Cougar has launched two new CPU coolers, the Forza 50 and Forza 85, featuring nickel-plated copper heatpipes and an offset design for better memory compatibility.
Both Forza 50 and Forza 85 are single-tower coolers using a solitary 25mm-thick 120mm HDB fan capable of rotating from 600 to 2000RPM, thus delivering up to 82.48CFM airflow and 4.24mmH2O air pressure at a 34.5dBA noise level. If you wish so, a second fan can be added on the back for better cooling or lower noise at the same performance.
The smaller Forza 50 measures 135mm (W) x 75mm (D) x 155mm (H) and weighs 792g (including the fan). It carries four 6mm nickel-plated heatpipes directly contacting the CPU. The Forza 50 fin-stack is 50mm thick, hence the ’50’ in the name. These fins are rotated 90° on each side to block air from escaping, maximising cooling capabilities, according to Cougar. Finally, to keep a nice aesthetic, all heatpipes-ends are capped.
The larger Forza 85 measures 135mm (W) x 110mm (D) x 160mm (H) and weighs 1,160g (including the fan). It boasts six 6mm heatpipes but this time connecting the CPU via a nickel-plated copper base plate. Like its sibling, the Forza 85’s name indicates that its fin-stack is 85mm thick, which is about a 70 per cent increase in surface area, so cooling performance should be higher, obviously. Once more, we have the 90° rotated fins and capped pipes for that neat look.
Both models are compatible with Intel’s LGA 115X / 1366 / 1200 / 1700 / 2011 / 2066 and AMD’s AM5 / AM4 / FM2 / FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 sockets.
The Forza 50 and Forza 85 are listed on Amazon for $59.90 and $69.90, respectively. These are mid-range prices, so they better be good, to have a chance in this competitive market where even performant dual-tower models can be found below $40. Note that at the time of writing, the latter can be had for only $52.50 using a 25 per cent coupon at checkout.