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Best CPU Cooler under £50

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Darujhistan, 3 Nov 2020.

  1. Darujhistan

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  2. Shaolin Chicken

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    Seems a good choice, gets good reviews.
    I have the Freezer 33 eSports Duo, the model before the Freezer 34 esports duo and it performs very well. Very quiet too.
     
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  3. 4K8KW10

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  4. MegaPinches

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    Mugen 5 is posh
     
  5. Gray2233

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    For an extra £5-10 over the eSports DUO you can get a Mugen 5 or Shadow Rock 3.

    I'd lean towards the Mugen 5.

    Hold in mind with the eSports DUO you're essentially getting this:

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £20.99 (includes shipping: £0.00) ​
    [​IMG]

    Only you're spending an extra £15 on a paint job and an extra (arguably superior) fan.

    Do yourself a favour and get one of these instead:

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £93.98 (includes shipping: £0.00) ​
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Relentless81

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    Go with the arctic and save yourself the cash, the Mugen 5 performed performed poorly on my 3600, your 2600 might be ok but I believe this might be down to the baseplate of the Mugen being slightly convexed and better suited to intel IHS
     
  7. Gray2233

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    Literally never had a problem with the Mugen 5 with any Ryzen chip personally.

    If he does go for Arctic he'd be better off saving £15 and getting the vanilla Freezer 34 regardless.
     
  8. Relentless81

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    The cooler worked but didn't perform as well as a Wraith Prism or Noctua NH-U9S

    Both are much smaller coolers, it was quieter though
     
  9. Gray2233

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    If it wasn't performing on par with a Prism there's something horribly wrong going on.

    I've used them with a 1600AF, 3600, and 3700X and had fantastic results.
     
  10. Relentless81

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    Yeah maybe, no idea what that is though as the NH-U9S performs fine for a 92mm cooler and better than the Mugen did, the first Mugen arrived damaged and the second didn't perform as well as the stock cooler so it got sent back

    Wont be trying another
     
  11. Gray2233

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    Understandable given your experiences.

    Fortunately most people get on well with them.
     
  12. AtaRo

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    Corsair A500 is on sale right now here at only £34.99 regular price 89.99.
    It is within 3 deg difference with the Noctua NH-D15.
    GN gave the cooler a Bad review but at the current sale price this is a good deal.
     
  13. FrozenShivers

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    Another vote for the Arctic Freezer 34 esports (single or duo version), built my GF a rig recently and got her one of these, amazing value. Optimum Tech does a video where he compares it to higher end coolers and it performs very well for the price, acoustics are v solid too.
     
  14. nomadd

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    And another vote for Arctic.

    Although I'm using a stupidly expensive Noctua on my new gaming PC, my old gaming PC is still going strong after being hammered for 9 years. I think the Arctic Freezer cooler I bought back then cost me £19 at the time; I have never got over how quiet, reliable and performant it has been. A little money really well spent.
     
  15. koooowweeee

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    Not had a convexed CPU for 10+ years.even then, I've never had it that bad, it makes much odds. Did you just make that up :D
     
  16. Relentless81

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    Yeah I just make stuff about CPU coolers.
     
  17. koooowweeee

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    Convexed CPU? Which one was that?

    Edit: or rather concaved ?
     
  18. Relentless81

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    Have a look at threads in the overclocking and cooling section by me the info is there. Then go on Google and have a read.

    If I've mixed up concaved and convexed then my sincerest apologies I'm not going to pretend to understand it, all I know are the results I saw on my screen, what's in the thread I posted and what's available to read on Google etc
     
  19. koooowweeee

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    I've seen it many times before. But not for years (10+) maybe it was the cooler and it wouldn't make any odds if it was intel or AMD ?

    I'll have a read tomorrow tho. Almost bed time.

    Easy to mix them up but it's probably the cooler rather than the CPU I would of thought. I e had a shed load over the years and only ever seen it on core2quad and lower.
     
  20. Relentless81

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    Maybe but if was the cooler then it would have been some how faulty which is rare for an air cooler, the first arrived damaged with no damage to the box so a QC issue and the second didn't perform as well as a Wraith Prism so as you can probably imagine I don't find it an easy cooler to recommend

    My current cooler is an NH-U9S which also performs better than the Mugen did and I've even ordered a alpenfohn Brocken Eco Advance because it's meant to have flat base with direct touch heat pipes to see how that performs

    My case is limited to 153cm cooler height of you were wondering about the choice of coolers otherwise I would just have got another Dark Rock 4 or arctic eSports duo and called it a day