Computer too loud? Install a Water Cooler
Most people think that computers require fans and that fans make noise, so that is the way it is.
It doesn’t have to be.
Water has a high thermal conductivity, meaning it absorbs heat very easily—even more than air. Water cooling works by running water over each of your components, transferring heat from each part to a radiator that dissipates the heat and keeps the water cool—almost exactly like your car’s radiator does. This lets you cool your processor, graphics card, and other hardware more effectively. Water cooling is particularly useful for those that perform resource-intensive tasks like 3D rendering, AutoCAD, video editing and gaming. While not completely silent, they are probably 90% quieter than the current fans you have now, and are significantly more efficient.
You may find articles that will teach you how to build your own water cooler because it is “better” than the Corsair Hydro Series, but I will say this: Do you really trust yourself to build something full of water and stick it inside your computer?
I have the Corsair 80 Series in my computer in my office and except for the fan in the power supply (that’s another discussion for another time), my computer is completely silent. It is overclocked from 3.3 to 4.2 GHz and is running at 28 degrees Celsius. Without the water cooler, this would be running about 80 degrees Celsius. In Fahrenheit that is the difference between 82 degrees to 176 degrees.
You can find the Corsair 80 Series for around $100
If you really want to build it yourself, you will need:
- Coolant and additives
- a lot of luck
Total cost, $150-$300
For more information on getting a water cooler installed on your computer or all of your computers, call us at 619-717-8070.