The Arcziel 12 as mentioned is a top down horizontal air cooler. What this means is that instead of having the heat pipes and fins go up vertically, they are flipped 90 degrees and run parallel with your motherboard. The fan is then attached to the top of the cooler and blows air through the fins and down towards the motherboard.
The idea behind this is that you will be able to install this cooler in much thinner case than most vertical tower air coolers. The downside is that you are spreading out the cooler into the other areas of the case including, on most motherboards, over the ram slots. Another negative thing about this type of cooler is that warm air is now being blown down on the motherboard and not directly exhausting from the casel.
As far as top down coolers go the Arcziel 12 is very nice. Heat is removed from the mirror finish base by a total of 6, 6mm heat pipes that form a claw grip on the fins. One end of the pipes goes through the middle of the fins the other comes in on the bottom side of them.
And that mirror finish really is just that. A perfect finish that is sure to make great contact with the lid of your CPU, helping to ensure a maximum amount of heat is transferred.
The Arcziel comes equipped with one of Reveen’s own in house Coldwing 12 120mm PWM fans. With a black housing and yellow blades this fan is a head turner and a true performer in one package.