So you picked yourself up a new AMD Ryzen 2700 processor, and now you need a way to keep it cool. Traditionally, people use fans that hook up to the motherboard to dissipate heat; however, another excellent way to get rid of heat is through a liquid cooling system. Attach a liquid cooling system to your Ryzen 2700, and you’ll be able to keep it easily at normal operating temperatures, even under heavy loads.
So if you’re ready to get started in liquid cooling for your AMD Ryzen 2700, follow along below — we’re showing you the five best liquid CPU coolers for Ryzen 2700. Let’s dive right into it!
Alphacool Eisbaer 280
And in fifth place for our favorite liquid CPU cooler is the Eisbaer 280 from Alphacool. Liquid cooling traditionally costs quite a bit of money, but Alphacool has managed to nail the formula between performance and value for money here. It’ll easily keep your Ryzen 2700 cool, even under heavy loads.
The Eisbaer 280 its also one of the few liquid coolers out there that won’t have you download extra software to manage and customize it. Setup the radiator and pump system on your chip/socket, install and update drivers, and then you can customize everything straight from the system BIOS menus. The Eisbaer 280 is available in a variety of radiator different sizes — 120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm, 360mm, 420mm. Price does jump the larger you go in radiator size, but the 280mm is probably the most affordable as far as the performance and value for money mixture go; however, if you plan on doing regular overclocking or seeing how far you can push your CPU, we might recommend a larger radiator.
Corsair H100I V2
If you haven’t heard of Corsair before, you’ve likely been living under a rock! Corsair is well known for their power supplies, cases, PC components, and even gaming peripherals. That said, they bring all of that experience into the H100I V2 liquid CPU cooler. It’s an extremely versatile liquid cooler, working with AM4 and LGA 1151 sockets, as well as many older, legacy sockets. You can use this cooling system with almost anything right now. However, unlike Alphacool’s Eisbaer, you cannot adjust performance or make customizations from the BIOS. You’ll have to download Corsair’s own software on your PC — the iCUE software. Set iCUE up, and you can make a number of adjustments, including control over the RGB colors, fan speed, and etc.
Corsair H100I PRO RGB
Number three on our list is essentially the same as number two — the Corsair H100I. However, Corsair has designed this one essentially for enthusiasts. You get some of the same cooling performance here, as well as reliability; however, there are a few luxury features that Corsair adds into the PRO RGB model. For example, you now have RGB lights that you can customize — your primary lighting ability here is actually on the water pump itself — and there’s a number of colors that you can customize it within the downloadable iCUE software.
In addition to controlling colors, you can control individual fan speeds and pump speed from this software as well. Coolant temperatures can even be monitored straight from iCUE. There’s also a unique Zero RPM Mode where cooling fans stop entirely when your processor is at a low temperature, eliminating noise from your PC entirely.
Thermaltake 240 Water 3.0
Coming in at number two on our list, we’re looking at an excellent option from Thermaltake — the 240mm Water 3.0 liquid cooler. This one was designed for the average consumer — Thermaltake has a version called the Floe Ring, which had some luxury features that made it insanely expensive and unachievable for most. That said, this Thermaltake 240 Water 3.0 drops those luxury features — such as app support and RGB lighting — to give consumers access to a high performance liquid cooling system at an affordable price. It’s also extremely quiet, as the built-in governor does an excellent job at limiting fan RPMs, even under heavy loads.
Corsair H115I Pro
Our number one favorite is the Corsair H115I Pro. This is a step above from the Corsair H100I’s, giving you access to much better cooling power. As many of the liquid coolers do, this one comes in a variety of radiator sizes, but 280mm seems to be the sweet spot in terms of value for money; however, do keep in mind that, if you plan to overclock, or do any demanding tasks on a regular basis, you might want to get a larger radiator size. The dual-fan liquid cooler is able to stay quiet, provide excellent fan performance and airflow, Just like our other Corsair models, you can manage and customize everything straight from the iCUE program.
As you can see, there are a lot of excellent liquid CPU coolers for the Ryzen 2700. Any one of these will do an excellent job at keeping it under safe operating temperatures, but the Corsair H115I Pro is definitely the way to go if you’re doing anything demanding on the processor.
Do you have a favorite liquid CPU cooler for the Ryzen 2700? What is it? Let us know in the comments section below.