Best White CPU Coolers 2020 [Buying Guide]

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Best White CPU Coolers

You might be wondering, what is a CPU cooler? Well, we got you covered. A device that is designed to draw the heat away from the system processor and dissipate the heat into the surrounding air is a CPU cooler. By using a CPU cooler, will keep the CPU temperatures lower which in turn improves the overall efficiency and stability of the system. There are two types of CPU cooling, air CPU cooling, and liquid CPU cooling.

The air CPU cooler usually consists of a component that is designed to lower the temperature of an electronic device (in this case, the processor) by dissipating the heat into the surrounding air called the heat sink or combination of heat sink and fan. These kinds of cooling systems are usually referred to as air CPU cooling and are quite often used in conjunction with systems designed to improve airflow.

In liquid CPU cooling, the liquid circulates through the small pipes in a heat sink, drawing the heat from the processor to a dedicated radiator that is located in the system case in the process and dissipating the heat into the air outside of the system. The liquid cools down and travels back through the pipes to the processor and the process continues.

However, adding a cooling device to the system may increase the overall noise level of the system.

But, do you really need an aftermarket cooler instead of a stock cooler? If your only option is an older and less-capable design like a small Intel stock cooler, then yes, I would recommend getting an aftermarket cooler instead. But, if you’re using a newer processor with a quite advanced cooler design, then you may have more options. The expanded size of the heat sink in the Intel’s newer stock cooler will probably keep your processor in a more comfortable temperature, lower than its maximum recommended temperature. Upgrading the cooler in such a case is a bit less necessary. For those of you who just want to have a little more flexibility in their thermal setup or if you want to do some overclocking, then upgrading your CPU cooler is definitely a plus. You’ll be getting an extremely reliable reduction in CPU temperatures and lesser chances of getting an error for expanding performance.

The Best White CPU Coolers in 2020

We are now going to take a look at the list we have compiled of the best possible White CPU Cooler choices for you, along with their quality and budget comparison, in the light of their pros and cons.

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Emerging as one of the most highly recommended CPU coolers out there, the Deepcool Gammaxx 400 white has absolutely beautiful white LED lighting effects and exceptional heat dissipation. The Deepcool Gammaxx 400 white can be mounted with a second fan, but it does get the job done pretty nicely with one fan anyways.


The Deepcool Gammaxx 400 white has a better airflow pathway than the Deepcool’s high-end model Gamer Storm Assassin II dual-tower cooler and the Deepcool Gammaxx 400 white also has wider compatibility with systems that have tall memory modules. The fan can also be moved up or down on the heat sink.

The Deepcool Gammaxx 400 white requires four screws to secure the mounting brackets to the sides of its base. For a motherboard’s stock clip-on retainer with the clips oriented on the sides, the installation kit does come with an AMD bracket. For the Intel’s LGAs up to 1366, the installation kit includes a universal square-ILM bracket with push pin locks and for the Intel’s LGA 2011x specifically, the installation kit includes a similarly slotted bracket with spring-assisted screws. The person installing has to remember to slide the screws all the way to the outer edge of the slots in order to match their motherboard’s threaded retainer holes.

The Deepcool Gammaxx 400 white has one of the smoothest direct-contact heat pipe bases. Filling the gaps next to the pipes with thermal paste usually give the best cooling results.

Supported Socket Types:


Intel socket 130W

LGA20XX LGA1366 LGA115X LGA775


AMD socket 125W

AM4 AM3+ AM3 AM2+ AM2 FM2+ FM2 FM1

(NOTE: Manuals for AM4, please refer to FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2)


Overall Dimensions:135mm X 80mm X 154.5mm
Fan Dimension:120mm X 120mm X 25mm
Net Weight:640g
Bearing Type:Hydro Bearing
Rated Voltage:12VDC
Operating Voltage:10.8~13.2VDC
Started Voltage:7VDC
Rated Current:0.18±10%A
Power Input:2.16W
Fan Speed:900±150~1500±10%RPM
Maximum Air Flow:74.34CFM
Noise:17.8~30dB (A)



The Deepcool Gammaxx 400 white has one of the best performance-to-price ratio for an air cooler. If you want to build a white color themed PC then Deepcool’s Gammaxx 400 white surely is eye-catching with it’s amazing white LED lighting effect while still being a budget-friendly air cooler.

