Best Cpu Coolers Under 50

Best Cpu Coolers Under 50 – An Aftermarket CPU Cooler provides way better cooling performance compared to stock coolers that come bundled with the processor. Aftermarket CPU coolers can be very expensive depending on their performance especially liquid CPU coolers or CPU water coolers. But there are some budget CPU coolers that provide very good cooling performance and are also easy on your pocket. So here in this post, I am going to provide to list of the best budget Aftermarket CPU Coolers under 50 dollars for both Intel and AMD Sockets (including Socket AM4). But if you are buying an AMD Threadripper or Intel Core-X processors then you have to look for these LGA 2066 & TR4 Socket CPU Coolers. For small form factor mini-ITX PCs, you can have a look at these low profile CPU coolers.

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1.Noctua NH-L9a-AM4

Pros & Cons

AMD’s Ryzen architecture has delivered some much-needed competition to the market and unlike their previous architecture, we are seeing viable ITX platforms for the AM4 chipset. Small form factor motherboards often need low-profile coolers and the Noctua L9a-AM4 is as low profile as you can get.

I reviewed the older Noctua L9i Intel 115x socket cooler in 2013 and was surprised by the performance and low noise profile given the diminutive size of it. We currently use two NH-L9i coolers in our more portable ITX Fractal Design Node 202 systems and have never had an issue with keeping our Intel CPUs cool. The new Noctua L9a-AM4 is the Ryzen variant and based on its lineage we had high expectations.


Pros & Cons

In today’s review, I look at ID-Cooling’s SE 234 ARGB, which is a single-tower, single-fan cooler with four heat pipes and a TDP rating of 200 watts. The base design is familiar to many as it’s the most common heatsink design on the market. However, according to ID-Cooling, its performance should be more than we originally bargained for. That being said, it’s time to see if that claim holds any truth, so let’s take a closer look at the SE 234 ARGB.

ID-Cooling has done well to establish itself in the DIY PC-cooling space, which is cut-throat at the best of times and shows they have no problems adapting to market needs with regular product releases every year since 2013. Offering a plethora of liquid and air coolers along with fans, thermal paste, and more, they have secured a solid foothold from which they can go toe to toe with the bigger names in the industry

. With a drive to succeed and a portfolio of solid products, ID-Cooling continues to show a great deal of tenacity in a highly competitive market.


Pros & Cons

ID-Cooling continues to push out new designs in a bid to dominate the PC-cooling space. Formed in 2013, the company has come a long way with a constant drive to improve both their liquid and air coolers.

In today’s review, I look at ID-Cooling’s SE 914 XT Basic and SE 914 XT ARGB. Both coolers use the same 92 mm single-tower, single-fan design with four heatpipes. As the DIY PC market further separates into two distinct segments, either ARGB or no ARGB, it is nice to see ID-Cooling recognize that fact and cater to those markets.

The Basic version offers a clean-looking heatsink with solid specifications for those with limited space and no desire for ARGB lighting. Meanwhile, the ARGB version swaps in an ARGB fan and top plate, and black coating for those who focus on a specific theme, or just like ARGB illuminated parts.

4.Thermaltake UX100 5V

Pros & Cons

Thermaltake Technology Inc. was founded in 1999 with the vision of building Thermaltake Technology into “a cultural brand for the enjoyment of entertainment, e-Sports, technology, and lifestyle”. Thermaltake Technology is focused on delivering the perfect user experience.

Their products range from Power Supply Units, PC Chassis, Complete Custom Loop solutions, CPU Coolers, Fans to the range of the peripherals like keyboards, mouse, mouse mat, headphones, and even gaming chairs. The very essence of the Thermaltake DNA is based on Courage, Passion, and Perseverance. They are diversified in brands like TteSPORTS, Luxa to bring consumer-focused products from respective domains.

I remember the time when I took a spin on the Cooler Master G100M. That Mr. UFO gave us a chill for sure coming out purely from the design and RGB lighting were doing the magic for sure.

5.Antec CPU Cooler

Pros & Cons

Over the last few years we have seen a number of challenges to the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO’s status as ‘budget cooling king’ and currently we recommend the Cryorig H7 if you want an air cooler under . Antec will be hoping that its A40 Pro and C400 coolers can do enough to win that title outright – so let’s dive in to the review and see how things go.

The C400 is designed for high-performance cooling, even on high-end desktop CPUs. It uses a 120mm LED fan and four 8mm head pipes, so we’re expecting good results from this one. Then we have the A40 Pro which is much smaller, with a 92mm LED fan, and also features a four heat pipe design.

It is smaller, so we would expect less cooling performance, but some builds need a smaller cooler, and it’ll be interesting to see how the two compare.


Best Cpu Coolers Under 50 – An Aftermarket CPU cooler is one of the most essential components of a gaming PC. A stock cooler is only good for basic needs but if you want to overclock your processor for extra performance then you do need a good aftermarket cooler for your budget gaming CPU. Also during gaming, the processor can become very hot due to continuous use, and to keep their temperature down to safer levels you have to use a good aftermarket CPU cooler. Also, some of the unlocked processors come without a heatsink, and for them, you have to buy an aftermarket CPU cooler of decent quality. It is also a good practice to install a good aftermarket CPU cooler for your mid-range to high-end processor even if it comes with a stock cooler. It will certainly increase the life and performance of your processor.