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After a rather convincing Cryorig H5, whether in terms of its performance or the excellent build quality and ease of assembly, I will tackle the test of its little brother, I named the H7! Little brother in all senses of the word because its dimensions are smaller, the fan goes from a 14 cm to a 12 cm and the price goes down to around 35 € (when it will be found in France), however the quality of manufacture is always awaited coming from Cryorig, let’s see what the little brother has in the belly!
As usual with Cryorig the box is sober and very classy, which gives the impression of having a quality product. On the front is a photo of the product accompanied by the brand logo and a little note saying that the H7 is designed to be efficient and performant with honeycomb shaped fins and a QF120 PWM fan.
At the back and as usual we find the technical characteristics of the beast, the dimensions, the weight, the compatible sockets etc ..
On the side a small listing of the strengths of the H7, namely a honeycomb-shaped structure allowing a reduction in turbulence and therefore supposed to increase the cooling efficiency, full compatibility with memory and installation in 4 minutes this time, it is no longer a question of the 5 minutes of all the other Cryorig coolers but of 4, we will see that below!
When opening the box we come across the word that we now know well at Cryorig which says that it is possible to have a 3-year warranty extension by registering the product on the site, which does not cost nothing and is still good to take advantage of a total of 6 years warranty (like Noctua).
Inside everything is tidy in separate compartments, the cooler in the middle and the rest of the bundle on one side, no dedicated box this time for the latter though. The protections are sufficient not to have any problems during transport, unless of course someone is having fun jumping on it!
Here is the beast! As usual with Cryorigl the build quality is really excellent, we are usually entitled to white but this time the top of the cooler is black. The 12cm fan combines white and black with the white blades and the black casing, which is not unpleasant to the eye. Let’s take a closer look at all of this.
Under the fan the famous honeycomb structure supposed to improve the efficiency of the air flow, I do not know if this will do its job but in any case it looks good.
At the rear we find the aluminum fins in a completely classic parallel format, no honeycomb here.
On the side the build quality is once again very good, each fin is intermittently connected to the one above in order to keep the air inside the cooler as much as possible. We can see that the cooler has an asymmetric base in order to deport the beast far from the memory modules and thus ensure increased compatibility.
Above Cryorig covered the H7 with a black plate to enhance the look a bit, and it must be said that it is rather successful.
The fixing system is already attached to the H7, as we can see the holes for the screws are directed upwards, so it will be necessary to fix the beast from the back of the motherboard which is never very practical.
The finish of the base is not mirror, we can still see the traces of machining but that will not change things greatly in terms of performance.
The supplied fan is a 12 cm model rotating at a maximum speed of 1600 RPM for a maximum air flow of 49 CFM, no data on its consumption on the other hand. The build quality is quite good and does not look “cheap”, as we can see it is equipped with rubber pads in its 4 corners so as not to transmit vibrations to the radiator, which is always good to take.
The Cryorig H7 bundle consists of:
- 1 installation manual
- 1 Intel / AMD universal mounting plate
- 2 additional clips for an optional fan
- 1 tube of thermal paste
- The necessary screws
As we can see the bundle is not as well supplied as on the other Cryorig tested so far, here we are in the presence of the minimum vital for the good connection of the H7, only the 2 additional fasteners are present and will not be used only if an optional fan is installed.
Specification: Hashrate – Cryorig H7
|Sockets||Intel: LGA 1150 / 1155 / 1156
AMD: AM2(+) / AM3 (+) / FM1 / FM2 (+)
|Poids (Avec ventilateur)||711 g|
|Dimensions (Avec ventilateur)||14.5 (H) x 12.3 (L) x 9.8 (P) mm|
|Poids (Sans ventilateur)||577 g|
|Dimensions (Sans ventilateurs)||14.5 (H) x 12.3 (L) x 7.3 (P) mm|
|Nombre de calloducs||3 x 6 mm d’épaisseur|
|Nombre maximum de ventilateurs||2|
|Maximum memory height||No limit|
|Guarantee||3 years + 3 years warranty extension once registered on the site|
|Fan dimensions||120 x 120 x 25 mm|
|Rotation speed||330 ~ 1600 RPM ±10 %|
|Sound level in dB||10 ~ 25 dB|
|Flux d’air||49 CFM|
As we can see Cryorig did not play the card of foolproof compatibility here, indeed at the level of Intel sockets the H7 will only be compatible with socket 1150/1155/1156, on the other hand AMD side as usually all sockets are in the spotlight. At the same time the socket 775/1366 died ent as regards the 2011 / 2011-3 which would take a cooler to 35 € with a very high-end processor?
The dimensions and the weight of the H7 are really very contained, with 14.5 cm high, 12.3 cm wide and 9.8 cm deep, it can easily adapt to all boxes (except in special mini-ITX cases) and should not interfere with any of the components around it (especially the memory and the first PCIe port). The 6mm thick calloducts 3 in number are nickel-plated copper and should provide decent cooling, but miracles shouldn’t be expected.
It will be possible to install 1 more fan than the original one using the fasteners provided.
The supplied fan is a QF120 model running at a maximum speed of 1600 RPM for a minimum of 330 RPM (!) And maximum noise pollution of 25 dB. The weight of 134 g makes this QF120 a beautiful baby.
Offered at a price of 35 € (when it will be available in France) and accompanied by a 3-year warranty (plus 3 years once registered on the Cryorig website) it could be interesting if you are looking for a compact cooler without breaking the bank. but with an excellent build quality, if the tests prove to be good of course!
Cryorig announces an assembly time of 4 minutes for the H7, even less than the 5 minutes announced for the other coolers of the brand, let’s see if the bet is successful!