  • Excellent Cooling
  • Budget-friendly
  • Moderate thickness for extra memory clearance
  • Slightly high noise



The Deepcool Neptwin white heat sink has two full-size aluminum cooling fin stacks, like a tower heat sink that’s on steroids. With six 6mm diameter copper heat pipes, two 120mm fans and a 5mm thick copper heat spreader base plate, it’s almost as if there were actually two heat sinks in one.


The Deepcool Neptwin white weighs 1109 grams with 126mm X 136mm dimensions (with fan) and standing 159mm tall. If you’re suspecting that it won’t perform well, if you see the reference charts of the Deepcool Neptwin white you will see that this cooler does indeed perform quite well, with moderate noise.

Having two fans and the twin full-size cooling towers is just part of the story, the main act is how Deepcool configured the cooler’s fan speeds. With the front 120mm PWM fan spinning at 900-1500RPM (based on moment to moment CPU thermal requirements) driving air through the first 40mm thick aluminum fin stack while the center 120mm fan spins at a fixed speed of 1300RPM, making sure that a steady volume of airflow is always being pulled through the two fin stacks. Deepcool Neptwin white shows very little thermal performance fluctuation between its high and low fan speed settings. This means that the heat sink is quite ideally sized for the AMD FX-series and the Intel’s LGA2011 platforms.

The Deepcool Neptwin white CPU air cooler comes with some extra set of springy wire fan clips so a third fan (which is not included) can be tacked on the rear of the cooler if needed.

The Deepcool Neptwin white has raw aluminum fins that are press-fit over six copper heat pipes featuring notches and darts that help in breaking the streamline airflow and produce turbulence. Apart from this the 40mm wide fin surface and the leading edges are plain.

The Deepcool Neptwin white comes with two sets of metal brackets that screw onto the motherboard (whether Intel or AMD) in order to give a firm base to the heat sink that weighs more than 1kg. Deepcool Neptwin white also comes with a small fan speed controller, a zip tie to help managing the fan cables, a syringe of thermal compound and a set of instructions.

Supported Socket Types:


LGA775 LGA1150 LGA1151 LGA1155 LGA1366 LGA2011 LGA2011-v3 LGA2066


FM1 FM2 FM2+ AM2 AM2+ AM3 AM3+ AM4


Overall Dimension:126mm X 136mm X 159mm (With Fan)
Fan Dimension:120mm X 120mm X 26mm (2Pcs)
Net Weight:1109g
Bearing Type:Hydro bearing
Rated Voltage:12VDC
Operating Voltage:10.8~13.2VDC
Started Voltage:7VDC
Rated Current:0.16±10%A / 0.13±10%A (MAX)
Power Input:1.92W / 1.56W
Fan Speed:1300±10%RPM / 900±150~1500±10%RPM
Maximum Air Flow:65.16CFM / 74.34CFM
Noise:26.1dB (A) / 17.8~30dB (A)


The Deepcool Neptwin white has exceptional cooling performance. There are some clearance issues with tall heat spreader RAM but, Deepcool Neptwin white with its pleasing aesthetic design combined with good build quality surely makes it a good choice for users out there who are looking for white color themed PC being moderately priced.

  • Exceptional cooling performance
  • Pleasing aesthetic design
  • Good build quality
  • Good value
  • Clearance issues with tall heat spreader RAM



Deepcool Castle 360EX white is an all-in-one liquid CPU cooler featuring a new pump design. The radiator that it comes with just like most all-in-one liquid CPU coolers is plain and boxy in design but, unlike most all-in-one liquid CPU coolers the radiator itself is also white except for the fins on the radiator. The radiator has an FPI (fins-per-inch) count of 20, which is quite normal for most closed-loop coolers. Deepcool has equipped the Castle 360EX white with sleeved tubing that measures out to 465mm. Deepcool has also integrated an Anti-leak technology in the Castle 360EX white in order to prevent any leakage.


