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Liquid Vs. Air Cooling, Which is Better Now Days?

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How much of a pain is liquid cooling though? I probably won't be overclocking much, but I'd like the option later on. Do you need to replace the liquid or maintian it in some way? Does the computer as a whole produce less heat? (I live in AZ and my computer heating a room up + the 120 degree temps outside has always been an issue). How much noise do these usually make? https://ovo.fyi/1337x/ https://ovo.fyi/kissasian/ https://ovo.fyi/mangastream/
 

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The amount of work depends on the type of liquid cooling you wish to do. If you get a simple all-in-one (AIO) cooler everything comes pre-assembled: pump and water block are together as one unit, hoses run from that directly to the radiator, and the unit is already filled with liquid. You will simply mount the waterblock/pump combined unit to your CPU socket and then mount the radiator and fans somewhere on your case. The units are designed to be permanently sealed to be maintenance free.

Custom loops involve more individual parts: water block, pump, reservoir, radiator, tubing, fittings, liquid. If you go with hard tubes over soft tubes you will need to put more time into properly heating up and bending the tubing so that it matches up with the parts. Also, this method will require periodical adding and completely changing out of your cooling liquid.

Your components won't produce any less heat; the objective is to more efficiently dissipate the heat so that your components won't reach as high of a temperature.

I've only done AIO units, so I can't speak for the noise level of custom units. But my AIO doesn't produce any noise that is audible over my fans. So the noise will be dependent on your radiator fans.

 

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