First liquid series

Drift

Member
Hello everyone I am thinking of doing my first liquid series below I have placed the configuration I would like to do, does anyone have any considerations on this? In addition to keeping it clean of dust, on average how often should the liquid in the system be replaced? How often should the pipes be changed? Is there anything in particular I need to pay attention to compared to the classic air-cooled or AIO system?

Case
LIAN LI O11DYNAMIC XL ROG CERTIFIED GAMING CASE
Custom Liquid Cooling Kit
Liquid Series RGB Lian Li PC011D – EK
Tubing
Clear Hardline PETG Tubing (Bent/Metallic Fittings)
Graphics Card Cooling
GPU Water Block - For One Graphics Card!
Coolant Colour
EK-CryoFuel Blue
LED Lighting
2x 50cm RGB LED Strip
Overclocked CPU
Overclocked AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core (3.7GHz @ up to 4.7GHz)
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st Storage Drive
2TB Samsung 870 QVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (up to 560MB/sR | 530MB/sW)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre European Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I guess you're going for one of these for aesthetics mate, which I get they look great.

There are a number of changes I would make to get a little more for your cash. Can you let us know what your budget is, what you plan to use this for and what monitor you'll be using?

As for maintenance they should have the fluid changed every year. I believe PCS offer a service for £125 or £150 where they will do this for you which is good as doing it yourself can be daunting if inexperienced

If you include the green link at the bottom of your specs page it would make it much easier for us to make suggestions on changes
 

Drift

Member
Mainly I will use it with simulators because from Xbox I am tired of arguing with the steering wheel, at the moment I have a 4k TV, I have to rearrange the room to put a desk with monitor so I am satisfied with the TV for now and maybe a VR, aesthetically it is beautiful and I prefer to do it liquid because in the summer the house gets very hot and I would not want the components to suffer.
here is the link

 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I've rearranged your storage mate to give you two M.2 SSD's. Basically much much much faster storage than you had before

This would be a brilliant system for VR although I'm not a fan of overclocking the Ryzen CPU's I find they perform better without overclocking due to how they boost

Basically they can only be OC'd to the speed of the slowest core, so it may cap out around 4.7 or 4.8 Ghz total for all cores. Whereas the Ryzen self boosting capabilities can boost certain cores to over 5.0Ghz on it's own without the need for overclocking as long as it's kept suitably cool

Anyways it's ridiculously impressive especially with a good VR set. The 4K TV is fine but ideally you want 4K 144Hz to get proper use of that 3080Ti

Case
LIAN LI O11DYNAMIC XL ROG CERTIFIED GAMING CASE
Custom Liquid Cooling Kit
Liquid Series RGB Lian Li PC011D – EK
Tubing
Clear Hardline PETG Tubing (Bent/Metallic Fittings)
Graphics Card Cooling
GPU Water Block - For One Graphics Card!
Coolant Colour
EK-CryoFuel Blue
LED Lighting
2x 50cm RGB LED Strip
Overclocked CPU
Overclocked AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core (3.7GHz @ up to 4.7GHz)
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 530 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 7000MB/R, 3000MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
2TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2700MB/sW)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre European Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
2 DAY DELIVERY TO REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Build Time
Liquid Series® Build - Approximately 12 to 15 working days
Price: £4,065.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-liquid/sD57FD5Dm5/
 

Drift

Member
I've rearranged your storage mate to give you two M.2 SSD's. Basically much much much faster storage than you had before

This would be a brilliant system for VR although I'm not a fan of overclocking the Ryzen CPU's I find they perform better without overclocking due to how they boost

Basically they can only be OC'd to the speed of the slowest core, so it may cap out around 4.7 or 4.8 Ghz total for all cores. Whereas the Ryzen self boosting capabilities can boost certain cores to over 5.0Ghz on it's own without the need for overclocking as long as it's kept suitably cool

Anyways it's ridiculously impressive especially with a good VR set. The 4K TV is fine but ideally you want 4K 144Hz to get proper use of that 3080Ti