Deepcool’s Anti-leak technology includes a kind of rubber baggy that can shrink and expand in a space at the end of the radiator. While one side holds the coolant and the other side is exposed to the surrounding, that allows the internal pressure of the unit to stay rather close to the environmental pressure. Technically, Anti-leak technology works by offering a kind of pressure relief.

Deepcool Castle 360EX white ships with three TF120-S fans that have the same color frame as the radiator has. At the end of the blades, the fans have a second layer and the fans also have noise-damping anti-vibration pads at the corners of the frame. The fans spin at 500-1800RPM and makeup to 32.1dBA noise. The fans push up to 64.4CFM per fan. You can control the fans through PWM in order to keep the noise levels down during light workloads.

Deepcool Castle 360EX white has a standard pump design. A sleek cylinder having addressable RGB lighting and it also has a replaceable internal logo, so you can replace the logo with the included ying-yang template or create your own. The pump features a 3-phase motor that can consume up to 2.4W. It is not PWM controllable with only a 3-pin connector; on the other hand, it only makes 7.8dBA of noise at its standard speed of 2550RPM. It shouldn’t bother anyway.

Supported Socket Types:


LGA1150 LGA1151 LGA1155 LGA1366 LGA20XX


FM1 FM2 FM2+ AM2 AM2+ AM3 AM3+ AM4 TR4 TRX4


Radiator Dimensions:402mm X 120mm X 27mm
Radiator Material:Aluminum
Net Weight:1705g
Tube Length:465mm
Pump Dimensions:86mm X 75mm X 71mm
Pump Speed:2550 RPM±10%
Pump Noise:17.8dB (A)
Pump Connector:3-pin
Pump Rated Voltage:12VDC
Pump Rated Current:0.2A
Pump Power Consumption:2.4W
Fan Dimensions:120mm X 120mm X 25mm
Fan Speed:500~1800RPM±10%
Fan Airflow:64.4CFM
Fan Air Pressure:2.33mmAq
Fan Noise:≤32.1db (A)
Fan Connector:4-pin PWM
Bearing Type:Hydro Bearing
Fan Rated Voltage:12VDC
Fan Rated Current:0.15A
Fan Power Consumption:1.8W
LED Type:Addressable RGB LED
LED Connector:3-pin (+5V-D-G)
LED Rated Voltage:5VDC
LED Power Consumption:2.25W (PUMP)


The Deepcool Castle 360EX white justifies its price when it comes to performance. You can also take off the top cover of the block to adjust the orientation of the logo or replace the logo with a different logo. The sleeves on the tubing give the tubing a cleaner look. You can also control the lighting as it is addressable RGB. If you’re looking for an all-in-one liquid CPU cooler and are going for a white color themed PC build then you should definitely check out Castle 360EX white.

  • Excellent Cooling
  • Good value
  • Addressable RGB
  • The fins on the radiator are not white if you want a completely white color themed PC
  • The tubing is not white either if you want a completely white color themed PC



The Enermax ETS-T50 Axe is a big, five heat pipes, a direct-contact unit with some interesting features. The ETS-T50 Axe is available in either black or white color, but the one we’re talking about is the one in the matte-white finish.


The ETS-T50 Axe’s front fan is a 120mm X 25mm, branded by Enermax spins at 1800RPM and is rated at 62.32CFM and it also features 36 white LEDs around the circumference. The lights have five different lighting patterns which the user can change using a small, connected button switch.

The fan blades themselves have a shiny silver-adhesive strip that creates a mirror-ball reflection of the lighting at operating speeds. The cooling fan runs a 10-second phase of reverse cycling in order to help get rid of the dust on the blade surfaces that have accumulated. The fan cables are sleeved in white nylon braid in order to match the rest of the cooler and the fan is powered by a four-pin PWM connector. The only awkward component that the entire Enermax ETS-T50 Axe cooler has is its LED switch, as it is a simple button at the end of a 5.00” (127mm) wire that hangs alongside the four-pin PWM cable.

