Whether it is for the love of the dark color or anything else, almost everyone goes for a completely black-themed PC setup. This theme is possible because black components are readily available since many companies aim to produce black variants for their components. What if you prefer the exact opposite? After all, a white aftermarket CPU cooler complements the rest of your build, making it stand out from the rest.
Buying a CPU cooler for your all-white color scheme can be a bit of a challenge, considering that most coolers do not have a white variant. Meanwhile, it’s also essential for the CPU cooler to have all the necessary features while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing look. However, if you think there are a limited number of white CPU coolers then you are mistaken. Brands like DeepCool, ASUS, NZXT, and Thermaltake, have all acknowledged the need for white components. With that being said, we have gathered some of the Best White CPU Coolers currently available.
These white aftermarket coolers come in various shapes and sizes. Whether you are looking for an AIO liquid cooler or a budget-friendly air CPU cooler, we have got you covered.
Last update on 2023-11-28
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5 Best White CPU Coolers
Here are the 5 Best White CPU Coolers:
- DeepCool AS500 Plus White
- DeepCool LT720 White
- Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX XT
- Corsair iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX XT
- CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML240L RGB V2 White
DeepCool LT720 White
Best Overall White CPU Cooler
Specifications: Type: Triple Fan AIO liquid Cooler | Fan: 3x 120mm DeepCool FK120 | Fan Speed: 500-2250 RPM | TDP: 300W | RGB: Yes | Dimensions: 402.08 x 119.89 x 26.92 | Socket Support: AMD: AM4/AM5, Intel: LGA 1700/1200
- Excellent build quality
- Decent thermal performance
- Affordable price
- Fans are too loud at full speed
- Limited fan customization
- Large size
DeepCool has launched DeepCool LT720 White which is a triple fan AIO cooler; this product is a powerful and efficient liquid cooling system that is designed to provide top-notch thermal performance while remaining relatively silent.
Talking about the design first, the DeepCool LT720 White features a sleek and clean white exterior which adds a touch of sophistication and modernity to any computer system, the cooler features a large 360mm aluminum radiator and 24 fins per inch fin density increasing the surface area available for heat dissipation. The radiator is connected to the CPU block via a series of tubes, which are filled with liquid coolant to transfer heat away from the CPU. Moreover, the CPU block features a copper base plate, designed to make direct contact with the processor for maximum heat transfer efficiency; the block is also equipped with RGB lighting. While the fans feature RGB lightning, it is not possible to customize the fan’s speed.
The DeepCool LT720 White is built with high-quality materials that are designed to provide excellent cooling performance and durability; all the components of this cooling system are designed to withstand the heat and stress of continuous operation, but its large size might be a problem for small builds to fit.
Furthermore, the DeepCool LT720 White comes equipped with 3x 120mm FK120 ARGB fans, which are designed to operate efficiently; these fans have a maximum rotational speed of up to 2250 RPM, each offering 85.85 CFM airflow and a noise level of 32.9 dbA, these fans are also designed to provide a high static pressure, which is essential for pushing air through the radiator’s dense fins. Additionally, these fans feature a unique blade design that is optimized for both static pressure and airflow. Although the fans produce relatively low noise they end up being too loud when operating at 100% speed.
When it comes to thermal performance, the DeepCool LT720 White AIO cooler does an excellent job of keeping temperatures in check. One of the key factors contributing to the cooler’s performance is its 360mm radiator; in addition to the detail, it also features a high-quality water pump, which is responsible for circulating the liquid coolant through the system. LT720 has a high TDP rating of 300W which makes it capable of handling high-end systems and even working efficiently under intense loads.
What we liked:
Features like excellent cooling performance, exceptional build quality, and affordable price make it an eye-catching product for PC enthusiasts.
What we disliked:
The fans produce high levels of noise at their maximum rotational speed.
What sets DeepCool LT720 White apart from its competitors?
The combination of a large 360mm radiator, high-quality RGB fans, a copper base plate, high-quality build components and all that coming at justifying price tag make the DeepCool LT720 White the Best Overall White CPU Cooler on the market.
Overall, the DeepCool LT720 White is an excellent choice for users who want a high-performance, and stylish cooling system and is value worth the investment for users valuing a quality cooling solution for their CPU.
