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The H5 Universal features the unique Cryorig Hive Fin technology which will allow for maximum performance. However, this is only one side of the cooler and this is the side that is is recommended to put the fan on in a push direction if you are using only one fan on the H5. The backside of the heatsink features a more standard straight fin design that we are used to seeing on most air coolers on the market.
The XT140 fan that the H5 universal comes with is only 13mm thick but between that and the Hive Fin design it manages to allow for the H5 universal to offer great cooling for your CPU.
One thing I found a bit odd but seems to work for the H5 is the sides of the heatsink are over 50% flat so not a lot of air can get out through the sides. Does this help? Is it design to help maximize airflow by keeping it flowing the same direction? Well, it may very well be and at the end of the day it seems to be working, so it if ain’t broke.
One of the definite tell-tales of whether or not you are looking at a Cryorig CPU cooler is the white shroud with the “CR” logo in the middle of. Please also not the hole on either side of the CR logo, these will be used to secure the heatsink to the mounting hardware you will install on the motherboard.
The base is a C1100 pure copper nickel plated base which a lot of air CPU coolers these days do feature a nickel-plated copper base.
The 4-pin PWM cable is fully braided down to the rubber shrink that meets the plastic connector at the very end of the cable. More and more companies are using braided cables as standard these days which is always nice to see.