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The Best CPU Coolers For a Ryzen 5 5600x

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The Ryzen 5 5600x is an amazing new processor that’s built for high-end gaming. As with most high-end gaming processors, the Ryzan 5 5600x needs to come with a good cooling system for it to operate at its best potential. Without a good cooling system, it won’t take long before your Ryzen 5 5600x overheats and eventually, crashes your computer.

The good news is that there is a wide selection of amazing coolers out in the market currently. If you want to look for and buy the best coolers, then read further. There are budget and expensive options to choose from. We’ve scoured the internet to find the best coolers that work exceptionally well with the Ryzen 5 5600x.

01 Corsair H150i RGB Pro XT

Topping this list is Corsair H150i RGB Pro XT. Corsair has always been one of the go-to brands when it comes to computer parts – especially for cooling fas. The H150i RGB Pro XT is the perfect cooler for Ryzen 5 5600x CPUs for many reasons. Keep in mind that the H150i RGB Pro XT is an AIO or all-in-one cooler. It has superb RGB but most importantly, it offers amazing cooling performance which is a must for high performing Ryzen 5 5600x CPUs. It’s stylish and cooling efficient all-in-one. The 360 mm radiator is perfect for many PC builds in terms of style. You don’t have to worry about making your entire rig fit aesthetically fit when you’re using the H150i RGB Pro. There are a total of 16 addressable RGB LEDs that make the Corsair H150i give off cool and vibrant lighting, as well. The cooler comes equipped with 3 120mm Corsair ML series fans. Each of the fans features magnetic levitation tech which provides fans that flow at free-flowing speeds. Apart from that, the fans also offer a scope that lets your entire system go fully quiet when running. It’s the Zero-RPM mode that makes the Corsair H150i RGB pro capable of being super silent. The problem with most coolers for Ryzen CPUs is that they tend to be really loud. There are only a few that are exemption and that list includes this one. The fans are also equipped wth PWM headers that can be hooked up to the motherboard directly for easy installation. The cooling kit also comes with modular mounting brackets that makes it easier for anyone to mount and install the rig. It also has socket support, you don’t have to worry much as it’s compatible with most popular sockets. Another upside to this is that it’s compatible with the Corsair iCUE software. With this tool, you’ll be able to customize lighting, keep track of CPU temperature, adjust fan speeds – all in one interface. SPECS:

  • 360 mm radiator
  • 3 PWM Fans
  • Fan speed: 400-2400 RPM
PROS

  • Easy-to-install
  • Features and ZERO RPM mode
  • Excellent aesthetics
  • Corsair iCUE software support
CONS

  • Fans are non-RGB
  • Fans can be loud when under heavy performance

Specification

  • Price $129.99
  • Item Dimensions 15.63 x 4.72 x 1.06 inches
  • Noise Level 37 dB
Corsair H150i RGB Pro XT

02 Coolermaster ML240L V2

If budget is an issue when it comes to picking your cooler, you should then look towards the direction of the Coolermaster Masterliquid ML240L RGB V2. This cooler comes with various features that make it a must forRyzen 5600x Rigs. It’s another AIO cooler but this time, it has one of the best pump designs on the market. Coolermaster has made the entire rig taller than other variants but with it’s large frame comes high build-quality and a dual-chamber design that ups your system’s cooling capacity to new heights. Though it’s not as stylish as other options on this list, Coolermaster definitely makes up for it with performance especially considering it’s cheap price.

 
Let’s talk about cooling performance next. At full capacity, the ML240L has temperatures that are more than tolerable. When the load drops, you’ll also see the cooler adapt to it by quickly dropping its temperatures as well. The noise level of the fans is remarkably low but sadly, it isn’t completely silent. There won’t be enough noise to bother you though.
 
Another problem we have with this cooling system is that it has poor mounting capabilities especially when compared to others on this list. It’s not compatible with many sockets but it’s good with the most commonly used ones. The ML240L also comes with an unnecessary amount of cables which can make it problematic when it comes to installation.
 

