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.
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.