CORSAIR iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX XT
Best 360mm White AIO CPU Cooler
Specifications: Type: Triple fan AIO liquid cooler | Fan: 3 x AF120 RGB Fans | Fan Speed: 500-2100 RPM | TDP: 250W | RGB: Yes | Dimensions: 397 x 120 x 27 mm | Socket Support: AMD: AMD4/AM5, Intel: LGA 1700/1200/115X/2066
- Stylish Design
- Excellent thermal performance
- High TDP rating
The CORSAIR iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX XT White is a high-end liquid CPU cooler designed for gamers and enthusiasts who demand excellent thermal performance and sleek aesthetics.
If we look at the design, the iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLEX XT White features a sleek and stylish design, with a white finish that will complement any build; the cooler features a large 360mm aluminum radiator that is capable of handling high-end CPUs with ease, and its low profile design allows it to be compatible with most systems.
Although this cooler has a low-profile design, but due to its large size, the cooler may not fit in smaller cases limiting compatibility with some systems. The RGB LEDs featured in this cooler are not the traditional ones; CORSAIR has installed the Capellix LEDS in this cooler which are smaller and brighter than the traditional LEDs.
The radiator has a dense array of thinly designed fins which increase its surface area allowing for more heat dissipation and also ensuring that the radiator is not too bulky. Furthermore, the cooling design of this radiator is based on a closed-loop design, which means that the liquid coolant circulates through the radiator and absorbs heat from the CPU. In terms of sturdiness, it is built to last, and its aluminum construction makes it highly durable.
Moreover, the cooler comes with 3x 120mm AF120 CORSAIR RGB fans designed to deliver high airflow with low noise levels; these fans are rated for a maximum speed of 2100 RPM and a maximum noise level of 34.1 dbA, capable of providing the airflow of up to 65.57 CFM. Additionally, the fans use magnetic levitation technology, which allows them to operate silently while still providing excellent cooling performance.
Furthermore, the H150i ELITE CAPELLIX XT White is rated for a maximum TDP of 250W, which means it can handle a good set of demanding CPUs without any issues.
In terms of performance, it delivers exceptional thermal performance, thanks to its large 360mm radiator and three-high performance fan; the iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX XT White is capable of keeping CPU temperatures low even under heavy load, making it an excellent choice for overclockers and gamers who demand the best performance for their systems.
What we liked:
A few of the several things that are to be liked about the iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX XT White are its stylish designs and excellent thermal performance.
What we disliked:
Although this cooler is a highly efficient AIO CPU Cooler, it is relatively expensive, which may be a consideration for some buyers.
What sets CORSAIR iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX XT apart from its competitors?
The CORSAIR iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX XT White has several features that set it apart from its competitors like the wide range of socket compatibility, high thermal design rating, and Capellix LEDs which are smaller and brighter than the traditional LEDs; all these quality features make it a popular choice for high-end gaming and workstation builds.
Overall, the iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX AIO CPU Cooler is an excellent liquid CPU cooler that delivers exceptional performance, its radiator’s sturdiness and cooling mechanism makes it a great choice for anyone looking for the Best 360mm White AIO CPU Cooler.
CORSAIR iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX XT
Best 240mm White AIO Cooler
Specifications: Type: Dual Fan AIO liquid Cooler | Fan: 2 x AF120 RGB Elite Fans | Fan Speed: 550 – 2100 RPM ±10% | TDP: 250W | RGB: Yes | Dimensions: 277 x 120 x 27mm | Socket Support: AMD: AM4/AM5, Intel: LGA 1700/1200/115X/2066
- 250W TDP rating
- Customizable RGB lighting
- Efficient performance
- Capellix LEDs
- High noise levels at maximum fan speed
- Relatively Expensive
CORSAIR has manufactured such high-quality CPU cooling products that we have to add another CPU Cooler to the list of our reviews. The CORSAIR iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX XT liquid cooler is a high-performance cooling solution for CPUs that boasts a sleek design and advanced features.
