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- H5 Ultimate
700 - 1300 RPM
19 - 23 dB
- 25 points
- 28 months ago
from completed build Mellow Yellow
Honestly a great air cooler I picked this up used for around 40$ and can definitely say it was worth it.
- 19 points
- 37 months ago
from completed build Myk's Manta
An amazing cooler for the price. My average idle temp is 23 C with a maximum of 42 C under load. It's really quiet and basically never goes above its minimal 700-800 RPM range with the default fan curve.
Nominally, it shouldn't fit in the Manta with the fan raised to clear the first memory module (as pictured), but the curved panel has TONS of room to spare even in this position. Initially I thought I'd have to mount it vertically with the case exhaust fan on top, but fortunately, wasn't needed.
So if you are considering this cooler for a Manta but have doubts about its height, don't worry.
The built quality here is sublime and the installation is fairly easy. For some reason I decided to install it with the motherboard already inside the case, so planting this monster onto the mounts was a bit tricky. Not too tricky though.
- 15 points
- 40 months ago
from completed build My Kido
Great looking unit, solid performance. One of the best single tower heatsinks out there. Only down side is that it covers first ram slot, so if I ever need more ram I would probably have to upgrade or get slimmer fan from universal version of h5 m. But again I knew what I was buying so no cons there, awesome buy highly recommended:)
- 15 points
- 5 months ago
from completed build Living the dream (machine)
Not the most performing air CPU cooler on the market, nor among the ones with the best performance/cost ratio at the moment I bought it, but right after opening the box you can feel all the quality and care Cryorig puts in its products.
After A LOT of searching and reviews I really wasn't able to find any other cooler that could match this one both on good performance and very cool aesthetic (at least for my very personal taste).
Of course this is not the right cooler for consistent overclocking due to its max TDP (160-180W, information around internet do not always agree about this value), anyway it just does its job keeping my stock 9700k at the right temperatures (32°-61° in normal use).
Installing it with the motherboard still outside the case was almost a breeze thanks to its easy installation system, just had to be sure to tighten the two final screws continuously alternating from one to the other in order to fix the cooler perfectly straight.
- 14 points
- 30 months ago
from completed build Treat Yo Self 2017
This thing keeps my CPU super cold. so far I have not had my CPU go above 71C. It is huge though and the size can be a little bit of a problem when building. If you're planning on using this as your cooler I would recommend putting it in last or near the end as depending on the size of your case and the location of plugs on your mobo the cooler with or without the fan can block some of them. Also depending on the location of your CPU cooler fan header I would connect it before installing the fan.
- 13 points
- 40 months ago
from completed build Ascension
Ultra quiet, does a great job at keeping CPU cool. My only complaint was that the back of the X-bracket slightly touched the back of the mounting area on the case; I remedied this by wrapping a small piece of electrical tape around the area where the bracket was touching. Hasn't been a problem.
- 13 points
- 16 months ago
from completed build Black Eye V2
I've had this thing for about two years and it's still running cool and quiet, no complaints here.
- 12 points
- 48 months ago
from completed build My first pc
I think this is the best cooler under 50 dollars. Keeps my cpu really cool and is also really quiet.
- 10 points
- 27 months ago
from completed build Black Eye V1.5
Only chose this because it was better than the H7 and was actually in stock. Not four hours go by that the h7 comes back in stock. I've been eyeing this heatsink for a year now and I'm honestly amazed by its performance. Even at 1500 rpm my GPU fans are louder. Get this if you can fit it in your case.