Air coolers

Coolers CPUs
Name TDP Sound*
  • R5 3600
  • R5 3600X
  • R7 3700X
be quiet! Pure Rock Slim Cooler 120W 25.4
Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 Direct 200W 21
  • i7 8700K (OC)
  • i5 9600K (OC)
  • i7 9700K (mild OC)
  • i9 9900K (stock)
  • R7 3800X
  • R9 3900X
FSP Windale 6 240W 32
Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B ? 24.9
Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 Power 360W 21
  • i7 9700K (OC)
  • i9 9900K (mild OC)
  • R9 3900X
be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 250W 24.3
Cryorig R1 Ultimate/Universal 250W/240W 23/24
Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT 300W 20
Noctua NH-D15 250W 19.2

Note: A higher TDP rating does not mean better performance for a specific CPU.

Liquid coolers (AIOs)

Coolers CPUs
Name Length Sound*
Corsair H115iV2 240mm 20.4
  • i7 9700K (OC)
  • i9 9900K (mild OC)
NZXT Kraken X62 280mm 38
EVGA CLC 280 280mm 39.5
  • i9 9900K (OC)
NZXT Kraken x72 360mm 36

* Sound level, measured in dB(A) at 100% fan RPM.
Note #1: Coolers within a row section are listed in order of typical price, not performance.
Note #2: A CPU not being listed does not always mean a cooler is not adequate for it, it may just mean it is overkill.
Note #3: As sound level is measured at 100% fan RPM, a lower number does not always mean better. If cooler A with a louder fan at 100% only has to work at 20% to achieve the same temperature as cooler B at 50%, cooler A may be quieter.
Note #4: OC = Overclock