Find great deals on CPU cooler and case fans at Misco, from leading brands such as Akasa and Startech. With the majority of our case fans costing under £10, we also stock quality copper CPU heatsink & fans at this price point - with more expensive (ultra high performance) versions available for overclocking enthusiasts, including the excellent Akasa Venom Voodoo.
Multi-platform coolers, designed for current Intel and AMD processors offer ultra quiet operation and exceptional cooling for CPUs up to 150W TDP (Thermal Design Power). This ensures compatibility with the very latest CPUs, including Intel LGA 2011 socket processors, while mounting kits or cam-lever clips (for AMD socket CPUs) are used for secure mounting on older Intel LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156 socket CPUs. and LGA1366 platforms.
CPU coolers - with aluminum heatsinks included - help dssipate the heat around the CPU, often being provided with tool-less clips for easy connection to a motherboard. Older designs sit the cooler on top of the heatsink, while newer designs such as the Akasa low profile cooler have a multi directional heatsink that also surrounds the fan itself.
For compatibility, check the CPU socket type of your CPU i.e. LGA 1156 (also known as Socket H) for Intel processors, together with its motherboard format for suitability i.e. Standard ATX, Micro ATX and Mini ITX formats. For a full list of CPU sockets visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPU_socket (covers both AMD & Intel processors).
Performance thermal compound is also required to attach the cooler to the top of the CPU die.
High performance 120mm case fans not only supply more airflow than 80mm models but, when combined with PWM automatic speed control (digital signalling to control power) allows fan noise to be kept to a minimum. Although noise (dB) levels are also dependent upon fan design, the reliability and life-span of a case fan is dictated by its bearing design. With two main types of bearing - namely ball and sleeve, ball bearing fans are typically more expensive, athough the upside is improved reliability, better heat endurance and quieter operation (at high speeds).
Good value twin ball bearing fans from brands such as Akasa and Startech are available with 3 pin and 4 pin adapters included. Hydro dynamic bearing fans are among the smoothest available, though their non-friction operation makes them more expensive, whilst offering lower dB levels and better durability (including 2 year guarantees in some cases).
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