SPECS:

  • 3rd Gen Dual-chamber pump
  • 2x Sickleflow fans
  • 240 mm radiator

PROS

  • Cheap high-performance cooler
  • Near silent operation
  • Efficient dual chamber design

CONS

  • Poor mounting capacity
  • Cable problems

Pros

Specification

  • Price $79.99
  • Item Dimensions 0 x 0 x 0 inches
  • Noise Level 15 dB
Coolermaster ML240L V2

03 NZXT Kraken Z63

If you’re buying a new cooling system and budget isn’t a problem, then the NZXT Kraken Z63 might be up your alley. It’s expensive for a reason and one of those reasons is that it’s one of the best cooling systems money can buy currently. Is its high price really that worth it? Kraken’s NZXT is a line of a amazing coolers to begin with. The Kraken Z63 is one such cooler that’s truly a game-changer in the market. For starters, it’s a high-end cooler that comes with a 280 mm aluminum-made radiator. It provides a lot of headroom for your entire rig. Perhaps the most appealing part of this cooler is the customizable LCD screen that makes it a standout among its competitors in the market. The LCD isn’t simply for design. It provides you a quick and stylish view of your system’s stats. Moreover, you can even add images or GIFs to the display. Its stylish capabilities make the Kraken Z63 a perfect choice for those that love putting more aesthetics into their PC rig. Can you think of other coolers on the market that offers such stylish options? There’s none – we can tell you that much. Looking towards performance, the Kraken Z63 works excellent because of its 2x Aer P Fans. The fans can run smoothly without creating too much noise. Sadly, the fans are non-RGB but the LCD should more than make up for the Kraken Z63’s lack of color and lighting presets In terms of performance and overall cooling function, there’s not much to worry about with the Kraken Z63. It’s performance more than makes up for its price. As for the installation, it may seem complex when looking at the LCD. However, the makers of the cooler have already considered and have included a rotatable top part which makes installation pretty easy and simple. SPECS:

  • 280 mm radiator
  • Customizable LCD
  • 2x Aer P fans

PROS

  • Customizable LCD offers a variety of styling options to choose from
  • Good performance and silent fans
  • Easy installation

Cons

  • Non-RGB
  • Very heavy price

Specification

  • Price $246.99
  • Item Dimensions 13.8 x 8.3 x 6.2 inches
  • Noise Level 21 DB
NZXT Kraken Z63

04 Noctua NH-D15 Black

At the middle price range of coolers is the Noctua NH-D15 Black. It’s one of the latest that Noctua has to offer and it’s by far the best one they have for a Ryzen 5 5600x CPU. The NH-D15 comes in two colors. However, if you want something more stylish or something that matches the sleek aesthetic of the Ryzen 5 5600x CPU, then you might want to go for the Black variant. It’s a purely black cooler that can easily match with most gaming rigs out there. Apart from it’s black aesthetic, the NH-D15 also lures you in with it’s mechanical dual-fan design that features two top-quality fans cooling your rig. One of the main concerns that most have with the black coating of this NH-D15 variant is that the heat transfer might be affected drastically. However, Noctua has already taken this into consideration. This means that the black coating does not affect heat transfer in any way. In fact, the NH-D15 is arguably one of the best cooling systems out there because of its superb quality fans. One thing worth noting is that if you are a fan of RGB LEDs, the NH-D15 might not be the rig for you. There are no RGB elements in the all-black thermal rig. On the bright side, the NH-D15 is one of the easiest to install solutions out there. In fact, you won’t have any trouble using this on your rig because of its compatibility with sockets and mounting. Another thing worth noting is that the NH-D15 is a bit of a bother when it comes to cable. You should have a spacious CPU box if you want this system to work properly because of the cables. Make sure that you have a good cable management system if you’re to pick this cooler over others. SPECS

