5 Watercooling Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

WATERCOOLING WITH LARGER RESERVOIRS GIVES YOU LOWER TEMPERATURES

Many people think that adding a great mas of water in theyr loop will decrease the overall temperatures. They assemble a Pc with a custom loop and usually start AIDA64 in order to stress for a bit the entire system: ten to fifteen minutes and the work is done, right. Well, that’s not how water-based liquids work.

A liquid in a watercooling loop will take much longer to air coolers to raise his temperature to its max and stabilize. That also mean that a watercooled system will take longer to loose the heat gained from a stress session. Usually the PROs to put a reservoir in your build are:

  • Aesthetic
  • Much consistant flow, and a system that is easyer to fill, because you have only to fill the reservoir and then turn on the pump, rather than jump start it multiple times to add water.

ADDING A RADIATOR WILL DECREASE YOUR TEMPERATURES

That’s not exactly true, because yes, adding radiators will decrease your temperarures, till you reach the AMBIENT TEMPERATURE. You can’t go under ambient temperature, unless you go throught Liquid Nitrogen cooling (that doesn’t involve radiators).

Adding radiators to your system will let you to slow your fan speed and have a quieter experience.

NON-CONDUCTIVE FLUIDS ARE SAFE IF THEY SPILL ON THE MOTHERBOARD

You put non-conductive fluids in your system, you’re practically safe, right? Well.. no. Non conductive fluid become conductive overtime. It’s water-based liquids’ nature, they want to charge with ions. Yes they’re safe at the beginning, but once in a loop, you’ll never know when they’ll become conductive.

DYES WILL GUNK UP YOUR SYSTEM

There are too many variants of coulored liquids on the market: premixed, concentrated, recipies… It’s to hard to show the actual truth about this topic, but if you use a COMMON PREMIXED you shouldn’t worry too much, it’s hard to mess up things, unless you add a ton of concentrated to intensify the color. Usually dark colours, like red, orange, expecially pastel ones, will make gunk a little bit more easyer.

LOOP ORDER DOES MATTER

That’s simply not true, if we’re talking about temperatures. In a loop the liquid temperature is basically the same everywhere. You have only to make sure that the pump is straight after the reservoir to be fed constantly at the first start.

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