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Do you all use the "Water Wetter" or another such additive?
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post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by RevyYYYe View Post
No, stay away from deionized water, it will corode your blocks as it will be attempting to gain back its ions.
Im not sure where this info is coming from as nobody ever mentioned it upto a fews months ago. I have been running deionised water in my loop for 15 months and I can guarantee my blocks have not been damaged in any way.
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I've been using deionised for over 3 years now, one of my loops was running for 15 months without changing it. There's no evidenced in any of my blocks of 'corrosion'.

Would the posters who say this is happening please give a link rather than state myths.
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Im not sure where this info is coming from as nobody ever mentioned it upto a fews months ago. I have been running deionised water in my loop for 15 months and I can guarantee my blocks have not been damaged in any way.
This, I haven't long used De-Ionized water in my loop and no problems soo far
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post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by InterestedThirdParty View Post
yes, distilled water, or better yet, the radiator fluid in cars
You should be using distilled water in your car radiator. If you are talking about antifreeze then you would be wrong. Last time I checked water cooling loops don't freeze.

If you were being humorous then I apologize.
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post #16 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post
Im not sure where this info is coming from as nobody ever mentioned it upto a fews months ago. I have been running deionised water in my loop for 15 months and I can guarantee my blocks have not been damaged in any way.
I'm sure I read it somewhere, I'll look for it to post it here.

Edit: I failed to find the article, but back when I read it it seemed reasonable to me because, while DI water has a pH equal to 7, when it comes in contact with the atmosphere it absorbs CO2 and thus it produces carbonic acid, which can reduces the water's pH. From my knowledge acid pH means the water is conductive.
Edited by RevyYYYe - 5/5/11 at 10:56am
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post #17 of 26
Probably someone read something like this

'The minerals and ions typically found in tap water can be corrosive to internal engine components'

and thinks that deionised and tap water are the same thing.
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Distilled water + Silver Kill-Coil

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Quote:
Originally Posted by InterestedThirdParty View Post
yes, distilled water, or better yet, the radiator fluid in cars
Quote:
Antifreeze has a SHC of about 2470J/kg. This is much lower than water, and means that a loop filled with Antifreeze will be less efficient at cooling than an equivalent filled with water.

Antifreeze has a density of 1.1g/cm cubed, which means that the SHC, relative to volume is actually 2717J/L. This result shows that antifreeze, it it's pure form is only 64.7% as efficient as water as a coolant.
Source: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...t-article.html

I switched from ethylene glycol to distilled water, and performance was at least as good. Also, at $.99/gal, distilled water is way cheaper.
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post #20 of 26
I use distilled water,

You can buy it walmart. xD

As for additives i have one that is suppose to prevent things from getting in the loop, like bacteria and prevent corrosion.

I got a dye that was SUPPOSE to make it UV blue, However nothing UV about it, Stay away from primochill. Bad experance with them.
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