Giving a closer look at the design, the iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX XT comes with a 240mm radiator and 2x 120mm AF120 RGB Elite Fans. The cooler has a white finish that gives it a sleek and modern look and the RGB lighting on the fans and the pump head can be customized; the pump head features a stylish infinity mirror design that adds to its aesthetics. Instead of traditional RGB LEDs, this cooler features Capallix LEDs which are smaller and brighter than the traditional ones and consume less power.
Moreover, the 240mm radiator featured in this cooler is made of high-quality aluminum, which is lightweight and durable, ensuring efficient heat dissipation; its aluminum construction and dual-fan configuration enables the cooler to handle high thermal loads.
Furthermore, the cooler features 2x 120mm RGB fans designed to work together to provide optimal airflow and cooling performance. These fans are designed to operate at a maximum speed of 2100 RPM and have a maximum airflow of 75 CFM per fan; this high air flow rate is essential for efficient heat dissipation. Additionally, the fans have a noise level of up to 34.1 dbA which is within the acceptable limits but the fans become noisier when operating at maximum speed.
The iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX XT liquid cooler has a high TDP rating of up to 250W, which makes it suitable for CPUs that generate some significant amount of heat, ensuring that the CPU remains cool even during intense workloads. The high TDP rating also makes this cooler a versatile and flexible cooling solution than can handle a wide range of CPUs.
What we liked:
There are several things to be liked about this cooler that make it a popular choice among users, like its high thermal performance, and TDP rating as well as its sleek and modern design. The use of Capellix LEDs which are better than the traditional ones is a plus point too.
What we disliked:
While there are several high-quality features of iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX XT but there are a few things that some users may dislike about it like its relatively expensive price tag and noisy fans when functioning at full speed.
What sets CORSAIR iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX XT apart from its competitors?
One of the main things that distinguish this cooler from others is its ultra-bright LEDs that allow for brighter and more vibrant lighting on the cooler, and due to its efficient thermal performance, it stands out from its competition.
In conclusion, the CORSAIR iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX XT cooler is a high-performance cooling solution that offers efficient thermal performance and a stylish design. It is an excellent option for those looking for a system with a smaller radiator size that offers excellent performance and durability, for their smaller builds, and that’s why we have awarded it as the Best 240mm White AIO Cooler.
Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L V2 RGB White
Best Budget White CPU Cooler
Specifications: Type: Dual fan AIO liquid cooler | Fan: 2 x 120mm ARGB fans | Fan Speed: 650-1800 RPM ± 5% | TDP: 180W| RGB: Yes | Dimensions: 277 x 119.6 x 27.2 mm | Socket Support: AMD: AM4/AM5, Intel: LGA 1700/1200
- Dual 120mm RGB fans
- Low profile design
- TDP rating of 200W
- Cooler installation may require some effort
- RGB Controller
Cooler Master’s ML240L RGB V2 White is a closed-loop-all-in-one liquid CPU cooler that promises to deliver efficient cooling performance while enhancing the aesthetics of your system with its customizable RGB lighting; the cooler features a 240mm aluminum radiator and dual 120mm RGB fans, both of which are engineered to work together to keep the processor cool under load.
As mentioned, the ML240L RGB V2 features two 120mm RGB fans, which are designed to deliver high airflow while operating quietly; these fans have a maximum rotational speed of up to 1800 RPM, capable of delivering up to 62 CFM of airflow and generate noise levels of around 30 dbA which is barely audible.
Furthermore, the cooler’s high-density aluminum radiator is capable of dissipating a significant amount of heat, and its large surface area ensures efficient heat transfer, resulting in improved thermal performance. Additionally, ML240L RGB V2 White’s low-profile design serves the same purpose as the radiator and also ensures compatibility with a wide range of CPU sockets.
Moreover, the ML240L RGB V2 White’s build quality is impressive, with a sturdy aluminum radiator and high-quality components throughout; the cooler’s pump housing is made of reinforced plastic, which feels solid and durable.
One of the key features of ML240L RGB V2 White is its customizable RGB lighting which is controlled via an included RGB controller; the cooler’s dual 120mm fans and the pump housing are both equipped with RGB lighting that can be customized to display a wide range of colors and patterns. However, the RGB controller may not be the most intuitive to use, and some users may prefer software-based control.
