While we could come at Cryorig and complain that this cooler does not handle our balls out attempt to make their cooler submit to heat, at the same time, that is not the intention of this design, and at the same time, the stock cooler fails way sooner than the C7 does. This is indeed a niche cooler in the aspect of its compact and low-profile design, which typically end up in small form factor designs or HTPCs.
The reality is even though it stays well within the confines of the designated socket clearance area, this cooler is still able to handle its business, and hitting the exact result that the company offers with guaranteed performance, what else can we ask for. Cryorig set the bar, and we found their assessment to be on point, no fluff involved.
For those of you in the niche market of using the smallest of cases, opting for Mini-ITX motherboards, you are golden with a cooler like this. Even if opting for an AMD based system, switching the position of the mounting brackets and installing the cooler can be done in under four minutes without issue. Supplying the tools and simple to use hardware is a great start, but outside of push-pin clips, we can't think of many coolers that are this easy to install and use. Also in being so compact, it gives its users free roaming access around the CPU for memory, motherboard screws, and most importantly on Mini-ITX, full use of the one and only PCI-e slot on the motherboard. On top of all of this, we were handed a cooler that did exactly as expected thermally but audibly is barely noticeable even at full speed.
Many may scoff at a cooler like this and feel they have no use, but there have been many instances where we just needed a cooler to boot up systems with, and this C7 would be perfect for such things. For those of you currently still using a stock solution, with minimal investment, you can reduce temperatures near fifteen degrees, and cut noise levels by more than half.
It's great for an HTPC or another open environment PC where you don't want a cooler blasting across the room or down the hall. While we may not be discussing the best of the best, compared to its surrounding coolers, at $29.99, the Cryorig C7 is the most economical solution there. Anyone who fits into the three categories we covered, you should seriously consider this cooler, and even those without a current backup for when your AIO pump wears out, at this price, it is easy to justify having it around just in case.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||94%|
|Bundle and Packaging||93%|
|Value for Money||99%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||92%|
The Bottom Line: Everything you need is right there in the box! The C7 from Cryorig is simple to install, delivers on every promise Cryorig made, and is offered at a terrific price point.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Cryorig C7 CPU Cooler]
- Page 4 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 5 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup, Thermal Tests, and Noise Results]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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