Case
LIAN LI O11DYNAMIC XL ROG CERTIFIED GAMING CASE
Custom Liquid Cooling Kit
Liquid Series RGB Lian Li PC011D – EK
Tubing
Clear Hardline PETG Tubing (Bent/Metallic Fittings)
Graphics Card Cooling
GPU Water Block - For One Graphics Card!
Coolant Colour
EK-CryoFuel Blue
LED Lighting
2x 50cm RGB LED Strip
Overclocked CPU
Overclocked AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core (3.7GHz @ up to 4.7GHz)
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 530 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 7000MB/R, 3000MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
2TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2700MB/sW)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre European Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
2 DAY DELIVERY TO REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Build Time
Liquid Series® Build - Approximately 12 to 15 working days
Price: £4,065.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-liquid/sD57FD5Dm5/
I'm not crazy about overclocking either but all the cpu in the liquid series configurator are like this, I know that a monitor would be better than the TV but the cabinet where it is placed is low and with the seat of the next lever racing, if I put the monitor there it would be too low and I would see the wall 🤣
 

Scott

Behold The Ford Mondeo
Moderator
I genuinely wouldn't recommend a liquid system. It looks great and performs brilliantly but you need to be a proper enthusiast to look after it and it can be a proper hassle. If anything goes wrong it's a nightmare as you're draining liquid and all that other hassle.

Regardless of the temps in the house I would still be opting for a H150i cooler with a decent case. Spend the extra money to get one of the AIB GPUs instead of that huge chunk on the liquid.

With regards to the OC, I would ask PCS to remove it personally (if you insist on the liquid system). You can put this request through on the phone, email or via chat.
 

Drift

Member
I genuinely wouldn't recommend a liquid system. It looks great and performs brilliantly but you need to be a proper enthusiast to look after it and it can be a proper hassle. If anything goes wrong it's a nightmare as you're draining liquid and all that other hassle.

Regardless of the temps in the house I would still be opting for a H150i cooler with a decent case. Spend the extra money to get one of the AIB GPUs instead of that huge chunk on the liquid.

With regards to the OC, I would ask PCS to remove it personally (if you insist on the liquid system). You can put this request through on the phone, email or via chat.
I had done the exact same configuration but with the H100i elite Capellix, the problem is that the Corsair 465X case is gone and they told me that it will be back in February / March but if I wait so long the graphics card will disappear again.
 

SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
Moderator
I had done the exact same configuration but with the H100i elite Capellix, the problem is that the Corsair 465X case is gone and they told me that it will be back in February / March but if I wait so long the graphics card will disappear again.
You can order your own case and have it shipped to them
 

Scott

Behold The Ford Mondeo
Moderator
Why do you specifically need the 465x? I would never suit my build to fit my case, you suit the case to fit the build :)

There are many case options that will house the H100i, or what I would recommend.... the H150i.
 

Drift

Member
Why do you specifically need the 465x? I would never suit my build to fit my case, you suit the case to fit the build :)

There are many case options that will house the H100i, or what I would recommend.... the H150i.
I had chosen the 465X because it was aesthetically beautiful and has good airflow, but at the moment it is no longer available and the other houses proposed are small to accommodate the h100i or h150i and aesthetically they are not the best.
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I had chosen the 465X because it was aesthetically beautiful and has good airflow, but at the moment it is no longer available and the other houses proposed are small to accommodate the h100i or h150i and aesthetically they are not the best.
The 5000D is on there, the H150i was literally designed to for this case. The 5000D/5000X are the same case with a difference front panel
 

Scott

Behold The Ford Mondeo
Moderator
I had chosen the 465X because it was aesthetically beautiful and has good airflow, but at the moment it is no longer available and the other houses proposed are small to accommodate the h100i or h150i and aesthetically they are not the best.
The 5000D is on there, the H150i was literally designed to for this case. The 5000D/5000X are the same case with a difference front panel

The 465X is old now. It was replaced (pretty much) by the 4000X. The 5000X is the big brother, also not available, but as above.... the 5000D can be converted to the 5000X with an optional panel.

I certainly wouldn't be limiting myself to a liquid build based on the availability of cases. Even a call with PCS will let you know what they can help with :)
 
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