The installation process is relatively straightforward, coming with the Cooler Master’s setup instructions but it might require some effort, especially for beginners. However, the cooler comes with a universal mounting kit that supports many sockets, making it compatible with a wide range of processors.
In terms of cooling performance, the ML240L RGB V2 is highly efficient, thanks to its low pump design and high-density radiator; the cooler is rated to handle a maximum thermal load of 180W, which makes it suitable for both mid-range and high-end CPUs. During the thermal testing, this cooler performed quite well for being a budget cooler and showed excellent results compared to high-performance CPU coolers.
What we liked:
The ML240L RGB V2 White delivers efficient cooling performance thanks to its high-quality dual 120mm RGB fans and its low-profile design.
What we disliked:
Some users might be disappointed by the RGB controller, which isn’t handy.
What sets Cooler Master ML240L RGB V2 White apart from its competitors?
The cooler’s build quality, a wide range of socket compatibility, and aesthetics make it a solid choice for both PC enthusiasts and casual users, and high-quality performance features with a budgeted price tag set it apart from its competition in the market.
The Cooler Master ML240L RGB V2 White is an excellent choice for PC builders looking for an AIO CPU cooler that offers efficient cooling performance while staying within the budget; overall it is an excellent value proposition, making it the Best Budget White CPU Cooler on our list.
DeepCool AS500 Plus White CPU Cooler
Best White Air CPU Cooler
Specifications : Type: Single Tower Air cooler. | TDP: 220 |RGB: RGB Dimensions: 142mm x 98mm x 164mm | Fan: TF 140s| Fan Speed: 500-1200 | Socket Support: Intel LGA2066/2011-v3/2011/1700/1200/1151/1150/1155 | AMD AM4/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2/FM2+/FM2/FM1
- Amazing RAM clearance
- Relatively cheap
- Tall (Might not fit in some cases)
- No RGB fans
Apart from the usual liquid AIO coolers, Deepcool also makes some of the best air CPU coolers. DeepCool has surprised us again with a brilliant air cooler available in both black and white.
The DeepCool AS500 Plus features a single tower design with 2 140mm fans which manage to provide sufficient cooling. The heatsink has five nickel-plated 6mm heat pipes connected to it. The CPU cooler itself is slim, being only 48mm wide (without the fans), it provides fantastic RAM clearance. Here is clearance, picture from our DeepCool AS500 Plus Review.
DeepCool has used their TF 140s model fans for this CPU cooler with a fan speed ranging from 500 to 1200 RPM. The fans deliver an airflow of 70.71 CFM while keeping the noise levels low. The noise output at maximum fan speed reaches 29.2dB(A), which is surprisingly low for an air cooler. Provided that, the fans are efficient in regulating the air flow of the entire PC, keeping the system relatively cool with low noise.
On the other hand, the installation is also straightforward for the most part. The DeepCool AS500 Plus also supports a wide range of Intel and AMD sockets, so compatibility with CPUs should not be an issue. The DeepCool AS500 Plus has a TDP of 220W which should be sufficient for handling higher-end 16 core CPUs such as the Ryzen 9 5950x. Here are DeepCool AS500 Benchmarks and comparison to other CPU Coolers.
In terms of aesthetics, the DeepCool AS500 Plus has an RGB strip on top of the heatsink, which looks neat when paired with RGB ram. The top of the heatsink is covered with plastic with RGB shining through it. It also comes with a physical ARGB controller, so you won’t have to worry about your motherboard not having RGB headers.
What We Liked:
Notably, the DeepCool AS500 Plus provides excellent cooling while being cheaper than some of its rivals. As an air cooler, it manages to perform exceptionally well, and with a TDP of 220W, it is capable of handling some 16 core CPUs. Despite being an air cooler, the DeepCool AS500 managed to keep the noise levels below 29.2dB(A) during testing, which is great for a budget-friendly cooler like this one. The best thing about this DeepCool AS500 is the ram clearance. You won’t have to worry about the heatsink covering the ram or the PCIe slot.
