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The Ryzen 7 5800X is the successor of the eight-core Ryzen 3800X. It’s in the middle of the Ryzen 5000 pack, and it should offer a solid balance between gaming and productivity performance. The CPU, just as the Ryzen 9 5900X and the Ryzen 9 5950X, doesn’t come with a box cooler leaving users to pick an aftermarket one. The good thing is that most decent cooling setups with work with this CPU.
The band thing is that the CPU cooler market is overcrowded with choices. Well, we’ve picked the best CPU coolers for the Ryzen 7 5800X, so if you’re in need of a cooler for your upcoming CPU, keep scrolling. When it comes to the specs, the 5800X is very similar to the 3800X. They both have eight cores and sixteen threads, both feature 105W TDP, and they also have pretty similar clocks. Overall, it’s safe to assume that the 5800X will work great with aftermarket coolers that can handle the 3800X.
If you own the 5800X, you should visit our guide for the best graphics cards for Ryzen 9 5900X. All GPUs featured there will also work great with the 5800X. And if you plan on getting one, do visit our list of the best motherboards for Ryzen 7 5800X. Last but not least, our guide for the best fan control software includes great apps that can lower your PC noise output while maximizing airflow.
1. DeepCool AS500: Best value CPU cooler for 5800X
The DeepCool AS500 is everything you need for the Ryzen 7 5800X unless you’re planning to overclock the CPU. The thing is, the 5800X is the hottest of the Zen 3 bunch (it spreads lots of heat over a single CCX, unlike the 5900X and the 5950X), so we don’t recommend this one for overclockers. In that case, either go for a dual tower solution or get an AIO.
But if you plan on using the CPU at stock clocks or with an undervolt, get the AS500 from DeepCool. The cooler punches above its weight and can trade blows with top-of-the-line air coolers without issues.
The cherry on the top is its impressive noise performance. We also really like the design. The AS500 is a rare example of an RGB implementation done right, with taste, and without unnecessary flashiness. If you want to see more PC components with tasteful RGB implementations, check out our list of the best RGB motherboards and the best RGB cases.
If you really want a dual-fan solution, get the AS500 Plus, the dual-fan version of the AS500. It has a bit better thermal and just as impressive noise performance as the AS500. Just be careful about the height. 164mm is quite tall and may be incompatible with certain mid-range cases.
2. Scythe Fuma 2: Best mid-range CPU cooler for Ryzen 7 5800X
If you want the best of what the mid-range CPU cooler market has to offer, get the Scythe Fuma 2. This one’s hands down the best mid-range air cooler for the 5800X. The Fuma 2 has unbeatable thermal performance, and it’s also pretty quiet. Overall, it’s a great choice for those who need absolute silence out of their machine.
It should be whisper quiet when paired with the 5800X in most gaming scenarios as well as in most productivity use cases. The Fuma 2 can handle a manually OCed CPU. In that case be ready for increased noise and higher (but still well within a safe range) temperatures.
3. Noctua NH-D15S: Best value high-end air cooler for Ryzen 7 5800X
If you’re ready to shell out even more cash on an air cooler, we would recommend getting the Noctua NH-D15S. It has a very similar performance to the NH-D15, while it’s cheaper and easier to mount due to the single fan design. Overall, this is the best high-end air cooler for the 5800X that we recommend getting.
Unless you live in Sahara and don’t have an AC unit or if you plan on running the 5800X overclocked to the max, the NH-D15S is everything you need to keep the 5800X under control. The cherry on the top is a very silent performance in most use cases.
4. Noctua NH-D15: Best overall high-end air cooler for Ryzen 7 5800X
The Noctua NH-D15 is hands down, the best air cooler for the 5800X you can get. The truth is, this behemoth is a bit of an overkill for the 5800X. Get it if you don’t care about the price or if you want the ultimate silent performance because, most of the time, the NH-D15’s fans will work at low RPM.
The main issue with the NH-D15 is its size. The cooler won’t work with tall RAM sticks, and its dual tower design can be an issue on some boards. Finally, the cooler’s pretty tall, so make sure your case has enough clearance. If you plan on getting this heatsink, do check our guide for the best low-profile RAM. You’ll need it.
5. Scythe Big Shuriken 3: Best SFF cooler for Ryzen 7 5800X
The 5800X can be a great base for an SFF build since it packs four fewer cores than the 5900X while still packing eight fast cores perfect for any kind of gaming or productivity workload. This allows small form factor coolers to handle it without undervolting the CPU.
Lowering the PPT value a bit, though, could lower the thermals without sacrificing much performance. The best compact air cooler for the 5800X is the Scythe Big Shuriken 3.
The Big Shuriken 3 is a very performant compact air cooler. The only potential downside is the height of 69mm. A compact cooler this tall won’t fit into every ITX case.
6. Arctic Liquid Freezer II: Best AIO cooler for 5800X
Having four cores less than the 5900X, the Ryzen 7 5800X should work fine with 240mm AIO liquid coolers. By far, the best bang for the buck in this market segment at the moment is the Arctic Liquid Freezer II.
This cooler has amazing cooling performance coupled with excellent noise levels and a budget-level price. The result is an all-around great AIO cooler, with the only potential issue being the lack of RGB LEDs.
Get the 240mm version for optimal cooling results or the larger 360mm version if you want silent performance, better airflow, and are ready to pay a higher price. If you opt for the 360mm version, make sure your case can fit a 360mm radiator.
7. Corsair H100i RGB Platinum: Best RGB AIO cooler for 5800X
Since the 5800X isn’t that demanding CPU when it comes to cooling performance, you can get an average performing RGB AIO cooler if you place aesthetics in front of raw performance, and you’ll be fine in most cases. The overall best RGB AIO cooler for the Ryzen 7 5800X is the Corsair H100i RGB Platinum.
It has lots of RGB LEDs and looks pretty cool while also having decent cooling performance and a pretty solid price for a Corsair RGB AIO cooler. It should stay relatively quiet even under heavy load. The only issue could be a bit higher noise during warmer months.
8. Enermax Liqmax III 240 RGB: Best budget RGB cooler for 5800X
The budget RGB AIO market has a lot of models that can handle the 5800X without issues. The best budget AIO cooler for the 5800X of the bunch is the Enermax Liqmax III 240 RGB.
It’s cheaper than most high-end air coolers while it packs enough cooling performance for the 5800X, no matter the use case. You can get the ARGB version (basically support for more than one RGB LED color at the same time) for about 15 percent higher price.
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