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[Review]PCCOOLER Corona GI-X5B CPU air cooler

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I got mine on sale at $17 shipped, needed something to attach to a FX 8350.

https://www.newegg.com/p/13C-002D-000A7?Description=PC Cooler&cm_re=PC_Cooler-_-9SIAHCT7U04955-_-Product

 

30 minutes of Prime95 and chill on included thermal paste (pic) with ambient temp of 20c - at the price I got it for, would absolutely recommend for air cooling.  Same chip, TG Kryo as paste on a Corsair H100i GTX (diff case and airflow) I was maxing at 56c.  On this air cooler I hit the heat soak around 20 minutes in and by 25 minutes it was floating from 60c-61c rest of time.

 

Easy to install, included thermal paste seems good and includes enough for 4 or so applications.

 

Test environment:

 

Rosewill Nautilus case

2x 120mm intake

2x 120mm exhaust

Air cooler in Pull configuration (could not fit a push pull, or push due to RAM slot spacing, just barely wont fit.  I plan on putting a 15mm slim fan on it after all testing)

Full specs in attached pics - during stress test side panel was on.  Panel off for pic.

 

 

Max Temps.PNG

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Ryzen Rig 2: ASrock B450 Pro4 ATX, Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4.2ghz all core 1.4vCore, Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X Nitro 4gb HBM (+100mhz core clock), 16gb (2x8) 3600mhz V-Color Skywalker (or 4x8gb DDR4 2666mhz for large tasks), Corsair HX850 PSU, Custom Loop 2x240mm + 1x120mm radiator, 128gb Patriot Scorch NVMe Win 10 boot drive, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case.  DSI 90-Key Mechanical Keyboard w/ Cherry Red switches, Zalman ZM-GM1 mouse, Hannspree HF207 and Acer AL2016W monitors

https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/37004594?

Ryzen Rig 1: ASUS B350-PRIME ATX, Ryzen 7 1700, Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X Nitro 4gb HBM, 16gb (2x8) 3200mhz V-Color Skywalker, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 250gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, Cougar MX330-X Case.  Zalman K600S keyboard, Zalman ZM-GM1 mouse, Acer XF270HU 2560x1440 144hz IPS monitor

https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/37628874?

Dwight: The Mixed Metals Loop Media Center.  Ask me about it.  Currently decommissioned to move to an mATX setup on a new MOBO once I pick one out

Schrute: ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0, FX 8350, 2x Gigabyte HD 7850 2gb GPUs in crossfire, 16gb (4x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600mhz, Sparkle/FSP 650w PSU, PCCOOLING 160w TDP air cooler, 60gb Patriot SSD Win 10 boot drive, 1tb WDBlack HDD, Rosewill Nautilus 1.0 case.  Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Mouse, Roku 55" 4k TV

Micro Form Factor Dell OptiPlex 3040: Dell 0MGK50 A02, i3-6100T, 4gb DDR3 1600, Team Group 120gb SSD, Windows 10 Pro, Logitech K400+, M.2 Intel Wifi/Bluetooth

Linux Box: Toshiba Laptop, i7 620M, NVS graphics, 2gb ram tinker toy at the moment.  Running Manjaro at the moment

APU Laptop: I need to clean this things TIM up so it can boot into Windows 7 for more than 5 minute before overheating at idle, it has things, I just haven't been on it in 2 years or so

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Hey Tristerin, thanks for this review. I was looking for info on this very cooler. It looks pretty great but there's not too much info about them on the net. Would you say it's as good as the 212 or similar? I need it for an older 95w amd cpu. 

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13 minutes ago, DCCFan said:

Hey Tristerin, thanks for this review. I was looking for info on this very cooler. It looks pretty great but there's not too much info about them on the net. Would you say it's as good as the 212 or similar? I need it for an older 95w amd cpu. 

The only reference I can use on this is with this chip is vs a Corsair H100i GTX 240mm AIO.  The AIO would run basically 4-5 degree Celsius cooler - which I find for the price this air cooler is amazing (it was on sale over the weekend again at $17 shipped for either red or blue lighting)  (NOTE - this was with Kryonaut as a TIM on the AIO, and I used the stock TIM that came with the cooler which by all appearances is a THICC TIM just like Kryo - came with like a 3g tube which will last me a few CPU's/GPU's mounted - Kryonaut is amazing so with Kryo may drop the temps by 3-5c on that air cooler as well.  I just don't have the gumption to waste Kryo on this PC lol)

 

Something to note, its a 5 heat pipe cooler, the 212 is a 4 heat pipe cooler.  So its technically built better than the 212 all the way around.  And the chip I have this on is a 125w CPU space heater.

 

10/10 would buy this CPU cooler again @ 17 shipped.  Its been running that FX chip since this post 24/7 and temps are great!  Just note that its ram clearance for me and my mobo means I can only use a slim 12mm thick fan on the RAM side of the mobo if I wanted push/pull which I believe will drop temps by another 1 or 2 Celsius on that air cooler.  I have the fans just haven't had the time to affix them to it (Cooler) to test


Ryzen Rig 2: ASrock B450 Pro4 ATX, Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4.2ghz all core 1.4vCore, Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X Nitro 4gb HBM (+100mhz core clock), 16gb (2x8) 3600mhz V-Color Skywalker (or 4x8gb DDR4 2666mhz for large tasks), Corsair HX850 PSU, Custom Loop 2x240mm + 1x120mm radiator, 128gb Patriot Scorch NVMe Win 10 boot drive, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case.  DSI 90-Key Mechanical Keyboard w/ Cherry Red switches, Zalman ZM-GM1 mouse, Hannspree HF207 and Acer AL2016W monitors

https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/37004594?

Ryzen Rig 1: ASUS B350-PRIME ATX, Ryzen 7 1700, Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X Nitro 4gb HBM, 16gb (2x8) 3200mhz V-Color Skywalker, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 250gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, Cougar MX330-X Case.  Zalman K600S keyboard, Zalman ZM-GM1 mouse, Acer XF270HU 2560x1440 144hz IPS monitor

https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/37628874?

Dwight: The Mixed Metals Loop Media Center.  Ask me about it.  Currently decommissioned to move to an mATX setup on a new MOBO once I pick one out

Schrute: ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0, FX 8350, 2x Gigabyte HD 7850 2gb GPUs in crossfire, 16gb (4x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600mhz, Sparkle/FSP 650w PSU, PCCOOLING 160w TDP air cooler, 60gb Patriot SSD Win 10 boot drive, 1tb WDBlack HDD, Rosewill Nautilus 1.0 case.  Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Mouse, Roku 55" 4k TV

Micro Form Factor Dell OptiPlex 3040: Dell 0MGK50 A02, i3-6100T, 4gb DDR3 1600, Team Group 120gb SSD, Windows 10 Pro, Logitech K400+, M.2 Intel Wifi/Bluetooth

Linux Box: Toshiba Laptop, i7 620M, NVS graphics, 2gb ram tinker toy at the moment.  Running Manjaro at the moment

APU Laptop: I need to clean this things TIM up so it can boot into Windows 7 for more than 5 minute before overheating at idle, it has things, I just haven't been on it in 2 years or so

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