Home > Features > A Radiator for Your PC • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


A Radiator for Your PC

A Radiator for Your PC

March 17, 2006
Text size: 
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will virtual reality boost the paysite market?
Yes, it will soon
Yes, but in a few years
Out of 141 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Does your computer keep overheating? We might have a solution.

A lot of people don't know that the fans they hear churning inside their computers cool the hot insides with air from the outside. Dust can collect on these all-important fans and clog them quickly. (See our Tech Tip on the dangers of dust from the October issue.) Clogged fans can mean a possible system crash from overheating.

But there is an answer: liquid cooling. These water-cooling kits are available at most electronics stores and cost $99-$250. Instead of using a dusty fan, these systems cool your computer like a car engine by carrying heat to a radiator that expels it away from sensitive areas. One great feature of water cooling is silence. Instead of using a bunch of loud fans to move air around the case, you use one fan to cool the radiator for the water. There are even some systems that use a radiator tower that sits next to the system and does its job without making a sound.

What you choose depends on your needs. Are you looking for extreme cooling or the path to silence? Several manufacturers are producing all-in-one kits geared toward ease of installation and near-silent operation in place of all-out performance.

As always, the more you spend, the better the cooling. A really good water cooling system will probably cost more — but if you're going to make the move, go all the way. Spend a few extra dollars to see some real improvement in your system.


E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »

Five Tips to Generate Repeat Business

A $50 sale is great. But what if you could get that same $50 sale to come back four times in the next few months? Here are some ideas how to achieve that. 1) On your receipts, you should have an option... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.



Oct 05 - Oct 07
Hannover, Germany


Nov 04 - Nov 06
Edison, New Jersey

2016 Inked Awards

Nov 05 - Nov 05
Edison, New Jersey

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!