In this case, what we are going to show you are three over-the-air heatsinks, one from Noctua and two from DeepCool. You must remember that air-cooled heatsinks have certain advantages over liquid-cooled ones such as the fact that they do not need maintenance and that they are more constant with high ambient temperatures, but they also have certain disadvantages such as that they take up more space inside the case. In any case, if you prefer an over-the-air heatsink for your PC, here are the best offers of the week.
As the name suggests (and it’s important to keep in mind), this Noctua over-the-air heatsink is designed for the gigantic AMD TR4 / SP3 sockets and therefore does not include anchors for other sockets. This is a version adapted for these sockets of the award-winning Noctua NH-U12S, awarded as one of the best 120mm heatsinks on the market.
This heatsink measures 158 x 125 x 45mm and weighs 695 grams without a fan (with the fan it measures 158 x 125 x 71mm and weighs 870 grams) and consists of five nickel-plated copper heatpipes in a fan-optimized aluminum foil tower Noctua NF-F12 PWM included, automatically adjustable according to the temperature of the processor. Thanks to its performance, you will not have temperature problems with your AMD ThreadRipper processor and you will also have a very simple mounting of the heatsink thanks to the included SecuFirm2 anchor.
DeepCool AS500 Plus
This heatsink is in the form of a single tower of aluminum sheets, traversed by five nickel-plated copper heat pipes. It is a slim profile heatsink to make it compatible with any RAM memory kit regardless of the height of the heatsinks in it, and it is compatible with all modern AMD and Intel sockets (and not so much) except TR4 / SP3.
Two PWM controlled 140mm DeepCool TF140S fans are included, and with them the set measures 142 x 102 x 164mm and weighs 1198 grams, so don’t be fooled by the pictures because it’s a pretty big and heavy heatsink. Also noteworthy is that it incorporates an integrated ARGB controller to set the color of the perimeter lighting of the top cover, although it can also be configured with the RGB software on the motherboard.
DeepCool AS500 ARGB
This is a reduced version of the previous one that is identical but only incorporates one fan instead of two, so its cooling efficiency drops a bit but the heatsink is smaller and less heavy. No more, no less, everything else is exactly the same.