Since we’ve started checking out CRYORIG products we’ve always been impressed and the H5 Universal is no different! The cooler performs great, looks good doing it and the installation was extremely easy!
Starting with performance this cooler currently sits at the #2 spot in our air coolers list, only to be beat out by the Scythe Ninja 4. This is very impressive especially because many of the coolers on that list are larger and have more fans than the H5 Ultimate. This cooler should have no problem handling larger thermal loads from even the most high performance CPU coolers. On top of that you can easily run a 24/7 overclock with this cooler.
I always say that even though you might only be installing a cooler once we still want the experience to be pleasant. CRYORIG knows that and has made installation of the H5 Ultimate very easy. It takes only 5 steps and we were able to install the cooler in our case with the fan attached and our large graphics card installed as well. The included instructions are very easy to follow and CRYORIG even has an installation video on their website.
The included XF140 140mm fan is not very loud at all, even when we pushed it to its limit. The fan itself though is pretty thick so you may need to move it up to accommodate your memory as we had to. If you do have memory with very tall heatspreaders you might run into an issue where the fan cannot be moved up. If that is the case you might want to opt for the H5 Universal cooler which has a thinner fan.
At the beginning of this review we wondered if the H5 deserved to be called “Ultimate” and after running it through all of our tests we definitely can say that it does! Currently the H5 Ultimate is selling at our favorite online retailer for $46.99, which is a great price! Overall ThinkComputers gives the CRYORIG H5 Ultimate a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
– Great performance
– Easy installation
– Not loud at all
– Superb fit and finish
– Extra fan clips included
– Might run into clearance issues with your memory