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Best cpu cooler under $50

MisterDanger31

12 days ago

Okay, I’m done comparing this and that. What is the best cooler for under $50 for an r5 1600?

Criteria: Aesthetics: Not a chrome heatsink. Preferably matte black, rgb if possible. Black fans. Size: under 165mm tall and with at least 40mm ram clearance. Thanks!

Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qdqyYT

Comments

  • 12 days ago
  • 3 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4TCrxr/thermalright-cpu-cooler-machorevb

Yes it is about 3mm too tall but you could swap the fan with a 120mm with 120mm mounting RGB fan (the stock one is 120mm with 140mm mouting) it could probably fit.

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

cryorig h7.. assuming its price is back to below $100 lol...

from my experience: quiet, even at full load... and my cpu never goes above 60C at full load..

i just played insurgency sandstorm for 2 hrs at high settings, and highest temp on one of my cpu cores is 52C.. this is for a ~3.5yr old pc..

and i almost forgot, ram clearance is good that i'm currently using all 4 ram slots... vertical gpu clearance on the other, depends on yourcase lol

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Well the Be Quiet Pure Rock Cooler is about the same performance of the Cryorig H7 and only costs ~$36USD. Though it does not fit OP's requirement of "no chrome heatsinks".

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 points

Here's two good Coolermaster CPU fans based off the Hyper 212 EVO

Black: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/HyTPxr/cooler-master-hyper-212-black-edition-420-cfm-cpu-cooler-rr-212s-20pk-r1

Black w/ RGB: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hHDJ7P/cooler-master-hyper-212-rgb-black-edition-573-cfm-cpu-cooler-rr-212s-20pc-r1

You can also spend $10 more and get an NZXT Kraken M22 Liquid Cooler

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 points

I have been eyeing the rgb black edition for some time.

Isn't the m22 the worst aio ever? Also, it's about $100 dollars which is a lot more that 30

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 points

I mean the 120 mm M22 and it's a good AIO for budget builds not for full on builds. And anyways you're build is with a 1600 so an AIO would be overkill but it just looks nicer than any Air Cooler.

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  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

too tall

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

How about an h5 ultimate?

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

That would be just as good, but have you considered this?

(I know it doesn’t fit all of your criteria, but it’s the best you’re going to get)

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8GBrxr/scythe-mugen-5-rev-b-512-cfm-cpu-cooler-scmg-5100

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Ehh....chrome...

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