Could you help me arrange the cpu coolers in terms of their cooling ability?
I want to know each cpu cooling ability, so could you guys help me arrange the following cpu coolers in terms of cooling ability ( in score, not temps ) from best to weakest, I need to know the RPM and noise level as well to give fair comparison. The cpu coolers are Thermalright SilverArrow SB-E, Thermalright SilverArrow SB-E Extreme, Phanteks PH-TC14PE, Zalman CNPS12X, SilverStone Heligon HE01, ThermalTake Frio Extreme, NZXT Havik 140, NZXT Havik 120, Deepcool Assassin, Deepcool Neptwin, Noctua NH-D14, Noctua NH-U14S, Noctua NH-C14, Cooler Master TPC 812, Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, Cooler Master V8 GTS, Bequiet Dark Rock Pro 2. Thank You, your contribution would help me and the community.
animal said:Try going to www.frostytech.com and looking at some of their reviews. If you find one you have listed, just see if frostytech has reviewed it and look at their review, in the temp section will be a listing of the reviewed unit and how it stacks up against many others they have reviewed.
Sad to say frostytech only compared the cooling ability of half of the cpu coolers I shown.
Here are a handful of links for reviews and round-ups doing a comparison of a number of the coolers listed. Ultimately, it will be most difficult to come up with a list that is definitive, but it's possible to get a pretty good idea.
Still, constructing a list isn't a bad idea. It would probably be easiest to create categories: single towers and double-towers.
On a side note, the Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E and SB-E Extreme are the same heatsink, but the SB-E Extreme comes with fans that essentially have two times the max RPM.