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UV tubing, UV coolant, or both?

Poll Results: Which one looks the best?

 
  • 91% (31)
    UV tubing
  • 5% (2)
    UV coolant
  • 2% (1)
    UV tubing + UV coolant
34 Total Votes  
post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Which do you like?

UV dye:
-"transparent" look and feel
-water in res has color
-uv glow isn't very visible (?)

UV tubing:
-looks like an ugly solid, opaque tube
-water in res is not colored
-prominent uv glow

Both:
-best of both worlds?
-uv glow
-ugly solid, opaque tubes

I'm leaning towards clear tubing + UV coolant for my first loop.
post #2 of 21
The majority on here will say UV tubing.
    
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Never use anything but distilled water in your loop or you (and your blocks) will regret it in the long run. Run with the tubing if you like but avoid coolants.
 
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uv tubing with distilled water and silvercoil or pt nuke ftw
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post #5 of 21
I don't even water cool and I can say everyone is going to say tubes becuase the dye clogs the blocks.
    
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post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by Kratthew D. Kraids View Post
The majority on here will say UV tubing.
I'll be part of that majority thanks. Anything in your loop other than anti-microbials is a bad, bad, BAD idea.
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post #7 of 21
uv coolant will stain your res, block, and rad in most cases...my friend has uv blue in his system and after 2 months it looks like absolute crap...my uv tubes by primochill produce a nice soft glow...but then again my cathodes aren't super super bright
    
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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by 8ight View Post
Never use anything but distilled water in your loop or you (and your blocks) will regret it in the long run. Run with the tubing if you like but avoid coolants.
Is there any reason to avoid premade coolants?
I thought they were specially designed to prevent corrosion and damage?
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
Is there any reason to avoid premade coolants?
I thought they were specially designed to prevent corrosion and damage?
the colored ones often stain your stuff, and some of them need to be replaced monthly to quarterly in order to keep from corroding your things

ie: my friend bought coolant in uv blue which has caused a lot of bacteria to grow in his loop for some reason and stained his res...on the other hand i've had distilled water for 6 months with a silver coil and i just replaced it because i tore apart my loop for hardware upgrades...other than that it was going very strong...
    
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post #10 of 21
Dye=gooped up blocks,stained tubing/pump/res.
Mess in general and nobody will buy your used w/c bits should you upgrade and sell on.

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