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Does nano fluid gunk like premixed colored coolant? I'm interested in the Ice Dragon Nanofluid for my upcoming build so I can get the best temps possible. I know that it offers better temps, but am I at the risk of having my blocks gunked by this coolant? I don't really care about the cost difference between it and distilled if it does in fact cool better without any adverse side effects. The loop will never be altered once it's put together and I'll probably flush it once every 6 months.
 
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I would just use distilled water.

Coolant is generally frowned upon whether they are "Nanofluids" or not. And I doubt it will cool any better than distilled with some Killcoil, or at least any better that will warrant the 30$ per quart.
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I just care about the gunking, that's all. Price does not matter. Even 1-2C is worth the cost difference to me. I'm curious whether there are any reviews related to gunking out there.
 
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Didn't Skinnee do a test on those nano fluids and showed they were worse than distilled and he thought they had the same potential to have solids drop out of fluid over time. Maybe it was Martin. I remember seeing it somewhere.
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion;13346277 
I just care about the gunking, that's all. Price does not matter. Even 1-2C is worth the cost difference to me. I'm curious whether there are any reviews related to gunking out there.

Since independent tests, that included 3 different formulations of the Ice Dragon Nanoflud, including the retail one, have shown that it performs about the same to slightly worse than distilled water, the price matters...

http://skinneelabs.com/coolantfluid-roundup-thermal-performance/
Edited by Caleal - 5/1/11 at 7:00pm
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion;13346277 
I just care about the gunking, that's all. Price does not matter. Even 1-2C is worth the cost difference to me. I'm curious whether there are any reviews related to gunking out there.

Anything besides distilled or cleaned water basically gunks - even tap water.
If you can deal with the annual maintenance and higher temperatures, go for it. Bling for me isn't that important.


Don't go for the nanofluid bull, just get regular distilled. In my opinion.
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Looks like I'll be sticking to distilled. Lame... wanted to try something new.
 
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Originally Posted by Caleal;13346951 
Since independent tests, that included 3 different formulations of the Ice Dragon Nanoflud, including the retail one, have shown that it performs about the same to slightly worse than distilled water, the price matters...

http://skinneelabs.com/coolantfluid-roundup-thermal-performance/

Yeah... That's where I remembered reading that, thanks Caleal.
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No doubt, that is the best coolant all over the world
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