Corsair's A500 dual-fan CPU cooler is a monster in terms of size, with an appealing design and features that set it apart. We found installation to be remarkably easy as well, but performance could be better. The review also goes into detail about why we had to file down the heat pipes on the A500.
Thermaltake goes all out with the Floe DX 360 TT Premium Edition. This 360 mm closed loop liquid cooler packs a hefty punch delivering performance you can count on. It even has everyone's favorite feature with the inclusion of software-controlled RGB lighting with 16.8 million colors. With so much to offer, what could go wrong!
Enermax looks to assert its dominance in the all-in-one liquid cooler market with its LIQMAX III ARGB 360 mm offering. It offers exceptional cooling performance, acceptable noise levels, and a plethora of lighting modes. As such, it manages to deliver in more ways than one.
Sharkhan looks to conquer the entry-level cooler market with its APEX4 offering. This new release packs ARGB lighting, achieves solid temperatures and good noise levels. Priced at $30, the Sharkhan APEX4 doesn't break the bank either.
Bursting onto the all-in-one liquid CPU cooler scene, Sharkhan seeks to impress with their ARGB-equipped APEX 240. With all the LED lighting you could ever need, the 250-watt TDP might just be enough to tame your processor as well.
In a market saturated with RGB products, Silverstone has actually done more than simply stick increasing amounts of LEDs on another generic liquid cooler. Instead, with their new Permafrost PF240-ARGB, they not only have pretty lights, but also deliver top-tier performance. How's that for a twist!
Enermax looks to assert dominance in the mid-range CPU air cooling market with the ETS-T50 AXE ARGB. Offering new features such as an "Air Guide" and rotatable grill, alongside its crisp looks and hefty five heat pipes, this single-tower design is not only easy on the eyes, but exceptionally well built too.
ID-Cooling's SE 224 RGB bares its fangs at the competition. This entry-level offering brings tasteful RGB lighting, reliable performance, and acceptable noise levels to the table, so it is not a paper tiger by any means.
The Scythe Fuma 2 is a compact dual-tower cooler that manages to deliver exceptional performance while also being nearly silent and fitting where other massive coolers cannot due to its 154.5 mm height. Truly like a ninja, the Fuma 2 is hiding in the shadows, poised to strike down its competition.
SilentiumPC's Navis EVO ARGB 280 mm all-in-one liquid CPU cooler is a value-oriented offering with muted looks which spring to life when illuminated. Add in solid performance and a fairly pleasant noise profile and you have a recipe for success.
Deepcool comes out swinging with the Gamer Storm Castle 360EX, which comes packing their new "Anti-leak" technology alongside solid performance and acceptable noise levels. It also comes with RGB lighting that is aesthetically pleasing and limited to the pump, keeping things a bit more subtle and far less flashy.
Cooler Master goes all-in when it comes to RGB lighting with the MasterLiquid ML240P Mirage. This latest all-in-one liquid cooler comes with an illuminated, transparent pump design alongside a healthy assortment of lighting modes to go with its low-noise operation and solid performance.
Scythe looks to corner the small form factor market with their latest down-draft, low-profile Big Shuriken 3 cooler. A great solution for systems where space is at a premium, it not only fits in small spaces, but also delivers solid performance with whisper-quiet noise levels.
Deepcool's Captain 240 PRO is a unique closed-loop cooler that delivers the performance you expect with all the RGB LEDs you can handle. While similar to the company's previous designs, it now features their patented anti-leak tech which regulates pressure inside the cooler and therefore delivers improved reliability.
be quiet! shakes up the mid-range air cooling market with their Dark Rock Slim. It not only offers solid performance and ultra-low noise levels, but also does so while looking sleek and professional due to the all-black design and lack of RGB LEDs, which will likely please many who are tired of gamer-centric offerings.
Noctua delivers top-tier air cooling performance in a compact design with the release of the NH-U12A. Sporting two of their latest NF-A12x25 PWM fans, what this cooler lacks in regards to RGB LEDs, it makes up for with brown and tan Noctua styling and a premium build quality that is second to none.
Alphacool has updated their all-in-one liquid cooler lineup with the brand new Eisbaer Extreme Black Edition. Offering solid performance while being nearly silent, it is sure to garner some attention. Built with enthusiast-grade components, this expandable offering is truly a beast in more ways than one.
ID-Cooling seeks to dominate the competition with their latest and greatest all-in-one liquid cooler, the Auraflow X 240. This RGB LED-equipped offering not only delivers solid performance, but also manages to deliver best in class value when looking at RGB-equipped liquid coolers.
SilentiumPC continues to push the boundary of what users can expect in regards to entry-level CPU coolers with the Spartan 3 Pro RGB. Equipped with a 100 mm Sigma Pro RGB fan, this compact tower cooler manages to stay relatively silent while still delivering adequate performance when it matters.
Swiftech brings an all-copper all-in-one liquid CPU cooler to the masses with the H240 X3. Out of the box, it offers solid performance and acceptable noise levels with the option of expandability. Not to be left behind in the RGB LED era, it packs those as well, along with Pastel white coolant and various dyes which give users the ability to indeed make it their own.
SilentiumPC offers incredible value with their entry-level Fera 3 RGB cooler. It embodies what a killer entry-level cooler should be. Combining performance, noise, and looks into an attractive package. You cannot ignore it as it delivers the best performance per dollar we have seen thus far.
Scythe has updated their long running Ninja series with the Ninja 5. It offers a solid upgrade over the previous iteration, featuring quality of life improvements like its increased memory compatibility and updated mounting hardware. Pair that with solid performance and a nearly silent operation and you have a winning combination.
Corsair once again looks to take the closed-loop cooler crown with the new Hydro Series H115i Platinum. Sporting RGB ML series fans, a larger 280 mm radiator, and an improved mounting system, it received a slew of updates which translate into a solid performer that not only gets the job done, but looks the part as well.
Swiftech's latest all-in-one liquid CPU cooler comes with all the bells and whistles you could imagine. They push RGB illumination to the extreme by pairing their IRIS ALED system with Mayhems Pastel Nanofluid Coolant, which comes with various dyes. Add in the all-copper design, as well as excellent performance, and you have a cooler that makes standard AIOs look silly.
ID-Cooling has set the Zoomflow 240 and its addressable RGB LEDs on stun. Featuring clean looks, decent performance, and all the illumination you can handle, it might be one of the better values for enthusiasts wanting to shed some light on their custom-built systems.