Featuring an alloy water block with a copper base and aluminum body, the Silverstone Tundra is significantly more durable than its plastic-based competitors, and provides powerful temperature control at a very affordable price.
- High-efficiency brazing fins
- Small form factor for compact builds
- Looks somewhat cheap
EVGA CLC 120
The EVGA CLC 120 boasts an elegantly-curved housing that minimizes noise, while its proprietary software gives you control over both its fan speed and color settings. Its insulated tubing prevents kinking and evaporation between the heat sink and radiator.
- Long-lasting teflon nano-bearings
- Settings can be saved to firmware
- Weaker airflow than many others
Arctic Liquid Freezer
The Arctic Liquid Freezer mitigates overheating dangers without intruding on your activities. That’s due to a sealed, fluid bearing that ensures a low-friction pump operation, making this one of the quietest options available.
- Maximum tdp rating of 300 watts
- Delivers sub-10-deg cpu temperatures
- A bit on the bulky side
The Thermaltake 3.0 is one of the most stylish options, with bold LED ring fans that cycle through 256 colors in 5 selectable display modes. Its low evaporation tube decreases coolant loss, effectively eliminating the need for refills.
- Ideal for overclocked k-series cpus
- High-conductivity copper base plate
- Can have software issues
The single-blower Corsair H60 is a highly affordable all-in-one option that costs as little as many air coolers, while at the same time, features like a thermally-optimized cold plate, and high-density aluminum radiator help it outperform similar-sized models.
- Fan speed can reach up to 1700 rpm
- Quiet operation
- Not as effective as larger systems
EVGA CLC 240
The EVGA CLC 240 can match the performance of some of the best models on the market at a lower price, and is a suitable for a range of AMD and Intel processors. The system can get a little noisy at full speed, but it usually works effectively enough below that level.
- Sophisticated flow-control software
- Good value for money
- A bit tricky to install
Cooler Master ML360R
If your processor tends to run hot with a single or dual-blower system, then a 3-fan model, like the Cooler Master ML360R , may just work. It boasts a large surface area to dissipate heat, and a two-chamber pump that isolates warm, outgoing coolant from the incoming stream.
- Great choice for full towers
- High-quality rgb leds
- Somewhat expensive
Corsair H115i Pro XT
The Corsair H115i Pro XT has two 140-millimeter fans and is one of the most popular offerings from an industry leader in PC power and cooling. It’s bundled with iCUE software that enables precise customization of individual blower speeds and the integrated RGB lighting.
- Optional zero-rpm silent mode
- Leak-resistant rubber tubing
- Excellent heat-removal capability
Corsair H115i Platinum
While operating near maximum fan speed during tests, the Corsair H115i Platinum aptly demonstrated its heat-removal capabilities, by managing to maintain an Intel i7 processor at lower core temperatures than the majority of its competitors could.
- Efficient cooling mechanism
- Stunning rgb lighting
- Designed for high-end systems
NZXT Kraken X63
Every aspect of the NZXT Kraken X63 is engineered for high performance, from its exceptional build quality, to the industry-leading CAM software suite that offers in-depth monitoring and control of your cooler’s thermal sensors.
- Is a sleek design
- Dynamic programmable lighting
- Fits a variety of sockets