Water Cooling

Water cooling can take your system to the next level for both performance and visual appeal. Maintenance is required.

Water Cooling

How Water Cooling Works

Water cooling for a computer uses a combination of “water blocks”, radiators, fans, coolant reservoirs, pumps, hoses, and connecting fittings to cool your computer. Water blocks are pieces of heat-conductive metal like copper or aluminum that are filled with hollow tubes and channels.

  1. The bottom of the water block is a flat piece of metal that sits directly on top of the chip being cooled.
  2. Thermal paste between the chip and the block improves the heat transfer between the two surfaces.
  3. The chip heats the block, and the water absorbs the heat as it flows through all the channels.

Why Use Water Cooling For Your Computer?

Water has a higher specific heat capacity, meaning it can absorb more heat energy than air can. Water also has a higher thermal conductivity than air, meaning it can move heat faster than air can.

There are two reasons why a computer might need the increased heat capacity and thermal conductivity of water.

  1. The electrical components produce more heat than air alone can absorb and require additional cooling
  2. The fans required to move air to cool all the components make too much noise, you want your system to be quieter

Water Cooling Pricing

  1. These solutions generally start at $500 and can easily hit $1000+ in hardware.
  2. Labor is billed at $100/hr, and can easily hit $1000.
  3. We do not work on water cooling systems not initially built by us.
  4. Our labor is warrantied for life.
  5. We do not ship custom loop builds, all systems must either be hand-delivered or picked up at our shop in Raleigh NC.

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