The rear side of the Enermax ETS-T50 Axe houses a unique directional air diffuser instead of a second fan. It can be rotated 360° in order to project the warm exhaust air towards the closest case fan to your liking. To assist with the directional funneling, the slats of the diffuser are also angled and just the fan, it also snaps on and off the CPU cooler by the side clip brackets.

The Enermax ETS-T50 Axe is designed to make use of the directional airflow inside the cooling tower, the vortex wings around each heat pipe as well as the angular folds of the cooling fins themselves for air channeling.

An integrated aluminum block base and the five direct-contact copper heat pipes have a near-mirror finish, with the nearly seamless surface mating of the copper and aluminum.

The Enermax ETS-T50 Axe has spring-tension screws that are affixed to the side wings using the snap retainers, which should help in making it easier to mount.

Enermax ETS-T50 Axe comes with the hardware to support most of the current Intel and AMD sockets, but Threadripper is currently not supported. Enermax’s Dow Corning TC-5121 thermal paste with a syringe applicator and a spreader also comes with Enermax ETS-T50 Axe.

Supported Socket Types:


LGA775 LGA115X LGA1366 LGA2011 LGA2011-3 LGA2066


FM1 FM2 FM2+ AM2 AM2+ AM3 AM3+ AM4


Overall Dimension:138.7mm X 111.9mm X 160mm
Heat Sink Dimension:135.2mm X 65mm X 160mm
Net Weight:860g (With Fan)
Material:Copper Heat Pipes / Aluminum Fins
Fan Dimension:120mm X 120mm X 25mm
Fan Speed:800-1800RPM
Air Flow:27.69 – 62.32CFM
Rated Voltage:12V
Bearing Type:Twister Bearing
Noise:18.9 – 25dB (A)
Connector:4-pin PWM connector


The Enermax ETS-T50 Axe has excellent cooling performance in a budget-friendly price with simple installation and solid, integrated mounting hardware. Enermax ETS-T50 Axe operates at low noise even at 100% speed. Enermax ETS-T50 Axe also has a directional rear diffuser which also makes it a really good choice for the users.

  • Excellent Cooling
  • Good value
  • Simple installation and solid, integrated mounting hardware.
  • Low noise even at 100% speed
  • Directional rear diffuser
  • Limited colors (Either black or white)



Nowadays a high-end CPU can easily hit 200W+ at stock and can hit 300W, 400W or even 500W range under full load while overclocked. Even though there are some decent air coolers available in the market, most performance-oriented users turn towards liquid cooling for better stability in CPU performance and lower temperature.


The Enermax LIQTECH II 360 white looks like a standard 360mm all-in-one cooler, yet Enermax is claiming that the LIQTECH II 360 white can handle a 500-watt TDP. Enermax LIQTECH II 360 supports both Intel and AMD modern sockets except the AMD’s TR4 socket.

The Enermax LIQTECH II 360 white comes with a radiator that measures 394mm (length) X 120mm (width) X 28mm (thick). The Enermax LIQTECH II 360 white comes with three 120mm static pressure fans. The fans measure 120mm X 120mm X 25mm. The fans feature a high-pressure blade design for better cooling performance as well as anti-vibration rubber pads in the corners that ensure lower noise.

Enermax LIQTECH II 360 white features a powerful EF1 pump design that has flow rates of up to 450 liters per hour that moves seven times more fluid than the average AIO pump that moves about 65 liters per hour. Block and pump combo measures 71mm (length) X 71mm (width) X 60mm (height), while the cold plate itself measures 56mm (length) X 56mm (width) X 3mm (thick) at the thickest point. The cold plate of the Enermax LIQTECH II 360 white uses their patented shunt-channel-technology (SCT), which is designed to eliminate heat surge and boosts thermal conductivity by increasing coolant flow. The SCT allows the non-heated and heated coolant to swap channels and increase utilization rates.

