So, you’ve got a flashy new RX 5700 XT. Great. AMD video cards run hotter than Nvidia ones. Time to get some reliable, efficient, robust water cooling for this red, mean beast.
The 2080 Ti is a rockstar. No wonder a lot of gamers still use one. The 30-series might have its bells and whistles, but the 2080 Ti is a true powerhouse. As such, it’s also a heat production machine. Is air cooling not sufficient for your needs? Well then, fret not. Let’s go over the water cooling blocks for RTX 2080 Ti that are properly tested to work wonders.
A water block is a simple device that cools your components (typically the processor and the GPU) using water, as compared to the traditional way of heatsink-based air cooling. It can be quite expensive if you go for an easy-to-install water cooling kit. Is it worth it?
CPU water blocks are a more efficient way of cooling your processor. Especially good for gamers, they are a superior alternative to air cooling based on a heatsink. They’re also somewhat riskier. Let’s see what does a CPU water block do.
RTX 3080 is a powerful GPU. It’s perhaps the best or the second-best (after 3080 Ti). Managing temperatures on it can be quite the hassle with typical air cooling. Let’s see the options we have for water cooling it.
If your temperatures are unbearably high while you play games, then yes, liquid cooling is going to be worth it. It does come with certain risks and a high price tag if you go with branded all-in-one kits.
Liquid cooling or water cooling is the alternative to fan cooling with heatsinks. Mostly, it’s better, and also a little riskier. Sometimes, water cooling can get pretty expensive.
The price of a water block can be anywhere in the range of $10 to $250, depending on what you want. A DIY water block can cost as little as $10 (or even less) whereas a full system including a water block that’s easy to install and has RGB lighting can cost $250.
Xbox Series X uses the Scarlett GPU. The Nvidia 3060 Ti is used in desktop builds along with a CPU and other hardware. The Xbox Series X GPU is only used in the Xbox Series X, duh.
Officially, the RTX 3090 costs $800 more than the RTX 3080; nearly $300 more than the RTX 3080 Ti (which is also more available thanks to a reduced mining hashrate); and $500 more than the AMD RX 6900 XT. Does it deliver the performance worth its expensiveness? In other words, is an additional 10-12 GB of non-functional VRAM worth $800?