CRYORIG A40 Ultimate Review (Page 4 of 4)
Page 4 - Conclusion
Water cooling could double as a fire suppression system in your computer, but once everything goes up in flames, spraying water all over it would be useless. Jokes aside, a water cooler is only there to cool the processor, but how cool would a fire suppressor themed water cooler look? On a more serious note, there are plenty of different options out there for all-in-one liquid coolers on the market today, so what makes the CRYORIG A40 Ultimate stand out? First of all, the tiny 70 mm fan on top of the water block is a unique feature to cool the surrounding motherboard components, but its effectiveness I cannot completely attest to. It does the keep the air flowing though. Moving on to the rest of the cooler, the build quality is excellent with strong materials chosen, such as copper and aluminum. The tubing seems solid, and there should not be any issues with leaking. The increase in the thickness of the radiator definitely helped in the performance department; almost being on par with the CRYORIG A80. The pump was also reasonably quiet. The fans, on the other hand, were slightly louder, and created the majority of the noise emissions, although well within acceptable limits in most cases. It comes with sound dampeners to reduce vibrations. Size may be a concern, however. The thicker radiator could cause compatibility issues in smaller chassis. The price comes in at $120 USD, which is on the more expensive side, but the performance proves it is a strong contender in the AIO market. It is slightly less expensive than the longer brother, the CRYORIG A80, but performance results were similar. Overall, the CRYORIG A40 Ultimate is a solid choice for any enthusiast, especially those looking for a comprehensive cooler that functions in a reasonably quiet manner in the background.
CRYORIG provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.9/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.
The CRYORIG A40 Ultimate may lack RGB LEDs or other fancy additions, but it makes up for it in performance, and even adds a pretty cool little fan over the water block.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware; Installation
3. Test Results