PC Specialist Liquid Series LS-E01 Gaming PC Review
Closed-loop liquid CPU coolers have become extraordinarily popular due to the maintenance-free construction, rudimentary installation and extremely low probability of leaks occurring. As a result, many enthusiasts have switched from air cooling and prefer the cleaner aesthetic. However, these affordable units include relatively weak pumps which have the potential to fail after a few years of strenuous operation. Currently, Asetek has a stranglehold on the closed-loop liquid cooling market and threaten litigation against any companies infringing their patents. In basic terms, this means almost every sealed liquid cooling product is manufactured by Asetek and adopts a similar design philosophy. While some of these can look attractive like the Corsair H110i GT, many opt for uninspired aesthetics and earlier models even used ghastly FEP tubing. Saying that, there are a few exceptions such as the EK Predator 240 and Swiftech H240-X2 which offer expandability by compiling premium water cooling components together in a simple package.