Hot is not what you want when it comes to your tower. Find out what Game Ready Cooling Device to buy for your gaming PC before it’s too late.
It’s been a hot summer. And if you think you’re sweating, imagine how your gaming PC feels! You can’t let the poor beaut overheat its way into oblivion (or Skyrim for that matter). That’s why you need to check out the top cooling systems to buy for your gaming PC.
Depending on your needs, you can go for a traditional air cooling system, the liquid cooling system or the self-contained liquid cooling block. While it’s easier to install a bunch of standard 120mm fans, it’s also pretty annoying when your computer sounds like a Boeing on the runway. That tends to kill the vibe a wee bit, especially when you’re hanging upside down from a rail in Splinter Cell stalking your prey.
So go for silent and colourful. Liquid coolant is damn sexy and will have the boys (or even the girls) ooing and aaing around your case whilst you look on, grinning from ear to ear. They’ll like you for that, assuming you haven’t ripped your hair out trying to install the system in the first place. Or flooded your electrical bits and bobs with what looks like soda pop.
What then, you cry? Why the fully sealed and safe liquid cooling block, that’s what! It’s a heat sink without the fuss. ‘Cept it aint pretty and it’ll cool your CPU and that’s about it.
It’s not really a quandary; let’s clear it all up. Pick your poison and find out what you should buy for your gaming PC.
Ding, Ding, Ding!
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Round 1: The BFF a.k.a. The Big Freakin’ Fan
While fans are generally paired with most cooling systems, it’s possible to cool your entire gaming PC with a series of monsters which push cool air over your components and hot air out the rear. One of these big boys is the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO – CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2).
If you’re serious about gaming (or flying into space) you’ll get it while it’s… cold. Made for both AMD and Intel systems, and with four CDC™ (Continuous Direct Contact) heat pipes that effectively dissipate heat, this fan is perfect for the avid gamer who can’t be bothered with the fuss of liquid coolants. You need to get this if you’re keen on an easy installation and ‘cool’ results. The vapour chamber created by the amalgamation of the four pipes reduces CPU heat by conducting it away from your processor. Aint that a slice of fried gold? It might be a little noisy (50dbA at full speed) but it will keep your baby running the way it should.
Round 2: Size Doesn’t Count. Does it?
You might need more than one 120mm computer case fan for your pc if you’re a heavy gamer with a taste for the cream of the crop. In that case, get more than one of the Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Blue LED Computer Case Fan (R4-L2R-20AC-GP).
In colors blue, green, red and smoke, its plain pretty. And guess what? It runs at 19dbA at full speed. That’s a whisper away from silent: think mouse stealing cheese from under the cat’s paw. You will need a few of these to keep your gaming PC cool during hours of hard-core gaming, but if you’re into easy installation and cool colors without the fuss of liquid coolant, then this is what you should have in your rig. Cooler Master has a sterling reputation and the quality for the price is outstanding.
Round 3: It’s Got Them Tubes Like Jagger
Take a knee before the Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 LT/ST kit. Seriously. Get on your knees and start working. If you buy this kit, you’ll have everything you need to install the dopest – yeah, I said it – liquid cooling system around. Think flashy tubes, smiling friends, adoring fans. All that jazz. The kit has the coolant, the tubes, the fans, the radiator, the cooling block, the bells and the damn whistles too. If you’ve installed one of these before you’ll find your feet quite easily, if not, you might want to Google that right up. The benefits of this system are relative silence compared to the BFF and some solid aesthetic appeal. That said, liquid coolant is brilliant because the tubes can be redirected to certain components within your tower. Graphics card, processor or anything else – if you need it cooled selectively, it’s on the ‘cards’. However, you should be prepared for some hard work first. This is not for the innocent cooling noob and you should assemble it outside the case before setting it up inside. Don’t want to spill juices on your gaming PC, now do ya?
Round 4: Blockin’ Heat: Ninja Style
Silent, dark, and cool as can be. The Cooler Master Seidon 120M Liquid CPU Water Cooling System with Copper Heatsink and 120mm Radiator – 1 Fan is the ninja of sealed cooling systems. Copper heat sink, 120mm radiator with one fan. What you’ll love about this is that it’s as simple to install as any computer fan and it provides the cooling capacity of the Alphacool without any of the fuss – or water damage. The block fits nicely into your PC and the fan has a wide RPM range. This means you can achieve a balance between performance and fan noise – which will be minimal. Fits with AMD and Intel systems and you can choose your size according to the space you have in your beloved tower. It’s sealed and pressure tested, so it won’t be spillin’ all over your gaming PC and the radiator is compact and fits in externally or internally. Slap a cape on it and this ninja might just turn into superman.
Round 5: No Ridges, No Fuss!
The Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler System offers everything you want from a sealed cooling system. Pressure tested like the rest and with a 120mm fan, you might struggle to see how it stands out from the crowd. Here’s how: its tubes are as smooth as R. Kelly slathered in butter. They’re ridge free for that added flexibility within your gaming PC case. It can be installed any which way you want it to be because of this. And it’s quiet too. No mess, no problems with installation, and a cool PC that will stay that way for many, many years. The pump on this system is set to last 50, 000 hours. That’s probably longer than you’ll have your current rig for. Can’t argue with that.
So, What’s The Top Game Ready Cooling Device To Buy For Your Gaming PC?
Drum roll, please. Ahem. The ninja of course! The Cooler Master Seidon 120M Liquid CPU Water Cooling System with Copper Heatsink and 120mm Radiator – 1 Fan is the all-rounder here. It also offers 50,000 hours of pump power, it’s easy to install, it’s quiet and it will cool your tower effectively. And unless you’re incredibly hard core (I mean a professional gamer that’s jamming 24/7) you don’t need the pipes stretching to you graphics card and other components. Chances are you’re smart enough to select a GPU with its own cooler anyway. The Cooler Master is a fantabulous brand and the Seidon System is cheaper than the Antec, making it the top cooling system to buy for your gaming PC.
No arguments? Good. Now, go out and buy it before everyone else does.