liquid cooling or CPU cooler?
Choosing between heatsinks and liquid cooling is, as a first step, a matter of taste and aesthetics, depending on your set-up. Once you know what you prefer, it is important to know the dimensions of your case and the maximum dimensions of the CPU heatsink it will accept or, in case you want liquid cooling, the fans that will fit in it. All this information can be found in the specifications section of any of our cases.
Choosing a heatsink
In the case of preferring a CPU cooler, choosing a model will be relatively simple. With respect to our towers, all models accept any of the CPU heatsinks in our catalog. However, if you choose Sculptor or Centaurus X, it is important to note that they will be a little tighter on towers that accept heatsinks up to 160mm. Of course, we recommend that you take into account the space occupied by other components of your PC because, if they invade the space that should occupy the heatsink, it is possible that it will interfere with the installation of the same.
If you are interested in installing liquid cooling for your processor, you will have to be very clear about where in your case you want to place the fans. This is very important to value it well because, it is preferable to install a smaller liquid correctly, than trying to place a larger one without having space. To be able to choose a liquid cooling and not have surprises when installing it, we recommend that you have clear the top, front and rear measurements of your case, and how many fans it accepts in each area. This way you will be able to find the best place for the fans and decide whether a single, double or even triple liquid cooling system is the best solution for you. We also recommend that, if you intend to place the fans at the top, check that they will not collide with other components you have installed, mainly RAM cards with unusual or special profiles.
Remember that, to choose the location of the fans, it is not only important to know where to place them in your case, but also whether the liquid pipes will be above the pump. This is essential so that the cooling flow is correct, and there is no problem with any of the components or their operation.
On the other hand, if you are one of those who want your entire set-up to have matching lighting, you are in luck because, among our heatsinks and liquid coolers you can find a wide variety of options with lighting and synchronization options.
Those of you who have any of our towers with ARGB technology, which with the updates are practically all of them, you can install and synchronize the lighting of any of the following components:
ARGB liquids: Hydrus RGB and Atria, in any of its versions.
ARGB heatsinks: Centaurus X and Sculptor
On the other hand, you can also enjoy the illumination of Hydrus V2 Red or Blue, as well as Centaurus, with its rainbow mode, even if the illumination comes by default. And finally, we also have simpler heatsinks, such as Vela X, which will provide great cooling to your processor, in case you prefer not to add more lighting to your set-up.
Remember that if you want to upgrade your set-up to the new ARGB technology, the updated ARGB controller is available on our website and, with the Velorum combo or another ARGB fan set you are interested in, it will be very easy to make the leap.
As a last point to keep in mind, it is essential that you make sure that any CPU cooling you want to install is compatible with your processor and has brackets for Intel or AMD, as you need. Remember to check the specifications of your tower and the cooling you want to install to make sure it is compatible with your PC.