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Cryorig H7

CPU Air Cooler Mega Test

Cryorig H7

Price: £53.95

Technical Specification 

Dimensions145x123x98mm (HxWxD)
CPUIntel: 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156.  AMD:  FM1, FM2/+, AM2/+, AM3/+
Heat pipes3x6mm copper pipes
Fins40x0.4mm thick, 2.2mm gap
MaterialsAluminium fins, copper base
Fan Speed1x120mm @330-1600rpm
Noise Levelmax 25dB(A)
Air Flow49CFM
Air Pressure1.65mmH2O


Up Close

Cryorig packaging is actually quite smart and understated.  Along with the technical data on the exterior, we especially like the way the image of the cooler inside wraps round the exterior of the packaging.  Inside, along with the cooler you get a universal back plate, fixing hardware, additional fan spring clips, and of course a sealed warranty card and instructions.


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The H7 Measures 145x123x98mm (HxWxD), which size wise, puts it firmly into the same category of most other single tower, single fan CPU coolers.  

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The H7 has a molded top plate, which although plastic mimics Aluminium perfectly.  It would be nice however if Cryorig had thought to print their logo the right way round so that it was the correct way up when the unit is installed in the case.  The 3x6mm heatpipes leave the base plate together with one branching laterally while the other two continue in a more medial course.  

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Fitting the H7 is a bit of an odd experience, as unlike most coolers, the work is actually done on the reverse side of the motherboard.  Essentially screws are pushed through from the rear, which after adding spacers locate directly into the variable geometry mounting arms of the X-Bar system which are fixed to the cooler.  Once fitted, we could still feel a bit of torsional play in the cooler which to us indicated it wasn't clamped as tightly down on the CPU as it could have been.

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Once fitted in the case we can see that the front fan does not overlap the RAM area, meaning that tall RAM could be used in conjunction with the H7.  We've also taken a photograph through the spinning blades to demonstrate the "Hive Fin" technology that Cryorig claim Increases hot air exhaust and reduces internal turbulence.  Performance wise the H7 did a reasonable job but fell half way down the charts, perhaps dut to it's lack of a solid clamp on the CPU.  It is though a very attractive and compact 120mm fan based cooler, so if you're not into the looks of the Noctuas and Scythes or don't want to shred your nerves and fingers fitting the ungainly yet aesthetic bequiet Dark Rock Pro 3 then the H7 is a very viable option.

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Most Recent Comments

10-08-2016, 14:32:21

Had a quick look..
dont see any AIO's in there as a comparison.. I think it would have been nice to see atleast 1-2 of the most popular ones in there, it would just round out the comparisons a bit better imo if you also factor noise efficiency and redundancy.Quote

10-08-2016, 14:36:41

Great article, good to see my D15 is still a beast in the air cooled department.

One small thing, while reading the D15 page I couldn't help but notice something wrong.

With the front fan installed you are though limited to standard height RAM.
This is actually not the case, the fan can be positioned forward due to the design of the mounting which allows for big RAM if you have the case clearance for the fan to protrude off the cooler.Quote

10-08-2016, 14:52:00

That explains all the hype around the Cryorig lot, good prices and performance there. Great to see so many all together in one place for comparison.Quote

10-08-2016, 14:53:46

The BeQuiet coolers are meant to be tightened from the back of the motherboard, not above and between the fins. No wonder you found it hard to do.. If you are saying that poor fitting is the reason they don't perform well, then the test results are not representative of the coolers performance.Quote

10-08-2016, 15:08:21

I bought the Be Quiet Dark Rock TF for the looks for the Lian Li Q10 build - was supriced that it placed so low.

Have the Raijintek Pallas on my living room rig cooling a G3258 and I thought it was great.Quote

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