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Cryorig C1 CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 19, 2015 2:10 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Cryorig

Cryorig C1 CPU Cooler

 

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Beginning with this side of the C1, we see that there is a white plastic shroud used at the top of the fins, and we can also see the fins sticking out below it. The cross bar for mounting the cooler is already on the base, and the fins have holes to allow for easy mounting.

 

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Here is a view of the front of the cooler. The shroud has the "cr" logo painted on it in silver, and at this angle the view of the fins shows they are black. Just under the fins we can also see that the pipes are very close together on this side, but we will discuss that in greater detail later.

 

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Looking at the C1 from the opposing side, we find a mirror image of what the other side offered us. The only thing left to cover from this angle is that there is a partial view of the second cooler that hides under the larger main section.

 

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On this end of the cooler, the shroud goes further down this side than the other sides. Here the shroud goes around the heat pipes. The spacing for the pipes is much wider here, as they spread the heat load through the main section of fins.

 

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After flipping the C1 on its back, we see that there are plenty of support tabs in the fin array to keep the spacing correct without blocking much of the air flow. We also see that the base of the cooler is protected by a sticker, and you will need to remove the sticker prior to installation.

 

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Now let's discuss why the pipes on the longer side have to be kept so close together. The pipes are set up this way due to the smaller all-black set of fins that (along with the U-shaped design of the fins) greatly increases the surface area that can be cooled at one time. Hopefully this set-up increases the efficiency of this cooler over other coolers of its type.

 

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The base of the cooler has defined milling marks, as we can see in the reflection of the thumbscrews on the base. It is also slightly convex in the center with just a slight bit of deviation near the edges.

 

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For those who are eager to see what the C1 looks like with the fan installed, we jumped ahead a bit to put the fan in place. All told, coming in a 74mm in height does make this cooler a great option for SFF chassis designs, and it will provide any motherboard with a wide cooling area that not only reaches the CPU, but the surrounding area as well.

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