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Post Date: 2019-01-07

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  Quote ThePinkGoat Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Blizzard Games / 2K Monitor / Hydro Lux Lite ??
    Posted: 07 Jan 2019 at 11:23am
MUST be able to play Blizzard titles at max settings. I would like to use this 2K Monitor Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" WQHD (2560x1440) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS Display, (Display Port & HDMI Port, 144Hz)


I only have experience with Corsair AIO and I'm curious if Hydrolux Lite with soft tubing needs to be filled or drained? I can't see the fluid in my 6 year old Corsair AIO so I'm unsure if the fluid goes away over time.

Adding Color to the fluid, is that bad? Is clear the way to go for long term use?



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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 6:41am
Don't get the 860 EVO here, it's overpriced. Order it online. You're better off getting the HDD with your build unless you don't need one.

The Hydrolux will require maintenance. How much and how often may vary widely. You can tell if your AOI fluid is still there if your temps are still under control.

Everything else looks very good.
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  Quote ThePinkGoat Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 7:01am
Cretae,

I have a couple follow up questions.

1) Hydrolux Lite is a Swifttech fully sealed. Does it still require maintenance or would need to be fully replaced over time?

2) You mentioned the 680 is over priced. All I do is play games, so I wanted a 1 TB for windows and a 1TB for gaming. Can you suggest a drive DS sells? I'm curious how overpriced that 860 is, I was under the impression it's a solid drive for gaming.

My main concern is if Hydro Lite is labeled as fully sealed and the fluid goes away over time I would need to replace the entire cooling system.
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 7:25am
My understanding is all the custom cooling options require maintenance down the road. Personally, I don't like doing complicated stuff inside my case I've never done before. That's me.

All you need do is top off/ replace the fluid in your loop occasionally. I'm told you need to use the same type fluid for topping off, and it is a good idea to special order a drain valve for if you have to replace it all. Don't know how, but sometimes it can grow algae in there.

Last I looked, DS was charging $405 for the 860 EVO; it's on Amazon sale priced at $147. I bought one last summer and paid $230. The regular price on Amazon if the sale goes away is $199. It's my favorite solution for my games library. It's pretty easy to put in yourself.

In my case, I have plastic drive carriages that come out of the slots. I just took one out and screwed the SSD directly to it, put it back in. Went behind the mobo and found a power supply plug bundled with the wiring , and a free SATA cable. I had to clip a couple of cable ties. If you get one of the HDDs you'll see how everything connects. If not, you can look it up. It's not difficult at all.

Hope it helps.
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