First of all we start by taking the fixing plate above, on it we can see there are 3 locations to put the screws, A, B and C, unfortunately since the cooler is only compatible with socket 1150 1155 and 1156 it is imperative to put them in position B (what are the others for in this case?).
Drive in the 4 screws as above. Once the 4 screws are in place, we put the motherboard on top, which gives this:
Then you have to put the black spacers on each of the screws, be careful you have to force a minimum to get to the end, this will keep the plate in place when you return the motherboard:
Now it’s time to put some thermal paste on the processor, be careful not to use too much because it would at best be useless, at worst to have thermal paste all around the processor and less good temperatures:
It is now that it becomes a little hassle, you have to put the cooler on the table upside down and put the motherboard on top by putting the holes of the cooler in front of the screws, then screwing from the back of the motherboard, like this:
Frankly even if it does not take very long to install the fact of having to screw from the back of the motherboard does not make it very practical, the fixing system of the other Cryorigs that I have had in my hands is really much more pleasant. In short, once fixed, this is what it gives:
The Cryorig H7 is now fixed! I took a photo with the fan removed to show how the editing is done, but there is no need to remove it at any time.
In the end, the assembly was indeed very fast, but I would not budge, the assembly from the back of the motherboard is not practical!
Memory / PCIe compatibility
As usual the choice of a cooler is always linked to the choice of memory and motherboard, let’s see what the Cryorig H7 has to say on this level:
No worries for memory, you can give free rein to your desires to have the largest possible RAM, even if it remains useless at all points. How is the H7 doing at the first PCIe port?
There again there is nothing to worry about, it will be quite possible to install a graphics card here without asking any questions, it will fit perfectly!
The test platform
The Cryorig H7 has been tested on the configuration below:
- Processor : Intel Core i7 875K @ 3.2 Ghz
- Motherboard : Asus P7P55D
- Mémoire: Kingston HyperX 4 x 2 Go 1600Mhz
- Disque dur: WD Raptor 150 Go
- Graphics card : Sapphire Toxic 5850
- Power supply : Seasonic X650
The test protocol
The core i7 875K has been slightly overclocked to 3.2Ghz. The temperatures under load are an average of all the cores for 3 tests of 30 minutes on OCCT, the temperatures at rest were taken after 15mins on the desk (still an average of the 4 cores).
The cooler has been tested against:
- be quiet! Pure Rock (tested here)
- be quiet! Dark Rock 3 (tested here)
- be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 (tested here)
- Cooler Master Hyper 612S (tested here)
- Cryorig H5 (tested here)
- Noctua NH-U12S (tested here)
- Noctua NH-U14S (tested here)
- Noctua NH-D15 (tested here)
- SilentiumPC Fera 2 HE 1224 v2 (tested here)
As we can see the temperatures of the processor cooled by the Cryorig H7 are quite good, in PWM the processor maintains a good 55 ° while once the fan is set to maximum we gain another 2 small degrees to go down to 53 ° . In 5V on the other hand and because of the RPM of the fans go down to about 300 the temperature rises to 78 °, we can not ask the moon to a ventilation so weak at low speed, but the temperatures still remain largely in the nails for not not damage the processor, and this augurs very low noise pollution.
To summarize the Cryorig H7 defends itself very well especially in relation to its size and its price placement, it is not far from its big brother the H5 in 12V but on the other hand hardly in 5V.
Warning: Part to be taken with a grain of salt, unfortunately not having access to the appropriate equipment and using an android application to take the readings The measurements below are only indicative! The readings were taken 15cm from the cooler.
Comme on pouvait s’y attendre le Cryorig H7 est vraiment silencieux en 5V, 300 RPM oblige! En 12V par contre et tournant à 1600 RPM il est clair que le QF120 n’est pas silencieux mais malgré les 46 dB seul le bruit de l’air brassé se fait entendre, ce qui est moins intrusif que certains ventilateurs. Le mode PWM reste encore une fois le mode le plus intéressant avec un petit 38 dB qui place le H7 au niveau d’un be quiet! Pure Rock ou un Cooler Master Hyper 612 v2, du tout bon sans être le plus silencieux du lot!
Point de bruits parasites à déplorer à part un très léger bruit de roulement à faible régime qui ne se fait plus entendre à 15cm.
Here we are at the end of this test, what to say about Cryorig H7?
Smaller version of the H7 the build quality is as usual excellent and reflects a Cryorig that will not give up on the quality despite its aggressive price (35 € I remind you, when it will be available!). This price has still resulted in some concessions, the bundle is sufficient without doing to the excess, side compatibility only one type of socket is available from Intel (115x) so it will not be possible to install it on 2011 for example although the H7 is not really made to dissipate a huge amount of heat.
In terms of performance, it defends itself very well against its even more imposing competitors and is only a few small degrees from its big brother the H5. Noise pollution side Cryorig offers us a really very versatile fan, capable of being really inaudible at 5V but noisy at 12V, it is pleasant in PWM as long as the amount of heat to be released is not too great. The strong point of the Cryorig H7 lies in its conpacity, it will be able to adapt to 99% of motherboards without disturbing the memory or the first PCIe port.
The only real little problem with the H7 and to be a bit picky lies in its assembly, even if it is still very fast to hold the cooler (and put it on a table) while screwing from below the motherboard is not really very convenient.
If you are looking for a cooler with excellent build quality, an attractive price and very acceptable performance for a processor at original or slightly overclocked frequencies then the Cryorig H7 could only be a good choice.
- Build quality
- Memory and PCIe compatibility
- Good fan
- Price (if availability)
- Noise at full speed
- Rear mounting of the motherboard
A big thank you to Cryorig who allowed me to do this test.