Bitspower is a mainstay, and has been one in the PC DIY watercooling market for many years now. With a reputation for having arguably the best quality fittings, they seems to have come out with a new fitting type or color every time I check their website. The company has a complete product lineup of water blocks, fans, pumps, and reservoirs. Radiators, on the other hand, are not something a company can produce in-house. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of factories everyone uses, nearly all of which happen to be in China. The exceptions are either in Germany, or the Philippines where Hardware Labs is located. Bitspower, to their credit, has gone with the Manila-based radiator maker extraordinaire, which already makes their radiators different from nearly any other on the market. Thanks again to Bitspower for sending a review sample to TechPowerUp!
This review is of the Bitspower Leviathan SF series, and the 360 mm version in particular. It uses the Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis LS (OEM product) as a base and has changes made to suit what Bitspower thinks is attractive to their customer base. This article is meant to be read alongside the accompanying review of the Leviathan XF 360, which is a thicker radiator built upon the Black Ice Nemesis LX. The two share a lot of DNA, but are intended for different use cases. The Leviathan SF is 29.6 mm thick, which falls into the sub-30 mm radiator thickness class, which means thickness is usually a non-factor for just about any case designed with AIOs in mind. The "S" in "SF" here stands for Slim, as the thickness suggests, and the other two dimensions are smaller relative to the OEM radiator, which also adds in case compatibility. Note that this review will use a lot of the same language as the other one, and it begins with a look at the specifications below.
|Bitspower Leviathan SF 360 Radiator|
|Material:||Copper and brass|
|Radiator size:||3x120 mm|
|Dimensions:||398 (L) x 120 (W) x 29.6 (H) mm|
|Fan compatibility:||Square frame 120 mm|
|Fin type:||25 µm copper with paint coat, 16 FPI splitter type fins|
|Ports:||4, BSP G1/4" threaded|
|Screw type:||M4 threading|