CRYORIG H5 Universal CPU Cooler Overview
If there is one thing that I have really noticed about CRYORIG is that they not only care about performance, but looks as well. The H5 Universal is a great looking CPU cooler. Remember that many people have case windows so they want to show off their hardware, you can’t do that with an ugly CPU cooler.
CRYORIG is using a single one of their XT140 140mm fans that is only 13mm thick. Because it is so thin it ensures maximum RAM compatibility for the cooler on modern sockets. On the corners of the fan you will find vibration dampeners. Looking at the cooler from the front you can actually see the Hive Fin design. This design creates a large air intake and narrower exhaust, which compresses the air to move faster while exiting the heatsink. CRYORIG calls this process their Jet Fin Acceleration System. The bee hive shaped structure at the front air intake of the heatsink also lowers air turbulence and straightens out the airflow. Assisting airflow to move directly through the full length of the heatsink and carrying out hot air.
Looking at the top of the cooler CRYORIG has topped it with a white cover with the CRYORIG logo on it. This is of course going to show if you have a case window. Also you can see just how thin the fan is in this shot. On the top and sides of the fan there are indicators to show you which way the airflow is, which is always convenient.
Taking a look at the heatsink from the side we can see it is quite a large single tower. The heatsink fins have been extended at the back and CRYORIG says that their H series coolers have cooling performance that compares to dual-tower coolers. The H5 Universal has official dimensions of L98 mm x W143 mm x H160 mm with the fan installed.
At the back of the heatsink you can actually install a second fan if you like, CRYORIG gives you the extra fan clips to make this possible. Looking at the back you can see that the four heatpipes come up from the base and go evenly up into the heatsink.
These heatpipes are 6mm thick and are nickel plated copper, just like the base of the cooler. They go right into the base of the cooler for optimal heat transfer.
Looking at the base of the cooler there actually are obvious machining marks, but it looks like we still will have good contact with our CPU. You can also see how the heatpipes come out of each side of the base creating a “U” design.