Best Watercooling Systems



CPU water cooling has a significant number of advantages. For starters, it offers better cooling, since water is a more effective conductor of heat than air and ordinary copper piping. Water efficiently transfers heat away from the source, thereby lowering CPU operating temperatures by a significant amount, especially at full load. This means that users can run overclocked hardware without worrying about higher temperatures damaging their hardware.

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Todays high-performance CPUs are a tour de force in terms of performance, offering faster processing speeds and the power to handle almost any CPU-intensive program anyone can throw at it. Avid gamers and professionals rely on a powerful CPU to drive their most demanding PC programs in the same manner they rely on their cutting edge graphics cards and lightning-fast hard drives to deliver realistic graphics and the best performance possible. Keeping a hard-working CPU cool is one of the leading priorities of anyone who builds a high-performance PC rig. When all other forms of passive cooling can’t get the job done, only water cooling will do.

CPU water cooling doesn’t just reduce heat by transferring it away from the CPU more effectively – it’s also a quieter method of cooling. Cooling an overclocked system by fan alone requires a massive bank of fans running at full tilt, resulting in a noisy rig. Most CPU water cooling systems only need one or two fans to push air through the radiator, thereby providing effective cooling without the noise associated with the average air-cooled PC.

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How to choose the best CPU water cooler means taking the following into consideration:

• Your budget
• Your current PC setup
• Average operating temperature of your CPU
• How much you intend to overclock your CPU

A budget setup that provides poor CPU cooling will ensure an early failure, whereas a top-of-the-line water cooling system for a CPU that is rarely stressed might seem like a waste of money. You can use CPU temperature measurements to determine how much cooling it needs to remain within operational specs.
When combined with an excellent thermal compound and a free-flowing PC case design, the following CPU water coolers work effectively to keep almost any CPU at a comfortable operating temperature:

Best Pc Watercooling Kits – Liquid Cooling Systems

Budget Watercooling kit

Antec%20K%C3%BChler%20H2O%20620%20Liquid%20Cooling%20System Best Watercooling SystemsAntec Kuhler H20 620

Kuhler H2O 620 offers an excellent combination of quiet operation and efficient cooling at an affordable price. Non-corrugated tubes allow for flexible position of the radiator in almost any area, while the latest-generation copper cold plate efficiently transfers heat away from the CPU for optimal operation.

Compatible with Intel LGA 775, 2011, 1155, 1156 and 1366, AMD AM2, AM3, AM2+ and AM3+

Closed Loop Watercooling

Antec Kuhler H2O 920

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Compatible with Intel LGA 775, 2011, 1155, 1156 and 1366, AMD AM2, AM3, AM2+ and AM3+Unlike its smaller counterpart, the Kuhler H2O 920 offers two 120mm radiator fans that push and pull a greater amount of air through its radiator. The included fans rely on pulse width modulation to provide the quietest possible operation while delivering effective cooling. Included software allows users to monitor and control the Kuhler H2O 920 while customizable RGB LED illumination allows it to stand out from the rest.

 

Liquid Cooling for 5.25 Inch Bays

Thermaltake BigWater 760

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The BigWater 760 offers an innovative dual 5.25-inch bay modular design that not only provides a great way to save space, but also allows for easier installation and removal. It also features a water level sensor that tells users when the system requires a refill.

With an ultra-low noise variable-speed fan, a nickel-plated pure copper base and a high-performance liquid pump, the BigWater 760 provides efficient cooling at an affordable price.

Compatible with Intel LGA 775, 1155, 1156 and 1366, AMD AM2, AM3, AM2+ and FM1

 

All in One Watercooling

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As the lowest-priced variant of the Hydro series, the H60 offers affordable yet effective CPU water cooling thanks to its split-flow manifold, newly-designed fan and a micro-channel cold plate. Those looking for an affordable cooling solution may want to check out this CPU water cooler. The H60 is compatible with most current Intel and AMD chipsets.

Compatible with Intel LGA 775, 2011, 1155, 1156 and 1366, AMD AM2, AM3, AM2+ and AM3+

120mm Radiator Closed Loop Liquidcooling

Corsair Hydro Series H80i

120mm%20Radiator%20Closed%20Loop%20Liquidcooling 0 Best Watercooling SystemsThe H80i is a bit more expensive than the H60, but it brings plenty of CPU water cooling upgrades. For starters, it features a double-thick 120mm radiator for improved cooling and two 120mm fans for improved airflow and performance. Users won’t need to worry much about coolant evaporation thanks to the use of FEP tubing. The H80i also offers selective fan controls for the most precise and demanding of cooling situations.

Compatible with Intel LGA 775, 2011, 1155, 1156 and 1366, AMD AM2, AM3, AM2+ and AM3+

 

Customizable Closed Loop Watercooling

Corsair Hydro Series H100i

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The H100i offers many of the same features as the H80, except it provides a much larger dual-length 240mm radiator for increased cooling potential. Like the H80, it offers two 120mm fans, FEP tubing for minimized coolant evaporation losses and compatibility with all modern CPU socket designs. This closed loop watercooling system can be connected with 4 fans for a push pull setup.

Compatible with Intel LGA 775, 2011, 1155, 1156 and 1366, AMD AM2, AM3, AM2+ and AM3+

 

Watercooling System

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The H20-320 EDGE combines its radiator, water reservoir and pump into a single, easy-to-manage unit that proves relatively quiet and efficient. It also comes with hardware that allows users to mount the H20-320 EDGE in multiple locations. The H20-320 EDGE includes the Apogee XT CPU waterblock, capable of delivering optimized heat transfer from CPU to radiator.

Compatible with Intel LGA 775, 2011, 1155, 1156 and 1366, AMD AM2, AM3, AM2+ and AM3+