Best products in the CPU coolers category

Here's a ranking of the best 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! 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)
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44.90was 49.20

be quiet! Pure Rock 2

155 mm


3. be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 2

be quiet. Pure Rock Slim 2 is particularly suitable for quiet and compact multimedia systems. Thanks to its compact dimensions, Pure Rock Slim 2 is the perfect choice for PC cases with limited space. The asymmetrical design allows the complete configuration of RAM memory banks. For this reason, the cooler is compatible with a wide range of components and allows many configuration options. The Pure Rock Slim 2 has three heat pipes with aluminium caps. These are the key to its high cooling performance, as they transport the heat optimally to the cooling fins. 

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 FX

6. 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. 

be quiet! Dark Rock 4 (159.40 mm)
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66.20was 70.90

be quiet! Dark Rock 4

159.40 mm


7. 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. 

8. Noctua NH-U12A

High-end CPU cooler in black, extremely powerful and quiet, with two high-performance PWM fans, compatible with common sockets from Intel and AMD.

Noctua NH-U12A (158 mm)
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Noctua NH-U12A

158 mm


9. be quiet! Dark Rock Slim

10. be quiet! Pure Rock LP

Be quiet! Pure Rock LP CPU coolerCompact and quiet cooling. The Pure Rock LP fits into even the tightest systems and is the ideal CPU cooler for ultra-compact Mini-ITX systems.