What We Disliked
While the DeepCool AS500 Plus is relatively slim, it is pretty tall, standing at 164mm tall. This can be a problem for people working with small cases. You will have to check if your White PC case can fit a CPU cooler of this size. The DeepCool AS500 does not have any RGB lighting, and its design does not stand out from the rest of the coolers in the market, but this is something you should expect from a CPU cooler at this price. If you to want know difference between the normal DeepCool AS500, make sure to read our DeepCool AS500 Review, which is not the plus version.
The DeepCool AS500 Plus is not only relatively smaller and cheaper than some of its competitors, but it manages to hold its own against most air coolers currently available. The DeepCool AS500 is a capable cooler for the price, offering excellent aesthetics and RGB. In some cases, the DeepCool AS500 even manages to outclass some 240mm AIO liquid coolers while being cheaper and quieter at the same time. Furthermore, it is also capable of handling overclocking without any issues. With that being said, we can definitely recommend the DeepCool AS500 Plus as theRunner-Up For Best White Air CPU Cooler.
NZXT Kraken Z53 RGB 240mm
Runner-Up For Best White 240mm AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
Specifications : Type: AIO Liquid cooler |RGB: RGB | Radiator Dimensions: 123 x 275 x 30mm | Fan: Aer RGB 2 120mm | Fan Speed: 500 – 1,500 | TDP: 180W | Motor Speed: 800 – 2,800 Socket Support: Intel Socket LGA 1200, 115X, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, 2066 | AMD: AMD Socket AM4, sTRX4*, TR4*
- Good performance
- LCD display
- No paper manual included
The next CPU cooler on the list is the NZXT Kraken Z53 RGB 240mm. NZXT is well known for their premium high-end liquid AIO coolers that provide great cooling solutions with breathtaking designs. The NZXT Kraken Z53 RGB 240mm is no exception to this. The all-white NZXT Kraken Z53 is the Runner-Up For Best white 240mm AIO Liquid CPU Cooler.
Unlike other variants of this cooler, NZXT Kraken cooler has a lot in common in terms of design with the previous generation of the Kraken coolers; however, the pump and the pump cover have been completely updated.
Alongside that, the water block is made out of Copper with a diameter of 79mm and a height of 52mm. The block consists of the latest 7th generation pump, which further reduces the noise and increases the cooling performance. The motor has a speed ranging from 800 to 2800 RPM.
The 240mm radiator made out of aluminum is capable of cooling even the best processors currently available. The tube has a length of 400mm, and it comes with a Nylon braided sleeve.
Furthermore, the cap on the pump block made out of aluminum and plastic is rotatable which means you won’t have to worry about installing it covering the RAM.
NZXT has used their Aer RGB fans; both of them are 120 by 120 by 26mm with a speed ranging from 500 to 1500 RPM. They provide an airflow of 17.48 – 52.44 CFM and an air pressure of 0.14-1.35mm. At maximum speed, the fans reach a noise level of 33 dBA, which is fine considering the amount of performance the cooler provides.
How can we proceed without mentioning and admiring the beauty of this liquid cooler’s LCD. The NZXT Cam software allows you to fully customize the included LCD, giving you the ability to view the real-time temperature of the CPU. This LCD also allows you to add any GIF of your choice to the screen, making it more personal and unique than other coolers.
While the LCD display is unnecessary and does not add anything to the overall cooling performance, it is still a nice inclusion, giving users the ability to personalize their build completely.The white theme of the CPU cooler makes the LCD screen look even better than before.
What We Liked
There is a lot to like about the NZXT Kraken Z53 RGB 240mm. From the beautiful aesthetics to the outstanding cooling performance, it does everything you expect from a CPU cooler. However, the LCD is the star of the show, since it adds a lot more personalization to your build than any regular AIO liquid cooler. The software is also highly responsive when it comes to customizing the screen.
What We Disliked
While being the cheapest Z-class AIO cooler, the NZXT NZXT Kraken Z53 is by no means a cheap CPU cooler. With a hefty price tag of $250 US dollars. There is no lack of affordable AIO liquid coolers in the market, making the NZXT Kraken Z53 RGB an expensive choice for the average PC user.
In conclusion, the NZXT Kraken Z53 RGB is an excellent 240mm AIO liquid cooler and looks stunning in white. A decent step up from the previous generations of Kraken coolers with a cleaner look. Moreover, the LCD gives it a personal touch and the NZXT Cam application has also been updated to make the software more responsive.
