How should I cool my computer?

Episode 1277 (54:27)

Anthony from Westminster, CA
Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Anthony is planning to build his own computer and wants to know if he should use the stock CPU fan or buy a third party fan. Leo says that doing labor intensive activities like gaming and video editing will tax processors and generate a lot of heat. Recently, Leo built a new computer for virtual reality and they require a lot of power and generate a lot of heat. Leo chose liquid cooling for it. These days you can buy a sealed unit that is leak free. Here's the one Leo bought. That also means buying a case and motherboard that supports liquid cooling. He can also buy a computer that's already built and that's advantageous because of support.