Titan Fenrir

Conclusion/Final Thoughts

We have reached the end of the review and covered the physical details of the Titan Fenrir along with performance testing using the stock fan and Gentle Typhoon 1850. Recapping our look at the features and specs, Titan loaded the Fenrir with fifty 0.5mm aluminum fins in the fin tower that connects via solder joints to four 8mm diameter copper heat pipes. Those super pipes as they have come to be called run into an aluminum base, but the heat pipes are direct touch which means they make contact the TIM you spread on the CPU IHS. The intent of direct touch is to pull heat directly from the IHS instead of dealing with heat transfer to a base and then to the heat pipes, think cut out the middleman and that is the aim of direct touch. With the performance numbers and our comparison view, the Fenrir is a cooler that feeds on airflow. The more you can provide for the Fenrir the better the cooler will perform, unlike the Noctua, which does not scale as aggressively with airflow. This performance indication has me puzzled as to why Titan would not have made this into a dual fan capable cooler, the fin tower with push/pull fans would be a great performer.

I have been praising the mount system since the first page for the sheer simplicity of the system and in our test results page we saw just how effective and consistent simple could be. Titan did not over-engineer the mount system, just a simple backplate with set-height posts and a hard mount pressure system, simple yet effective. For a tester/reviewer working through multiple mounts, a mount system tends to get a lot of attention. However, the mount system has a lot more impact than just how bad you cuss and swear while working in your case, the mount system can make or break the cooler package. I can only give my thoughts on the LGA1366 install since we tested using a Core i7 920 D0, but I have to imagine the AMD and LGA775 mounting to be just as straight forward and yes there is a separate mount kit available for LGA1156. In addition to the mount system, the wire clips for securing the open corner fans to the Fenrir were quite easy to get set and resting in the notch on the side of the cooler. Which I have to say was nice to see, as some wire clips can be an absolute pain to get secured.

At the end of the day, the Titan Fenrir is a capable cooler right out of the box with the included 120x25mm fan and socket compatibility for most Intel and AMD sockets. The fan is a bit on the noisy side, but the Fenrir needs airflow in order to perform with the tightly packed fin tower so you have to make some trade-offs. Furthermore, if you really want to see what the Fenrir is capable of, go all out and strap a high speed 120x38mm open corner fan on for unlocking the potential of the design. Price wise, the Titan Fenrir we tested is listed at $52.99 from FrozenCPU, which is roughly $10-$20 lower than most of your big name coolers that perform in the same range as the Fenrir. Titan has the pricing right for the Fenrir package, and I say the cooler is worth the retail price. To sum it all up, the Titan Fenrir will certainly handle an overclocked chip but do not expect to see jaw dropping temps out of the box… you can always add more fan power if the temperatures are not good enough for you, but are limited to a single fan.

Before we close this one out, I have to thank Frozen CPU for sponsoring our Air Cooler testing and providing the Titan Fenrir. Thanks again for coming over to Skinnee Labs and scrolling through our reviews. We will see you again shortly as we keep testing and reporting our findings.

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