ASUS ROG STRIX LC 360 RGB White Edition
Runner-Up For Best White 360mm AIO Liquid Cooler
Specifications : Type: 360mm AIO Liquid cooler |RGB: ARGB | TDP: 250W | Radiator Dimensions: 121 x 394 x 27 mm | Fan: ROG FAN MODEL 12 ARGB | Fan Speed: 800 – 2600 RPM | Pump Speed: 2800RPM Socket Support: Intel: LGA 115x / 1366 / 1700 / 2011 / 2011-3 / 2066 AMD: AM4, TR4*
- Low Noise
- No LCD Display
If you are in the market for a 360mm AIO Liquid that not only looks impressive, but delivers solid gaming performance, the ASUS ROG STRIX LC 360 RGB White Edition is the way to go. The ROG STRIX LC 360 LC series sits right between the TUF Gaming coolers and ASUS’s RYUJIN II series of coolers.
The ASUS ROG STRIX LC 360 RGB White Edition is an AIO liquid cooler from ASUS with a closed-loop design that comes with ARGB fans, as the name suggests. The pump used here is Asetek’s 7th generation pump that comes with a custom pump cap.
Strikingly, ASUS ROG STRIX LC 360 RGB has a pump speed of 2800 RPM, controlled using the PWM. The radiator has three fan slots for 3 120mm ARGB fans. The fans start operating at a speed of 840 RPM but can go up to an absurd speed of about 2500 RPM, which is a bit higher than most AIO liquid coolers. Moreover, the operating sound for the fans is 37.6 dB(A) when functioning at average speed. The fans have a static pressure of around 5.0mm, and an airflow of 80.95CFM.
The fan RGB can be connected using the 3 pin 5v ARGB headers, which makes the RGB controllable using the motherboard or RGB hubs. However, the pump’s RGB can only be controlled using either ASUS’s software or USB. There is no way of controlling the Pump’s RGB using the extended 4 pin connector.
The radiator is made out of aluminum, and it comes with sleeved rubber tubes as usual. The tube has a length of 380mm, and the radiator itself is 121mm wide. What stands out is the cap on the pump block, which has a thick white outline with the ASUS logo shining with RGB under a glossy black cap. RGB is also visible on four of the places around the boundary of the cap which almost revolve around the base of the whole cap, giving it a more unique look.
Similar to other high-end coolers, The ASUS ROG STRIX LC 360 RGB White Edition can also be controlled using the Aura Sync software like all other ASUS components. You can use the software to manage the RGB and sync it with other components.
What We Disliked
This cooler is a whole package. The incredible cooling performance and the premium build quality are the things that stand out the most.
ASUS has used premium materials for the cooler that feels solid. The 7th generation Asetek pump delivers phenomenal performance.
Being a remarkable brand, ASUS also offers 6 years of warranty with this CPU cooler. The ASUS ROG STRIX LC 360 does everything right in a somewhat reasonable price range.
What We Disliked
The fans tend to get extremely noisy when operating at maximum fan speed. It’s better to use the fans at around 60 to 70 percent of their actual speed to keep the noise levels as low as possible while maintaining decent cooling performance. The ROG STRIX LC 360 is a fairly expensive CPU cooler, and rightfully so; however, for this price, one would expect it to have as many features as its competitors.
To sum up, the ASUS ROG STRIX LC 360 RGB should have no problem cooling the Ryzen 9 5000 series CPUs. It’s even capable of cooling Intel’s latest 12th generation Alder Lake CPUs; however, it might get noisy. ASUS has again done a brilliant job of putting together an excellent AIO cooler for high-end processors. The ASUS ROG STRIX LC 360 RGB has taken the spot as the Runner-Up For Best White 360mm AIO Liquid Cooler.
ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports White
Runner-Up For Best Budget White CPU Cooler
Specifications : Type: Air Cooler |RGB: NO RGB| Dimensions: 124 (L) x 88 (W) x 157 (H) mm | TDP: 200W | Fan Speed: 200 – 2100 rpm | Socket Support: Intel ® 2066*, 2011(-3)* LGA1700 , 115X AMD ® AM4
- Extremely silent
- Good Ram and PCIe clearance
- No RGB
- Limited supported sockets.
