What Happens if you Water Cool an Air Cooler?

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0:00 Water cooling w/ bottle
0:13 Where is the socket?
0:52 .tech
1:07 Intro
1:17 Why does this mobo exist?
3:51 Building a computer but it feels weird
8:23 Testing the passive cooler
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  1. ThePoolboy789

    ThePoolboy78912 minuuttia sitten

    im surprised that ram install wasn't questioned

  2. n!tromy

    n!tromy2 tuntia sitten

    ive never had so much anxiety in under 20 minutes

  3. luka stanton

    luka stanton2 tuntia sitten

    This gives me anxiety 😅

  4. WhiteHawk

    WhiteHawk5 tuntia sitten

    Let’s overclock that electrocution.

  5. kungfudavie

    kungfudavie7 tuntia sitten

    Linus…. On a table with a AC power appliance dipping it into water. What could go wrong

  6. Saiku23

    Saiku238 tuntia sitten

    I always just want them to ship me the pc build after they are done with it cause I don't have a pc or setup

  7. DonnyDepp

    DonnyDepp9 tuntia sitten

    Water and electricity... What insurance you Guys have which covers this?

  8. DBG

    DBG12 tuntia sitten

    JatzTwoCents eat ya heart out.

  9. Richard Thompson

    Richard Thompson14 tuntia sitten

    2021: Man discovers water cooling. Though these initial attempts are crude, they show promise.

  10. Danger Pizza Slice

    Danger Pizza Slice15 tuntia sitten

    this is so cursed beyond average LTT cursed

  11. Arthur Pendragon

    Arthur Pendragon16 tuntia sitten

    Next video: water cooling a water cooler that's water cooling another water cooler which is water cooling an air cooler

  12. David Nielson

    David Nielson18 tuntia sitten

    This is how it should be done. With the CPU and its cooler out of the way, we could do so much more and better with GPU and RAM cooling. IMO, ATX and its progeny need to be replaced with standards that distribute power better and provide for better cooling.

  13. Brandon Swigart

    Brandon Swigart20 tuntia sitten

    I would 3d print something the sat around the heat sink with rubber and screws made sure it was airtight and setup a closed system like that but I’m broke and can’t so eh

  14. Andrei Cozma

    Andrei CozmaPäivä sitten

    But can you water cool a water cooler?

  15. LobbySeatWarmer

    LobbySeatWarmerPäivä sitten

    The world's shittiest sous vide.

  16. Jojo

    JojoPäivä sitten

    which case is it?

  17. Color MehJewish

    Color MehJewishPäivä sitten

    7:40 - "I was super excited about it until I had to actually.. like.. touch it" That's what she said (I couldn't resist -- too many good innuendos in this video)

  18. stoffhimel

    stoffhimelPäivä sitten

    Major hardware did this. Yes you can.

  19. Cocogoat

    CocogoatPäivä sitten

    no money for water cooling system? fret not just buy this reverse motherboard and turn your air cooler into water cooler at a cheap cost of 1 bucket and lifetime of ice and water xD

  20. TheAngryDanishViking

    TheAngryDanishVikingPäivä sitten

    Next up - Dry-ice cooling!

  21. 98Dudeman

    98DudemanPäivä sitten


  22. That One

    That One2 päivää sitten

    This guy is crazy

  23. Sebastian Alvarez

    Sebastian Alvarez2 päivää sitten

    So a tub of iced water gets the same temps than a regular Noctua?

  24. Aditya Prakash

    Aditya Prakash2 päivää sitten

    This is what my parents think I do with my PC ..

  25. Peculier

    Peculier2 päivää sitten

    This Is what I love about Linus Tech Tips

  26. Mizan Faruq

    Mizan Faruq2 päivää sitten

    Things you should Try: 0:00 - 9:54 Things you should not Try: 9:59 -

  27. Popcorn Sutton

    Popcorn Sutton2 päivää sitten

    You should buy domains from Namecheap anyways. They rock.

  28. Richard Smith

    Richard Smith2 päivää sitten

    I have long been a proponent of new motherboard designs. Once I started tearing apart laptops and later phones, I was thinking why aren't PC manufacturers doing this? After all its not like HP/Compaq or Dell and the gang have never done proprietary footprint stuff before... And where the hell did shuttle go? So typical motherboard.. on one side. A PCIE 16 slot on either side with dimm slots running parallel. on hte opposite side, the CPU socket and some peripheral slots. One giant 200+ mm fan blowing across the motherboard cools everything. Yes its boxy instead of sleek and thin but it works. I also considered going back to daughter boards or SLOT CPUS (okay maybe not that) Going to watch the video now :)

  29. James R

    James R2 päivää sitten

    Welll...Foxconn uses slave labor to develop their products.

  30. Shaw

    Shaw3 päivää sitten

    Please STOP saying LLT store thing, im having nightmares about it. And please take the vaccine and ditch the mask, all of you, its very annonin. Thanx !

