Our picks for the best coolers will have your processor running cool with air or liquid.
This large and in charge cooler features a beautiful CPU block design with a muted centrepiece logo, making for a spotless lighting setup. The ML360R cools well and runs quietly while providing sexy lighting for your rig.
Type: Liquid cooling | Fan speed: 650-2000 RPM | Noise volume: 6-30 dBA | Weight: 5.6 lbs
A budget-friendly cooler that features four direct contact heat pipes, an improved aluminum heatsink, and a 120mm high airflow fan. With such a low price point, this is a terrific cooling choice if you're strapped for cash.
Type: Fan and heatsink | Fan speed: 650-2000 RPM | Noise volume: 9-36 dBA | Weight: 1.3 lbs
Our top choice for liquid cooling on a budget. This updated cooler features a white LED illuminated pump head, 120mm radiator, and one of Corsair's latest 120mm PWM fans. Performance is stellar and near whisper-quiet.
Type: Liquid cooling | Fan speed: 600-1700 RPM | Noise volume: Up to 28.3 dBA | Weight: 1.32 lbs
If you don't care for all the bells and whistles of RBG-lit coolers, the CLC 240 offers exceptional performance with few compromises. Just bear in mind the included fans can get very loud at full speed.
Type: Liquid cooling | Fan speed: 500-2400 RPM | Noise volume: 16-40 dBA | Weight: 1.8 lbs
Our number one pick when it comes to high-end air coolers. Even working at 100 percent, it ran quieter than almost all of its competitors during our tests. With a dual tower heatsink, this is as good as air cooling gets.
Type: Fan and heatsink | Fan speed: 300-1500 RPM | Noise volume: Up to 24.6 dBA | Weight: 2.91 lbs
Our favorite CPU cooler in 2021. The H115i is available in black or a stunning white, with a set of addressable RGB LED fans. It's a real head-turner in any build, with excellent software and performance to back it up.
Type: Liquid cooling | Fan speed: 360-2200 RPM | Noise volume: 28-50 dBA | Weight: 1.8 lbs
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