Arctic is well known for their excellent premium AIO and air coolers; This time they have surprised us with an all-white air cooler that performs well and costs surprisingly less. The Arctic Freezer 34 eSports White is one of the cheapest CPU coolers, making it the Runner-Up For Best Budget White CPU Cooler.
The heat sink uses 54 aluminum fins, with a thickness of 0.4mm. The Arctic Freezer 34 consists of 4 copper heat pipes connected to the CPU base plate. These heat pipes have an outer diameter of 6mm. Unlike the Duo variant of the cooler, the Freezer 34 only has one fan, although mounts for a second fan are present, making it easier to install one if you need the additional cooling.
Furthermore, the cooler is 88mm wide and stands at a height of 157mm, and its compact size allows it to fit in pretty much any case you put it in. The fans are unbelievably silent, producing a noise output of 28dBA at maximum fan speed.
The Arctic Freezer 34 includes the new BioniX P fans with an extended RPM range from 200 to 2100 RPM. These new fans have a lower power consumption and an overall higher static pressure of 2.75 mm H2O for better cooling performance.
Additionally, Arctic is also selling LGA1700 mounting kits for the Arctic Freezer 34, making it compatible with Intel’s new Alder Lake 12th generation processors. The CPU cooler should have no problems handling the new 12th generation i7, i5, and i3 series processors. The CPU cooler also comes with Arctic’s MX-4 thermal paste, which works perfectly fine and delivers optimal cooling performance.
To my surprise, the Arctic Freezer 34 comes with a stupendous 10 year warranty, which is almost unheard of from modern CPU coolers. This shows how confident Arctic is with the design of their cooler.
What We Liked
Due to the Arctic Freezer 34’s compact size and 120mm fans, it provides amazing RAM and PCIe clearance allowing it to work RAM modules with large heatsinks too. The Arctic Freezer 34’s superior heat sink design provides good heat dissipation overall. Main selling point of the Arctic Freezer 34 is its price, coming in at an astounding 38 US dollars, the Arctic Freezer 34 provides great value, beating almost every air cooler in this price range.
What We Disliked
There isn’t much to complain about regarding the Arctic Freezer 34. One thing to note here is that the Freezer 34 has no RGB at all. While the white design looks stunning, we would have appreciated the inclusion of RGB. This economical cooler is not compatible with a lot of processors either. In terms of the design, The Arctic Freezer 34 has a simple single fan design with no fancy lighting whatsoever. While the CPU cooler by no means looks bad, the plastic finish around it makes it look cheap compared to other air coolers.
Ultimately, the Arctic Freezer 34 offers good cooling for its small size and budget-friendly pricing. If you’re in the market for a White CPU Cooler that provides good cooling at a much lower price, then the Freezer 34 is a perfect pick for you. The Arctic Freezer 34 is ideal for budget builds.
How We Chose The Best White CPU Coolers
When buying a CPU cooler for your processor, we need to make sure it fits your taste. Meeting every requirement is essential for the CPU cooler as it becomes a viable option for you to purchase. Here are some things we took into account when choosing the best White CPU Cooler.
CPU coolers come in many different types, the most common of these types being air coolers and AIO liquid coolers. If you are looking for a cheap CPU cooler to replace the stock cooler, then air coolers are probably your best bet. However, if you are looking for something with the highest cooling potential, then liquid coolers are the way to go.
When buying a good cooler for your CPU, you need to make sure it provides enough RAM and PCIe clearance. High-end RAM kits tend to get extremely warm when paired with huge coolers because they are not given enough space. A slimmer cooler provides enough room for the RAM to ‘breath’ since it improves the airflow, lowering the overall temperatures.
The most important factor and probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of purchasing a cooler is the budget. Choosing a budget can be difficult given the vast amount of options. Air coolers may perform slightly less than the AIO liquid coolers but they are generally less expensive than AIO liquid coolers, providing better value for your money. If you do not mind spending more on a cooler, AIOs liquid coolers are always a better option.
