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
9:54 Hello Steve
9:59 Oh no
10:32 lttstore.com shout out
10:35 The dunk
11:29 We realized a clear bin would be better for video
12:45 Thermal imaging is cool
17:09 FlexiSpot
17:57 End card

  • WhiteHawk

    Let’s overclock that electrocution.

  • kungfudavie

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

  • Saiku23

    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

  • DonnyDepp

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

  • DBG

    JatzTwoCents eat ya heart out.

  • Richard Thompson
    Richard Thompson

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

  • Danger Pizza Slice
    Danger Pizza Slice

    this is so cursed beyond average LTT cursed

  • Arthur Pendragon
    Arthur Pendragon

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

  • David Nielson
    David Nielson

    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.

  • Brandon Swigart
    Brandon Swigart

    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

  • Andrei Cozma
    Andrei Cozma

    But can you water cool a water cooler?

  • LobbySeatWarmer

    The world's shittiest sous vide.

  • Jojo

    which case is it?

  • Color MehJewish
    Color MehJewish

    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)

  • stoffhimel

    Major hardware did this. Yes you can.

  • Cocogoat

    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

  • TheAngryDanishViking

    Next up - Dry-ice cooling!

  • 98Dudeman


  • That One
    That One

    This guy is crazy

  • Sebastian Alvarez
    Sebastian Alvarez

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

  • Aditya Prakash
    Aditya Prakash

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

  • Peculier

    This Is what I love about Linus Tech Tips

  • Mizan Faruq
    Mizan Faruq

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

  • Popcorn Sutton
    Popcorn Sutton

    You should buy domains from Namecheap anyways. They rock.

  • Richard Smith
    Richard Smith

    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 :)

  • James R
    James R

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

  • Shaw

    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 !

  • Jacob Wood
    Jacob Wood

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

  • Paul Miles
    Paul Miles

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

  • Ryan Agz
    Ryan Agz

    what keyboard is tthat?

  • Johny40Se7en

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

  • Jens Rødtang
    Jens Rødtang

    the most stressfull ltt eisode i have seen

    • Jens Rødtang
      Jens Rødtang

      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

  • Barra Radiansyah
    Barra Radiansyah

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

  • Hello1077

    Replace the water with LN2 like if you agree

  • LilxVibes

    pfff, i would never use ice that contains eau



  • KamoGaming [ かも]
    KamoGaming [ かも]

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

  • TripleTriple

    Watched this after Major Hardware's video

  • Edenjung

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

  • Meet Popsickl
    Meet Popsickl

    Lol you make an air conditioner

  • Noht A G'nome
    Noht A G'nome

    Use dry ice :)

  • Genesis Archer Rivera
    Genesis Archer Rivera

    Overclock overclock overclock

  • fjl05

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

  • HardMasterJuice

    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.

  • xshadowinxbc

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

  • Sean Coombes
    Sean Coombes

    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.

  • RMAffiliations

    "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."

  • ChaotiX

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

  • Mav3rick MJ
    Mav3rick MJ

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

  • JJL productions
    JJL productions

    next water cool a water cooler

  • Meliodas Curams
    Meliodas Curams

    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

  • Practical Theory
    Practical Theory

    I have the same Corsair white Case

  • John Gilmore
    John Gilmore


  • Bruhv

    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.

  • Venanark

    I don't need sleep I need answers

  • Rusty Strusty
    Rusty Strusty

    they should do this again but with liquid nitrogen

  • shoumik lodh
    shoumik lodh

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

  • the mighty baboons
    the mighty baboons

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


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

  • Nishant Kumar
    Nishant Kumar

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

  • Finland Journey
    Finland Journey

    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.

  • Ernesto Ortiz
    Ernesto Ortiz

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

  • tanya marie
    tanya marie

    it will cool

  • trex70

    Cool its not dangerous with all that electric.

  • rookiebeotch

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

  • Ryan Wagner
    Ryan Wagner

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

  • Streamer Yasi
    Streamer Yasi

    New Sketchy heatsinks series: Watercooling.

  • GrMan

    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

  • Tristan Thomas
    Tristan Thomas

    This whole video was one slow panic attack for me

  • Lordmagnet !!!
    Lordmagnet !!!


  • Autronic

    i laughed my ass out with this one nice guys.

  • Tzeff's Main Channel
    Tzeff's Main Channel

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

  • the slam jamfrincisco
    the slam jamfrincisco

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

  • Jonathan Atchison
    Jonathan Atchison

    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.

  • ScoFoZo

    No CMOS battery lmao what is this board!?

  • heni63


  • giu

    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

  • Deep Patel_ 3459
    Deep Patel_ 3459

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

  • Dispie Dark
    Dispie Dark

    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.

  • S K
    S K

    Did you try flipping the chipset cooler around?

  • Reagan Huang
    Reagan Huang

    Thumbs up for that beautiful beard linus wearing.

  • qime

    the most inconvenient water cooler ever

  • MobSlicer152

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

  • YajraS

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

  • Kai Mitchell
    Kai Mitchell

    Use liquid nitrogen 😂

  • Jimmy Schwarz
    Jimmy Schwarz

    Major hardware wants to know your location

  • Jason Williams
    Jason Williams

    Add salt to the water ice mixture.

  • GRHmedia

    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.

  • Phil Michmerhuizen
    Phil Michmerhuizen

    Put liquid nitrogen in the bucket 🪣


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

  • Farhan Navas
    Farhan Navas

    Miners: *"intresting"*

  • boe dillard
    boe dillard

    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.

  • B Leroy
    B Leroy

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

  • Jacob Barnes
    Jacob Barnes

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

  • Red X
    Red X

    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.

  • Red X
    Red X

    Real caveman cooling

  • Thomas S
    Thomas S

    This video gave me anxiety.

  • mokito comp
    mokito comp

    Ummm... I think maybe someone needs to do some testing (again) on the effects of EM on cognitive function. Between the 3 favorite tech channels (my favorites anyway), Steve at GN seems to be the least drawn to insane tech solutions and experiments, although that might be due to the hair. Linus and Jay (jayztwocents) seem more prone to extreme case mods and an unnatural fascination with water and ice with regards to PC play. Seriously, cool board and fun experiment... uh oh, crazy idea... Aquariums need water heaters to regulate temps for the fish (fresh water tropicals anyway)... a glass cutter, some silicon sealant... ok, crazy ideas are spreading... time for my own check-up. Cya... 🤣

  • Samurai Shampoo
    Samurai Shampoo

    GamersNexus overclocking videos: liquid nitrogen LinusTechTips overclocking videos: faucet water and p r e m i u m i c e

  • DragonMasterEevee

    So this is just water cooling with extra steps!!

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