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In store cleanliness against the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As a nation and one big family, we all need to play our part to minimise the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our beloved country.

See Newsletter here.

Chaos Computers is committed to reducing the spread of this virus in our store, while we  till provide you with that great service you are used to.

We would like to reassure you that the safety of our customers and staff is of utmost importance to us. For your information and peace of mind, we would like to inform you of the preventative measures that we have currently put in place:

Free Deliveries & Collections

  • Delivery of any products will now be at zero cost to you. so go ahead and shop online with us.
  • We will collect, repair and return your PC or laptop to you if needed – And we will clean it, twice.
  • Our dedicated courier services are 100% committed to safely delivering virus free packages.

In Store

  • Sanitizers available in store and we sterilize and clean our shop and displays daily.
  • Hands are washed regularly and we use hand sanitizer before and after handling any of our own, and your stock.
  • We limit interaction where possible, But we have actively trained our team to respect and maintain distance with clients during interaction.
  • We now offer remote desktop support via TeamViewer. Call us for more information about this service.
  • Our workshop technicians sterilize and clean all machines before and after working on them.

Staff

  • Our technical guys are equipped with preventative gear and are encouraged not to touch their faces during repairs.
  • Any team member displaying symptoms is sent home immediately with a full bag of groceries and a roll of toilet paper.

Our doors are still open and we look forward to welcoming you again for that great Chaos feeling. We encourage you to make use of our free delivery services during these times.

A heartfelt thank you to you, our loyal customers, for the support and understanding. In the words of our president: "If we act together, if we act now, and if we act decisively, we will overcome it."

The Chaos Family

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Is a Liquid cooled better than an Air cooled CPU ?

Well the answer to this question is not a definite Air or Liquid. Our research suggests that there’s no real definite answer.

Liquid cooling can allow for better performance on the high-end PC setups. Air cooling is limited to the socket on your motherboard. It is also the most cost-effective way to go if budget is a problem.

Air cooling has fewer moving parts and doesn't have any chance of leaking and killing other system components so it's more reliable. It can also be quieter than liquid cooling can ever be since it doesn't require a pump, as those suckers can make a bit a of a noise.

At the end of the day… the job to be done, is to cool down the CPU. The Liquid system does a better, more stable job than the air cooling fans usually do, so if budget and space in your case is not a problem, then we suggest the Cooler Master ML240R his younger brother the Cooler Master ML120L will also do a pretty good job.

This still doesn’t mean that Liquid has won the fight, as Linus from LTT explains in his video below. The air coolers available can sometimes do the same job, if not better, that the liquid coolers can. Have a look at the Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M which is a duel fan setup on the heatsink which pushes and pulls the air rather effectively through the aluminium fins for optimal results. The cheaper Antec C40 CPU Cooler also does a pretty good job.

So, which is better?

Well, if you have a high end setup, where you are editing videos on Adobe Premier for your day job, and then streaming OBS to Twitch & YouTube while you are playing Fortnight as a secondary income stream, then yes, get a liquid cooler! It’s going to keep your rig way more stable than an air cooler could ever do. You will need to ensure that your power supply can handle it though.

On the other hand though, if you need simple effective cooling on a budget for a decent PC that gets used a few times a week for fun, or just to check your emails, maybe a bit of work, then getting the Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M is the best way to go!

Now... If you are still skeptical, and not really sure what to get... we always have the Hybrid version as well, the Cooler Master Maker 92 Hybrid. Best of both worlds!

Watch the video from Linus Tech Tips for some more information.

Credit: Linus Tech Tips

Where Can I Buy Corsair Gear In Cape Town?

Chaos Computers in Claremont is the place to GO


Chaos Computers is proud to announce a newly formed Premium Partnership agreement with Corsair to distribute and sell the products in store and online. Together, they are creating the ultimate shopping experience that will be the best place in Cape town to buy Corsair Gear

Corsair are sponsoring some of the latest gear for DEMO and display purposes, making the shop an awesome place to go to check out some of the newest Corsair peripherals and parts on the market. Drop by the shop to test, touch, feel and experience the merchandise

Chaos Computers will now be offering a full range of Gaming headsets, gaming PC cases, RGB fans, CPU liquid coolers, gaming keyboards, gaming mice, gaming PCs, gaming power supplies, DDR4 memory, and more ...


Get the best Corsair Deals and Buy Corsair products at Chaos

Corsair was founded in 1994, from then the company has grown from pioneering high-performance DRAM into creating some of the worlds best peripherals, components and cases. Corsair offers a complete range of products for every kind of person, no matter what your budget may be. All their products are created with passion and keep to the commitment of producing the highest quality, the best performance and innovative design.

Whether you are a gaming enthusiast or more of a casual gamer, if you Buy Corsair they will always promise to provide you the best quality product. From their gaming keyboards all the way to their components used in building the ultimate gaming machine! They will always stick to their ideals of giving you the best that you can afford. Feel like an eSports athlete in the comfort of your own home when you are equipped with the gaming equipment provided by Corsair. Legends in their field.

Corsair has broadened their scope even more by acquiring Elgato, the leading provider in hardware and software for all the content creators out there. Corsair and Elgato teaming up means that there will be new, cutting edge components for both gamers and content creators alike. Go on, do your thing with Corsair.


Buy Corsair, Buy the Best, From the Best

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