And the win­ner is...

APC Australia - - Technotes -

There never will be a ones­o­lu­tion-fits-all when it comes to CPU heatsinks. Re­gard­less of how you look at it, whether it’s one of our three cat­e­gories or some­thing else, each type of cool­ing has its flaws. Ul­ti­mately, it of­ten de­pends en­tirely on what pro­ces­sor you’re cool­ing — af­ter all, there’s not much point putting a 360mm triple-fan AIO on top of an In­tel Core i3-8100. For many, the stock cooler will work just fine. How­ever, for us, ar­guably it’s all about choos­ing the right af­ter­mar­ket so­lu­tion AIO or tower. Al­though liq­uid cool­ers are by far the most ef­fi­cient at trans­fer­ring heat quickly, and a fan­tas­tic op­tion for those look­ing for a stylish and com­pat­i­ble cool­ing so­lu­tion for the hearts of their ma­chines, there is some in­her­ent risk. If it were a life and death sit­u­a­tion, and some­one forced us to pick just one, an air tower would be our an­swer. They sim­ply are king of the hill. OK, so there are a few clear­ance is­sues ev­ery now and again, but thanks to their sim­ple de­sign, ex­cep­tional per­for­mance, and con­sis­tent re­li­a­bil­ity, there’s lit­tle not to love about them.

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