It’s no secret that liquid cooling a PC can be advantages when it comes to cooling and aesthetics. However, if you are looking for a liquid cooled PC, you should get one from a well-known manufacturer. Therefore, to help with the vast amount of options out there, we have reviewed a few of the best Liquid cooled PCs currently on the market. They’re all great performing PCs and come at various price points so choose according to your budget.
Why would you want a liquid cooled PC?
They’re expensive and tricky if not built properly. So why should you want one? To begin with, liquid cooling results in lower temperatures (in most cases). Liquid cools better than air, and there’s also the fact that you have fewer fans in your case, hence the system will be quieter as well.
To add to that, the lack of hefty coolers leaves more empty room in your system. This does help with a cleaner look, but also improves airflow and also results in lower temperatures. When we say “hefty”, we really do mean it – many air coolers are huge and heavy. This also puts unnecessary stress on the motherboard, especially in its most common, vertical orientation. A liquid cooler has the fans and radiator mounted on the case, so the motherboard doesn’t have to put up with the weight.
When you take everything into consideration, getting the best liquid cooled PC can leave you with a quiet system that not only runs cool but looks great inside. Not to mention that keeping the temperatures of components low will also increase their durability.
Best Liquid Cooled PCs:
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Master GMA1394A
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 8GB | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 240GB SSD & 2TB HDD
Powered by AMD’s octa-core Ryzen 7 2700 CPU, the CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Master is a beast when it comes to gaming. Add to that the fact that the processor is liquid cooled, and you can even overclock it and push it further for even more performance. From gaming to streaming, it’s excellent in any regard. While we’re mentioning gaming, there’s also Nvidia’s ray tracing-enabled RTX 2070 graphics card with 8GB of VRAM, so running the latest games shouldn’t be an issue, even if you want to push them at ultra-settings.
Aside from that, there are also 16GB of DDR4 RAM, which should have your multitasking needs more than covered. Your OS and a few of your games can be stored on the 240GB SSD, and everything else can go on the fairly large 2TB HDD. As far as the best liquid cooled PCs go, this is right up there with the top dogs. You’ll also get an 802.11ac Wi-Fi card, as well as RGB case lighting, and a keyboard and mouse set to get you started.
- Octa-core CPU is great for gaming and streaming
- Powerful graphics card with ray tracing
- RGB lights on the tempered glass side panel case
- 11ac Wi-Fi card
- Excellent for 1080p gaming and very good for 1440p games
iBUYPOWER Trace 9220
CPU: Intel Core i7-8700k 3.7GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 8GB | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 240GB SSD & 1TB HDD
iBUYPOWER is one of the more reputable manufacturers of desktop PC builds, and their Trace 9220 is one of their best liquid cooled PCs. It manages to both look good, and perform admirably in whatever task you want to throw at it, making it a very attractive option. It’s powered by Intel’s six-core i7-8700k processor which has a base frequency of 3.7GHz, but can turbo up to 4.7GHz, which is quite a bit higher. Thanks to the liquid cooling and the Z370 chipset, you can also overclock the CPU if needed, even though it’s very powerful as it is. You’re also getting Nvidia’s RTX 2070 graphics card which has ray tracing and won’t have any trouble pushing any game you want to play.
As far as storage goes, there’s a 240GB SSD which should fit your operating system and most commonly used software, and maybe a game or two. Fortunately, there’s a 1TB hard drive in the system so you can have your less played games on it. And last but not least, the system comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM at 2666MHz.
- Six-core, twelve-thread CPU
- Ray tracing enabled graphics card with 8GB of VRAM
- 16-color RGB remote controlled lights in the case
- Included gaming keyboard and mouse
- Excellent for both 1080p and 1440p gaming
Skytech Gaming Omega
CPU: Intel Core i7-9700k 3.6GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 8GB | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 500GB SSD
Packed inside a stunning and very clean In Win 303 case with a tempered glass side panel, the Gaming Omega is Skytech Gaming’s opinion on what good liquid cooled PC should be. It’s a beast with an Intel Core i7-9700k inside, an eight-core, eight-thread CPU that runs at 3.6GHz and turbos up to 4.9GHz and can handle whatever you can throw at it. There’s also Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card with 8GB of VRAM, which is excellent for both 1080p and 1440p gaming and could also handle some easier-to-run games at 4K, too.
The build is rounded out by 16GB of DDR4 RAM at 2400MHz, as well as a 500GB SSD. Considering there is no additional hard drive storage, a larger SSD than what the competition usually offers is a welcome addition here. Skytech did pay attention to details, too, as the four 120mm fans inside the case are all Thermaltake’s high static pressure fans, so the system will definitely stay cool, and there’s an 80+ certified PSU, too. No corners were cut here, obviously, and this is a truly great build, both in terms of performance, and its looks.
- 9th generation Intel Core i7 CPU on a Z390 motherboard
- Ray tracing enabled GPU
- Clean and minimal case with excellent airflow
- Included Skytech keyboard and mouse
- Excellent for 1080p and 1440p gaming, good for 4K and VR
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8080A4
CPU: Intel Core i7-9700k 3.6GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 8GB | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 240GB SSD & 1TB HDD
CYBERPOWERPC are well-established players in the PC building industry, and their Gamer Xtreme VR system is a great testament to their skills. It’s a custom build that’s liquid cooled and has a red and black theme, and looks stunning packed inside CYBERPOWERPC’s case. At the core (pun intended), is Intel’s Core i7-9700k processor. With eight cores and eight threads, it can handle anything from gaming and streaming to taxing workloads such as video editing, especially considering it is liquid cooled. It has a base frequency of 3.6GHz, but when it’s under load, it can go right up to 4.9GHz, which is impressive, to say the least. Right next to it is Nvidia’s powerful GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card. Whether you want to play at 1080p, 1440p or 4K, this system can handle it.
