I do have to say while most people prefer high performance coolers there is definitely many people who run into clearance issues with those coolers, especially is mini-ITX builds, which the Cryorig C7 Cu is basically designed for. It is one of the smallest CPU coolers I’ve ever tested can be installed in pretty much any system.
With that said the performance is ok, but nothing to write home about. You really can’t expect much from a cooler this small. Out of the 5 coolers we tested it came up second to last, just ahead of AMD’s Wraith Spire cooler. This is the Cu version of the cooler, which is said to have better performance than the original C7, sadly we did not have the original C7 to test this.
I am a huge fan of special edition products like this. Having an all-copper design not only helps with performance, but the cooler just looks awesome! The Cryorig C7 Cu will look great inside of any system!
The only real issue I have with this cooler is that the fan is quite loud when you are putting full load on the CPU.
Right now this cooler is selling for $49.95 at our favorite online retailer. The original C7 is $32.99, so you are definitely paying a premium for the all-copper design. There are coolers that cost less and perform better, but if clearance is an issue in your system the C7 Cu might be the cooler for you. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Cryorig C7 Cu CPU Cooler an 8 out of 10 score.
– Easy installation
– All copper heatsink design
– Looks awesome
– Support for Intel and AMD sockets
– Fan can get loud
– You are paying a premium for the all-copper design