Best Water Coolers for Ryzen 1800x – You’ll want to check out PCWorld’s comprehensive Ryzen review for the full picture on this chip’s capabilities and caveats. This article’s much more straightforward: We’re building a rig with a Ryzen 7 1800X and Radeon Fury X to see how the liquid-cooled, fire-breathing pinnacle of AMD’s PC performance hangs in games. Buckle up.
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1.Enermax Liqmax III 240
Enermax are constantly refreshing their product lines, so it’s time now to present the third generation of LIQMAX CPU coolers. Today we will show you the ARGB version of a liquid cooler with a 240mm radiator. This is probably the most popular size because it fits every ATX case and smaller PC cases.
After many good reviews of previous Enermax coolers, we have high expectations of the new series. This time we will use Ryzen 9 5900X processor for our tests, but soon we will start tests on the upcoming Intel 11th generation of processors. For that, we will have to wait for a month while now, let’s focus on the LIQMAX III 240 ARGB cooler and our results on the AMD Ryzen platform.back to menu ↑
2.Cooler Master MasterLiquid
As Cooler Master entered the liquid cooling game, things started off for them with the Seidon series of coolers. A year or so after that, they dropped the Neptune series, and what differentiated them, outside of the size of the units we tested, is that the former used a round head unit, while the latter was square.
Another year or two passed, and Cooler Master dove into what they called the MASTERLIQUID coolers. In this series, we have seen them followed with things like Maker, and Pro, even ML, but this time around the moniker merely is MASTERLIQUID followed by the size of the radiator, but it is what comes at the end that makes all the difference.back to menu ↑
3.ID-COOLING AURAFLOW X 240
Given that the ID Cooling Auraflow X 240 supports nearly all Intel and AMD processors (including Threadripper) on the market today, the bundled mounting hardware is still relatively minimal. Including with the main components are standard 4-pin RGB lighting cables and splitter, a tube of thermal compound, multiple mounting rings and a universal backplate. ID Cooling also includes a handy stand-alone RGB controller for systems that do not have integrated RGB controls built into the motherboard.
The overall performance of the Auraflow X 240 also lags behind its 240mm AIO peers, making the lower unit price most attractive to those wanting to get into the liquid cooling lifestyle cheaply, where the best performance isn’t required.back to menu ↑
There’s merit to that line of thinking, as the Austrian firm’s cooling solutions have routinely set a high bar for others to match, and though you can expect to pay a premium, owners rarely begrudge spending extra on a product that oozes quality and is designed to stand the test of time.
The Noctua NH-D15 CPU Air Cooler which is based on the NH-D14 Cooler comes with 2 massive aluminum heatsink towers, 6 copper heatpipes per tower, smooth copper baseplate, 140mm fans & new design features. All of this equals outstanding performance.back to menu ↑
5.NZXT Kraken X53
These fans, along with the LED lights on the CPU block, are what drive the RGB effects of the AIO cooler. These can all be managed through NZXT’s CAM software, which is now worth installing. The new design of the X53 meant NZXT was able to make the surface area on the CPU block a little larger, resulting in a more prominent mirror lighting effect.
If you’ve seen an NZXT AIO before, you’ll be immediately familiar with the Kraken X563. NZXT nailed the design of its all-in-one CPU coolers and the X53 is no departure. For cables, NZXT includes all the necessary wiring for power, pump control for CAM, as well as to hook up the RGB fans.back to menu ↑
Best Water Coolers for Ryzen 1800x – AMD’s aging FX chips have long been a go-to for PC gamers on a budget, but Intel was the only real option for enthusiasts craving no-compromises performance. That changes today. The hotly anticipated Ryzen processors have finally arrived, and for the first time in a long time, you’re able to build a compelling high-end gaming PC using AMD hardware for both the CPU and the GPU.