Top 10 Best Fanless CPU Coolers
for May 2022

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Noctua NH-U12A, Premium CPU Cooler with High-Performance Quiet NF-A12x25 PWM Fans (120mm, Brown)

Noctua NH-U12A

Premium CPU Cooler with High-Performance Quiet NF-A12x25 PWM Fans (120mm, Brown)

by NOCTUA
What We like

Includes high-end NT-H1 thermal paste and SecuFirm2 mounting system for easy installation on Intel LGA1700, LGA1200, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA2066 and AMD AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM2(+)

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Product Features

  • 140mm class performance in 120mm size: 7 heatpipes, more surface area and a dual fan configuration with state-of-the-art NF-A12x25 fans allow the NH-U12A to rival many 140mm size coolers!
  • Excellent case, RAM and PCIe compatibility: Fits most tower cases (158mm height), doesnt overhang the RAM slots on LGA17xx, LGA1200 and AM4, doesnt block the PCIe on most ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards.
  • Quiet, state-of-the-art NF-A12x25 120mm fans with Low-Noise Adaptors and PWM for automatic speed control: Full cooling performance under load, virtually silent at idle!

Excellent case, ram and pcie compatibility: fits most tower cases (158mm height), doesnt overhang the ram slots on lga17xx, lga1200 and am4, doesnt block the pcie on most atx and micro-atx motherboards. Quiet, state-of-the-art nf-a12x25 120mm fans with low-noise adaptors and pwm for automatic speed control: full cooling performance under load, virtually silent at idle! 140mm class performance in 120mm size: 7 heatpipes, more surface area and a dual fan configuration with state-of-the-art nf-a12x25 fans allow the nh-u12a to rival many 140mm size coolers!

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Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240 Mirror ARGB Close-Loop AIO CPU Liquid Cooler, Mirror ARGB Pump, 240 Radiator, Dual SickleFlow 120mm, 3rd Gen Dual Chamber Pump for AMD Ryzen/Intel 1200, 1151

Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240 Mirror ARGB Close-Loop AIO CPU Liquid Cooler

Mirror ARGB Pump, 240 Radiator, Dual SickleFlow 120mm, 3rd Gen Dual Chamber Pump for AMD Ryzen/Intel 1200, 1151

by Coolermaster
What We like

ARGB Lighting Solution: Signature cooling performance with a Vibrant Infinite Mirror ARGB pump design for all of the users wanting a fully customizable lighting effects.

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Product Features

  • 3rd Generation Dual Chamber Pump: New dual chamber pump for optimized to improved overall cooling efficiency and performance.
  • Larger Surface Area: Increased the surface area of the fins on the radiator for better heat dissipation
  • New SickleFlow 120 Non-LED Fan: Dual SickleFlow 120 All-Black fans with a refreshed exterior design with 2-tier anti-dust prevention, quietness and airflow performance.
  • Industrial Grade Seal: High Industrial Grade EPDM material to strengthen the seal for improved longevity and Anti-Leaking
  • CPU Socket Support: AM4, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2, FM2+, FM2, FM1, LGA1200, LGA1151, LGA1150, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA2066, LGA2011-v3, LGA2011,

Cpu socket support: am4, am3+, am3, am2+, am2, fm2+, fm2, fm1, lga1200, lga1151, lga1150, lga1156, lga1155, lga2066, lga2011-v3, lga2011, 3rd generation dual chamber pump: new dual chamber pump for optimized to improved overall cooling efficiency and performance. New sickleflow 120 non-led fan: dual sickleflow 120 all-black fans with a refreshed exterior design with 2-tier anti-dust prevention, quietness and airflow performance. Industrial grade seal: high industrial grade epdm material to strengthen the seal for improved longevity and anti-leaking Larger surface area: increased the surface area of the fins on the radiator for better heat dissipation

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Noctua NH-U12S, Premium CPU Cooler with NF-F12 120mm Fan (Brown)