Enermax LIQTECH II 360 white has flexible, 400mm polyamide rubber tubing. There is a layer of flexible polyamide that is weaved through the tubing. Polyamide is a synthetic polymer; nylon is most common in it that ensures that the tubing is impermeable. Nylon sleeving covers the tubing, which makes the cooler aesthetically pleasing.

Enermax LIQTECH II 360 white has an Aurabelt water block that features addressable RGB lighting, which can be controlled by the motherboard and is supported by all major RGB software from the board partners. It includes Mystic Light, RGB Fusion and Aura Sync, while the Enermax also includes an in-line RGB controller as well; it is useful if you have a motherboard that doesn’t have RGB headers. Enermax LIQTECH II 360 white has a 4-pin connection on the same side of the pump that the PWM connector comes out of. The 4-pin connector connects the RGB lighting that is on the pump to either the in-line RGB controller that comes with the cooler or an RGB header on the motherboard.

Supported Socket Types:


LGA1150 LGA1151 LGA1155 LGA1156 LGA1366 LGA2011 LGA2011-3 LGA2066


FM1 FM2 FM2+ AM2 AM2+ AM3 AM3+ AM4


Pump Bearing:Ceramic nano PI bearing
Pump Rated Voltage:12V
Pump Rated Current:0.4A
RGB LED Rated Current:0.5A
Radiator Dimension:394mm X 120mm X 28mm
Fan Dimension:120mm X 120mm X 25mm
Fan Bearing:Twister bearing
Fan Speed:500-2300RPM
Fan Rated Voltage:12V
Fan Rated Current:0.3A
Fan Air Flow:23.81 ~ 102.17CFM
Noise Level:14 ~ 28 dB (A)
Connector:4-pin PWM



The Enermax LIQTECH II 360 white performs really well. Enermax LIQTECH II 360 white is a great option for the average gamer or consumer. It is costs lesser than many other AIO coolers from other companies, plus it also has Aurabelt waterblock with addressable RGB lighting which makes it a really good choice for the price point.

  • Great Cooling performance
  • Reasonable price
  • Aurabelt waterblock RGB lighting
  • Available in white color
  • It may need some manual adjustments to fan profiles for quiet working



Phanteks PH-TC14PE white features a standard dual tower, five 8mm heat pipes heat sink. Standing 168mm tall and a wide 144mm X 161mm footprint. Phanteks PH-TC14PE white comes with two 140mm PWM fans in a push-pull configuration. The fans spin at 900-1200RPM and can be slightly audible to be pretty quiet.


The Phanteks PH-TC14PE has a thick nickel-plated copper base plate from which the copper heat pipes fan out of and go into the tall anodized cooling towers. Both the fans are held easily with wire fan clips that lock into the sides of the fin stack. The fans rest against clear elastomer strips that are used to isolate the heat sink from minor vibrations.

Phanteks PH-TC14PE comes with two 140mm fans that use a nine-bladed impeller with three small notches and vertical winglets on each blade. Each fan is rated for 60-78CFM of airflow.

The nickel-plated copper heat pipes and aluminum fins are soldered together, with the aim to lower the thermal joint resistance. Some gaps are still visible on close inspection.

Supported Socket Types:


LGA775 LGA1366 LGA115X LGA2011


FM1 FM2 AM2 AM2+ AM3 AM3+ AM4 TR4


Heat Sink Dimensions Without Fans:134mm X 140mm X 160mm
Heat Sink Dimensions With Fans:159mm X 140mm X 171mm
Net Weight With Fans:1110g(Single) / 1250g(Dual)
Fan Model:PH-F140HP Premium Fans
Fan Diameter:140mm
Fan Speed:900-1200RPM
Noise:15.2-19dB (A)
Air Flow:60.1-78.1CFM
Fan Bearing:Updraft Floating Balance bearing
Rated Voltage:12V
Rated Current:0.15A
Power Consumption:1.8W


The Phanteks PH-TC14PE white has outstanding performance and also comes in various colors. It can also support three fans. Phanteks PH-TC14PE white has good build quality and stays quiet and having a really good finish on it with excellent materials makes it a really good choice for the users.