If you’re a person who often multitasks, the system’s 16GB of DDR4 RAM should allow you to do so with ease. There’s no shortage of storage here either, with both a super fast 240GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive. You can have quite a couple of games installed at the same time, but chances are they won’t all be on the fast drive.
- 9th generation Intel Core i7 CPU with eight cores and eight threads
- Powerful, ray tracing enabled Nvidia GPU with 8GB of VRAM
- Clean, yet stunning red and black design
- 11ac Wi-Fi
- Great for 4K gaming
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Supreme SLC10200CPG
CPU: Intel Core i9-9900k 3.6GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 8GB | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 1TB SSD
We don’t always see pre-built systems coming in at this price range with an Intel Core i9-9900k, especially when the rest of the components are fairly high end, too. CYBERPOWERPC has put the excellent eight-core, sixteen-thread 9th generation CPU inside a very clean case with a tempered glass side panel, and made it into one of the best liquid cooled PCs on the market nowadays. Aside from Intel’s beast of a CPU, you get Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card which has 8GB of VRAM and is a great performer in both 1080p and 1440p. Sure, it can play some games at 4K as well, but don’t expect high framerates from AAA titles.
It’s not just the CPU and GPU that are excellent performers – the build also comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, as well as a large and fast 1TB SSD. Overall, it’s a powerful and well-balanced system. You’ll also get an 802.11ac Wi-Fi card for fast wireless performance, as well as a 7.1 channel audio card.
- Eight-core, sixteen-thread, liquid cooled CPU
- Nvidia’s RTX 2070 graphics card with ray tracing
- Minimal black case with RGB lights for customization
- RGB keyboard and mouse in the box
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Supreme SLC10220CPG
CPU: Intel Core i9-9900k 3.6GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 8GB | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 480GB SSD & 3TB HDD
If you’re a fan of white PCs, you’re going to love CYBERPOWERPC’s Gamer Supreme. It’s packed inside a very clean and minimal looking white case and has a massive tempered glass side panel that reveals the beast inside. Intel’s 9th generation Core i9-9900k powers the system, an eight-core, sixteen-thread CPU that has a base frequency of 3.6GHz. Even though it turbos up to 5GHz, it’s liquid cooled and put on a Z370 chipset, so you could also overclock it if necessary. Paired with Nvidia’s excellent GeForce RTX 2080 8GB graphics card, you can do just about anything on this system, from gaming and streaming, to something like editing video or even 3D modeling and rendering. Simply put, it’s a powerhouse.
One thing you won’t be lacking with this system is storage. The 480GB SSD could be enough for many by itself, but CYBERPOWERPC has decided to also add a 3TB hard drive to the system, too. You can store all your games on the SSD, and still have quite a bit of room for other applications.
- Liquid cooled CPU with eight cores and a turbo frequency of up to 5GHz
- Nvidia’s RTX 2080 graphics card is excellent for 4K gaming
- 11ac Wi-Fi
- RGB lights on the case
- Included RGB keyboard and mouse
CUK Sentinel II VR Extreme
CPU: Intel Core i9-9900k 3.6GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB | RAM: 32GB | Storage: 1TB SSD & 2TB HDD
When it comes to all-out builds, Computer Upgrade King tend to not cut any corners. And there isn’t better proof of that than their Sentinel II VR Extreme system. It’s packed with just about everything you could need, whether you need the best liquid cooled PC for gaming, or for work. Starting on the outside, you have Corsair’s Carbide 275R case which comes with RGB lights for customizing, and a tempered glass side panel. On the Z390 chipset is Intel’s eight-core Core i9-9900k processor, which is liquid cooled so it stays cold even under load. Gamers will be pleased with the inclusion of Nvidia’s flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card with 11GB of VRAM. If you want a system for 4K gaming, few will beat this one.
It isn’t just the core components that have been carefully chosen – you have 32GB of DDR4 RAM running at 2666MHz to take care of any multitasking. Oh, and the SSD is of the fastest, NVMe variant, in a 1TB capacity. If that’s not enough for your games, there’s a conventional 2TB hard drive, too.
- Eight-core, sixteen-thread CPU
- Flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card
- 32GB of RAM for multitasking
- Plenty of storage with a 1TB SSD and a 2TB hard drive
- RGB LED lights on the case
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB | RAM: 32GB | Storage: 500GB SSD & 2TB HDD
SkyTech know their stuff when it comes to high-end builds, but we have to say, the best part about their Supremacy build isn’t the specs. On paper, it has everything. Starting with AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X processor that runs at 3.7GHz, paired with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card with 11GB of VRAM, it’s obviously a powerhouse. Add to that 32GB of G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 RAM at 3200MHz, as well as Samsung’s 500GB 970 EVO NVMe SSD and a 2TB hard drive, and there’s little this system can’t do. Everything is built on an X470 motherboard so you could add another graphics card to the build, too. The liquid cooling system is Thermaltake’s RIING PLUS AIO with 3 120mm fans.
But as we said, it’s not all about the specs – they’re excellent. Instead, it’s the case the Supremacy comes in – the Thermaltake Core P3. It’s an open design with a tempered glass side panel and absolutely nothing at the front, back, top and bottom. Sure, you might need to clean it a bit more often, but with all the RGB lights on the system, it’s going to look truly stunning.
- Thermaltake Core P3 open frame case
- AMD’s flagship Ryzen 7 CPU
- High-end Nvidia graphics card with ray tracing and 11GB of VRAM
- 32GB of super fast RAM