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Cryorig H7 Air Cooler Review

Temperatures

All temperature charts are sorted with lowest load temperatures at the top.


Thermal performance of the H7 is incredible – at stock clocks, it is just 1 degree Celsius hotter than a 280mm liquid cooler from Cooler Master, and only 4 degrees away from the chart-topping Arctic Liquid Freezer 240.

When the CPU is overclocked, its performance is still very strong – it beats out the much larger (and more expensive) Cooler Master MasterAir Maker 8, while it also cools significantly better (5 degrees better) than the Hyper 212 LED.

Considering its size and price, these are some amazing performance results.

Acoustics

Noise levels are another strength of the H7. When idling, it is simply not audible – I put this down the the QF120’s fan, which is rated to go as low as 330RPM, give or take 10%. Needless to say, a high-quality fan like this spinning at 330RPM is essentially ‘off’.

It does, of course, ramp up once we overclock the CPU, but even then, the noise is not more than a quiet, steady hum. The fan also benefits from the fact that its speed increases very slowly – it does not suddenly roar into life at high speed. This slow and steady increase of speed tricks you into thinking that the fan is barely any louder, as the noise increases gradually.

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  • Lelisevis

    Over the last year I have rediscovered my love for big air coolers and huge mechanical hard drives. I think the next thing on my list is replacing my mAtx Z170 gene board with a full size ATX. Maybe it’s because I turn 40 next year and I’m trying to hold onto my youth lol.

  • drno

    this thing is the truth. I’ve built 4 PCs with it and it is so much easier to work with than the EVO and does a better job at cooling. With the credit card thermal paste technique you are saving a ton of money vs liquid. Oh, and the PCs I get with liquid cooling gone bad. Air cooling is where it’s still at.

    nice review!

  • Lystfiskern

    Cooling performance is very good – no doubt about it. The fan om my H7 Lumi Edt. broke down after only 6 months tho` so that was a let down. I`ve replaced it a Fractal Design Venturi HP12 and now it works even better 🙂

  • Jason Kane

    Running this on an open test bench somewhat skews the results doesn’t it?

    99% of people will have their coolers in a closed case so shouldn’t expect the same temps as portrayed here.

  • SteveCR

    Are you an actual winner of the contest?
    Yeah, those limited edition gifts were hand made or one of a kind early sample parts.
    If you are indeed one of the original winners, we are more than happy to send you a official LED QF120 once they are on the market.

  • Lystfiskern

    Yes. I did win the Frost White Lumi Edition H7 on your year end giveaway. I won the 2nd prize..not the RGB-version, but the white-led one and thank you I could always use a 120mm RGB fan 🙂 contact: [email protected] Youll find that adress corresponds with your list of winners. Best regards John-Ivar Rubach