CPU Air Cooler Mega Test
Published: 10th August 2016 | Source: Various | Price: do not click here |
The Noctua NH-D15 earns itself a Performance award for being the coolest cooler that ever cooled. It seems it's going to take something very special to knock it off the top spot.
Cryorig R1 Universal
Although it didn't beat the NH-D15 or the R1 Ultimate the Cryorig R1 Universal is well deserving of an OC3D Approved award. As we've already said, if you want high end, near top of the chart performance, fantastic build quality, zero RAM issues and looks to die for, then the R1 Universal is the cooler to go for. Out of the top four in the chart, this is the one we'd buy with our own money.
Arctic Cooling i32
This fantastic little cooler grabs itself a Value for Money award. Quite a giant killer and only £23.97
Granted it's not the best performing 120mm fan based cooler, and as a range of coolers the bequiets do look very sexy, that said, we couldn't help but drool a little when we cast our eyes on the Alpenfohn Matterhorn, and for that reason, it scoops an aesthetic award
We must have looked at 100s of coolers over the years, but never have we come across such a simple, quick and effective method for mounting fans to the fin stack. These simple rubber bungs are easy to fit, easy to remove, won't casue a short circuit if you drop one or it pings off and most of all helps keep vibration down. It might not be in the same league as the tuniq tower or the Asetek, but that doesn't mean it's any less of a worthy winner of the rarely awarded Innovation award.
If you want a top end overclock but need change from £17 then the plucky little 92mm fan based Cryorig M9 is the answer to your strangely specific set of needs, and as such earns the second Value for money award in this Mega Test.