CPU cooler

While stock coolers are adequate for handling the basic thermal load of a CPU, they often fall short in noise efficiency and cooling performance. For this reason, advanced users and system builders typically bypass stock coolers in favor of aftermarket solutions that better align with their specific requirements. The high-end segment of this market is exceptionally competitive, as manufacturers strive to offer the most effective cooling solutions. Be Quiet!, established over two decades ago, has a reputation for quiet computing solutions. Initially making gradual progress, the company took significant strides after 2010, positioning itself as a leading manufacturer of advanced PC components and peripherals. Today, Be Quiet! boasts an extensive range of PC power and cooling products, with its particularly noteworthy air coolers. In this review...

The Be Quiet! Silent Loop 2 AIO Cooler Review: Quiet and Unassuming

A familiar presence here at AnandTech, Be Quiet! has settled in to distinct niche for itself in the PC peripherals market over the years by simply living up to...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/7/2023

The Be Quiet! Pure Rock 2 FX CPU Cooler Review: For Quiet Contemplation

Today we are taking a look at the Pure Rock 2 FX CPU cooler from the aptly-named and acoustics-focused Be Quiet! One of the company's latest CPU air coolers...

32 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/8/2023

The AlphaCool Core Storm XT45 & Core Hurrican XT45 Liquid Cooling Kits Review

As summer kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere, today we're bringing the water to our PC cooling testbed with a look at a pair of kits from AlphaCool’s range...

10 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/9/2023

Cooler Master Introduces MasterAir MA824 Stealth 250W Dual-Tower CPU Cooler

Cooler Master has strengthened the brand's already prolific CPU air cooler portfolio with the latest addition in the form of the MasterAir MA824 Stealth. There's also a 30th-anniversary edition...

2 by Zhiye Liu on 6/8/2023

The Iceberg Thermal IceSLEET G6 Stealth Review: Top-Tier Colossal Tower Cooler

In today's review, we are taking a look at the flagship product of Iceberg Thermal, a relatively new US-based company. The IceSLEET G6 Stealth cooler that we are putting...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/13/2022

The AlphaCool Eisbaer Aurora 360 AIO Cooler Review: Improving on Expandable CPU Cooling

Today, we are taking a look at the updated version of the Alphacool Eisbaer AIO CPU cooler, the Eisbaer Aurora. For its second-generation product, Alphacool has gone through the...

23 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/11/2022

The SilentiumPC Fera 5 CPU Cooler Review: Quiet Cooling on a Budget

In today’s review, we are taking a look at the Fera 5 tower CPU cooler from SilentiumPC. SilentiumPC's main focus is to design and produce products with a very good...

20 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/17/2022

The ADATA XPG Levante 360 AIO Cooler Review: Stuck in the Middle

A few weeks ago we had a look at ADATA's first attempt into the PC Power Supply market with the Cybercore PSU. In today's review we are checking out...

24 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/4/2022

Bitspower Quietly Launches its First Ever Air CPU Cooler, The Phantom

More known for its custom water cooling components, Bitspower has released its first-ever air-based CPU cooler, the Phantom. Designed for the entry-level market, the Phantom includes a single 120...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/28/2022

The Noctua NH-P1 Passive CPU Cooler Review: Silent Giant

In today's review, we are having a look at a truly innovative cooler by Noctua, the NH-P1. The NH-P1 is a CPU cooler of colossal proportions, designed from the...

67 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/7/2022

Noctua NH-P1 Passive CPU Heatsink Spotted at Newegg for $100

Back at Computex 2019, when we visited Noctua at its booth, we saw a concept CPU heatsink, a monolith, with a passive design. In many circles including fans of...

17 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/7/2021

Noctua Announces First Cooler in Redux Series, NH-U12S Redux

One of the most popular air cooling brands, Noctua, has announced the first CPU cooler in its highly anticipated Redux series, the NH-U12S Redux. The Redux series is designed...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/17/2021

CES 2021: ADATA Announces New XPG Levante Pro 360mm AIO CPU Cooler

The XPG 'The Future Of Gaming' event at the all-digital CES 2021 trade show has given us an insight into what to expect from ADATA's gaming division. One of...

4 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/11/2021

CES 2021: Thermaltake Launches TOUGHAIR Series Air Coolers

This year at CES, Thermaltake is unveiling three new air coolers, the Toughair 110, 310, and 510. Each model is aimed at a different CPU segment and looks to...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/8/2021

Corsair Announces iCUE Elite Capellix Series: 240, 280, and 360 mm AIOs with Capellix LEDs

Back in January at CES 2020, we got a glimpse of Corsair's Capellix LED technology and it certainly piqued our interest. At the time Corsair couldn't give us details...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/15/2020

Keeping it Pure, be quiet! Pure Loop Series, Up to 360 mm AIOs

be quiet! is one of the most widely known hardware manufacturers in Germany and across Europe, with ranges including CPU cooling, chassis, and case fans. Adding to its range...

31 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/3/2020

be quiet! Reveals Shadow Rock 3 White, Same Performance, But White

Back in March, be quiet! released its successor to its mid-range Shadow Rock 2 air tower cooler, the Shadow Rock 3. Only available in black at the time, be...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/3/2020

The NZXT Kraken Z63 & X73 AIO Cooler Review: Shiny On Top, Solid Underneath

Today we are taking a look at NZXT’s latest liquid coolers, the Kraken X-3 and Z-3 series. These are more of a refresh rather a total upgrade over last...

62 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/19/2020

Lian Li Unveils Its First AIO Coolers, The Galahad 360 and 240 with ARGB

Lian Li is highly regarded for its elegant and premium aluminium chassis, most recently its entry-level O11 Dynamic XL E-ATX case, which has become one of its most popular...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/3/2020

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