Best Cpu Coolers for Ryzen 7 3700x

Best Cpu Coolers for Ryzen 7 3700x – The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X won’t throw out too much heat. The stock cooler included with the processor will easily keep it within the desired operating temperature ranges. But if you want something a little quieter, fancier-looking, or with more headroom for overclocking, you’ll need an aftermarket cooler.

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1.NZXT Kraken Z63 280mm

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However unlike other manufacturers who have opted to build large, diverse product lineups, NZXT never kept more than a handful of AIO coolers available in their product line-up. Instead, the company has focused on delivering a few quality and aesthetically-unique designs, rather than trying to take the competition down on raw performance alone.

Today we are taking a look at NZXT’s latest liquid coolers, the Kraken X-3 and Z-3 series. These are more of a refresh rather a total upgrade over last year’s X-2 series, but NZXT has made some notable tweaks. Between the two families there are five different coolers in three sizes, covering the usual 240/280/360mm configurations. Both the X and Z series utilize the same cooling hardware, but NZXT has positioned the Z series as a premium option with a novel aesthetic feature – while the X series has RGB lighting on top of the pump base, the Z series tops its base with a full-fledged (and full color) LCD screen.

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2.Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L

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Cooler Master has recently released two new all-in-one liquid cooling units: the Master Liquid ML120L and the ML240L. As you might guess, the ML120L is a 120mm radiator unit, and the ML240L happens to sport a 240mm (2x120mm) form liquid cooler. (Note: we have a review of the 120mm unit coming soon.)

PC gamers and system builders increasingly want to add the sleek, visual presence that only a liquid cooling unit provides, while ensuring a thermal design that can handle overclocking potential. Want custom color options? Cooler Master’s Master Liquid ML120L and ML240L both feature LED RGB 4-pin fans and pump display utilizing RBG integration with capable motherboards. Or you can control the color and display pattern manually via a “Molex” (4-pin ATA)-powered control module.

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3.AMD LED RGB Cooler Fan

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The new Wraith Coolers with the exception of the Wraith Stealth feature color-configurable LED illumination so you can tweak the LED of your cooler to match your overall build color scheme. Head over here if you want to download the RGB illumination control utility that’s powered by Cooler Master. AMD has stated that the new coolers utilize a new spring-screw clamping mechanism which is supposed to make the installation process much easier.

I have to give major respect to AMD for going the extra mile in shipping their Ryzen processors with high quality stock coolers that are built like third party coolers with a copper base and heatpipes. Intel has always bundled their processors with garbage coolers that most people simply throw away because they are extremely loud and do a terrible job of cooling.

Our original Wraith cooler review showed us how serious AMD is in bundling their processors with high quality stock coolers. For this review, AMD has sent us the Wraith Max RGB and Wraith Spire (No LED) which we will put the test to see the cooling and noise performance that they offer.

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4.Wraith Prism LED RGB

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With the release of the Ryzen processors, AMD has also released a new line of Wraith Coolers which feature incredibly 92mm quiet fans, customizable RGB lighting and improved cooling performance. First, we have the small Wraith Stealth (65W TDP) which is bundled with the Ryzen 5 1400 processor, then there’s the Wraith Spire (95W TDP) which comes with the Ryzen 5 1500X, 1600 and Ryzen 7 1700, and finally, we have the top-of-the-line Wraith Max (140W TDP) which is included with the Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X.

A combination of a marketing update (the introduction of a “Ryzen 9” tier) and engineering advancements means that the Ryzen 7 chips are no longer AMD’s mainstream flagships, as they were in the first and second generation of Ryzen chips. The new king of the moment is the Ryzen 9 3900X, two rungs above the Ryzen 7 3700X in terms of both raw processing power and price. (Expect a 16-core $749 Ryzen 9 3950X in September.)

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5.Noctua NH-D15

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Excellent performance, top-notch build quality, quiet operation and comprehensive bundles are hallmarks of the Noctua range, but there has historically been one recurring drawback; the coolers and fans only came in a brown-and-beige colour scheme that stood out like a sore thumb. We’ve lost count of how many times readers have asked “do they come in black?” so we’re pleased to finally say “yes, yes they do.”

The revamped variants, dubbed chromax.black, were introduced at the tail end of 2019 and promise the “same signature quiet cooling performance with a sleek stealth look.” Fans might view the alternate colour as blasphemy, but we disagree; the all-black model of the NH-D15 is beautifully made, and the time that Noctua has taken in introducing this model was evidently well spent.

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Best Cpu Coolers for Ryzen 7 3700x – The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is but a touch slower than the more capable 3800X sibling, but it still has eight cores and 16 threads. That’s plenty of performance at a reasonable price. But for you to enjoy such high clock speeds, you’ll want a decent cooler. AMD bundles a good stock cooler with this CPU, but if you want something a little better, check our selection.

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