  • Dual-tower design
  • 2x NF-A15 Fans
  • 300-1500 RPM fan speed

PROS

  • Mid-range pricing
  • Superb dual fan cooling system
  • Black aesthetic

CONS

  • No RGB settings
  • Cables can be messy

Specification

  • Price $109.95
  • Item Dimensions 6.33 x 5.9 x 6.49 inches
  • Noise Level 24.6 dB
Noctua NH-D15 Black

05 Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

If you’re easily bothered by loud coolers and fans, then the best option for you might be the Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4. We shouldn’t have to explain what this cooler is good at. The Be Quiet! brand is known for their superb fans that don’t make any sound. The Dark Rock Pro 4 is one of the flagship solutions of Be Quiet! It’s currently the top-tier offering they have that matches with the Ryzen 5 5600x CPU. It’s an air cooler that sports a dual-fan and a dual tower design. The biggest upside to this cooler is that they are super quiet even if you are running full loads of it. You’ll be able to get the most out of your Ryzen 5 5600x CPU with this without having to cause too much of a ruckus. The cooler features a funnel shape which lets the air inlet in your PC increase in air pressure. If you’re used to overclocking your PC, it shouldn’t be a problem at all. The 250w TDP is there to help your PC achieve its full potential at lower temperatures even what it’s at its peak. The Dark Rock Pro 4 specializes in performance more than anything and for its cheap price, it’s definitely worth every bang for your buck. One of the downsides of this cooler is that it’s large and bulky. That means you’ll need to have a large case if you want to make use of this build. It’s highly suggested that you check out the specs and the overall size of this cooler and then compare it to your current case before you make a purchase. For a device that performs as great, it shouldn’t be surprising that it comes in a very hefty packaging that can bother most PC owners. SPECS:

  • 2x silent PWM fans
  • Dual-tower design
  • Fan Speed: 1200-1500 RPM

PROS

  • Silent fans even at high performance
  • Very cheap compared to other coolers
  • Sleek and stylish

CONS

  • Very bulky
  • Picky when it comes to cases

Specification

  • Price $89.90
  • Item Dimensions 5.3 x 5.7 x 6.4 inches
  • Noise Level 24.3 dB
Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

06 Coolermaster Hyper 212 Back Edition

Coolermaster is one of the best brands for budget builds. When it comes to cheap coolers, the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition is one of the cheapest you can find on the market. Don’t let its cheap price fool you, this Coolermaster cooler does not lack in performance in any way. The Coolermaster Hyper 212 features an all-black scheme. This makes it perfect for most PC rigs that feature the Ryzen 5 5600x CPU. Of course, it’s not just the looks you should be after when it comes to coolers, it’s also a must that we check for performance as well. How does the cheapest cooler on this list stack up against other coolers? Despite its price, the Hyper 212 is a relatively perfect thermal solution. However, we do not suggest using it for full loads for extended periods. The fans can get very loud and it seems like overclocking might be an issue when using the Hyper 212. We highly suggest being mindful of how you use your PC if you’re using the Hyper 212 cooler. Still, don’t be paranoid about it too much. We’re sure it can handle most tasks out there. The Hyper 212 features a quad Heatpipe tower design. It comes with a heatsink base and heat-pipes that makes heat regulation very easy on your PC rig. If you’ve used previous Hyper models, then you should be well aware of how well the line regulates heats. It’s worth noting that the 212 is better than it’s predecessors in anyway so if you’re a fan of the line, then the most recent model might be a good pick for you. SPECS

  • Quad Heatpipe Tower Design
  • 600-2000RPM Fan Speed

PROS

  • Very cheap
  • Better than previous Hyper versions
  • Good design

CONS

  • Mid-ranged performance

 

Specification

  • Price $43.99
  • Item Dimensions 4.7 x 3.1 x 6.3 inches
  • Noise Level 26 dB
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Back Edition

Jonas

Jan 25, 2022

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