If nothing else, one thing I can say about the C1 is that it looks great, but we all know performance is what really matters. In appearance it seems to very familiar to the Silverstone NT06-Pro low profile cooler, just with a little more kick. With the scarce selection of low profile coolers, the C1 is welcome news for those of us who are looking to build a small form factor PC. With their proprietary technology, Cryorig looks to be a very attractive option for CPU cooling -- let's talk specs.
Cryorig seeks to increase performance with their "DirectCompress Soldering," which ensures each heatpipe has 10% more contact surface than traditional manufacturing methods. This is similar to DirectContact smooth coldplates that other manufacturers use. The 6 full copper sintered heatpipes on the C1 feature 4 high capacity U-Type heatpipes that spread heat in two separate directions, theoretically doubling cooling capacity. The next proprietary technology is their "Jet Fin Acceleration System." This is a system of two stacks of fins at different gap distances. One stack is 18mm and the other is 14mm, pushing hot air out of the C1 faster. The C1 also features a patented MultiSeg quick mount system and AMD quick mount kit, enabling fast and easy installation of the C1 on just about any CPU socket motherboard. The C1 also features the XT140 slim profile (this is noteworthy in its own right) high performance fan, a 140mm PWM fan that looks to achieve low height and high performance.
This cooler should hit the shelves in June. We don't yet have news as to what the price tag may be. One thing is for sure, this is a very attractive cooling solution to anyone who owns or plans to build a small form factor PC.
- Michael "Mikagmann2" Mann.