CPU Air Cooler Mega Test
Published: 10th August 2016 | Source: Various | Price: do not click here |
|CPU||Intel: 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156. AMD: FM1, FM2/+, AM2/+, AM3/+|
|Heat pipes||3x6mm copper pipes|
|Fins||40x0.4mm thick, 1.6mm gap|
|Materials||Aluminium fins, copper base|
|Fan Speed||1x92mm @330-1600rpm|
|Noise Level||max 26.4dB(A)|
Although we're not doing the coolers in ascending price order, at just £16.98 the Cryorig M9 just happens to be the cheapest cooler in the mega test. It's also the first cooler from Cryorig we've looked at and we have to say we're impressed from the off.
The cooler is based on a 92mm fan so is actually quite petite at just 124.6mm tall. As it's also slim, with a depth of just 87mm there's pretty much zero chance of any RAM encroachment issues.
The M9 is made to a standard of quality which defies it's price tag. how many coolers can you name that are this cheap but come with an aesthetic and functional top cover plate? Exactly! Flipping the cooler over we get a better view of the 3x6mm heat pipes as they exit the contact plate. The heat pipes aren't in contact with each other though as is more usually seen.
Fitting the M9 was easy, as most (but not all) coolers of this size and type tend to be, and although petite, the M( doesn't look to out of place in the new test rig. From a performance standpoint, the M( did come pretty much at the bottom of the charts, but let's not see this as a negative. look at it this way, this little £17 cooler will fit into just about any case and will keep things functional even with a 4.7GHz overclock. It may be the first, it may be the cheapest, but for us, it's also one of the stars of the show.