How Does Liquid Cooling Work?

First: What is Liquid Cooling?

Liquid cooling is a system used to lower the temperature of a computer or other electronic device by circulating a coolant through its internal components. The coolant, which is usually water or a water-based solution, absorbs heat from the PC and carries it away, keeping the PC cooler than if it were relying on air cooling alone.

How does liquid cooling differ from traditional air cooling?

A traditional air cooling system uses a fan and heat sink to move heat away from the CPU. A liquid cooling system uses a water pump and radiator to move heat away from the CPU.

In terms of performance, the advantages of liquid cooling compared to air cooling can be broken down into 4 main points:

  1. Liquid cooling is more effective at removing heat from components than air cooling.
  2. Liquid cooling does not rely on air flow to cool components, so it is not affected by dust buildup or other air flow obstructions.
  3. Liquid cooling can be used to cool components that generate a lot of heat, such as high-end graphics cards or processors.
  4. Liquid cooling is less likely to cause noise pollution than air cooling, as the fans used for liquid cooling are typically quieter than the fans used for air cooling.

Benefits of Liquid Cooling

It’s a scientific fact that water cooling is more efficient and better suited for absorbing and transferring heat than air cooling.

Looking beyond the empirical data, our AIO liquid cooling products provide real world benefits of increased performance and quieter operation in a reliable and proven package. Whether you’re a gamer or a professional using high-volume video editing, engineering, financial software or something in between, liquid cooling offers improved performance, quality and reliability benefits.

Does liquid cooling need to be refilled?

Most liquid cooling systems don’t need to be refilled. They’re like sealed containers filled with a special liquid that doesn’t evaporate or leak out. Once you set it up, you don’t have to worry about adding more liquid to it. So liquid cooling systems don’t need to be refilled.

What is the disadvantages of liquid cooling?

Liquid cooling systems are typically more expensive and require more maintenance. Additionally, there’s a risk of leaks, which could damage computer components, and the systems tend to be bulkier, occupying more space in the computer case. Despite its disadvantages, it’s important to note that liquid cooling generally outperforms air cooling in terms of thermal efficiency and overall performance

Is liquid cooling actually better?

In simple words: Liquid cooling is better at cooling down components because it can remove heat faster than air. In powerful or overclocked computers that produce a lot of heat, liquid cooling keeps temperatures lower, which helps maintain steady performance and prevents overheating. Liquid can absorb and get rid of heat more efficiently than air, so it keeps things cooler even when the computer is working hard.

Read more about liquid cooling vs air cooling.

What is the lifespan of AIO liquid cooler?

The lifespan of an All-in-One (AIO) liquid cooler depends on how much you use it, how well it’s made, and how you take care of it. It’s important to keep it clean, make sure air can flow around it, and check for any leaks or damage regularly. By doing these things and replacing any worn-out parts on time, you can make your AIO liquid cooler last longer and work better.

Learn more about liquid cooling here.

How Liquid Cooling Works

Our liquid cooling systems feature a pump-on-block combination, proprietary EPDM rubber tubes and a heat exchanger.

Asetek Invented the All-In-One Liquid Cooler

Prior to the introduction of our sealed all-in-one liquid coolers, achieving the high performance and low noise benefits of liquid cooling:

  • Required a plumber to install
  • Required frequent topping off of the fluid and occasional flushing of the cooling system
  • Suffered from poor reliability and sporadic leaks
  • Was expensive

Our innovations have eliminated these barriers making high performance, reliability, quiet computing available to all and with absolutely zero maintenance and upkeep.
Read about our History of Innovation.

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