Best Budget CPU Coolers under $50 in 2017 [AM4 Socket Supported]

An Aftermarket CPU cooler is one of the most essential components of a gaming PC. A stock cooler is only good for basic needs but if you want to overclock your processor for extra performance then you do need a good aftermarket cooler for your CPU. Also during gaming, processor can become very hot due to continuous use and to keep their temperature down to safer levels you have to use a good aftermarket CPU cooler. Also some of the unlocked processors come without heatsink and for them you have to buy an aftermarket CPU cooler of decent quality. It is also a good practice to install a good aftermarket CPU cooler for your mid-range to high-end processor even if it comes with a stock cooler. It will certainly increase the life and performance of your processor.

An Aftermarket CPU Cooler provides way better cooling performance compared to stock coolers that comes bundled with the processor. Aftermarket CPU cooler can be very expensive depending on their performance especially liquid CPU coolers or CPU water coolers. But there are some budget CPU coolers that provides very good cooling performance and are also easy on your pocket. So here in this post I am going to provide to list of best budget Aftermarket CPU Coolers under 50 dollars for both Intel and AMD Sockets (inlcuding Socket AM4).

See also: Best Liquid CPU Coolers for High-end Processors

Best Aftermarket CPU Air Coolers under $50 for Intel & AMD Processors

Here are the best affordable Aftermarket CPU Coolers for Intel and AMD processors that also supports latest AM4 Socket for AMD Ryzen Processors including both Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 5 processors. These are traditional heatsink and fan (HSF) Air coolers and all of them are equipped with PWM Fan. You can get these below mentioned aftermarket CPU coolers for under 50 dollars.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is the most popular and one of best budget CPU coolers around. The cooler supports all the AMD and Intel CPU sockets. This CPU Cooler also supports the latest AMD AM4 Socket using the AM4 bracket (RR-ACCY-AM4B-R1), for which you have to contact Cooler Master USA.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVOThis CPU cooler comes with 4 Copper Heat Pipes which are in direct contact with the processor and each other for better transfer and dissipation of heat. Cooler Master calls it CDC (Continuous Direct Contact) technology. It comes with one 120mm fan which is quiet enough and does a great job in keeping the CPU temperature well below dangerous levels even during CPU load. It has dual fan design which means you can also add another 120mm fan if you want some extra cooling performance. The cooler is a bit taller at 159mm for some mini-ITX or mini-tower cases, so before buying it make sure that fits in your computer case.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA 2066 / 2011-3 / 2011 / 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 1151 / 1150 / 775 socket, AMD AM4* / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / FM2+ / FM2 / FM1 socket
No. of Fans 1 + 1 (optional)
Fan Size 120mm
Fan Speed 600 – 2000 RPM
Heat Pipes Yes, 4 Copper Heat Pipes
Cooler Height 159mm

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CRYORIG H7 CPU Cooler

CRYORIG may not be a popular name as Cooler Master but it does offer very good range of CPU cooling solutions. Here we have CRYORIG H7 CPU Cooler which is a very good budget aftermarket CPU cooler and it supports all the major Intel and AMD Sockets (including AM4 using Upgrade Kit).

CRYORIG H7 Tower CoolerThe design of this Cooler Heat Sink features a proprietary Hive Fin structure which allows for a combination of Jet Fin Acceleration and Turbulence Reduction, as well as strengthening structural strength of the fin stacks. It comes with three heat pipes with copper base and has one 120mm fan which is powerful and quieter too. The other great thing about this cooler is that it has lower height of only 145mm which means it can fit in almost all computer cases including mini-ITX cases. Also the performance of this Cooler is almost comparable to that of Hyper 212 EVO.

CRYORIG H7 CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA 1150 / LGA 1151 / LGA 1155 / LGA 1156, AMD FM1 / FM2 / FM2+ / AM3 / AM3+
No. of Fans 1
Fan Size 120mm
Fan Speed 330 – 1600 RPM
Heat Pipes Yes, 3
Cooler Height 145mm

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MSI CORE FROZR L CPU Cooler

This is stylish and modern looking CPU cooler form the house of MSI. MSI CORE FROZR L CPU Cooler supports all the major Intel and AMD Sockets including AM4. The cooler comes with a sufficiently large heatsink with nickel plated copper base plate and four heat pipes. The cooler is accompanied by a high performance Premium Thermal Compound X for efficient transfer of heat from the CPU to the heat sink.

MSI CORE FROZR L CPU CoolerMSI CORE FROZR L comes with 120mm TORX fan for increased cooling performance and super silent operation. You can find MSI TORX fans on their mid-range and high-end graphics card cooling solution too. The heat sink has dual fan design which means you can add another 120mm when your require more cooling. The performance of this MSI Cooler is amazing and it can easily handle high-end processors from both Intel and AMD.

