Best CPU Coolers for AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X in 2022

Choosing a Ryzen Threadripper processor means that you'll have a beefy CPU with plenty of physical cores on quite a large package. A drawback of such performance is heat, which the 3960X will produce plenty of. Luckily, there are some awesome options available to cool down the processor, including the stock cooler that comes with the CPU. If you want an aftermarket cooler, however, this collection is for you.

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AMD packs quite a capable cooler with the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and it's pretty good at handling the monster of a processor. However, if you want to go the extra mile with an aftermarket solution, one of our recommendations here will be more than up for the job.

If you really want to see what the 3960X can do, pair it up with ASUS ROG Ryujin 360, which features a 360mm radiator, pump (with fan), and an LCD for a unique-looking build. It's a little pricey, but well worth it if your budget can stretch. The included pump fan is brilliant for keeping VRMs and other important components cooled, which is something most AIO coolers fail to do.

The Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 from be quiet! is a sound air cooler with an even better price tag. Don't let this affordability fool you into thinking it's not up to the job of taking on the Threadripper 3960X because it is.

Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds is 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 over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.