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Is liquid cooling necessary?

#1EchoX860Posted 10/23/2013 10:37:43 PM
Found a good PC since I hate building and choosing, the more expensive is 8 core, with no liquid, and the less expensive is 6 core with liquid.
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#2TimePharaohPosted 10/23/2013 10:39:18 PM
EchoX860 posted...
Found a good PC since I hate building and choosing,


No you didn't.
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#332x2zPosted 10/23/2013 10:42:49 PM
EchoX860 posted...
Found a good PC since I hate building and choosing, the more expensive is 8 core, with no liquid, and the less expensive is 6 core with liquid.


Look up the comparison stuff. Like "6 Core CPU Vs 8 Core CPU"
#4BomasaPosted 10/23/2013 10:53:46 PM
Liquid isn't really necessary but its a alternative to air cooling. Do you trust someone to build your PC and not have any liquid leaking out onto your hardware?
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#5overkillwfo1978Posted 10/23/2013 10:58:39 PM(edited)
ummm. For ***** and giggles, post all of the specs of this "good" computer plz.
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#6TimePharaohPosted 10/23/2013 10:59:07 PM
overkillwfo1978 posted...
ummm. For ***** and giggles, post all of the specs of this "good" computer plz.


8 cores brah what else you need to know, there's 8 of them.
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#7overkillwfo1978Posted 10/23/2013 11:02:06 PM
TimePharaoh posted...
overkillwfo1978 posted...
ummm. For ***** and giggles, post all of the specs of this "good" computer plz.


8 cores brah what else you need to know, there's 8 of them.


Hardcore(s) bro.
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#8_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 10/23/2013 11:11:24 PM(edited)
To answer the question, liquid cooling is not necessary. In fact, if you are not overclocking, no additional cooling other than stock coolers for CPU and GPU and a case intake and exhaust fan are necessary.

If you do overclock, most people do it with aftermarket aircooling. Liquid cooling is kind of enthusiast territory and there is no need for you to get it.

Finally, reconsider buying pre-built. They come with huge price premiums, they cut corners with subpar components , and the prebuilts out there labeled a "gaming pc" do often not even meet the specs for what is considered a midrange build. There is a large cost that comes with getting into PC gaming without knowing PC's. Take the time to learn the basics and you can put together, upgrade, troubleshoot and maintain your own PC, instead of forking over $1500 every 3 years to buy a mediocre prebuilt "gaming pc".
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#9Pepys MonsterPosted 10/24/2013 5:47:42 AM
What's more power efficient, air or liquid cooling? Does anyone know?
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#10ShubPosted 10/24/2013 5:52:46 AM
Pepys Monster posted...
What's more power efficient, air or liquid cooling? Does anyone know?


The difference is not worth mentioning.
With an air cooler, you typically have one or two fans.
With a liquid cooler, you typically have one or two fans, and a pump.
However, because liquid removes heat from the CPU more effectively than air, the fans on a liquid cooler may not have to run as hard as on a regular air cooler... note "may".
Again, the difference is negligible. We're talking single-digit watt differences.
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