Overall Score 4.5  

The R1 Ultimate comes with seven heat pipes per side, a lot to handle for any cooler. Cryorig also include an alcohol wipe and some spare rubber acoustic isolators.

From all angles the R1 Ultimate looks great and it’s very photogenic. The heat sinks have partial shrouding which Cryorig have six Custom Mod covers for in various colours. These are designed to match your motherboard colour scheme.

The R1 Ultimate shrouds in closer detail below, remember to remove the cardboard protector.


The R1 Ultimate has acoustic vibration absorbent dampeners, as with most coolers, but these are slightly different being of a snug fit block design. You get the feeling that Cryorig have taken every part of a cooler, and redesigned or tried to improve on it.

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