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Saturday, 21 March 2015


What is Liquid Cooling System for Computers

Liquid cooling for your system is just like car cooling system. just like you keep the temperature of your car engine low by using water or other coolants, in the same way liquid cooling system uses water, oil or other coolants to keep the temperature under check. so now the question rises, Should you put liquid cooler in your system?
There are inherent risks to putting a water-cooling array inside your computer, but those generally come from the open-loop, bespoke setups you have to put together, seal and fill yourself. The closed-loop coolers we’re looking at here have all been factory-sealed and, barring catastrophic design/manufacturing flaws, shouldn’t drip anything into your system.
But is liquid cooling worth it? Lets find out..

1. Liquid cooling vs. Air cooling

Liquid coolers often provide better cooling than regular fans. But an expensive high end air cooler can also pull it off. Here the main concern is not keeping your processor cold but reducing the time in doing so. what liquid coolers can do is bring back your CPU to its normal temp faster than air coolers. This means that an overclocked system at 70C to 35C in less than 10 sec rather than 10 min.

2.Quieter than Air Coolers

Because water-coolers still use active air-cooling to draw the heat out of the liquid once it gets to the reservoir they’re not silent. But air-coolers need their fans to spin a lot quicker than the fans attached to a water-cooler’s radiator in order to keep to the same temperature. As they’re spinning slower that also means they get to be a bit quieter too.

3. Lesser Space

Liquid-based CPU coolers often appear to be large and bulky systems at first glance. Most take up at least one fan slot with a thick radiator, and the most extreme systems take up two fan slots with a double-width radiator built for maximum performance. These heavy contraptions are the first thing most will notice. In truth though, a liquid cooler can be advantageous. This is because the liquid block itself is usually no wider than a half-dollar, and no more than a couple of inches tall. Highly effective air coolers, on the other hand, are massive.

4. Lesser Dust

As we know air coolers need lots of fan to keep the system cool. lots of fan lead to lots of air intake and hence lots of dust. Whereas liquid coolers throw the warm air out of the system instead of taking any air inside the system, so no or very little dust comes in which keeps the system clean and cool.

What are the cons?

The very obvious con is that most liquid coolers are a bit too expensive. As compared to air coolers their price is high. Another problem is the fact that air-coolers don’t just cool down the CPU itself. The airflow they generate in a PC helps cool other components as a consequence. That means you need to ensure your case still has decent airflow if you opt for a liquid-cooler in order to keep your motherboard a little aerated too.

To buy or Not to buy?

So to summarize, a liquid cooler is quieter, works faster than air coolers, saves space and keeps dust at bay at a reasonable price. Hope all these points are enough to convince you to buy a liquid cooler. If you are still in doubt, any queries and questions are always welcome.

Shivani Mishra
About the Guest Author:
An Engineer by profession and a writer by passion. Trying to solve others problems and learning in the due course.

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