Choosing a right CPU cooler is an important decision as it allows you to keep your PCs thermal under control and also prevent the CPU fans from kicking in making all the unnecessary noise in the world.
Whether you are building a new PC or looking to upgrade your current CPU cooler, knowing what to buy is essential. Unless you have an extremely powerful rig, most of the low-mid range CPU coolers will keep the system cool and prevent any CPU throttling.
If you are planning to buy a new CPU cooler in the next couple of days, don’t wait, because the Black Friday deals on CPU coolers have already begun. We have compiled the list of best CPU cooler Black Friday deals to save you money and keep your system cool as ice.
Note: Keep in mind that the price tag may vary as some of the discounts may no longer be available by the time you’ve made your purchasing decision. So, hurry up and hit the buy button.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is the most affordable CPU cooler one can buy today. The Hyper 212 Evo offers a balanced cooling and comes with Continues Direct Contact technology which made it possible to push the 4 heat pipes closer together resulting in better cooling performance.
The fans on the cooler operate at 600 – 2000 RPM and come with fan life expectancy of 4,000 hours.
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i v2
The Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 is one of the best liquid CPU cooler you can buy today. It comes with a large 240mm dual-fan radiator offering superior cooling complimented by the new SP120L PWM fan design.
You can further control the cooler using the Corsair Link software that lets you adjust fan speed, monitor CPU and coolant temperature and customize RGB lighting from the desktop.
CORSAIR HYDRO SERIES H55 AIO
The Corsair Hydro Series H55 is not the latest of the lot but offers optimal cooling performance at an affordable price tag and an ideal upgrade if you are running 5th or 6th Gen CPUs. It works on both Intel and AMD CPUs.
The cooler comes with a tool-free mounting bracket. The fan size is 120mm and can spin at 1700 RPM max. It also features a low-profile pump, a micro-fin copper cold plate for better thermal transfer and the low-speed fan means the noise won’t be a problem.
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EVGA CLC 240 Liquid/Water CPU Cooler
EVGA is popular for its premium PC hardware like GPU and Motherboard, but the company also offers one of the best CPU cooling solutions as well. The EVGA CLC 240 is a closed-loop CPU cooler that boasts 240mm dual-fan radiators spinning at 2400RPM max.
It comes with RGB lighting. The EVGA Flow Control software allows you to control both fan and pump curves depending on thermal performance. In addition, it comes with 5 years warranty for peace of mind.
NZXT RL-KRX62-02 Kraken X62
The NZXT Kraken X62 is one of its kind with unique aesthetics unlike any other CPU coolers in the segment. It offers best in class cooling performance thanks to its 280mm fan radiators that can handle even the most powerful consumer CPUs in the system.
It also comes with thermal paste pre-applied and 6 years of warranty on top. If you are into RGB lighting, the NZXT Kraken X62 has tons of RBG lighting modes to choose from.
Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU cooler
The Cooler Master V8 GTS is the most aggressive yet mean looking CPU cooler from the company. It is a high-performance cooler featuring triple-heatsink design along with 240mm dual-fan radiators for optimal cooling. The addition of LED lighting is a nice touch but could have been better with an on/off control.
The cooler also features 8 high-performance heat pipes to minimize CPU hotspots. The company has rated the fan life expectancy at 160,000 hours promising longevity.
Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240R
The Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240 is an excellent show of performance and lighting that is not only pleasing to the eyes but also lighter on your pocket. The ML240R is a promising cooler that outshines its competitors with its 240mm radiator low profile dual fans keeping your CPU cool even under stress test while spinning at 2000 RPM.
The RGB fans and the Pump colour can be controlled from the CM Plus software. The ML240R meets the performance and customizations demands of power users with its even sweeter price tag that makes you ask whether a 360mm cooler is warranted.
That’s about it! While making a purchases decision for CPU Coolers, look for AIO (All-in-One) coolers as they have better thermal management irrespective of the fan size. Do let us know your pick for the best CPU cooler in the comments below.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2018 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.