Liquid Cooling 101

liquid coolingAll computers have one thing in common: the production of heat. When the system is turned on and is being utilized for work or leisure, they generate heat due to the energy being used to work properly. There are now several ways to help assist your computer in the cooling down process with liquid cooling being one of the most popular options. But what is liquid cooling? How does it work? Why should you liquid cool your computer?

What is Liquid Cooling?

Liquid cooling, also known as water cooling, is a way to cool down your computer while eliminating the need for a fan within your system. Liquid is also much more efficient at cooling down the crucial parts of your computer compared to an internal fan.

How Does it Work?

A coolant is first poured into a reservoir, which is connected to a pump, which then pushes the liquid through a series of pipes and hoses to a conductive metal block on the CPU or GPU. When the liquid enters the conductive metal block, it is absorbing the heat before moving on to the radiator to cool down before completing the cycle again.

Why Choose Liquid Cooling?

Liquid cooling allows the components of your computer to cool down and take a break, without compromising the integrity of the system itself and is more efficient than air cooling. If you live in an area with a warmer environment or have multiple graphics cards in your system, liquid cooling is a great option for you! Liquid cooling is also extremely quiet, especially when being compared to internal fans, and has several customization features making it ideal for gamers.

Pros of Liquid Cooling

  • Cools your PC faster
  • Several ways to be customized for your needs
  • Easy to install
  • Offers a quiet solution versus internal fans

Cons of Liquid Cooling

  • Requires a larger system to fit the pipes and radiator
  • Costs more than air cooling
  • Maintenance to top off coolant levels and to ensure there are no leaks
  • Takes time to set up (although it’s very easy!)

To have your liquid cooling system installed or built into your next custom PC, give Spartan Liquid Cooling a call today at (810) 772-7826.

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