What is a Water-Cooled Computer and Why Would You Want One?
Instead of a series of small fans blowing air on the internal components of your computer, a water-cooled computer uses tubes filled with coolant, as well as a radiator and water blocks to keep your computer cool inside. You will have some fans, too, but for propelling the coolant through the tubes.
Although it’s more cost-effective to have a computer built with fans, they aren’t as efficient as water-cooled systems, the heat sinks can be quite large, and the fans can be quite noisy. A water-cooled system does a better job of keeping your computer’s internals cool, is much quieter, and doesn’t take up as much space as a fan-based cooling system (allowing more room for a larger CPU). Plus, you can use clear tubes with a colored coolant for some added bling.
- Cool the PC more efficiently
- Take up less space (allows more room for a larger CPU)
- Improve performance
- Cooled coolant looks awesome with clear computer cases
- Certain CPUs and GPUs can’t be safely cooled with fans
A water-cooled computer can use a simple, self-contained (sealed) cooling kit that comes preassembled or a completely customized system with tubes routed to specific components. Once we know what type of computer you’re interested in and how you’ll be using it, we can make recommendations on how to best integrate a water cooled system. Whether you’re looking for a gaming PC or a cryptomining computer, contact our Waukesha tech team for a liquid cooling system.
How PC Water Cooling Works
Active computers all work by moving electrons through copper and silicon hardware. This causes the hardware to heat up and begin to break down without the right cooling mechanisms. Instead of a series of small fans blowing air on the internal components of your computer, a water-cooled computer uses tubes filled with coolant, as well as a radiator and water blocks. The water blocks sit on top of the chips and absorb heat to keep your computer cool inside. Some fans are required to propel the coolant through the tubes.
Popular heat transfer fluids include distilled water, fluorocarbons, PAO and glycol solutions. The latest and greatest CPUs actually require water cooling.
Why iNET Water Cooled PCs are Better
- Sleeker and Faster: Mass-produced PCs weigh you down with needless bloatware. Freed up disk space means your software will run faster.
- It’s Your PC: You have the final say on what goes into your PC. If you know exactly what coolant and case you want, we’ll get those parts for you. If you don’t want to deal with the details, iNET’s techs will pick the best liquid cooling system based on your needs.
- Milwaukee’s Best Computer Warranties: All our custom desktops get three year parts and labor warranties. All laptops get one year warranties, twice the length of industry competitors.
- Immediate Assistance: When you call iNET you won’t be redirected to an oversea call center or be forced to wait an hour to talk to a human being. In two rings of the phone or less, you’ll be speaking to an IT professional, someone who assembles and repairs custom PCs like yours day-in and day-out.
- Live, Local Tech Support: iNET offers unmatched IT support to the Milwaukee area. With us you’ll never have to ship your computer off in a box to get it serviced out-of-state; our in-house technicians normally turn around even major repair jobs in under 4 business days.
Contact iNET PC to learn more about water-cooled computers, or to request a quote.