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Should I swap my build to the bolt x with liquid..

Post Date: 2019-03-03

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    Posted: 03 Mar 2019 at 8:10pm
I have a lumos on order which has the following components:
- RTX 2080 Ti
- 32 GB ram
- ASUS Rog god like
- i9 9900 k
280 mm AIO

My biggest question is I’ve always loved liquid cooled look. However I am not savvy in building pc’s let alone fixing them, makes me too nervous!

For the same price I got my lumos I could do full cpu/GPU cooling on the bolt x.

Concerns if I do get the bolt x:
- limited to 1 PCIe
- liquid cooling will leak, not work, cause a huge headache and require maintence every month.

Positives if I do:
- looks cool
- slightly quieter

Concerns if I keep the lumos:
- the AIO won’t be enough and the computer will blow up
- be a bad pc?

Positives if I do:
- peace of mind no maintence just gaming

Or I can keep my build, I don’t know what to do. I will be keeping this pc for many years to come. So just want the best performance and most reliable.

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Originally posted by Cretae

Your last sentence actually contains your own answer. In many years to come, you are going to HAVE TO perform maintenance on a liquid cooling set up. And yes, it could leak.

Your AOI cooler is under warranty for 5 years, and I've not seen anyone here report a failure yet. It will keep your CPU chilly. Case and GPU fans will take care of that part.

I am curious about your build. What do you cut to get Hydrolux Pro at the same price? Seems a lot of expensive parts you may not need. What's your use? What's your screen resolution?


I haven’t decided on a monitor yet ....
I would forgo the ASUS rog god like MB and the 1000 watt
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Mar 2019 at 2:48pm
Your last sentence actually contains your own answer. In many years to come, you are going to HAVE TO perform maintenance on a liquid cooling set up. And yes, it could leak.

Your AOI cooler is under warranty for 5 years, and I've not seen anyone here report a failure yet. It will keep your CPU chilly. Case and GPU fans will take care of that part.

I am curious about your build. What do you cut to get Hydrolux Pro at the same price? Seems a lot of expensive parts you may not need. What's your use? What's your screen resolution?

Edited by Cretae - 04 Mar 2019 at 2:49pm
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