Cooling Fans vs Water Cooling For PlayStation 5 – Is there a Difference?
Nov 16, 2023
With a wide variety of options for gamers to accessorize and improve their gameplay through external cooling peripherals. Choosing what's best for you may be a daunting tasks this holiday season. In this blog post, we'll discuss the differences between water cooling and air cooling so you can make an informed decision for your gaming experience.
There are two ways to think about cooling fans: water cooling and air cooling. Both have their pros and cons, but which one is right for you?
Air cooling is a more traditional way to cool a computer. It relies on heatsinks and fans to transfer heat from the processor to the surrounding air and away from the case. Air coolers are usually less expensive than water coolers and easier to install, making them a popular choice for budget-conscious gamers. In addition, they can last longer because there are fewer points of failure. The fan only needs to be replaced if it breaks. However, a low-end air cooler is less efficient and louder than a water cooler, so they may not be ideal if you're looking for a quiet gaming experience.
Cheaper air coolers are usually not the best choice for PS5 overheating. A tip to look out for is to ensure that the right cooling fans are pulling hot air out of the PS5, with the recommended RPM of 5000 or more. This is to ensure that the hot air is not retained in the system.
Water cooling is a more efficient way to cool a console than air cooling. A water cooling system consists of a water block (which sits on top of the CPU), a radiator (which helps dissipate heat) and a pump (which circulates the water). There are two types of liquid coolers: a regular loop, which is a custom solution that requires maintenance, or all-in-one (AIO) liquid coolers, which are simpler, cheaper and very easy to use.
Water carries heat away from your components faster than air, meaning your processor runs cooler and quieter. Water coolers are very ideal if you find yourself frequently running high end games for extensive periods.
However, water coolers tend to out of budget than air coolers and can be more difficult to install. Also, because there are more parts in a water cooler, they are more likely to fail. For gaming enthusiasts, the choice is yours. Would you take the red pill or the blue pill?