inclusion of dyes means that you will likely be opening the loop at some point and having the ability to drain the radiator directly is very convenient.
We are finding that unique is kind of the theme of the NAIA 240 and it hasn’t run out of surprises yet. While the use of clear acrylic is nothing new to water cooling until now it’s been reserved for use in custom loops. It’s actually very interesting that no other manufacturer has gone this route but we are sure glad that Reeven has because it looks great. You have a pretty standard shape and height AiO pump with a nice clear acrylic top. It’s pretty cool that you can see the green pcb of the circuit board as well as the circulation channels within the top. The very top has the Reeven logo on a black metallic background leaving the edges and sides nice and clear for viewing. To enhance the effect Reeven installed clear LEDs on the inside to backlight the interior. Checking out the exterior of the pump we find our inlet and outlet ports as well as the three pin power connection. On the opposite side is the silver plug for the drain/fill port. This threads directly into the acrylic side of the top and allows you to easily add dye or coolant to the loop.
The base of the pump is a silver metal and about a B grade non-smooth finish. The base is actually curved and is backed with microchannels on the inside. While typically the material used for baseplates is copper, we can’t find mention of what Reeven is using anywhere on the product page. We do know that the radiator is aluminum so the mixing of copper and aluminum within a non closed system could be recipe for disaster as those metals do not play nice. Another item to notice is the two mounting holes on the wings of the base of the pump. Typically we see a four corner mounting system; so long as they can provide proper and even pressure the two mounting points could prove assist in a nice, simple install.
Lastly the pump is connected to the radiator by some narrow FEP rigid ribbed black tubing. While it was standard to use this type of tubing a few years ago, we would have prefered to see something more flexible and nicer looking used.