CRYORIG A80 Review 14

CRYORIG A80 Review




From the CRYORIG website:

CRYORIG was officially founded in 2013, but took several years in the making. We began our journey right at the start of the first decade of the 2000's. During what was the most prosperous age of PC DIY and Overclocking. Members of our team have either worked directly or indirectly with brands such as Thermalright, Prolimatech, Phanteks and many more. We ourselves are overclockers and PC modding enthusiasts, with a passion and drive to strive for improvement. With direct knowledge of manufacturing and design as well as holding multiple patents under our collective belt, we decided to make a name for ourselves, and that name is CRYORIG. So what is CRYORIG exactly? CRYORIG is about making the coolest rig possible.

CRYORIG has now become a mainstay for PC enthusiasts looking for quality coolers, fans, and more. In regards to coolers, they offer everything from mini-ITX coolers, like the C7, to high-end air coolers, like the R1 Universal. They recently made their move into the all-in-one liquid cooler market as well. These new liquid coolers fill a missing hole in CRYORIG's lineup, and they made sure to hit every segment possible.

Today, I take a look at the CRYORIG A80. It is, on its surface, a standard 280 mm all-in-one liquid cooler that like the A40 Ultimate before it features a pump-mounted fan. The design is entirely unique to CRYORIG and certainly sets them apart from the competition. Without further ado, let's now take a closer look at what the A80 has to offer.

Socket Support:Intel: LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1336, LGA2011
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+
CPU Block:Material: Copper
Radiator:Dimensions: 140 mm x 311 mm x 27.5 mm
Material: Aluminum
Fan:Model: QF140 Performance
Dimensions: 140 mm x 140 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 600 - 1850 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: 128 CFM
Fan Noise: 13 - 38 dBA
Model: 70 mm airflow
Dimensions: Ø70 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 1500 - 3000 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: 25 CFM
Fan Noise: 15 - 27 dBA
Features:Hybrid cooling with HLC airflow fan
280 mm radiator for increased performance
Multi Seg quick mount system
Warranty:Three years, or six years with registration


CRYORIG's A80 comes in a fairly large box that measures in at roughly 35.5 cm long, 17.8 cm wide, and 16.5 cm high. On the front, you will find a close-up of the pump and the unit's signature feature, the hybrid airflow fan. A list of other features is also on the front. Moving to the left side, all there is to see here is "A80" in big, bold letters. All the specifications you would ever want for the radiator, pump, and fan and the supported sockets are listed on the back. General mechanical drawings are also on the back should you want a visual representation to go along with these specifications.

The right side details the A80's "Hybrid Liquid Cooling" aspect. Meanwhile, the top simply has the CRYORIG name and company slogan "research idea gear". Otherwise, it's par the course for a CRYORIG box.


CRYORIG has encased everything in a cardboard shell with a thin layer of foam on top. This is pretty much par the course for every liquid cooler that crosses my desk. The foam layer is not as thick as I would like; however, that is a personal nit pick, and what is here is more than adequate in the end.

CRYORIG makes use of their "MultiSeg" mounting hardware design with the A80, which consists of very few parts to really simplify things for the consumer. It is always good to see a well-thought-out design.

Common parts supplied for mounting include:
  • 8x M3 radiator screws
  • 8x M3 short radiator screws
  • 8x washers
  • 4x screw pillars
  • 4x Intel 2011 screw pillars
  • 4x nuts
  • 4x mounting screw nuts
  • 4x AMD mounting screws
  • 2x 140 mm fans
  • 2x User's manual
  • 1x 70 mm fan
  • 1x AMD mounting clip
  • 1x Intel mounting clip
  • 1x Intel backplate
  • 1x AMD backplate
  • 1x pre-filled liquid cooler
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