A liquid Cooler is an efficient system for cooling the processor. This allows the user to draw higher speeds from the processor because the temperature around the CPU is still within normal limits. In addition, the processor speed can also be doubled with this cooling solution. To maximize PC cooling with a liquid cooler, there are some important things you should know.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Liquid Cooler
PC builders currently use more liquid cooling than air cooling. The reason, besides being unique, this cooler can add aesthetic value to the computer. In terms of performance, liquid cooling can increase CPU performance to the maximum extent. Liquid cooling has better capabilities, so the computer can perform heavy tasks such as rendering videos or playing heavy games. In addition, liquid cooling also does not cause annoying noise when used.
Although it has many advantages, many are worried that the liquid cooler will leak, especially for those who are just about to try it. They worry about the liquid pipe leaking and wetting the surrounding components. In addition, the price of this cooler is also considered expensive, the price can even reach millions of rupiah per unit. The more expensive, of course, the better the quality and the safer. Liquid coolers are generally more expensive than air conditioners, however, there are various variations on the market depending on the features required.
The installation looks complicated, but not that complicated as it mostly consists of a water block, two hoses that drain fluids, and a radiator. The only care is required when installing the water block. The liquid cooling system is quieter than the heat sink fan on the CPU. In general, liquid cooling produces less noise because the pump is well insulated.
In terms of temperature settings, liquid cooling is perfect for those who often perform heavy tasks such as streaming and rendering video. The reason is, liquid cooling can distribute heat efficiently so that the ability to lower the temperature becomes higher.
How Liquid Cooling Works
The way to maximize PC cooling with a liquid cooler is to work with a condensation system when the liquid absorbs heat from the CPU. The heat will move to another part of the pipe on the cooler. This is because water with a high temperature will certainly move to water with a low temperature. After the water that absorbs heat from the CPU cools down again. The water will swap places with water that has just absorbed the heat. This fluid rotation will keep the CPU and processor awake.
The liquid cooler can be regarded as a radiator for computer processors. This liquid cooling system will channel the liquid through the heat sink on the processor. When the liquid passes through the heat sink, the heat will transfer to the coolant. The hot liquid then moves to the radiator and transfers the heat to the air on the outside of the casing. The cooled liquid is then flown back to repeat the same process.
The cooling process starts from the plate connected to the HIS CPU. This results in better heat transfer between the two surfaces. The metal base plate is part of a water block designed to be filled with coolant. The liquid absorbs heat from the base plate as it moves through the water block then moves through the system and up through one of the tubes to the radiator.
Furthermore, the radiator exposes the liquid to the air which helps cool it and the fan attached to the radiator keeps heat away from the cooler. After that, the coolant enters the water block again and this process repeats itself.