A cooler’s efficiency is mostly identified from the TDP; however, companies like Noctua have their very own measure for their cooler’s efficiency. The rated TDP of your cooler must exceed your CPU’s TDP, that too by a significant margin.
Although getting a CPU cooler with more fans will increase the cooling performance, it also comes with a huge increase in noise levels. If that is a problem for you, you are better off getting a low-profile cooler with minimum noise levels.
You need to ensure that the CPU cooler you end up going with, supports your processor, otherwise it will just end up not fitting at all. A single cooler comes with different mounting brackets for different sockets. If your CPU socket is mentioned in the list of supported sockets then you should be good to go.
Benefits of White CPU Cooler
The availability of white CPU coolers is very scarce and it is always delightful to peer through a PC’s tempered glass that showcases a white CPU cooler. Even though, black coolers look decent, they are very common nowadays. It is easy to stand out from the crowd of black-themed cooler users by acquiring its complete opposite, a white one.
An all-white PC setup is glorified by the white CPU cooler as it is typically the first thing our eyes look at. Whether it is due to the enormous size of the DeepCool AS500 and its RGB or the NZXT Kraken Z53’s LCD with white borders, white CPU coolers draw attention to the heart of a PC, the processor.
All the other colors are not available unless one chooses to customize a cooler by himself. It is quite easier to paint the white cooler into other colors such as light pink because white is a light color and absorbs the paint and makes the pink lighter. Similarly, other lighter color combinations of color, like cyan and yellow, are also made possible, all thanks to our white CPU cooler.
Drawbacks of White CPU Cooler
Alongside the benefits, it does come with a few drawbacks. Due to the cooler’s color being white, it can get dull over a lengthy period of time. The pump cover as well as the white nylon braided sleeves may appear off-white, losing its true white appearance which might be a downside to a lot of users.
Additionally, it may get scratches if on its edges and on the pump cover itself, giving it an older and cheaper look. Moreover, the LCD on the NZXT Kraken Z53 and the glossy pump cover of the ASUS ROG Strix LC 360 can get smudges, which destroys the glorious appeal of the otherwise reflective cover.
Finally, pairing an elegant white CPU cooler with a black-themed PC setup is a perfect recipe for ruining an otherwise heavenly build. There is a slim chance the setup looks decent, but more probably it won’t. Still, a white CPU cooler requires several other white accessories along with it, which proves to be a major downside. For instance, if someone is on a tight budget and has acquired an affordable White CPU Cooler (ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports White) at a discount while he already owns a black-themed PC, he has no other option but to install it.
If all of the previously mentioned CPU coolers were not what you are looking for, here are some other competitive coolers worth checking out.
Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4
The Previously tested Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 provides impressive performance and CPU compatibility. Noctua’s heatsinks are generally known for their brilliant design and phenomenal cooling performance, the is no Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 exception to that. It is definitely a CPU cooler you should consider before picking one. It was also ranked as the Best Air Cooler For Ryzen 5 5600x.
NZXT Kraken X63 RGB
Like the previously mentioned NZXT Kraken X53, the Kraken X63 is also available in both black and White. It is one of the best-looking 280mm AIO liquid coolers available. Its top-of-the-line performance and sleek design make it a cooler worth considering.
NZXT Kraken Z73 RGB 360mm
The NZXT Kraken Z73 RGB 360mm was picked as the best White 360mm AIO liquid cooler in our article of the best 360mm AIO Liquid Coolers. The Kraken Z73 provides enough headroom for overclocking and offers top-notch cooling performance. If you are in the market for a 360mm AIO liquid cooler that not only looks good but provides better performance than some of its competitors at a reasonable price, you should definitely consider the NZXT Kraken Z73
Who is This Article For?
Considering every detail, this article provides you with the best white aftermarket CPU coolers. This article is addressed towards anyone looking to upgrade their current cooler, or for new buyers looking to purchase an aftermarket CPU cooler along with their brand new processor. The criteria that we used to select these CPU coolers have been mentioned below.
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Hayyan Serwer is a tech enthusiast, with a love for PC building and article writing. Hayyan specializes in writing about CPU coolers and RAM kits. Hayyan has been familiar with the tech industry for over half a decade now, and has now stepped into providing quality reviews for the latest and greatest tech.