  31. Jacob Wood

    Jacob Wood3 päivää sitten

    "Alex invited me to his superbowl party one time, that was nice of him!" "Yeah, you brought your kids." ahhahaha

  32. Paul Miles

    Paul Miles3 päivää sitten

    "You're not getting on the table, Alex." Cut directly to, Alex...on...the table.

  33. Ryan Agz

    Ryan Agz4 päivää sitten

    what keyboard is tthat?

  34. Johny40Se7en

    Johny40Se7en4 päivää sitten

    Cool but SUPER risky experiment... when done in a proper bodge fashion anyways 😆😂

  35. Jens Rødtang

    Jens Rødtang4 päivää sitten

    the most stressfull ltt eisode i have seen

  36. Jens Rødtang

    Jens Rødtang4 päivää sitten

    tho loved it and will love to lose the omg to big cooler and grafic card crash in general more space up front is neat and better airflow

  37. Barra Radiansyah

    Barra Radiansyah4 päivää sitten

    What happens if you watercool the pipes of a water-cooling kit?

  38. Hello1077

    Hello10774 päivää sitten

    Replace the water with LN2 like if you agree

  39. LilxVibes

    LilxVibes5 päivää sitten

    pfff, i would never use ice that contains eau


    DINOTRASH085 päivää sitten


  41. KamoGaming [ かも]

    KamoGaming [ かも]5 päivää sitten

    if m.2 can be installed on the back, nothings stopping CPUs from being installed in the back... oh wait the chassis

  42. TripleTriple

    TripleTriple5 päivää sitten

    Watched this after Major Hardware's video

  43. Edenjung

    Edenjung6 päivää sitten

    That cooler looks like a Morpheus 3.0 I have to write my Raijintek contact.

  44. Meet Popsickl

    Meet Popsickl6 päivää sitten

    Lol you make an air conditioner

  45. Noht A G'nome

    Noht A G'nome6 päivää sitten

    Use dry ice :)

  46. Genesis Archer Rivera

    Genesis Archer Rivera7 päivää sitten

    Overclock overclock overclock

  47. fjl05

    fjl057 päivää sitten

    "What Happens if you Water Cool an Air Cooler?" It gets wet.

  48. HardMasterJuice

    HardMasterJuice7 päivää sitten

    Would've worked better if the pc was flipped over and somehow the iced water was on top and you used a sous vide or something to circulate the water.

  49. xshadowinxbc

    xshadowinxbc7 päivää sitten

    ... Metal filings in the air cause problems for more than just computers. Wtf is the lung cancer rate at these places?

  50. Sean Coombes

    Sean Coombes7 päivää sitten

    Linus you legend WTF how do you come up with all these video's. That's actually crazy but I love it. Keep up the good work.

  51. RMAffiliations

    RMAffiliations8 päivää sitten

    "On the next video we will submerge not the pc. but the gamer upside down in water to see if watercooling human can improve their gaming performances."

  52. ChaotiX

    ChaotiX8 päivää sitten

    Linus: "...and I CANT WAIT to tell you about-" Me: *skips to the intro*

  53. Mav3rick MJ

    Mav3rick MJ8 päivää sitten

    why are you guys still using face masks? drop that please....

  54. JJL productions

    JJL productions8 päivää sitten

    next water cool a water cooler

  55. Meliodas Curams

    Meliodas Curams8 päivää sitten

    Is that anti static pc case? .cause if not.. If your hands are wet.. You could feel the tickle of LITTLE LIGHTNING beam.. In your hands

  56. Practical Theory

    Practical Theory8 päivää sitten

    I have the same Corsair white Case

  57. John Gilmore

    John Gilmore8 päivää sitten


  58. Bruhv

    Bruhv9 päivää sitten

    I took a computer science class and we used code.org. It turns out one LTT video is more informative than the entire code.org course.

  59. Venanark

    Venanark9 päivää sitten

    I don't need sleep I need answers

  60. Rusty Strusty

    Rusty Strusty9 päivää sitten

    they should do this again but with liquid nitrogen

  61. shoumik lodh

    shoumik lodh9 päivää sitten

    I was always brain storming to find a way to do water liquid cool with ice water. Now I can die in peace.

  62. the mighty baboons

    the mighty baboons9 päivää sitten

    What about submerge the air cooler in the car radiator coolant? Will it work better? Or it's just plain stupid? Haha


    JB FITNESS9 päivää sitten

    This is gonna be useful someday. I feel it in my gut.

  64. Nishant Kumar

    Nishant Kumar9 päivää sitten

    I thought that they were going to do similar experiment as Major Hardware

  65. Finland Journey

    Finland Journey9 päivää sitten

    Why the masks? You don't think you're at a far higher risk of dying in an electric shock or fire here than of 99.995% survival rate for your age group according to CDC data? And that's without hardly any treatments like Ivermecting or Remdesivir which improve your odds up to 85%. Also Linus takes off the mask contaminating the space in which Alex then enters, and aerosolized saliva can float indoors for hours! Nothing makes sense here.

  66. Ernesto Ortiz

    Ernesto Ortiz9 päivää sitten

    Just a boy men playing with water. That´s it.

