Earlier this year we saw an interesting leak on Twitter about an Amazon Basics CPU cooler. Looking at the leaked photos it had a striking resemblance to Cooler Master’s Hyper 212 air cooler, which has been pretty much the staple for a low-cost entry level CPU cooler. At the time we actually reached out to Cooler Master to see if they were making this new cooler for Amazon and they said they “approved the design and technology” for it. Since the coolers initial launch the listing now says “with Cooler Master Technology”. With all that said this seems to be one of the most affordable CPU air coolers currently available at only $28.51. The cooler itself is pretty small with its single tower design, but it does feature four copper heatpipes and a 92mm RGB fan that comes a controller. Is this cooler worth picking up? Read on as we find out!
– CPU cooling fan with Cooler Master Technology; compact size ideal for small form factor systems
– Quiet fan with cooling pulse width modulation (PWM); max. noise level: 29.38 dBA. Fan speed adjustable for maximum airflow; fan speed: 600-2000 RPM (PWM) ± 10% ; fan airflow: 34.73 CFM
– 4 heat pipes with Direct Contact technology for reliable heat dissipation. Stacked aluminum fin design for optimal airflow towards the heat pipes
– CPU Socket Compatibility: LGA 1700, LGA 1200, LGA 1151, LGA 1150, LGA 1155, LGA 1156, AM5, AM4
– CPU Socket NON-Compatibility: LGA 2066, LGA 2011-V3, LGA 2011, AM3+, AM2+ FM2+, FM1. Verify motherboard socket types in advance
– RGB LED controller for customizable colors and effects at the touch of a button. Snap-on bracket for quick, easy installation and removals
– Product dimensions: 4.02 x 3.28 x 5.35 inches (LxWxH); 0.9 lbs
The CPU cooler comes in a pretty typical Amazon Basics box.
Getting everything out of the box we have the CPU cooler itself, all of your mounting hardware, thermal paste, RGB controller, and instructions.