Top-rated products in the CPU coolers category

Here's a ranking of the top rated products in this category. To give you a quick overview, we've also added some key information about the products.

1. be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

Uncompromisingly quiet cooling of superlatives for demanding, overclocked systems. The Dark Rock Pro 4 achieves massive performance of an impressive 250W TDP and ensures low system temperatures even when the CPU is running at full speed.

The Dark Rock Pro 4 features seven advanced 6mm high performance copper heatpipes for maximum thermal conductivity. Airflow-optimized, wave-shaped cooling fins with small points on the surface increase the air circulation. A special coating with ceramic particles ensures perfect heat transfer.

2. be quiet! Dark Rock 4

The Dark Rock 4 offers an extremely high cooling capacity of 200W TDP and is almost inaudibly quiet in operation. Perfect for demanding systems and overclocked CPUs. The Silent Wings 135mm PWM fan is equipped with nine airflow-optimised fan blades, a smooth-running 6-pole motor and a durable Fluid Dynamic bearing. Vibration-isolating elements attached to the heat sink enable decoupled fan mounting. Uncompromisingly quiet cooling of superlatives for demanding, overclocked systems. The Dark Rock 4 achieves a performance of an impressive 200W TDP and ensures low system temperatures even when the CPU is running at full speed. 

3. Noctua NH-D15

Noctua's flagship model NH-D15 is a dual-tower cooler of the elite class, based on the legendary NH-D14, which consistently pursues its quest for ultimate cooling performance with extremely quiet running. With its wider heatpipe layout and two NF-A15 140mm premium fans with PWM support for fully automatic speed control, the NH-D15 can further enhance the award-winning efficiency of the NH-D14. 

4. Noctua NH-D15 Chromax

The NH-D15 is an all-black version of Noctua's award-winning flagship NH-D15. The recipe for success of the premium cooler remains unchanged thanks to the same twin-tower design and the proven NF-A15 PWM fans: The CPU cooler offers excellent smoothness combined with a cooling performance that can compete with complete water cooling systems. The version with its black fans and its black coated heat sink combines these advantages with a chic StealthDesign. The all-round high-quality complete package is completed by the renowned multi-socket mounting system SecuFirm2 and Noctua's popular NT-H1 thermal compound. Whether for overclockers or silent enthusiasts: The NH-D15 is a real premium solution that looks as good as it cools. 

5. be quiet! Pure Rock 2

Four heatpipes with aluminium caps transport the heat efficiently to the cooling fins, while the noise-optimised fan with high-quality sleeve bearing ensures the optimum balance between necessary cooling and quiet running. Thanks to its compact design, the Pure Rock is compatible with all standard Intel and AMD sockets and can be integrated even where space is limited. 

be quiet! Pure Rock 2 (155 mm)
CPU coolers
44.60was 49.20

be quiet! Pure Rock 2

155 mm


6. Alpenföhn Ben Nevis

The Ben Nevis from the manufacturer Alpenföhn knows how to impress on the one hand with its fantastic price-performance ratio, but on the other hand also in terms of performance and volume. The three 6 mm thick copper heatpipes are pressed directly onto the CPU and thus absorb the heat directly from the processor and then pass it on to the countless aluminium fins without any detours. This process ensures very good cooling with conventional heat-conducting paste. The already installed 120 mm fan, which also supports PWM, provides a strong air flow of 95.14 m³/h through the fine aluminium fins for a fast and efficient dissipation of heat. Despite its very good cooling capacity of 140 Watts TDP, the fan is surprisingly quiet and operates at a maximum of 20.2 dB (A) when rotating at the highest speed of 1,600 rpm. 

7. Noctua NH-U9S

Its asymmetrical design with 5 heatpipes allows for a further increase in cooling performance and even better compatibility: thanks to a footprint of 95x95cm, the cooler hangs on all Intel and most AMD based motherboards (also µATX and ITX) neither over the memory banks nor over the PCIe slots. Combined with its compact 125mm height, this makes the NH-U9S a highly versatile solution with excellent package, RAM and PCIe compatibility. The included NF-A9 premium fan, whose speed can be regulated fully automatically via PWM, ensures excellent running smoothness. With a second, optionally available NF-A9 fan, the cooling capacity can be further improved in dual fan operation. 

8. be quiet! Dark Rock Slim

9. Xilence I250PWM

The I250 PWM from Xilence - known for quiet PC components - provides efficient cooling of powerful CPUs with its high air throughput. The red 92 mm fan is extremely quiet thanks to Hydro Bearing and PWM control. The cooler is suitable for Core i7/i5/i3 and Pentium G9650. In addition, it is characterized by a secure and stable fastening by means of a backplate. 

Xilence I250PWM (70 mm)
CPU coolers
Quantity discount
12.10per piece for 2 units

Xilence I250PWM

70 mm


10. Noctua NH-U12S

The NH-U12S is the latest 12cm single tower CPU cooler in Noctua's classic U-series, which has received more than 400 awards and recommendations from international trade publications. The 45mm slim design of the S version not only guarantees 100% compatibility with high RAM modules, but also enables a further improved silent cooling performance compared to the previous version due to a further optimised design in conjunction with the fully automatically PWM controllable NF-F12 FocusedFlow fan. The all-round high-quality complete package is completed by the proven SecuFirm2 mounting system, Noctua's renowned NT-H1 thermal compound and 6-year manufacturer's warranty. Its outstanding cooling performance, excellent smoothness and excellent compatibility make the NH-U12S a premium solution for the highest demands.