  67. tanya marie

    tanya marie9 päivää sitten

    it will cool

  68. trex70

    trex7010 päivää sitten

    Cool its not dangerous with all that electric.

  69. rookiebeotch

    rookiebeotch10 päivää sitten

    Linus struggling with 5gal buckets and a bag of ice. Ffs, someone help the boss.

  70. Ryan Wagner

    Ryan Wagner10 päivää sitten

    You barely holding that pc over a tub of water with one hand while opening ice with another was anxiety inducing.

  71. Streamer Yasi

    Streamer Yasi10 päivää sitten

    New Sketchy heatsinks series: Watercooling.

  72. GrMan

    GrMan10 päivää sitten

    This is the reason why people love Linus and his team, we love seeing him struggling on what he do best, playing on those techs, doing the unusual stuffs... and WTH that water splash almost gave me a heart attack

  73. Tristan Thomas

    Tristan Thomas11 päivää sitten

    This whole video was one slow panic attack for me

  74. Lordmagnet !!!

    Lordmagnet !!!11 päivää sitten


  75. Autronic

    Autronic11 päivää sitten

    i laughed my ass out with this one nice guys.

  76. Tzeff's Main Channel

    Tzeff's Main Channel11 päivää sitten

    LOL! These guys are NUTS...in a good way! XD

  77. the slam jamfrincisco

    the slam jamfrincisco11 päivää sitten

    I remember a month ago someone made a comment saying they would try this…

  78. Jonathan Atchison

    Jonathan Atchison11 päivää sitten

    just wait give them time and they will try a version of the dry-ice cooled pc and you know if they do that they will want to overclock it.

  79. ScoFoZo

    ScoFoZo11 päivää sitten

    No CMOS battery lmao what is this board!?

  80. heni63

    heni6312 päivää sitten


  81. giu

    giu12 päivää sitten

    the better would be to put the pump on the side to create a circular flow and align the heat sink so it doesn't disturb the flow

  82. Deep Patel_ 3459

    Deep Patel_ 345912 päivää sitten

    omg this vid is a nightmare for people with ocd 💀💀💀

  83. Dispie Dark

    Dispie Dark12 päivää sitten

    Yeah this looks pretty janky for pro hardware, And i dont see the point of this huge thing. EKWB there industrial water solutions will probably just fit in a case and not be a hassle. And if you have to mod your case, it should not be on the support list.

  84. S K

    S K12 päivää sitten

    Did you try flipping the chipset cooler around?

  85. Reagan Huang

    Reagan Huang12 päivää sitten

    Thumbs up for that beautiful beard linus wearing.

  86. qime

    qime13 päivää sitten

    the most inconvenient water cooler ever

  87. MobSlicer152

    MobSlicer15213 päivää sitten

    "With a dremel, anything is compatible with anything". Famous last words.

  88. YajraS

    YajraS13 päivää sitten

    “I don’t make the rules around here Brandon” Yes, we all know Yvonne is Linus’s boss.

  89. Kai Mitchell

    Kai Mitchell14 päivää sitten

    Use liquid nitrogen 😂

  90. Jimmy Schwarz

    Jimmy Schwarz14 päivää sitten

    Major hardware wants to know your location

  91. Jason Williams

    Jason Williams14 päivää sitten

    Add salt to the water ice mixture.

  92. GRHmedia

    GRHmedia14 päivää sitten

    Talking about an absolute fail in electrical safety. Didn't use any electrical gloves doubt they used a GFI even. They didn't even have the sense to power of and unplug when moving the PC around. Not a video you want your insurance company viewing.

  93. Phil Michmerhuizen

    Phil Michmerhuizen14 päivää sitten

    Put liquid nitrogen in the bucket 🪣

  94. JAV LEIV

    JAV LEIV14 päivää sitten

    flaco dale media píla vende eso a la mrd sabes el laboratorio que te armas ponete pillio

  95. Farhan Navas

    Farhan Navas14 päivää sitten

    Miners: *"intresting"*

  96. boe dillard

    boe dillard14 päivää sitten

    This is GLORIOUS! The only problem is that most cases for some inane reason barely have enough space on the back side for wire management let alone a massive cpu heat sync. I really wish case designers added another inch of width for wire management.

  97. B Leroy

    B Leroy14 päivää sitten

    You're 15 years late to the trend. People were already doing liquid nitrogen heatsink cooling back then.

  98. Jacob Barnes

    Jacob Barnes14 päivää sitten

    refrigerant and air conditioning compressor would perform wonders with cooling. Imagine the overclocking capabilities.

  99. Red X

    Red X14 päivää sitten

    What if you were to create a cuboid case around the computer, completely filled with water? Run the heatsink for the CPU/GPU to the bottom, and the hotter water will naturally flow to the top, circulating the water passively. Plus, zero chance for dust.

  100. Red X

    Red X14 päivää sitten

    Real caveman cooling

  101. Thomas S

    Thomas S14 päivää sitten

    This video gave me anxiety.