Best CPU Coolers for i5 10600K

Best CPU Coolers for i5 10600K
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If your gaming PC recently got an upgrade to an Intel® Core™ i5-10600K Processor, congratulations, you have one of the best gaming CPUs rearing and ready to go. It delivers on smooth gaming performance and has plenty of overclocking headroom. You knew that already, though.

However, since it doesn't come bundled with a cooler, you may be on the lookout for one. Not to worry, that's why you have Rigor Mortis Tortoise to give you an overview of the best CPU coolers for Intel Core i5-10600K.

#1 Noctua NH-D15


Noctua knows a thing or two about questing with whisper-quiet cooling technology. The ND-D15 is a dual tower cooler with an expanded heat pipe sinking layout. Automatic speed control makes it exceptionally efficient when you're in the moment, headphones on, music blaring.

Self-described as the deluxe choice for overclockers and silent enthusiasts alike. We couldn't agree more.

#2 be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4


What else would you expect from a company calling themselves be quiet? No librarian style shushing here, just immense cooling performance and virtually inaudible operation. I dare you to put your ear next to it. It's that quiet.

Seven high-performance copper heat pipes and airflow optimized fan blades aren't kidding around. The decoupled fan mounting and vibration-isolating elements on the heat sink ensure that blissful quiet.



This liquid CPU cooler offers fantastic performance, low noise, and robust software for a budget price. If you're an LED rig nerd, you will love the built-in RGB LEDs to give you complete control over whatever lighting design you choose, including color cycling. Adjust the pump and the fan speed to whatever your gaming needs are. Quiet operation, best performance at custom speeds.

That's a lot of (quiet) bang for your buck!

#4 Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240


If we were choosing a CPU cooler on name alone, I think this one would win, hands down. Thankfully, Artic has more than just a cool name going for it. For all-in-one cooling, the Liquid Freezer can keep even the most powerful processors ice cold. Their new, in-house, developed water pump hums quietly in the background of your gaming experiences.

Did I mention the very competitive 6-year warranty?

#5 Corsair H115i RGB Platinum


Part of Corsair's hydro series, this liquid CPU cooler means business. Apart from the usual quiet performance and improved airflow, it also features magnetic levitation PWM fans, which deliver a blast of color. The dynamic, multi-zine RGB pump also comes with 16 individually controlled RGB LEDs, which light up to match the unique qualities of your build.

Groove along to sights and sounds as you game the night away. Or pull the curtains shut and pretend it's 2 AM somewhere. I don't judge.

Some more CPU Cooler Tips

Before making a final choice on your CPU cooler, make sure to check:

  • Dimensions
  • Thermal Performance
  • Noise Level
  • Aesthetics Looks
  • Competitive Pricing

Decided to go with i7 11700K instead? No problem, we have an article for the best CPU cooler for that processor, too.