Everyone knows that computers need some kind of cooling system to keep it from overheating and collapsing. The most well-known type of cooling is air cooling. It is the standard cooling system in almost every laptop and is also one of the easiest to install yourself if you are building from the ground up. The other is liquid cooling and could be a great option for you if you are looking to learn how to increase server performance.

You might be wondering how does liquid cooling work, especially knowing how detrimental it can be if any liquid is spilled on your laptop or desktop. Although it might seem counterintuitive to put any liquids near your computer or data center server, liquid cooling is a cooling system that cools your data center or computer using the laws of thermal and fluid dynamics. It runs water over the components and transfers heat from each part until it reaches a radiator that will dissipate the heat while keeping the water cool. Essentially, a liquid cooling system will absorb and transfer the heat in your equipment faster than a standard fan–without the noise.

A quieter cooling system is just the start of the benefits of liquid cooling. It powers through heavy projects easier, which makes it an ideal system for video editing and extensive gaming. It also takes us less amount of space for your PC when you compare it to adding multiple large, high powered fans.

The rising popularity of liquid cooling is sparking an interest in immersion cooling. Immersion cooling is similar to liquid cooling in that they both transfer heat using liquid. However, immersion cooling is the act of completely submerging full servers into a liquid. There is also two types of immersion cooling: single and two-phase cooling. Single phase cooling remains at the same temperature and never boils or freezes, while two-phase cooling is cooled by boiling the liquid first. Immersion cooling is mainly used for power distributors like transformers, however, there is a growing interest in using them for IT services.

Immersion cooling and liquid cooling are ideal for those who are looking for efficient and cost-effective cooling options. They are great for those who are looking for an upgrade that will last for a long time.