The best water cooled pc

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If you are interested in playing the most recent games then you need a PC that can handle a high amount of processing power. Modern games need a strong rig to play at their highest settings and unless you want frame stuttering and slow load times, then your PC components need to be optimized for heavy-duty work.

Modern gaming PCs can get very hot when chugging away. A lot of times, a traditional air-cooled fan system is not enough to keep your CPU and other parts at optimal temperature levels. Overheating your parts can lead to impeded performance and hardware damage.

Water-cooled PCs take advantage of the unique thermodynamic properties of water to keep your PC running cool and smooth. A water-cooled system pumps water through a special system of tubes in order to cool your PC components. Water-cooled systems are much more efficient than air-cooled systems and also run more quietly.

But if you don’t know anything about water-cooled PCs then it can be hard to know where to look So we put together this comprehensive guide on the best water-cooled PCs for gaming. These PCs have been chosen based on their cooling and gaming performance.

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Apollo 3000

Case: CUSTOM MOAB II ELITE WATER COOLED PC CASE

Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-G GAMING Wi-Fi

CPU: CPU Intel Core i9-10900K

RAM: 3600 / 64GB - 2 x ZD4-SPR36C25-32GYB2

SSD Slot 1: SSD M.2 (2280) 2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus (NVMe)

SSD Slot 2: SSD M.2 (2280) 2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus (NVMe)

GPU: GIGABYTE RTX 3070 EAGLE

PSU: SilverStone SX800-LTI Software: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

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Artemis 4000

Case: CUSTOM MOAB II ELITE WATER COOLED PC CASE

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI

CPU: CPU Intel Core i5-10600K

RAM: 3000 / 16GB - ZD4-TWS30C08-16GYB1

SSD Slot 1: SSD M.2 (2280) 250GB Samsung 970 EVO Plus (NVMe)

SSD Slot 2: - GPU: EVGA RTX 3070 10GB XC3 BLACK

PSU: EVGA 650W SuperNOVA 650GM

Software: Microsoft Windows 10 Home

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Athena 3050

Case: CUSTOM MOAB II ELITE WATER COOLED PC CASE

Motherboard: ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI)

CPU: CPU Ryzen 9 5950X

RAM: 3000 / 32GB - 2 x ZD4-TWS30C08-16GYB1

SSD Slot 1: SSD M.2 (2280) 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus (NVMe)

SSD Slot 2: - GPU: EVGA RTX 3070 10GB XC3 BLACK

PSU: SilverStone 750 Watt SX750-PT

Software: Microsoft Windows 10 Home

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Demeter 4500

Case: CUSTOM MOAB II ELITE WATER COOLED PC CASE

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI

CPU: CPU Intel Core i7-10700

RAM: 3000 / 32GB - 2 x ZD4-TWS30C08-16GYB1

SSD Slot 1: SSD M.2 (2280) 500GB Samsung 970 EVO Plus (NVMe)

SSD Slot 2: - GPU: EVGA RTX 3090 XC3 ULTRA

PSU: SilverStone 650 Watt SX650-G v1.1

Software: Microsoft Windows 10 Home

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Hera 2050

Case: CUSTOM MOAB II ELITE WATER COOLED PC CASE

Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-G GAMING Wi-Fi

CPU: CPU Intel Core i9-10900K

RAM: 3000 / 16GB - ZD4-TWS30C08-16GYB1 SSD Slot 1:

SSD M.2 (2280) 2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus (NVMe)

SSD Slot 2: - GPU: GIGABYTE RTX 3070 EAGLE

PSU: SilverStone SX800-LTI

Software: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

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Zeus 2000

Case: CUSTOM MOAB II ELITE WATER COOLED PC CASE

Motherboard: Gigabyte GAMING X

CPU: CPU Intel Core i7-10700K RAM: 3600 / 64GB - 2 x ZD4-SPR36C25-32GYB2 SSD Slot 1: SSD M.2 (2280) 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus (NVMe)

SSD Slot 2: - GPU: EVGA RTX 3070 10GB XC3 BLACK

PSU: SilverStone 750 Watt SX750-PT

Software: Microsoft Windows 10 Home

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FAQ

- What are the benefits of a water-cooled PC?

- A water cooling system is much more efficient than an air cooling system and also produces less noise. Water cooling systems can keep your components in better condition by keeping their temperature low.

- What is the difference between a closed-loop and an open-loop system?

- A closed-loop water cooling system is modular in form and designed to cool specific components, such as a CPU or a GPU. Closed-loops are generally easier to install and are localized to a single component. Open-loop systems, also called ‘custom loops,’ cool all components and are designed for a specific PC setup. Open-loop systems are very efficient and can be customized to match the configuration of your rig.

- Can a water cooling system improve my system performance?

- Yes, a water-cooling system can improve your system performance. Water cooling can keep your overclocked components at lower temperatures, so they can work more efficiently. For example, an overclocked CPU will work better with a water cooling system than an air cooling system.

- What kind of case is the best for a water-cooled PC?
In general, water cooling systems need to be installed in larger cases because water blocks and radiators need more space. Also, it helps if your case has any transparent components so you can keep an eye on the system as it is working.

- What parts do I need to make an open-loop water cooling system?

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- Each open-loop is different based on who builds it, but at the very least, you will need a coolant pump, a coolant reservoir, a radiator(s), water blocks, and radiator fans. You will also need tubing to connect each component in your cooling loop.

- How often do I need to replace the coolant in my water cooling system?

- Most coolant liquids are treated with substances that prevent corrosion and also prevent any biological growth. AS such, coolant liquid only needs to be changed once every few months. We would recommend changing coolant liquid once every 6 months while also thoroughly cleaning your system’s components.

- Can I use normal water for my liquid cooling system?

- No, you cannot use normal tap water with a water cooling system. You need highly distilled water that is treated to prevent bacterial and biological growth. You can make your own coolant liquid but you need to get some extra stuff for it.

- How do I clean my water cooling system?

- In order to thoroughly clean your water cooling system, you need to drain the system of all coolant liquid and take the water blocks and radiator out. Clean the components using a soft cloth and special cleaning solution, then reassemble the cooling system. Make sure that the PC is powered off and the power supply disconnected while you are cleaning your water cooling system.

- Is a water-cooled PC worth it?

- Yes, a water-cooled PC is definitely worth it, especially if you want to play the latest games at their highest performance settings. A water cooling system can also protect your components.