Best Liquid Coolers for Ryzen 2700x – In this guide I will go over some of the best CPU coolers for the Ryzen 7 2700X that I would recommend getting in 2018/19. It is worth to note that how well the stock Prism cooler already performs I wouldn’t recommend getting any of the cheaper options like the Gammaxx 400 or even the Cryorig H7 as they wouldn’t show much of an improvement.
We also have another guide where we cover the best motherboards for the Ryzen 2700X – which may be of interest to Ryzen 2700X builders out there.
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1.NZXT Kraken Z63
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 screeback to menu ↑
2.Cooler Master ML240L
Cooler Master’s MasterLiquid ML240L V2 RGB is an update to the existing 240 mm ML240L liquid CPU cooler that, along with its 120 mm counterpart the ML120L V2, offer design changes intended to increase performance and longevity.
In today’s review Kent explores this new cooler, struggles with an RGB aversion I just invented to add drama to the review, and takes us down the insidious path to liquid cooling. I for one am curious to see the changes Cooler Master has made with this, having reviewed a 240mm MasterLiquid model myself in the past.
Many of those hard-core liquid cooling enthusiasts turned up their noses at these simple solutions to liquid cooling. Personally, my first experience with liquid cooling was a 120mm AIO in an attempt to tame my AMD Phenom II 955 quad core. Air coolers were not yet as capable as the titanic Noctuas and Be Quiets that rule the world today, so that little 120mm AIO cooler did an admirable job.back to menu ↑
3.AMD LED RGB Cooler
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.back to menu ↑
4.Thermaltake UX100 5V
Thermaltake released their take on such an approach in the form of UX100 ARGB lighting CPU cooler. I am wondering if it is the same OEM with a rebrand or what as the UX100 resembles the JUNO PRO RBW. Anyhow, the Thermaltake UX100 has features black coated aluminum fins designed in a bunch style to form a base on which the fan is suspended.
Speaking of the fan this cooler features 9-blades with high airflow. This fan is using the hydraulic bearing. The most killer aspect – may be more than the performance – is the 16.8M ARGB lighting solution on this cooler. ARGB is at the forefront of this cooler with 15 ARGB LEDs mounted inside an 8mm thick diffuser on the inner side of the shroud. The blades have flame designed on them.back to menu ↑
5.Wraith Prism LED RGB
You could argue we were doing AMD a solid by testing their CPUs with the box cooler as this could swing things in their favor when it came to the value analysis. But this wasn’t the intention at all, rather we wanted to leverage what they had to offer (again, it’s included after all).
At the same time, we weren’t out to destroy Intel’s price-to-performance either, so we didn’t factor in the cost of a more sophisticated, -plus Corsair all-in-one liquid cooler. Rather we budgeted for a solid air-cooler that we would recommend to those looking for enthusiast-level hardware. We also knew that out of the box the Core i9-9900K would deliver the exact same performance using the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4.back to menu ↑
Best Liquid Coolers for Ryzen 2700x – Even though the stock cooler that comes with the Ryzen 7 2700X, the ‘Wraith Prism‘ cooler, is actually a decent stock cooler. In no way an inadequate or bad cooler, it actually is very decent so if you’re planning to run your CPU at stock speeds, it may actually not be necessary to upgrade your cooler because it is very capable to keep temperatures in check. Additionally, as they now even integrated RGB to make it look better, it seems like AMD wants you to consider keeping the stock cooler as an option.
Still, there are reasons to upgrade from the stock cooler. For example it won’t be able to keep the CPU at a comfortable temperature if you really want to push the overclock on the 2700X. And if you did overclock with the stock cooler, at that point it will get rather loud.