Noctua NH-U12S

Premium CPU Cooler with NF-F12 120mm Fan (Brown)

by Noctua
What We like

Includes high-end NT-H1 thermal paste and SecuFirm2 mounting system for easy installation on Intel LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1200, LGA2011, LGA2066 and AMD AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM2(+)

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Product Features

  • Classic 120mm slim-tower design combines outstanding cooling performance with excellent case-, RAM- and PCIe-compatibility
  • Optional NM-i17xx-MP78 mounting upgrade-kit for Intels new, LGA1700 based Alder Lake-S CPUs (12900K, 12700K, 12600K, KF and non-K, etc., Z690 chipset) available separately
  • Highly optimised NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow fan with PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptor for automatic speed control and ultra-quiet operation

Classic 120mm slim-tower design combines outstanding cooling performance with excellent case-, ram- and pcie-compatibility Optional nm-i17xx-mp78 mounting upgrade-kit for intels new, lga1700 based alder lake-s cpus (12900k, 12700k, 12600k, kf and non-k, etc., z690 chipset) available separately Highly optimised nf-f12 120mm focused flow fan with pwm support and low-noise adaptor for automatic speed control and ultra-quiet operation

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Noctua NH-U12S chromax.Black, 120mm Single-Tower CPU Cooler (Black)

Noctua NH-U12S chromax.Black

120mm Single-Tower CPU Cooler (Black)

by Noctua
What We like

Includes high-end NT-H1 thermal paste and SecuFirm2 mounting system for easy installation on Intel LGA1700, LGA1200, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA2066 and AMD AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM2(+)

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Product Features

  • Proven premium heatsink (more than 200 awards and recommendations from international hardware websites), now available in an all-black design that goes great with many colour schemes and RGB LEDs
  • Slim 120mm size for excellent case, RAM and PCIe compatibility: Fits most tower cases (158mm height), doesnt overhang the RAM slots, doesnt block the PCIe on most ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards
  • Renowned, award-winning NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow fan with Low-Noise Adaptor and PWM for automatic speed control: Full cooling performance under load, whisper quiet at idle!

Renowned, award-winning nf-f12 120mm focused flow fan with low-noise adaptor and pwm for automatic speed control: full cooling performance under load, whisper quiet at idle! Proven premium heatsink (more than 200 awards and recommendations from international hardware websites), now available in an all-black design that goes great with many colour schemes and rgb leds Slim 120mm size for excellent case, ram and pcie compatibility: fits most tower cases (158mm height), doesnt overhang the ram slots, doesnt block the pcie on most atx and micro-atx motherboards

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Scythe Ninja 5 CPU Air Cooler, 120mm Single Tower, Intel LGA1151, AMD AM4, Dual Quiet Fans, Black Top Cover

Scythe Ninja 5 CPU Air Cooler

120mm Single Tower, Intel LGA1151, AMD AM4, Dual Quiet Fans, Black Top Cover

by Scythe
What We like

With two Kaze Flex 120 quiet fans at max. speed of only 800 RPM, the push-pull configuration improves cooling performance and keeps low noise level. Anti-vibration rubber on the corners effectively eliminate possible vibrations and allow silent operation.

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Product Features

  • Cutout design(55mm clearance) for not overhang memory slots even in LGA2011(V3) / 2066 socket. The fans might be lift up depending on the height of heat spreader module of memory.
  • Massive heatsink(130*X130mm) constructed with 6 heatpipes and copper base to maximize heat dissipation, it is potentially be fanless solution as complete silent PC cooler.
  • H.P.M.S III mounting systems is easy-to-install and secure for INTEL LGA 775, 115x, 1200, 1366, 2011(V3) Square ILM, 2066 & AMD AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM2(+), FM1
  • Product dimension: 138.8x155x180mm(W x H x D), Weight: 1190g (included fan)

Product dimension: 138.8x155x180mm(w x h x d), weight: 1190g (included fan) Massive heatsink(130*x130mm) constructed with 6 heatpipes and copper base to maximize heat dissipation, it is potentially be fanless solution as complete silent pc cooler. H.p.m.s iii mounting systems is easy-to-install and secure for intel lga 775, 115x, 1200, 1366, 2011(v3) square ilm, 2066 & amd am4, am3(+), am2(+), fm2(+), fm1 Cutout design(55mm clearance) for not overhang memory slots even in lga2011(v3) / 2066 socket. the fans might be lift up depending on the height of heat spreader module of memory.

