Cougar announces high-performance Forza 50 and Forza 85 CPU tower coolers

When simple is good enough.

Cougar Forza 50 and Forza 85

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.

Forza 50

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.

Cougar Forza 50 - Top

Forza 85

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.

Cougar Forza 85 - Top

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.