A CPU can bottleneck pretty bad when they heat up, and the problem is most stock CPU coolers cannot decrease the temperature of your CPU as effectively as needed. Now bottlenecking is not the only problem you will face when your components heat up excessively. The lifetime of your components will also decrease, and your CPU might crash or even burn out if it stays at high temperatures for long periods. Most of us ignore a CPU cooler and use a stock one since an after-market cooler can come rather expensive.
The good thing is, not all good coolers break your bank as there are some good choices from the top brands under very reasonable prices. These CPU coolers will work a lot better than stock coolers and will not only keep the temperature down but will also work quieter compared to stock coolers.
The Thermaltake UX100 cooler will for sure attract some eyes to your setup, especially if you have a glass panel. It provides commendable performance and comes with complete RGB effects. One feature that makes the Thermaltake UX100 stand out from its competitors is that it offers full motherboard RGB sync capability, which is rare to find at this price level, making the Thermaltake UX100 a solid choice to buy.
The cooler supports up to 65w and RGB LED 5V sync (ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and ASROCK). The fan measures about 120mm and produces minimal noise. The Thermaltake UX100 ARGB is also universally compatible with Intel/AMD sockets.
The Cooler Master Hyper H410R is cost-efficient, delivers high performance and is also compact, fitting perfectly on small systems. Also, say goodbye to high temperatures since the H410 works well to keep your CPU cooled, thanks to its DC(Direct Contact) technology and four heat pipes. Talking in terms of heat dissipation, it performs way better than its predecessor, the Hyper 10.
The Cooler Master Hyper H410R has a fan design that keeps air flowing through your system. The fan you get with the Cooler Master Hyper H410R can also be tweaked according to your settings, so you get the best airflow. The noise of the Cooler Master Hyper H410R was barely noticeable compared to stock coolers, and the performance was praiseworthy.
There is also an RGB version of the same CPU cooler available here.
The Hyper TX3 EVO CPU cooler is made to deliver performance and work silently, all in one compact package. The TX3 uses the same heatsink design as the Hyper 212 EVO, which is one of the most successful products of Cooler Master. 6mm heat pipes are used to keep those temperatures down. It also features a quiet low RPM fan, but unlike the Hyper 212 EVO, the TX3 is missing the “Continuous Direct Contact Technology”. You also get the newly added support for LGA1366.
With the Cooler Master Hyper TX3, Cooler Master aims to target those people who are building on second hand yet powerful components and need an efficient cooler for their hungry i7 processors.
At first look, the Cooler Master Master Air G100M seems it came directly out of a sci-fi movie, resembling an alien UFO. Heat is conducted from the CPU through the solid copper base and taken to the array of fins you can see around the core. Then the 90mm fan removes the heat. RGB design seems to go pretty well with the flying saucer design, and the lighting can be controlled with either the included controller or through motherboard software. The G100M supports up to 130W and is coatable with most major CPU sockets, including:
- Intel 775, 115x, 1366, 2011x
- AMD FM1, FM2(+), AM2(+), AM3(+), AM4
Be aware that the G100M is a pretty big CPU cooler in terms of size, and in some cases depending on your motherboard, the cooler might block off access to some slots so be sure to check how much space it would take before ordering.
This one is simple; it’s an upgrade from your default stock CPU cooler at a low price. It won’t work wonders in terms of heat dissipation and performance, but it’s quieter than the stock cooler. The Gravity i2 features a compact size 92mm fan in 7-bladed design. It can dissipate heat up to 95W. If your processor is not that power-hungry, you can go for the gravity i2 for a very reasonable price. Gravity i2 supports Intel Socket LGA 1150/1155/1156.
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