Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review
By Julian Duque
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Cryorig.
It is always great to hear about small companies making the headlines in the computer market, but we have seemed to miss a note here. Although Benchmark Reviews has been around long enough to review cooling solutions from most manufacturers in the market, this is the first time we look at a product from Cryorig; a company that has gotten a lot of momentum since it’s first release back in 2013. Today, we take a look at the Cryorig R1 Ultimate, Cryorig’s first attempt of impressing us with a product they claim is an accumulation of years of design and research.
Of course, having seen so many coolers it has come a habit not to be easily impressed. But when Cryorig sent in their Cryorig R1 Ultimate, a monstrous aluminum dual tower heatsink with seven 6 mm heatpipes, a jet fin acceleration design that allows hot air to leave faster due to the higher density fin count in the rear part of each fin section, and two of their included XF140 fans, it was clear that they were trying to make a bold impact.
Features & Specifications
Courtesy of Cryorig.com
|Dimension ( with fan )||L142.4 mm x W140 mm x H168.3 mm|
|Weight ( with fan )||1282 g|
|Weight ( without fan )||970 g|
|Heat pipes||6mm heatpipe x 7 units|
|Front Fin||T = 0.4 mm ; Gap = 2.4 mm|
|Front Fin Pcs||42 pcs|
|Rear Fin||T = 0.4 mm ; Gap = 1.8 mm|
|Rear Fin Pcs||53 pcs|
|Copper Base||C1100 Pure copper nickel plated|
|Distance From Center||40 mm|
|RAM Height Limit||30 ~ 35 mm ( Fan position adjustable )|
Air-Cooling VS Water-Cooling
There are several misconceptions when it comes to the ordeal of choosing a cooler for your processor. It is true that Water-Cooling may yield better cooling results, mostly due to water’s higher thermal conductivity when compared to the ethanol and ammonia mixture found in most heat-pipes based coolers. But that does not mean that air coolers should not be considered as an option for enthusiasts. Unlike water-coolers, air-coolers do not need a pump, and can be “Passively Cooled” for quieter operation. Although pumps have become more silent and reliable, they should still be considered as another moving part inside your system that may be subject to failure, as well as being a source of noise. Another important factor to take into consideration when choosing the right CPU cooler is compatibility, Most heatsinks require certain parameters to be met including the CPU cooler height limit of your case, and motherboard clearance compatibility. In contrast, water-coolers only require a place to mount the radiator inside your case, as most CPU blocks are small enough to not interfere with important components near the CPU socket.