Benchmark Reviews: One of the benefits of testing computer hardware is that you occasionally get to look at a new product before it's introduced to the market. In my time at Benchmark Reviews, I've been fortunate enough to be able to review computer cases and CPUs before they were generally available (or in some cases, before they were even announced). Recently Benchmark Reviews was given the opportunity to evaluate a prototype of Xigmatek's forthcoming Achilles Plus SD1484 CPU cooler, and I tested it to compare performance against a variety of air and water coolers.
A six-core, 12-thread processor with a $299 price tag, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is a great choice for midrange gaming CPUs. Out of the new Zen 3-based processors the business is offering, it has the best core count and price ratio. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X stands out when compared to the typical Intel Core i5-10600K, offering Intel serious competition (even though it comes with a little higher price tag than we're used to from Ryzens).
What is better Ryzen or Intel? Choosing a processor for a PC can be a daunting task, especially if you're new to computing.
The ALPHACOOL Eisbaer Pro HPE Aurora 360 CPU AIO is listed at €219.98 at the time of this writing. This is a steep price but given the extensive features, wide socket compatibility with a powerful thermal paste, and 3-year warranty, one can put a hole in the wallet. I would love to see a 5-year warranty on these flagship coolers.