MSI CORE FROZR L CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA 2066 / 2011-3/ 2011/ 1366/ 1156/ 1155/ 1151/ 1150/ 775 , AMD AM4/ FM2/ FM1/ AM3+/ AM3/ AM2+/ AM2
No. of Fans 1 + 1 (optional)
Fan Size 120mm
Fan Speed 500 – 1800 RPM
Heat Pipes Yes, 4 heatpipes
Cooler Height 155mm

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ARCTIC Freezer 13 CPU Cooler

ARCTIC is an renowned company that specializes in cooling solutions for both Graphics Cards and CPUs. Here from Arctic we have ARCTIC Freezer 13 which is an affordable and high performance CPU cooler. The cooler supports virtually all the Intel and AMD CPU sockets that include AM4 Socket too for AMD Ryzen processors and AM4 motherboards.

ARCTIC Freezer 13 CPU CoolerARCTIC Freezer 13 comes with a relatively large 45-fin heatsink and a 92mm fan which is super silent in operation. In fact this is one of the quietest CPU coolers that you can find in the market. The cooler also comes with four copper heatpipes that are connected to the CPU with a large copper base. The performance of this CPU cooler is top notch and you can easily overclock your processor to decent levels without any fear. Also the cooler is very easy to install compared to others. The cooler has height of only 130mm which means it can be fit in compact as well as tiniest of cases including mini-ITX ones. Highly Recommended by me.

ARCTIC Freezer 13 CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA 1366, 1150, 1151, 1156, 1155 and 775, AMD FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2, 939 and 754
No. of Fans 1
Fan Size 95mm
Fan Speed 600 – 2000 RPM
Heat Pipes Yes, 3 Copper Heatpipes
Cooler Height 130mm

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Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 CPU Cooler [Blue LED]

This is one of the cheapest CPU coolers that you can get for your Intel or AMD processor. It also supports latest AM4 Socket for AMD Ryzen processors and motherboards. This CPU Coolers resembles the looks of Cooler Master Hyper 12 EVO and it comes with one 120mm fan and 4 copper heatpipes that are in direct contact with the CPU.

Deepcool GAMMAX 400 CPU CoolerThe fan is relatively silent and comes with a fancy blue LED that looks cool in dark. This cooler is on the taller side with height of 155mm. The performance of this cooler is way better than the stock cooler. So if you are on tight budget then Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 CPU Cooler will not disappoint you. Recommended for budget users.

Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA2011-v3/ LGA2011/ LGA1366/ LGA1156/ LGA1155/ LGA1150/ LGA1151/ LGA775, AMD AM4/ FM2+/ FM2/ FM1/ AM3+/ AM3/ AM2+/ AM2
No. of Fans 1 with Blue LED
Fan Size 120mm
Fan Speed 900 – 1500 RPM
Heat Pipes Yes, 4 Copper Heatpipes
Cooler Height 155mm

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Deepcool GAMMAXX 300 CPU Cooler

Another very good value for money CPU cooler from Deepcool that has good performance and supports almost all CPU Sockets including latest AM4. This is a relatively small cooler at only 136mm in height but it does not disappoint on performance.

Deepcool GAMMAXX 300 CPU Cooler

Deepcool GAMMAXX 300 CPU Cooler comes with a single 120mm PWM fan and 3 copper heatpipes that remains in direct contact with the CPU for better heat dissipation. Deepcool calls it as CTT “Core Touch Technology”. This is a very silent CPU cooler and is way better than your stock cooler. It is very affordable and you can get it under 25 dollars which is dirt cheap. Highly Recommended for users with mini-ITX cases or who are on tight budget and want performance better than the stock cooler.

Deepcool GAMMAXX 300 CPU Cooler Specifications
CPU Socket Supported Intel LGA2011-v3/ LGA2011/ LGA1366/ LGA1156/ LGA1155/ LGA1150/ LGA1151/ LGA775, AMD AM4/ FM2+/ FM2/ FM1/ AM3+/ AM3/ AM2+/ AM2
No. of Fans 1
Fan Size 120mm
Fan Speed 900 – 1600 RPM
Heat Pipes Yes, 3 Copper heatpipes
Cooler Height 136mm

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Final Words

At the end I would like to say that these budget CPU coolers delivers top cooling performance and supports all the latest Intel and AMD processors including Intel Kaby Lake and AMD’s Rynzen processors (AM4 Socket). They are super cheap and some of them can fit in smallest of the cases. If you have queries, then feel free ask me leaving a comment below.

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