Should I Overclock My Pro Audio PC?
I (Brian) get this question a lot here at PCAudioLabs; “Should I overclock my pro audio PC?”
This, along with the question of, will it increase performance, are the most common questions that clients ask when configuring a pro audio PC.
Firstly, no, you don’t have to water cool your PC to get great performance. We tweak every PCAL pro audio PC for the maximum performance so you get the most bang for your buck. The clock speed (which affects the number of operations per second, number of tracks in your session, latency, and other factors) of your CPU will be optimized to give you the most power from your CPU based on the PCAudioLabs Pro Audio PC configuration that you choose.
Secondly; water cooling is not necessarily better than air cooling, as it all depends on the system and how you’re going to use it. If you’re going to be rendering massive videos or audio sessions, water cooling your CPU could certainly help your workflow. If you’re going to be working on some large sessions but won’t be pushing the limit too often, you probably don’t need to water cool your pro audio PC. It all depends on what you need to do, and that is a good reason to give us a call to talk about your needs when configuring your Pro Audio PC.
Thirdly; it’s safe to say that a water cooled pro audio PC will always run cooler than an air cooled one, but keep in mind, this is all dependent on your configuration. If you’re not sure what you need out of your system, it’s best to call us to discuss your needs.
A little information about water cooling your pro audio PC