13 Intel Core i7 LGA 1366 CPU Coolers Compared

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13 CPU Coolers Face Off

The Intel Core i7 platform includes a larger CPU socket that forces you to get a new CPU cooler. The task of picking out the right cooler can be daunting, so we figured that we’d give you all the information in one article to make the task of finding information and comparisons easy. This time around we are adding in 6 more coolers to the line up for a total of 13 coolers.

Core i7 CPU Cooler Roundup

The new coolers for this round are the Cooler Master V10, Spire TherMax II, Thermaltake ISGC-300, ISGC-400, and SpinQ, as well as the Titian Fenrir. First, let’s take a quick look at the entire line up and then we can take a little closer look one at a time. Like the last time, to keep things fair we will go in alphabetical order by manufacturer.

Cooler dimensions Weight Fan Size Price
Height Width depth
Asus Triton 81 144.7 117.6 120.5 695g 90mm $63.63
Cooler Master V8 161.1 120 128 866g 120mm $62.49
Cooler Master V10 161.3 129.6 236.5 1.2kg 120mm $121.98
Noctua NH-C12P 114 126 152 730g 120mm $66.98
Noctua NH-U12P 158 126 95 770g 120mm $64.99
Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 158 126 119 940g 120mm $79.99
Spire TherMax II 155 125 112 550g 120mm $44.95
Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme 1366 RT 156 90 120.5 1.02kg 120mm $65.99
Thermaltake ISGC-300 161 96 126 697g 120mm $49.99
Thermaltake ISGC-400 108 126 152 697g 120mm $53.99
Thermaltake SpinQ 151.8 124 132 667g 80mm $59.99
Titian Fenrir 156 90 120.5 720g 120mm $53.55
Vigor Monsoon III LT 160 120.9 131 855g 120mm $55.40

The heavy weight of the group is the Cooler Master V10 weighing in at a hair over a 1kg; the V10 is also the tallest at 161.3mm tall. All the coolers are pretty much 700g or heavier, so using “light” and “Core i7 cooler” in the same sentence will not be used much.

On to the first cooler, the Asus Triton 81!

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