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Help me to choice Dark Rock Pro 3 or Cryorig H5 Ultimate

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Dark Rock Pro 3 or Cryorig H5 Ultimate?

my config is
intel 5960x
AUSU TUF x99
8GB ram X 8
Case: Define s
Thank you
post #2 of 19
First off, how tall is your RAM? Without knowing what RAM is being used we do not know if cooler and fan will clear it.
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
ram is G skill Ripjaws 4 DDr 4 8GB X 8
height: 40 mm / 1.58 inch
post #4 of 19
Define S has 180mm CPU clearance.
This translates to 188 from motherboard surface
RAM sockets raise RAM 3mm making your RAM 43mm above motherboard
This leave you with 145mm from top of RAM for fan clearance.
And cooler fins only need to be 35mm above CPU surface.

Both coolers will fit


Dark Rock Pro 3 has more cooling ability.
Edited by doyll - 6/15/15 at 9:31am
post #5 of 19
The DRP3 offers better performance, less noise and arguably better looks. The H5 will offer solid performance (not up to the DRP3), but is less expensive.

What matters more, a few degrees and decibels, or a few dollars? Only you can decide that.
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thank you Bro, doyll and ciarlatano
post #7 of 19
what ciarlatano said. thumb.gif
We have and use both .. and have commented on good each is. I'm sure you will be happy with either one.
post #8 of 19
would the DRP3 still outperform the H5 ultimate say in these other scenarios:



H5 in push/pull with 2 XF140

H5 with 1 QF120 balance right behind it as case exhaust fan

H5 with 1 QF120 performance instead of the XF140

H5 in push/pull with 2 QF120 performance




now all this is just in theory as I have no idea if the H5 can have QF120 fans on it, and sticking with Cryorig fans.

I just wonder as I have always wanted a H5 ultimate because I think it has the design ability to be a great cooler, but am excited to try the push/pull config. I've emailed cryorig directly about such a topic.

All this would be on a i5-4690k currently at stock, but awaiting OC.
My case is the temjin series tj08-e.


Clearly the DRP3 is about $40 more, and at that point I would be in Noctua d14/15 or R1 territory, might not even be worth the hassle and instead just get the superior coolers. just want to get creative and see what's possible with a few fan upgrades before taking up all that room in my small case.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by skunkone View Post

would the DRP3 still outperform the H5 ultimate say in these other scenarios:



H5 in push/pull with 2 XF140

H5 with 1 QF120 balance right behind it as case exhaust fan

H5 with 1 QF120 performance instead of the XF140

H5 in push/pull with 2 QF120 performance




now all this is just in theory as I have no idea if the H5 can have QF120 fans on it, and sticking with Cryorig fans.

I just wonder as I have always wanted a H5 ultimate because I think it has the design ability to be a great cooler, but am excited to try the push/pull config. I've emailed cryorig directly about such a topic.

All this would be on a i5-4690k currently at stock, but awaiting OC.
My case is the temjin series tj08-e.


Clearly the DRP3 is about $40 more, and at that point I would be in Noctua d14/15 or R1 territory, might not even be worth the hassle and instead just get the superior coolers. just want to get creative and see what's possible with a few fan upgrades before taking up all that room in my small case.
Answers in order
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You might be able to match the DRP3 cooling ability .. maybe get a litle better cooling. But it will be at a much higher noise level.
Push / pull will net you maybe 2c better cooling.
H5 is designed to use the surface area of a 140mm fan, not a smaller 120mm fan.

You are limited by the amount of air your TJ08 can flow. The AP-181 flows 130cfm free airflow. A grill, filter or any other obstruction lowers this flow rate significantly .. as does running at less than maximum speed.

This means you need to limit your total component airflow (CPU and GPU cooler fans) to less than what case flows .. or increase our case airflow to be at least as much as they flow. But the TJ08 has no more vents for intake /exhaust that will keep case intake and exhaust airflow balanced, and the maximum the case will flow is the smaller of the two (intake and exhaust).
Edited by doyll - 6/27/16 at 10:23pm
post #10 of 19
I see what you're saying. makes sense now that I understand how it works. So my choices are upgrade my 180mm which a quick search yielded slim pickings in terms of more cfms. So would 2 140mm or 120mm if higher cfms each totalling more than 130cfms be an option to bring more air in? Sound will never be an issue for me which hopefully helps my options.
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