in terms of workloads what kind of workloads do you expect?
Most of cooling solutions won’t be able to deal with 4GHz high utilization for pro-longed times, including water.
It all depends how much voltage you’ll need to have stable 4GHz on 1700x.
In terms of most users, they’ll be only boosting using XFR, and won’t be running 4GHz on all cores at all times - so it wont be an issue.
my stable [email protected] on all cores and full load is far over any AIO solution (unless they are like 400-600mm rad or something.) I’m using winter negative temps, with rad outside to cool it down. (ambient -7’C, gives me 48’C on core with 24x7 100% workload)
(I wouldn’t need that voltage if i wanted to play games or something; but if you use it for compute 24x7 with use of SSE, and/or AVX - it will get hotter, and it will need more voltage to stay stable without BSOD’s)
It may be better to just go with 2700x.