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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by ChosenLord View Post
Eh... REALLY? you want to put conductive tap water to cool your loop?

All the hard earned and lovingly built pieces?

Personally I wouldn't EVER use water from the tap, Distilled water is the preferred choice!!

one drop out of place and you'll regret you ever wanted watercooling...
It's not so much a conductivity thing as it is a contamination thing. Even distilled water will become conductive pretty quickly as it dissolves stuff and becomes electrolytic. (Water is the ideal solvent...)
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post #12 of 17
Do you know what else has electrolytes?
Brawndo.



Back on topic, you should not use tap water. Tap water has contaminants, and over time it leaves gunk or discoloration in your system. Someone took apart a block that was run in a tap loop for 6 months... oh boy.
Distilled water is incredibly cheap, so why wouldn't you want to use it?
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Do you know what else has electrolytes?
Brawndo.
It's got what algae craves.
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No way.
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post #15 of 17
I'd rather grab a thing of distilled for less then $1 and flush the line every year rather then go through the hassle of emptying my line every week.

That's a chore.
     
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post #16 of 17
Just run down to your local supermarket or convenience store and buy a gallon of distilled water. Shouldn't be more than a few bucks.
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post #17 of 17
Distilled or Battery water man with anti corrosion or kill coil.
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