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Vetroo V5 CPU Air Cooler w/ 5 Heat Pipes 120mm PWM Processor 150W TDP Cooler for Intel LGA 1700/1200/115X AMD Ryzen AM4 Universal Socket w/Addressable RGB Lights Sync(V5, Black)

Vetroo V5 CPU Air Cooler w/ 5 Heat Pipes 120mm PWM Processor 150W TDP Cooler for Intel LGA 1700/1200/115X AMD Ryzen AM4 Universal Socket w/Addressable RGB Lights Sync(V5

Black)

by Vetroo
What We like

Simple Overall Design: With high quality and black frame and transparent acrylic fan blade which can effectively reflect lights and making the lightning brighter and softer. The appearance is a perfect match for gaming computer case and radiator.

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Product Features

  • Support Sockets: Intel LGA 1700/1200/1156/1155/1151/1150; AMD:AM4/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2/FM2+/FM2
  • Efficient Cooling: A 120mm fan at 1,700 RPM is ready anytime for the best thermal solution.

Support sockets: intel lga 1700/1200/1156/1155/1151/1150; amd:am4/am3+/am3/am2+/am2/fm2+/fm2 Efficient cooling: a 120mm fan at 1,700 rpm is ready anytime for the best thermal solution.

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Noctua NH-L9i, Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler for Intel LGA115x (Brown)

Noctua NH-L9i

Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler for Intel LGA115x (Brown)

by Noctua
What We like

Includes high-end NT-H1 thermal paste and SecuFirm2 mounting system for easy installation on Intel LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1200

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Product Features

  • 100% compatibility RAM- and PCIe-compatibility due to 95x95mm footprint, does not overhang the RAM or PCIe slots
  • Ultra-compact low-profile cooler with only 37mm total height ideal for HTPCs, ITX and Small Form Factor builds
  • Highly optimised NF-A9x14 slim 92mm fan with PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptor for automatic speed control and ultra-quiet operation

Ultra-compact low-profile cooler with only 37mm total height ideal for htpcs, itx and small form factor builds Highly optimised nf-a9x14 slim 92mm fan with pwm support and low-noise adaptor for automatic speed control and ultra-quiet operation 100% compatibility ram- and pcie-compatibility due to 95x95mm footprint, does not overhang the ram or pcie slots

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Noctua NH-D9L, Premium CPU Cooler with NF-A9 92mm Fan (Brown)

Noctua NH-D9L

Premium CPU Cooler with NF-A9 92mm Fan (Brown)

by Noctua
What We like

Includes high-end NT-H1 thermal paste and SecuFirm2 mounting system for easy installation on Intel LGA1700, LGA1200, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA2066 and AMD AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM2(+)

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Product Features

  • Compact dual-tower design combines strong cooling performance with excellent case-, RAM- and PCIe-compatibility
  • Only 110mm height is ideal for HTPCs, ITX, Small Form Factor or 3U builds; Does not overhang the RAM or PCIe slots on most current motherboards
  • Highly optimised NF-A9 92mm fan with PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptor for automatic speed control and ultra-quiet operation

Highly optimised nf-a9 92mm fan with pwm support and low-noise adaptor for automatic speed control and ultra-quiet operation Only 110mm height is ideal for htpcs, itx, small form factor or 3u builds; does not overhang the ram or pcie slots on most current motherboards Compact dual-tower design combines strong cooling performance with excellent case-, ram- and pcie-compatibility