  • Outstanding cooling performance
  • Great choice of colors
  • Stays quiet
  • Flexible fan mounting and support of up to three fans
  • Excellent materials with good finish
  • Presentation could be better
  • Slightly pricey for an air CPU cooler



The Corsair H100i RGB platinum SE appears identical to the Corsair H100i Pro, both of them have a 240mm radiator and the same aesthetics. However, the coolers have completely different internal specifications.


The Platinum series is designed to provide the users with the best performance that works excellently for high-end PCs. Corsair achieves this by using fans that can push more air compared to the fans that come with the Corsair’s Pro model. Corsair has also changed the internal form of the cooling plate.

Corsair H100i RGB Platinum SE cooler features a pump, cooling plate, and radiator that are designed by CoolIT Systems. By using a completely new split-flow base, CoolIT managed to successfully boost the overall efficiency. They have internally decreased the sharp turns in order to enhance the path for the liquid to flow.

Corsair H100i RGB Platinum SE comes with the Corsair LL Series RGB magnetic – levitation PWM 120mm fans. In order to provide the users with the best cooling, these fans deliver adequate static pressure and airflow.

The cooling block has a total of sixteen RGB lights and each of the fans has four separate RGB lights, which means that there is a total of twenty-four RGB LED lights that you can manage via the Corsair iCUE software.

The fans that come with the Corsair H100i RGB Platinum SE spin at 2200RPM that can make them either slightly audible or really silent. With the PWM fan controls, you can adjust the speed between 600-1500RPM in order to decrease noise level or increase the airflow. Making use of the 120mm fan blades and being the hydraulic bearing type, they are designed for low noise function without sacrificing performance.

Supported Socket Types:


LGA1150 LGA1151 LGA1155 LGA1156 LGA2011 LGA2066



Cold Plate Material:Copper
Radiator Material:Aluminum
Radiator Dimensions:277mm X 120mm X 27mm
Fan Dimensions:120mm X 25mm
Fan Speed:2200RPM
Fan Bearing Type:Hydraulic bearing type
Radiator Size:240mm
Fan Model:Corsair LL Series
Fan Airflow:63CFM
Noise Level:36dB (A)


The Corsair H100i RGB Platinum SE AIO cooler has excellent aesthetics and has exceptional cooling performance. It is one of the finest devices in the market; however, it is a bit expensive compared to the other coolers of its kind. It has vibrant lights with brilliant design as well as exceptional cooling performance. It is also easy to install and it comes in white color which makes it a really good choice for anyone who’s looking for a white color themed PC build or great cooling performance.

  • Exceptional cooling performance
  • Stunning design
  • Vibrant lights
  • Easy to install
  • A little bit expensive compared to the other coolers of its kind


Which White Air CPU Cooler is best for you?

If you want better cooling performance than your stock CPU cooler and don’t have much budget, then we would recommend that you check out the Deepcool Gammaxx 400 white since it can handle the heat from the CPU under heavy loads easily and much better than a stock cooler, but if you want more than that and for not much of a price difference, then we would recommend that you check out the Enermax ETS-T50 Axe white or the Deepcool NEPTWIN white. If you have quite a high budget and want really good cooling performance, then we would recommend that you check out the Phanteks PH-TC14PE white as it is a little bit pricey for an air CPU cooler.

Which White Liquid CPU Cooler is best for you?

If you are looking for an All-In-One liquid CPU cooler with great cooling performance while not going out of your budget, then we would recommend that you check out the Deepcool Castle 360EX white, if you don’t care about the white radiator with the black radiator fins, after all the fans are going to cover it anyway and if you also don’t care much about the little bit of thermal throttling here and there. However, if you have a little bit more budget than that, then we would recommend that you should check out the Enermax LIQTECH II 360 white as it has a more stable cooling performance with just a small price difference. But, if you really have a high budget and want to overclock your CPU quite higher and want stable performance, then we would definitely recommend that you get the Corsair H100i RGB Platinum SE since it had stable performance and didn’t make much noise and has a great design, this is the one to go with. However, it is quite expensive.

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