Intel LGA 1156 Cooler Roundup gives you heatsink mounting nightmares

by Rafael Hernandez on December 18, 2009 · 0 comments

Corsair H50Testing a selection of coolers is more difficult than you might think. Besides having to carefully control the ambient temperature you’re going to dread mounting cooling hardware and their assorted brackets over and over again.

Thankfully Hexus has done all of that so you don’t have to. They have a look at a number of cooling solutions from Corsair, Arctic Cooling, Scyte and Zalman which should handle your Intel LGA 1156 cooling needs:

It’s been a while since our last cooler group test, and since then Intel has released processors based upon a new socket, LGA1156, so if you’re in the market for a new CPU cooler and have between £40-£75 to spend, which one do you choose?

We take a look at some of the latest designs from Arctic Cooling, Corsair, Scythe and Zalman to find out which performs best on our recently-revamped LGA1156 test platform with a Core i7 870 CPU.

A bit unfair tossing watercooling into the mix but given that it’s an inexpensive option you can’t fault them for that.

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