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ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 - Multi Compatible All-in-One CPU AIO Water Cooler, Compatible with Intel & AMD, Efficient PWM Controlled Pump, Fan Speed: 200-1700 RPM (Controlled via PWM) - Black

ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280

Multi Compatible All-in-One CPU AIO Water Cooler, Compatible with Intel & AMD, Efficient PWM Controlled Pump, Fan Speed: 200-1700 RPM (Controlled via PWM), Black

by ARCTIC
What We like

15C LOWER VOLTAGE REGULATOR TEMPERATURE: An additional 40 mm VRM fan (PWM controlled) next to pump can provide extra cooling for the base and voltage transformer

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Product Features

  • LGA1700 COMPATIBILITY OPTIONAL: The LGA1700 mounting kit (available separately) makes the entire Liquid Freezer II series compatible with Intel's new Alder Lake processors
  • INTEGRATED CABLE MANAGEMENT: The PWM-cable of the fans are integrated into the sleeved tubing. Thus there is only one short cable visible from the pump to motherboard replacing the usual cable mess
  • 80% LESS POWER CONSUMPTION: Unlike most pumps from our competitors, which run at full load even when idle, our pump clocks down consuming less power and producing less noise If no cooling is needed
  • COOLER THAN OTHER AIO WATER COOLERS: The ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II has a more efficient cool plate, pump and radiator that makes a difference among other AIO water pc fan coolers
  • MAINTENANCE-FREE WATER LOOP: The water loop is sealed and with high quality fiber-reinforce EPDM tubing you do not have to worry about refilling

Integrated cable management: the pwm-cable of the fans are integrated into the sleeved tubing. thus there is only one short cable visible from the pump to motherboard replacing the usual cable mess 80% less power consumption: unlike most pumps from our competitors, which run at full load even when idle, our pump clocks down consuming less power and producing less noise if no cooling is needed Maintenance-free water loop: the water loop is sealed and with high quality fiber-reinforce epdm tubing you do not have to worry about refilling Lga1700 compatibility optional: the lga1700 mounting kit (available separately) makes the entire liquid freezer ii series compatible with intel's new alder lake processors Cooler than other aio water coolers: the ARCTIC liquid freezer ii has a more efficient cool plate, pump and radiator that makes a difference among other aio water pc fan coolers

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ID-COOLING IS-40X 45mm Height Low Profile CPU Cooler 4 Heatpipes CPU Air Cooler with 15mm Thickness Slim Fan, 92x92x15mm PWM Fan, Intel/AMD

ID-COOLING IS-40X 45mm Height Low Profile CPU Cooler 4 Heatpipes CPU Air Cooler with 15mm Thickness Slim Fan

92x92x15mm PWM Fan, Intel/AMD

by ID-COOLING
What We like

RAM CompatibilityThe small size CPU cooler design provides excellent memory compatibility even in Mini-ITX motherboards

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Product Features

  • Low-profile DesignUltra-compact low-profile cooler with only 45mm total height ideal for HTPCs, ITX, and Small Form Factor builds
  • Better Heat DissipationThe low-profile CPU cooler comes with 4 heat pipes and a 92mm PWM fan to make sure excellent heat transfer from the CPU.
  • PWM FanThe 92mm PWM fan delivers Low-Noise for automatic speed control and ultra-quiet operation for extreme CPU cooling performance. Max. Air Flow: 44.3CFM; Noise Level: 14.0~33.0dB(A)
  • CompatibilityIntel LGA1151/1150/1155/1156/1200 and AMD AM4.

Better heat dissipationthe low-profile cpu cooler comes with 4 heat pipes and a 92mm pwm fan to make sure excellent heat transfer from the cpu. Compatibilityintel lga1151/1150/1155/1156/1200 and amd am4. Pwm fanthe 92mm pwm fan delivers low-noise for automatic speed control and ultra-quiet operation for extreme cpu cooling performance. max. air flow: 44.3cfm; noise level: 14.0~33.0db(a) Low-profile designultra-compact low-profile cooler with only 45mm total height ideal for htpcs, itx, and small form factor builds

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