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Cryorig's Motherboard-Cooling Hybrid Liquid Coolers Available Soon

Back at Computex in June this year, Cryorig first showed off its so-called hybrid liquid coolers, or HLCs. These units have a very interesting feature over all other, more traditional liquid coolers: a fan built onto the pump to cool the surrounding area of the motherboard. Today, Cryorig announced availability and pricing for these units and provided us with all the juicy tech specs we need.

The idea is simple. A CPU cooler typically doesn't cool only the CPU, but the airflow provided by it also cools the VRM circuitry around the CPU and the memory. Of course this varies from cooler to cooler, but in large part, all-in-one liquid coolers have taken that positive side effect away.

Cryorig built three such hybrid liquid coolers: the H40, the H40 Ultimate, and the H80. The H40 features a 240 mm radiator with a 27.5 mm thickness, whereas the H40 Ultimate bumps the thickness up to 38.5 mm for some extra cooling oomph. The H80 has the same thin 27.5 mm radiator thickness as the H40, but it's based on a 280 mm design with two 140 mm fans.

The pumps that Cryorig opted to use are Asetek's fifth-generation pumps. The fan that is mounted on these has a 70 mm diameter with a 25 mm thickness. They can spin at speeds between 1500 and 3000 RPM, and the fans support PWM control.

The fans on the 240 mm units are QF120s, which can spin at speeds between 600 and 2200 RPM. At these speeds, they'll make from 13-37 dBA of noise, push up to 83 CFM, and lift up to 3.33 mm of water in static pressure. The QF140 140 mm fan will spin between 600 and 1850 RPM, making 13-38 dBA of noise. Air pressure is a little lower at 2.12 mm of water, but they push much more air at 128 CFM.

Pricing for the three units is actually quite friendly. The A40 will sell for $100, with the A40 Ultimate selling for just an Alexander Hamilton more at $110, and the A80 sells for $120. Cryorig expects U.S. availability somewhere around mid to late November.

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  • Mac266
    Good idea, kinda ugly though.
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  • jimmysmitty
    One question is what is the noise of the small fan and what benefit does it present over just having a case with good fans pushing good air flow? Is there any real benefit to this fan?

    Chipsets have not had a fan for a long time due to the smaller process nodes and most heavy heat items moving to the CPU. I could see the VRMs needing additional cooling if you use a AiO/Open Loop water cooler but only if you just happen to have really bad air flow.
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  • Dark Lord of Tech
    I own 4 of their Air Coolers , can't wait to purchase.
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  • Mac266
    16894918 said:
    I own 4 of their Air Coolers , can't wait to purchase.

    Nice signature SR-71 XD

    How have you found their coolers? I never do enough research on cooling...
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  • Gam3r01
    Not a bad price at all. Looking forward to see how they perform (and if that fan actually makes a difference these days)
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  • Dark Lord of Tech
    I own 4 of their Air Coolers all are first rate. Newegg has all their Air Coolers.
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  • getochkn
    I zip tied my stock amd fan to do the same thing. Should have patented it.
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  • Gam3r01
    16895085 said:
    I zip tied my stock amd fan to do the same thing. Should have patented it.

    I should do the same with my stock heatsink and my H100i.
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  • getochkn
    I placed mine more over my vrms and sb heatsink to add some air flow.
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  • eklipz330
    you know ive had the same idea but for air coolers... how great would it be to have a heatsink directly on the copper plate with a small 40mm fan on it? it could pull air upwards and at an angle just like this. should help a little with the thermal regulation for sure
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