Cryorig C7 Cu vs Black Ridge 120mm fan, which is better?

dfrgu

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I know C7 does have turbulence noise and I'm currently suffering it. Any one have tested the cooling performance difference of these 2 coolers?
 

LiYonJin

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Mar 9, 2019
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Cryorig C7 Cu:
- CPU:
- GPU:


Cryorig C7:
- CPU: 78C
- GPU: 71C


Noctua L9i:
- CPU: 88C
- GPU: 70C


Noctua L9i with fan duct:
- CPU: 79C
- GPU: 70C

BlackRidge v2:
- CPU: 90°C
- GPU: 71C

BlackRidge v1:
- CPU: 96°C
- GPU: 71C

Asetek 645LT
- CPU: 77°C
- GPU: 70C
 
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dfrgu

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Cryorig C7 Cu:
- CPU:
- GPU:


Cryorig C7:
- CPU: 78C
- GPU: 71C


Noctua L9i:
- CPU: 88C
- GPU: 70C


Noctua L9i with fan duct:
- CPU: 79C
- GPU: 70C

BlackRidge v2:
- CPU: 90°C
- GPU: 71C

BlackRidge v1:
- CPU: 96°C
- GPU: 71C

Asetek 645LT
- CPU: 77°C
- GPU: 70C
Thank you for your test, I still have some questions: Is the Black ridge using a 12cm fan and what's your cpu?
 

Van0

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Mar 29, 2019
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Noctua L9i with fan duct:
- CPU: 79C
- GPU: 70C

BlackRidge v2:
- CPU: 90°C
- GPU: 71C
These results can't be right. The blackridge outperforms the LP53, which slightly outperforms the L9i. Please refer to my comparison here,

 
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friendscatdied

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Jan 4, 2017
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Might be pull vs. push? AFAIK the Black Ridge performs poorly when the fan is pushing air out the fins (is that the stock configuration?).
 

reifnotreef

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I just installed the Black Ridge on my Ryzen 2400g, put the Noctua A9-14pwm on it from my NH-L9a. The Black Ridge, with the A9, is a solid 10 degrees cooler than the L9a was. So those previous results have to be wrong.
 
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GerryMz

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if i were to build with a r5 2600x or 9600k left on stock, which cooler would you guys pick ? i only 55mm of height available in the SM560 case
 

Secret-Misthios

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May 25, 2019
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Most people I've seen do pretty well at those sizes with the C7 cu with a noctua 92x14mm fan. Black Ridge I havent seen many reviews in the newer version to feel confident.
 

tuete-w

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May 27, 2019
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These results can't be right. The blackridge outperforms the LP53, which slightly outperforms the L9i. Please refer to my comparison here,

@Van0: Did you test your 3d-printed duct for the BR yet? Could your share the file? I for one would be very interested in a fan duct for the BR!
 

heckinwoofer

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Cryorig C7 Cu:
- CPU:
- GPU:


Cryorig C7:
- CPU: 78C
- GPU: 71C


Noctua L9i:
- CPU: 88C
- GPU: 70C


Noctua L9i with fan duct:
- CPU: 79C
- GPU: 70C

BlackRidge v2:
- CPU: 90°C
- GPU: 71C

BlackRidge v1:
- CPU: 96°C
- GPU: 71C

Asetek 645LT
- CPU: 77°C
- GPU: 70C
@LiYonJin Are your bottom case fans (and AIO fan) set as intake or exhaust? I initially thought using the AIO fan as intake, as recommended by most comments I read, would increase GPU temps. However your results shows consistent GPU temps.
 

scope

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Aug 6, 2019
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These results can't be right. The blackridge outperforms the LP53, which slightly outperforms the L9i. Please refer to my comparison here,

Just for a slight clarification, are those temps
LP53 + NF A9x14 PWM + shroud
vs.
BR + NF A12x15 PWM + shroud
?
 

Van0

Caliper Novice
Mar 29, 2019
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Just for a slight clarification, are those temps
LP53 + NF A9x14 PWM + shroud
vs.
BR + NF A12x15 PWM + shroud
?
Yes that's correct.

A small update. I removed the cooler to get to the clear CMOS header on my motherboard after a failed RAM OC. I removed the shroud and fan clips and used electrical tape along the entire edges of the cooler + fan and reinstalled. Getting the same performance as the cardboard shroud I made, which leads me to think it was hot air that was recirculating between the gaps that led to the higher initial temps I had when I tested this combination. It's a cleaner look too now.
 

Hellow

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Mar 7, 2019
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+1 it'll also cool your chipset, your SSD (if front mounting) and your RAM.