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Cryorig M9i CPU Cooler Review (Page 1)

Cryorig M9i CPU Cooler Review

Cryorig's M9i CPU air cooler is small and stylish with a great price. Normally this means only average performance at best, but not this time.

Chad Sebring | Nov 18, 2015 at 8:10 am CST - 2 mins, 49 secs time to read this page
Rating: 96%Manufacturer: CRYORIG

Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing

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While it feels as if we have seen the full extent of what Cryorig had to offer with the R1 in its many forms, the C1, and even the H7 and H5 coolers, but one thing that all those coolers lack is the ability to fit into smaller spaces. While they have already offered up the C7 for ultra-low height clearance machines, there has to be a middle ground between 120mm and 140mm dual and single towers, and what is meant to be a slightly better than stock replacement cooler, and this is the exact reason we are here today.

With an all new letter to grace this series, we bring you one of two options in the M series from Cryorig. The basic idea behind this cooler is to offer a cooler that can take the rigors of what an enthusiast may put a cooler through, yet do so without taking up half the case with the air cooler to do it. We are this time dealing with a single tower cooler, but cooled with just a 92mm fan, and if that isn't enough to peak your interest in this cooler, just wait till you get a look at the styling offered and the price point.

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The chart provided by Cryorig is universal to both the M9i and M9a cooler versions. Keep in mind, though, the compatibility listed next is specific to each cooler, do not assume one cooler fits both sockets. Next we run into three renderings. The one to the left shows us the 102mm width of the cooler, and the next image shows the 124.6mm height, and the last rendering shows the cooler is 87mm deep from the front edge of the fan to the trailing edge of the hardware. We also see that with the fan included, this cooler is lightweight at just 425 grams. There are three 6mm diameter copper heat pipes that run through the stack of 40 aluminum fins. We lastly see that there are no issues with memory, and the TDP rating for this cooler is 120W.

The fan that they include with this cooler is an unnamed fan that is 92mm square and is also 25.4mm in thickness. The fan is only 80 grams of the overall weight, and in this small package we are given a fan that can spin from 800 up to 2200 RPM. At top speed, this fan can deliver 48.4CFM of airflow at 26.4dB(A), and at the same time this small fan delivers 3.1mmH2O of static pressure.

Something we found very pleasing, and we know most of you looking for a cooler such as this will appreciate even more. As we shopped around for the M9 in either flavor, we had no issues finding them once searching actual e-tailers, but Google does come up a bit empty on its own. Starting off with Amazon, we see the M9i is listed at only $25.99 with free shipping. We also found this cooler at Newegg for a few dollars less on sale, but their normal offer matches that of the mentioned Amazon price. We told you, though. This is a really good price for a tower cooler, especially in today's market. Not only does it have a nostalgic feel to it, but Cryorig also seems to have adopted 2006 pricing as well.

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Chad Sebring


After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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