CRYORIG burst on to the cooling scene not that long ago and every cooler we’ve seen from them has been pretty impressive. The coolers we’ve reviewed from CRYORIG have been their high performance coolers, but what about someone who just needs a basic cooler? Something better than the stock cooler that comes with their processor? When it comes to a basic cooler there are a few things we believe it needs to have. First and most importantly it needs to have better performance than a stock CPU cooler that ships with the processor. Secondly it needs to be easy to install, no one wants a complicated install process, especially a first time builder. And finally, it needs to be affordable. CRYORIG thinks that they have a cooler that fits these specifications in their M9 CPU Cooler. They say it is 33% cooler than the Intel stock cooler, it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to install, and currently the cooler is selling for $25.99 at our favorite online retailer. Seems too good to be true? Let’s jump in and see what the M9i is all about!
Special thanks to CRYORIG for providing us with the M9i CPU Cooler to review.
The M9i comes in CRYORIG’s extremely nice and informative packaging. On the front there is a photo of the cooler and it lets us know that is the Intel version (the AMD version is the M9a).
Flipping over to the back there is a full list of specifications and they give you the full dimensions of the cooler, which is good if you are working in a case that might have some restrictions.
Moving over to the side of the box some of the main features are detailed like the Jet Fin Acceleration system, zero interference RAM compatibility, and easy installation.
Getting everything out of the box we have the M9i CPU cooler, backplate, mounting hardware, CRYORIG’s own CP15 thermal paste, extra fan clips, product registration card, and installation guide.
For a full unboxing & overview of the CRYORIG M9i be sure to check out our video below.