Water vs Air


Staff member
Depends on your hardware and how much space you have for radiators.

For example... it makes not really sense to cool a CPU with less than 65W TDP with water. But if you have a CPU with more than 100 W TDP, you will have a big difference between an air cooler and a water cooling system with a 360 mm ST30 NexXxoS radiator and an Eisblock XPX cooler.


Also, watercooling is a more efficient way of quickly removing heat away from your case as you can vent it directly outside without having to direct the heat through your case and then out.


New member
for a gpu i can give you a concrete example, i have a 1080ti strix , when gaming in 4k60 it ran on air at 78c with VRM at 98c , with a gpu block on the card is 40-45 and VRM is 55c under gaming load so i dropped basically half my temps when Watercooling, granted i have some serious radiators in my case , but its without a doubt if you have powerful parts worth it . but if you are using a 1060 and i5 9400 you would be just fine with air .