Best AIO cooler for Corsair 275R Airflow 2021

NZXT Kraken Z53
NZXT Kraken Z53 (Image credit: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central)

I'm a fan of the Corsair 275R Airflow and believe it offers excellent value for those wanting to build a PC on a tighter budget. Even the best PC cases require good cooling to keep components running within optimal temperature ranges, and the 275R Airflow is no exception. Here are our recommendations for best AIO cooler for the Corsair 275R Airflow.

Corsair Hydro iCUE H100i Elite 280mm

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Same brand

The Corsair Hydro Series is a range of strong AIO liquid coolers that comes in a clean white (or black) look. If you're someone who wants a two-toned look in their case and the benefits of an easy-to-install cooler, this is it. The fans and water block are RGB friendly, which is great since the Airflow case doesn't come with any RGB lighting.

be quiet! PURE LOOP 280mm

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Best value

be quiet! makes some of the best fans on the market for PC cooling so it only makes sense that the company should know a thing or two about water cooling. The PURE LOOP series offers excellent value for keeping the CPU in check under load. It's a 280mm AIO without any RGB lighting but does come with a detached pump for less vibration and noise.

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The Corsair 275R Airflow is a great budget case that can support AIO coolers with radiators up to 360mm in length. This opens up a large collection of supported coolers, some of which have been highlighted in this collection. We'd recommend at least 240mm as a sweet spot for most processors.

NZXT's Kraken Z63 is a beast of a cooler. This thing can handle an overclocked AMD Ryzen 9 5950X without issue. It's available in black or white, has a small display to show temperatures or cool GIFs, and has two very good static pressure-optimized fans.

The rest of our recommendations are great for keeping with the same Corsair brand, saving some money in the process, or splashing out and getting the best thermal capacity for overclocking.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.