The R1 Ultimate arrives in a nicely designed box which shows a subtle depiction of the cooler on the front. The sides contain information regarding the feature-set, whilst the rear of the box lists the technical specifications for those interested.
Packaging for R1 Ultimate
Inside the box CRYORIG have carefully separated each aspect of the cooler in specific compartments. With this being their first product release they have certainly moved in the right direction.
R1 Ultimate has support for multiple socket types and thus has respective components for compatibility. All of these parts are supplied in a cardboard tray and there are some additional items to assist with the installation such as a guide and magnetic screwdriver.
The supported sockets are as follows:
Intel: LGA 2011, LGA 1366, LGA 1150, LGA 1155/6, LGA 775
AMD: FM1, FM2, AM3/+
Support for Intel and AMD sockets
Supplied with the heatsink are two CRYORIG XF140 cooling fans. As their name alludes, these fans are 140mm and come with an 11-blade design and are capable of achieving 700-1400RPM. The XF140 features High Precision Low Noise sleeve bearings to accomplish good noise : performance ratio. We have to admit, their appearance is very appealing to the eye. The matt/gloss combo and styling is superb.
CRYORIG provide a y-cable so that both fans can run from a single fan header.
XF140 cooling fans are pleasant on the eye