CPU Air Cooler Mega Test

Cryorig H5 Ultimate

CPU Air Cooler Mega Test

H5 Ultimate

Price:  £44.99 

Technical Specification 

Dimensions160x143x98mm (HxWxD)
CPUIntel: 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 775, 1366, 2011/v3.  AMD:  FM1, FM2/+, AM2/+, AM3/+
Heat pipes4x6mm copper pipes
Fins38x0.4mm thick, 2.8mm gap
MaterialsAluminium fins, copper base
Fan Speed[email protected]
Noise Levelmax 23dB(A)
Air Flow76CFM
Air Pressure1.44mmH2O


Up Close

Having looked at the front and inside of Cryorig boxes we thought we'd show you how neatly laid out things are around the back.  As with the H5 Universal you get all the fixings you'll ever need.

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 The H5 Ultimate is essentially the same cooler as the H5 Universal, the only differences being the full depth 140mm fan, which comes in a Greyish Olive drab colour, and has black blades.  

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The H5 Ultimate also has a Black top and bottom shroud as opposed to the Universal's white one.  In all other respects the units are the same.

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Once fitted into the case we can see that the Ultimate does encroach on the RAM area, especially when you consider that the Corsair memory below is in the second and forth slots.  Cryorig say that you can use the Ultimate with RAM of between 30-35mm but this sill require that the fan be moved up a bit on the fin stack which may well ruin the aesthetic. As the different thickness front fan is the only thing that separates the Universal from the Ultimate, you might expect that there performance would be quite similar and you'd be right, as there's only a 1.5 degree difference between them, which to us means that unless you really need that extra 1.5 degree or you prefer the white of the Universal then the ultimate is the one to go for.

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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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