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CRYORIG R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 18, 2014 11:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: CRYORIG

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Since the hardware comes in the box in separated sections, we are going to show them in those groups. Here, we have the Intel mounting kit that provides a back plate for all Intel installations (other than LGA2011), a pair of top brackets to lock the back plate to the motherboard, and they also include a rubber LGA775 pressure ring to use with the back plate for those systems.




Next in line was a bag full of screws and knurled nuts. At the top are the standoffs for AMD and Intel mounting, and they come with nylon washers already on them to isolate the top of the motherboard. In the middle is the LGA2011 mounting hardware that can only be used on that particular socket. At the bottom are nuts to secure the top mounting brackets, standoffs, and the back plate, all into one cohesive unit prior to mounting the cooler.




For the AMD users out there, CRYORIG has provided an omni-directional mounting plate so that this cooler will orientate correctly in the chassis, and they also provide you with a back plate that has a layer of plastic applied to isolate the plate from the motherboard. Also, notice that the back plate already has the screws in place, just like we saw with the Intel plate.




The last bits of hardware come as the universal kit. Here, you can find wire fan clips for attaching another 140mm fan, both in standard, and thin variations. In the middle there is a tube of CP9 Cryo-Paste, a Y-splitter to power the fans, four rubber pads for that extra fan (or replacements if you lose some). There is also an alcohol pad to prep the base, and the CPU HIS, along with a long black Phillips screwdriver to mount the cooler more easily.




Also, in the hardware box, you will find the manual, and the registration card. The manual is set up to give five steps to mounting the cooler to any motherboard, and it does take less than five minutes to install, or at least for me it did. The renderings are really good, and there is also sufficient text to grasp the concepts if the images just aren't doing it for you.




As an added bonus, and for more testing in a three fan configuration, CRYORIG also sent another XF140mm fan for us to use.

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