While there’s no denying that the Intel thirteen-gen chips are an absolute Powerhouse. They sure produce plentiful hate. Keeping The Thermals to a minimum, here are our top recommendations for the CPU coolers you should consider for your Intel 13 Generation processor.
1) NZXT Kraken z73 RGB
A premium model belongs to the Kraken Z series of AIO coolers. It boasts an acetic pump that has a motor speed of 800 to 2800 RPM which is sufficient to cool down even the I9 13900k. The CPU block is made of quality copper with sturdy plastic reinforcement and has an LCD Infinity effect that casts out stunning light shows. The 360-millimeter aluminum radiator provides excellent performance and its medium form factor will come in handy for most PC builds. With three 120-millimeter RGB fans, the noise level is kept low. Only 33 decibels after rotating at 500 to 1500 RPM due to the fluid dynamic bearings mounted on each fan.
The finest performance we've ever seen. Highly customizable. Runs Quiet. Easy installation. NZXT CAM Compatibility.
2) Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black
A perfectly balanced dual-tar CPU cooler that now ships with dedicated LGA 1700 mounting hardware. It incorporates two 140-millimeter-wide fans with six heat pumps for maximum cooling efficiency. They operate at a remarkably low noise level, making them ideal for silent builds. The entirety of the heatsink is black coated and supported with anti-vibration paddings to keep the noise down to a minimum. The fans are capable of rotating at a maximum of 1500 RPM of speed and generating airflow up to as much as 140 CFM. It allows you to effectively overclock your latest Intel chips with minimal risk.
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Excellent cooling performance. Runs silently. Well-rounded bundle. It has an excellent ram clearance. User-friendly mounting system. Two 140mm fans are included as standard. Excellent build quality. Six-year warranty.
Brown and Beige aren't for Everyone. Relatively expensive.
3) MSI MAG CORELIQUID 240R v2
This cooler (CPU Coolers) boasts everything a user looks for from an all-in-one cooling solution. Let’s just appreciate how awesome the cool look is. Its snowy color gradient is suitable for white PC builds. With the latest Intel chips, the ARGB lighting effect on the radiator fans casts out a stunning light zone that further stretches out into the heat sink block as well. It also comes with additional mounting brackets for both AMD and Intel including the LGA 1700. It’s recommended to place the radiator on either of the speakers to ensure optimal performance in the long run. Everything considered, the core liquid 240 rv2 is indeed an amazing AIO cooler that we can rely on for your 13-gen build.
Two 120mm MSI ARGB PWM fans. Thermal paste included. 240mm Slim Radiator. Easy installation. Effective cooling performance. Very mild noise and vibration.
4) be quiet! BK022 Dark Rock Pro 4
If you’re considering air cooling a 13 gen CPU, check out this cooler. This beefy CPU Cooler showcases top-notch build quality with two solid-performing 120-millimeter and 135-millimeter fans. Even at maximum rpm, they produce as low as 24.3 weighted decibels of sound. Unlike most traditional CPU coolers available on the market, this one has a total of seven high-quality copper heat pipes that can even cool down a fully overclocked K series processor such as the i7 13700k. It includes several mounting options and it comes with dedicated mounting kits for the LG 1700 socket. You’re less likely to face any issues while setting it up.
Build quality. Better mounting system. Noise level. Exceptional performance. Top-tier builds quality. Good appearance.
Worth. Big and heavy. Hangs on DIMM Slot.
5) ASUS ROG Ryujin II 360
This liquid cooler (CPU Coolers) features a 3.5-inch display that keeps users updated about thermal performance. The three 120-millimeter knocks two fans on the radiator have a maximum fan speed of 2000 RPM which is quite impressive. Combined they generate up to 71.6 CFM of airflow tweaks off the hot air out of your chassis. It does that while keeping the noise level as low as 29.7 weighted decibels. The cooling block itself has an embedded fan of its own that rotates at up to 4800 RPM to effectively dissipate the CPU heat.
Giant water block display. Excellent cooling performance. Three high-quality Noctua fans. RGB controller hub included. 6 years warranty. Integrated water block fan.
Pump a bit louder at higher RPMs. Treasured. The main CPU block is heavy. Price and Availability.
6) Corsair iCUE H150i Elite CAPELLIX
The triple fan liquid cooler belongs (CPU Coolers) to the top tier AIO lineup with outstanding thermal performance for the 13 gen Intel chips. This high-end cooler features a brushed copper cold plate that has a split flow design that shows the thermal compound is spread evenly. The radiator of this AIO cooler is 420 millimeters in length and houses triple 140-millimeter RGB fans with a rotational speed of up to 2000 RPM. There are other sizes available as well ranging between 240 to 360 millimeters. Each of the fans has eight LEDs integrated into them which you can adjust by using the IQ software. The 450-millimeter tube is made of low-permission rubber that’s highly unlikely to leak the liquid and thus save components from getting damaged.
Fantastic cooling performance. The Commander Core module is included. ICUE software UI allows for almost complete system management. Convertible Face Plate.
Fan noise at 100%. Corsair 4-pin RGB compatibility is required.
7) Cooler Master Master Liquid ML240L RGB V2
This is another great mid-range AIO cooler for the 13-gen processors. Let’s start with the radiator. Built with a solid aluminum frame size of 240 millimeters and will fit most mid-tower PC chassis without any issues. Then we have the dual chamber pump which belongs to the third-gen lineup and functions through a 3-pin power connector. Lastly, let’s take a look at the sickle flow of 120 RGB fans that rotate at a speed between 650 to 1800 RPM with 62 CFM of airflow. This produces a sleek RGB effect. Apart from that, this silent cooler has a low noise level of less than 15 dB and draws out about 200 watts of power from the PSU.
Very efficient performance for a 240mm AIO liquid cooler. Uses standard square frame fans instead of round frame fans. All-new mounting bracket and screws for easy installation. Included RGB controller enables RGB lighting even on older systems without RGB headers.
Reflective stickers on fans don't look very appealing. RGB controller requires a 4-pin Molex connector.