The Best Coolers for Intel 13th Gen & AMD 7000 Series CPUs

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If you have read any of our reviews of the latest ranges, Intel 13th Gen and AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs run hot. They bring a lot to the table and further push what is possible on the desktop, making both productivity and gaming more capable than ever. It is hard to deny that they are a notable step up for anyone looking to upgrade, but those speeds inevitably more heat from the CPU, and let’s be honest, stock coolers just don’t get the job done anymore.

While the CPUs can withstand the temperatures and are made to run hotter than past CPUs, even when they are under load, it does not mean that heat will not take a toll on performance. The hotter these CPUs get, the more they will throttle, and you won’t get the top potential speeds they offer; don’t even get me started on overclocking and what that will do.

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So with the new needs of the latest Intel and AMD ranges, we broke down the best coolers you can buy to keep your new Intel 13th Gen and AMD Ryzen 7000 cool, even when pushed.

While we included air coolers on this list, for the top end of the 13th Gen range, like the i9-13900K or the Ryzen 9 7950X, we would suggest you use an AIO liquid cooling, as these chips get exceptionally hot.


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It is hard to have a list of coolers and not include the ASUS ROG RYUJIN II 360 CPU AIO liquid Cooler. This AIO cooler is one of the best-looking coolers out there, and a big part of that is thanks to its massive pump and the stunning LCD screen on the CPU block. You can get it in either 240 mm or 360 mm versions, so it’ll fit in just about any case, and the ability to keep even the most powerful processor cool makes it the perfect companion for your new Intel 13th Gen and AMD 7000 build.

The ASUS ROG RYUJIN II 360’s tubing is extra thick and durable, making it built to last. The LCD screen offers plenty of customization with any image or GIF you want, all the while keeping your CPU running at top performance is a welcome bonus. If that were not enough, the ROG RYUJIN II 360 can let you directly see system performance and CPU temperatures on the cooler thanks to the LCD screen, giving you a direct window into the internals you never knew you needed.

If you are looking to keep your new Intel 13th gen CPU or AMD ZEN 4 system cool, the ASUS ROG RYUJIN II 360 AIO liquid cooler is at the top of our list.

Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix Liquid CPU Cooler

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Corsair has built a name for itself when it comes to enthusiast PC components, so it is no wonder one of its coolers made a list. The Corsair H150i iCUE Elite Capellix is a stunning piece of hardware that is made to keep your new PC running cool and quiet. It is easy to see why the iCUE H150i Elite Capellix has been a hit among gamers, with its vibrant look and its ability to tame even the most power-hungry CPU.

The H150i can compete with the best in cooling, and other variants also cater to various case sizes. This 360 mm option is perfect to cool the new Intel Core i9-13900K, and the RGB lighting will make any system look like something truly special.

The Capellix is one of the best-looking coolers on the market. The pump and fans are sleek and stylish, and it can provide the level of cooling power that high-performance CPUs such as the top-end AMD Zen 4 or Intel 13th Gen need.

be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

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I am a personal fan of the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4, so I had to make sure I included it on this list. Thanks to its highly efficient thermal performance and near-silent operation, the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 is an amazing CPU air cooler solution that is built to take on high-performance CPUs like the Ryzen 7000 series or the Intel 13th Gen ranges. While every cooler on this list should be able to take on the challenge of keeping things frosty, few can do it and be so quiet while doing so.

Aesthetically, the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 gives you a beefy air cooler in an all-black look that is sure to look good with most gaming builds. The size is quite large thanks to the giant heatsinks and fans but the low noise of 24.3 dB maxed is marvellous. If you’re looking for an aesthetically pleasing option that will keep your system cool and quiet, the Dark Rock Pro 4 is a great choice.

If that were not enough, the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 is also relatively simple to install. The instructions make the process painless; you will just need to ensure you have the space to fit, and you should be ready for some gaming.

Noctua NH-D15

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The Noctua NH-D15 is a top contender and can hold its own against some of the AIO liquid coolers on this list. It is one of the best coolers you can buy, and the fact it can work without the need for a full radiator or water is a testament to the quality and build of the cooler.

The design of the Noctua NH-D15 may be a bit relatively subdued compared to the RGB CPU liquid coolers and LCD screens on this list, but that is deceptive on how well-built the Noctua NH-D15 truly is. The size can be quite daunting for many builders, with a bit of extra clearance needed for the two giant heatsinks, heat pipes and accompanying 140 mm fans. Noctua does offer an ‘S’ variant for those that want this model but lack the space and want a slightly more low-profile cooler option.

This is the product for you if you’re looking for a powerful cooling solution that won’t make too much noise. It’s got a max noise level of 24.6dB and a max RPM of 1500, so it can handle just about anything you throw at it. This is the cooler I gravitate toward if AIO liquid coolers just won’t fit. It looks great (to me, at least), works well, and is one of the best coolers on the market.


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I am a fan of Cooler Master’s MasterLiquid ML240P. With its good looks, smart RGB lighting, a copper cold plate, and a very quiet pump, it has all the ingredients for a great product. Using it in the office, the MasterLiquid ML240P managed to eliminate excess heat with our high TDP Intel and AMD chips cool, even under load. While running Cinebench, the MasterLiquid ML240P managed to keep the chips in around the same range as the ASUS, save for a degree or so difference, and we saw very little thermal throttling, making it great to keep your system running at peak performance.

With an easy installation, a great look and good performance, this is one to watch on your next build. While it does not have a cool LCD screen, it makes up for it in cooling and being able to keep up with the furnaces these CPUs can be at times.

NZXT Kraken Z63 RGB

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What matters is whether the Kraken Z63 RGB can deliver on its promise of great cooling performance. Our testing found that it outperformed many other AIO liquid coolers we considered for this list. With our tests, it was more than capable of taking on the AMD Ryzen 9 7950, AMD Ryzen 7 7700X along with the Intel Core i9-13900K, keeping them well under the top temperatures we saw in some of our testing, all while looking fantastic while it does so.

NZXT has taken the Kraken and made it even better with the new Kraken Z63 RGB 280 mm. The design and lighting changes make it easy to customize, and the overall performance is exactly what you would expect from NZXT. The LCD screen is a great addition, and with the NZXT CAM software, this can be adjusted to show anything from a GIF to details on your system.

If you’re looking for a cooling solution for your new build that will really stand out, definitely check out the NZXT Kraken Z63 RGB.

be quiet! Pure Loop 2 FX AIO Cooler

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Lovers of silent computers will be happy to hear the be quiet! Pure Loop 2 FX AIO Cooler is one of the quietest coolers on this list. We tested this on both our AMD Ryzen 9 7950X and Intel Core i9-13900K builds, and it performed with flying colours, pardon the pun.

Keeping both flagship CPUs cool is not easy, but the Pure Loop 2 FX AIO Cooler managed to keep it 15 percent cooler than offerings from Razer and Deep Cool. It kept our test bench builds cool, even under heavy workloads, and it did it all before we pushed the fans past 50 percent. The only gripe I had with the Pure Loop 2 FX AIO Cooler was the size. The 360 mm model we tested is not for people with small cases and can be tedious to get everything hooked up and in place, but once done, it runs incredibly well and to top things off, the RGB looks amazing when all setup and running.

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