Quick Answer: Do I Need Liquid Cooling If I Don’T Overclock?

Should I get a GPU cooler?

Yes, GPUs need coolers, no, liquid cooling is not necessary unless you want to overclock a lot.


Cooling your GPU is essential but usually that’s taken care of by the card cooler.

You just need to make sure you have airflow through your case to move the hot air out..

Is 2 fans enough for a gaming PC?

Yes it will be perfectly fine. Just make sure you have one as exhaust near the back by the CPU cooler, and the other as intake below the graphics card. Adding any more fans will only slightly boost your performance.

Do I need fans if I have liquid cooling?

Liquid cooling still requires fans to draw in fresh cool air and vent hot air. Therefore, some fans are essential.

Do you have to refill liquid cooling systems?

AIO (All In One) liquid cooling solutions, also called Closed-Loop liquid coolers, are sealed coolers. Meaning they don’t require any maintenance at all since they can’t be refilled in the first place.

Do liquid coolers go bad?

Liquid in it won’t go bad. … AiO can fail on pump, leak, fan, evaporation of liquid, clogging etc. Air coolers can only really fail if they get so clogged with dust or fan failing. Theoretically heatpipes can leak but that’s very rare.

Do you really need liquid cooling?

Liquid cooling is the best way to cool a CPU because water transfers heat much more efficiently than air. Liquid cooling also makes your PC run quieter because you won’t have fans constantly running at a high RPM.

Is liquid cooling expensive?

One big downside of water cooling is its comparatively high cost, especially if you’re looking to build a custom setup. While most traditional upper-end CPU coolers cost somewhere between $50 and $100, building a liquid-cooling setup can cost far more.

Will liquid cooling leak?

Almost all water cooling issues boil down to user error. Pre-built, closed units have been known to leak, but very rarely—and your warranty should cover damage caused by a leak (look for this kind of warranty when you buy a closed unit like the Corsair H100).

Is air cooling or liquid cooling better?

Air coolers are quite good at relocating heat away from the CPU, but keep in mind that heat is then dispersed into the case. This can raise the ambient temperature of the system overall. Liquid coolers do a better job of relocating that heat outside of the system via the fans on the radiator.

How much does it cost to water cool a PC?

Waterblock for a GPU – around $125, waterblock for the CPU around $100 – $125, $60 – $100 per radiator, $100 – $150 for a good pump, depending on how many fittings, and the type, another $60 – $100, $20 for tubing, $20 for coolant, and add another $20 – $30 for misc parts you may find you need.

Is 1 fan enough for gaming PC?

I recommend at least 2 fans. One for intake and one for exhaust for best results. You can get by with just one fan though if you are careful. Fans are like $5-10 though so it really shouldn’t be an issue.

Does GPU need liquid cooling?

Generally speaking no. Modern GPU coolers are pretty good, and many turn the fans off completely at idle/desktop use so there’s no fan noise outside of gaming anyway. There isn’t much point in water cooling generally, especially when at stock. The GPU temps from Table 1.

Is liquid cooling hard to maintain?

There’s other pitfalls too. Liquid cooled systems require maintenance, you may have to periodically top-off the fluid levels. They’re extremely heavy, and much more difficult to ship safely.

Can you water cool a GPU?

If you want to water-cool your two-year-old GPU because you’ve finally worked up the courage to risk destroying it, you can do it quickly and fairly cheaply. Rather than full-on custom liquid cooling, you can use off-the-shelf, closed-loop liquid coolers for the job.