CPU Air Cooler Mega Test

Cryorig M9

CPU Air Cooler Mega Test

Cryorig M9

Price:  £16.98

Technical Specification

Dimensions124.6x102x87mm (HxWxD)
CPUIntel: 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156.  AMD:  FM1, FM2/+, AM2/+, AM3/+
Heat pipes3x6mm copper pipes
Fins40x0.4mm thick, 1.6mm gap
MaterialsAluminium fins, copper base
Fan Speed1x92mm @330-1600rpm
Noise Levelmax 26.4dB(A)
Air Flow48.4CFM
Air Pressure3.1mmH2O


Up Close

Although we're not doing the coolers in ascending price order, at just £16.98 the Cryorig M9 just happens to be the cheapest cooler in the mega test.  It's also the first cooler from Cryorig we've looked at and we have to say we're impressed from the off.

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The cooler is based on a 92mm fan so is actually quite petite at just 124.6mm tall.  As it's also slim, with a depth of just 87mm there's pretty much zero chance of any RAM encroachment issues. 

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The M9 is made to a standard of quality which defies it's price tag.  how many coolers can you name that are this cheap but come with an aesthetic and functional top cover plate?  Exactly!  Flipping the cooler over we get a better view of the 3x6mm heat pipes as they exit the contact plate.  The heat pipes aren't in contact with each other though as is more usually seen.

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Fitting the M9 was easy, as most (but not all) coolers of this size and type tend to be, and although petite, the M( doesn't look to out of place in the new test rig.  From a performance standpoint, the M( did come pretty much at the bottom of the charts, but let's not see this as a negative.  look at it this way, this little £17 cooler will fit into just about any case and will keep things functional even with a 4.7GHz overclock.  It may be the first, it may be the cheapest, but for us, it's also one of the stars of the show.

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Most Recent Comments

10-08-2016, 18:32:21

Had a quick look..
dont see any AIO's in there as a comparison.. I think it would have been nice to see atleast 1-2 of the most popular ones in there, it would just round out the comparisons a bit better imo if you also factor noise efficiency and redundancy.Quote

10-08-2016, 18:36:41

Great article, good to see my D15 is still a beast in the air cooled department.

One small thing, while reading the D15 page I couldn't help but notice something wrong.

With the front fan installed you are though limited to standard height RAM.
This is actually not the case, the fan can be positioned forward due to the design of the mounting which allows for big RAM if you have the case clearance for the fan to protrude off the cooler.Quote

10-08-2016, 18:52:00

That explains all the hype around the Cryorig lot, good prices and performance there. Great to see so many all together in one place for comparison.Quote

10-08-2016, 18:53:46

The BeQuiet coolers are meant to be tightened from the back of the motherboard, not above and between the fins. No wonder you found it hard to do.. If you are saying that poor fitting is the reason they don't perform well, then the test results are not representative of the coolers performance.Quote

10-08-2016, 19:08:21

I bought the Be Quiet Dark Rock TF for the looks for the Lian Li Q10 build - was supriced that it placed so low.

Have the Raijintek Pallas on my living room rig cooling a G3258 and I thought it was great.Quote

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