G.SKILL enters the all-in-one liquid cooler market with the ENKI 360. The defining feature is its increased radiator piping for improved surface area and more efficient heat dissipation. Add a solid warranty along with an aesthetically pleasing design and you have an offering that manages to go toe to toe with the competition.
With new hardware comes the need for test system updates, and we have instituted a massive overhaul of the testing process for CPU coolers. The biggest change is the addition of an AMD test bench alongside Intel so we can provide you with a better look at the performance offered. Not to mention we added noise normalized results, too!
EK goes all in with the AIO Elite 360 D-RGB. For this release, the company took their 360 D-RGB unit, added more RGB Vardar fans, and upped the performance of the pump. Add in some minor cosmetic changes and you have a top-tier, high-end all-in-one liquid cooler that delivers serious performance.
Deepcool delivers a solid air cooler with the AS500. This single-tower design includes a tasteful ARGB lighting implementation and offers 100% memory clearance. More importantly, it delivers solid performance and acceptable noise levels, making it an attractive mid-range option if your case can handle its height.
ID-Cooling seeks to expand its presence in the SFF PC cooling market with the IS-60 EVO ARGB. Equipped with six heatpipes and soldered fins, it is a rather potent top-flow design that should fit into even the smallest cases, all while illuminating your system with its ARGB fan.
ID-Cooling continues its push to offer exceptional entry-level coolers with the release of the SE 914 XT ARGB and SE 914 XT Basic. These compact 92 mm tower coolers deliver performance that belies their small size while allowing them to fit where larger air coolers simply cannot.
The be quiet! Pure Loop 280 may be a value-focused offering, but it still delivers respectable performance. The unit is also visually appealing and doesn't break the bank, which makes it a lean and ruthless competitor that easily beats the overpriced alternatives in the crowded AIO market.
The cost of entry might be steep, but Corsair's H150i Elite Capellix manages to impress. In fact, it breaks the mold when it comes to the raw performance you can expect from an ARGB-equipped closed-loop liquid cooler. With a simple, clean design and good looks, it deserves a closer look if you're in the market for an AIO.
ZADAK looks to break into the crowded CPU cooling market with its SPARK 240 mm all-in-one liquid cooler. Donning the ARGB mantle, it comes with both an illuminated pump and fans, and according to the company has been optimized to operate quietly.
Lian Li brazenly enters the all-in-one liquid cooler market with their Galahad 240. Featuring a brushed aluminium radiator shroud along with a white and silver design, it certainly stands out visually. It's not only pretty looks, performance is quite compelling as well.
Deepcool is expanding its all-in-one liquid cooler portfolio with the Gamer Storm Castle 280EX. It bridges the gap between their 240 mm and 360 mm options while featuring Deepcool's Anti-leak technology, tasteful ARGB lighting, and even a replaceable or rotatable center logo.
SilentiumPC has updated their heavyweight cooler lineup with the Grandis 3 and Grandis 3 EVO ARGB. These hefty dual-tower coolers feature a value-focused design, but considering we have seen high-end coolers humbled by cost-effective competitors in the past, anything can happen.
The Zalman CNPS17X is an eye-catching single-tower CPU cooler that follows in the footsteps of the CNPS20X, its larger sibling. It makes use of the same 4D stereoscopic corrugated fins and is equipped with a dual-blade spider ARGB fan, both of which contribute to its unique look. However, considering its price tag of $69, it faces some seriously stiff competition.
be quiet! has updated their Pure Rock line of CPU coolers with the Pure Rock 2. Coming in two distinct versions, one silver and the other black, this single-tower design is whisper quiet without sacrificing overall performance, which makes it ideal for the silence-focused crowd.
EK looks to continue the onslaught against their competitors with the EK-AIO 240 D-RGB. Offering performance similar to its larger 360 mm sibling, it proves to be a better value for mainstream systems without sacrificing performance or looks.
EK looks to pummel their competition in the liquid cooler market with the EK-AIO 360 D-RGB. It features a pump based on their SPC series, which means it isn't just another Asetek design, but genuinely new from the ground up. However, does new in this case truly mean better?
Zalman looks to KO the juggernauts of the air-cooling world with their CNPS 20X. Using a fancy 4D stereoscopic corrugated fin design along with their unique dual-blade spider ARGB fans, they are not only looking to deliver on performance but visual style as well.
XPG looks to break into the all-in-one liquid cooler market with the Levante 240. Sporting ARGB lighting, good performance, and a solid 5-year warranty, it might just be enough to establish XPG in this crowded field.
ID-Cooling continues its entry-level air cooler dominance with the SE 234 ARGB. This single-tower design is offset for maximum memory compatibility and delivers remarkably good performance along with an attractive design.
Fractal Design has revamped its venerable line of Celsius liquid coolers with the all-new Celsius+ S28 Prisma. This latest release delivers the topnotch performance you would expect along with ARGB lighting and a solid warranty, which gives it a leg up in the crowded liquid cooler market.
Scythe looks to up their game in the low-profile CPU cooler market with the Shuriken 2. Like its larger siblings, this ultra-compact cooler delivers exceptional performance for its size with no excess noise because of a well-designed slim 92 mm fan.
be quiet! looks to one-up their competition with the Shadow Rock 3 by delivering a high-quality, asymmetrical heatsink that not only provides reliable performance and low noise levels, but also keeps memory and graphics card clearance in mind. This makes the Shadow Rock 3 a robust offering that will make the no-RGB crowd quite happy.
Alphacool goes all in on RGB lighting with their all-copper Eisbaer Aurora 360. Not only does this all-in-one liquid cooler deliver reliable performance, but it also allows for optional expansion via quick release fittings and support for the company's Eiswolf product line.
Deepcool has delivered a monster with the Gamer Storm Assassin III. This latest air cooler is comprised of two 140 mm fans and a massive dual-stack heatsink, leaving the ARGB lighting craze behind. Instead, Deepcool has focused on offering users maximum performance, which the cooler handily delivers.
ID-Cooling looks to dominate the entry level cooler market by giving users a traditional tower cooler with an emphasis on solid performance in the SE 224 XT Basic. Taking things a step further, they add LED lighting with the appropriately dubbed SE 224 XT ARGB. Both versions certainly gave the competition a pummeling.