Fans & Case Mods

While not generally considered important when building a computer, cooling can greatly increase performance by keeping all the components at a reasonable temperature.

In order to cool the inside of the computer and increase the systems efficiency, three main types of coolers are commonly used;

Fans - These are a cheap, effective way of moving airflow through the case, replacing hot air with cooler air. These come in 8 - 14cm variants with larger fans pushing more air and generally quieter.

Passive - This type of cooler has no moving parts and is generally made of copper or another heat conducting metal. The cooler conducts heat from component and dissipates it elsewhere.

Water - Water cooling allows for the dissipation of heat through the use of flowing water. Water cooling also has no moving parts and so is very quiet.

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