PC Club Liquid Cooling Display Shows Video Gamers How to Beat Summer Heat

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Dedicated video gamers often end up with overheated gaming systems, especially in summer. At the PC Club store location in Riverside, CA, a store tech has assembled a water-based gaming system cooler that keeps system temperatures at least 50% below normal. The cooling system is now on display for the public.

The first day of summer has come and gone, which means dedicated video gamers will be looking for effective ways to keep their systems from overheating. With that in mind, the PC Club store location in Riverside, CA (http://pcclub.com) has set up a display for inventive gamers: a water-cooled gaming system built using a Gigabyte 3D Galaxy II liquid cooling kit.

Overheating video game systems have been in the news intermittently over the past year. Concerns have been raised particularly about the Xbox 360, which was alleged to have caused a number of fires. Some system manufacturers offer additional cooling accessories, such as the Nintendo Wii Fan Stand.

Though many summer gamers resort to simple cooling solutions such as electronic floor fans, the liquid cooling kit on display at PC Club -- Riverside offers a quieter, more concentrated and much more powerful approach.

The system relies on a PCI rear fan controller and large aluminum radiator with a four-part water-path design, as well as a quiet, ceramic bearing pump. A clear blue LED tank provides coolant refilling and bathes the system with a cool futuristic glow.

The water-cooled gaming system was built by Matthew, a PC Club - Riverside technician. When the system was tested, CPU temperatures held stable at about 25°C (gaming system temperatures are typically at least 50°C to 60°C, and often higher). Even when stressed for a period of 24 hours, the water-cooled system's temperature never exceeded 45°C.

The Gigabyte 3D Galaxy II liquid cooling kit used to build the display is available at PC Club store locations or from their website, http://pcclub.com.

PC Club provides computer hardware, software, parts and repair services. The first PC Club store was founded in City of Industry, CA, in 1992. There are currently 37 PC Club locations throughout the country. The PC Club - Riverside store is located at 3396 Tyler Street Suite A, Riverside, CA, 92503. They can be contacted by phone at 951-343-2090.

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