• Want a faster, quieter PC? Cool it in water.


    Brian Livingston

    By Brian Livingston

    I’m not actually suggesting that you soak your computer in a bathtub. But keeping a high-powered CPU from frying — without the earsplitting hum of roaring fans — means a liquid cooler could be just the thing your PC needs.

    It’s well known that water and some nonconductive oils are much more efficient than air at removing heat from electronic components. Many tower and desktop PCs have enough space for a built-in or add-on liquid chilling system. This can enable you to push a CPU to the max without burning it out.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (20.19.0, 2023-05-08).