Best Cpu Coolers for Am3+ Socket

Best Cpu Coolers for Am3+ Socket – If you have an AM3+, you are in luck. In this article, we are going to pen down the best AM3+ CPU coolers in the market today. This highly researched list will help you buy the right one without investing more time researching online.

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1.Antec CPU Cooler

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Still, there are times when you want a compact AIO to take the edge off your processor, and this is where the Antec Kühler H2O K120 saunters in, with its blue-lit fan (it only lights up under load) and budget price tag.

Antec has shifted the water pump away from the top of the CPU block and instead installed it into the radiator, which means that the CPU block is thinner than what you may be used to (it’s well under two inches thick). This has the side effect that there are no unwanted vibrations on the CPU itself, which could, in theory, lead to the block working itself loose or, worse, damaging your CPU or motherboard (although we’ve never experienced this, or heard of anyone suffering from it).

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2.Noctua NF-A9x14 PWM

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All three fans feature the further optimised second generation SSO2 bearing as well as Noctua’s AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frames that feature integrated anti-vibration pads as well as Noctua’s proprietary Stepped Inlet Design and Inner Surface Microstructures, both of which further refine the fans’ performance/noise efficiency. Like all Noctua fans, the NF-A9x14, NF-A6x25 and NF-A4x10 have an MTBF rating of more than 150.000 hours and come with a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty.

NF-A4x10’s and  NF-A6x25’s motor hub is smaller than with conventional 40mm and 60mm fans. This allows for more blade surface area and thus contributes to their superior airflow and pressure performance. Also NF-A4x10 comes with Noctua’s OmniJoin Adaptor Set and you can plug the NF-A4x10 to proprietary fan headers. Before I continue with this review I want to share some pictures of NF-A4x10 and NF-A6x25 fans.

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3.be Quiet! BK008

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We test and review the be quiet! Pure Rock SLIM CPU Cooler. The cooler might not be the strongest performer on the block, but it is small, agile and intended for ‘smaller’ builds. Small or not, it is deadly silent but still packs enough punch to cool even a Core i7 4790K, albeit it’s not an easy job for this one.

You know, there really aren’t any bad performing coolers being produced anymore. For every segment and budget you can find something you need. The market stabilized and within the entire range and scope of heatpipe based coolers there’s a certain comfort zone with a corresponding product available. As a result, most of the coolers available on the market are all adequate at the very least.

There are always exceptions to this, there’s a handful of manufacturers out there that offer the really interesting stuff, the kit and gear that really stand out from the cooling crowd, the hardware you and me crave and need so badly… that is in the enthusiast domain of gaming hardware. And that’s where we need to make a stop at Be Quiet! as they tick boxes man!

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4.Thermaltake UX100 5V

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I have reviewed a couple of the Thermaltake AIO coolers in the past, and they have been superb, however, they also sit close to the top of the market for pricing.

Today I have the UX100 ARGB Lighting CPU Cooler which is completely the other end of the spectrum. Priced at just  this is one of the cheapest coolers on the market, while still offering motherboard controllable ARGB LEDs all in a low profile format.

This cooler sits at just 66mm high and is 122.3 mm in diameter, making it quite petite by today’s standards of coolers. Its small size does have an obvious consequence, its cooling capacity is lower than many high-end models, this is rated at just 65W meaning the highest spec CPU it will be able to handle is the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X.

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5.Scythe Fuma 2 CPU

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In today’s review, I look at Scythe’s Fuma 2. Going by the performance on offer from the original, I am excited to see the improvements Scythe has made, which include a revamped design, slim front fan, improved memory clearance, and dual-fan reverse airflow design.

With so many improvements on tap compared to the original release, you could say I have high expectations, but that would be an understatement. Considering the original Fuma managed to give the biggest heavyweight air coolers a run for their money it will be interesting to see how the Fuma 2 holds up against the likes of the NH-D15S, among others.

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WRAP UP

Best Cpu Coolers for Am3+ Socket – A CPU can only perform to the best of its ability if it is cool and composed, much like us! A heated CPU, on the other hand, doesn’t just perform badly. The heat has the potential to ruin the entire system altogether. Thankfully, it is quite easy to avoid this. Your job, while buying the best processor, is also to buy the best cooler.

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