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Here in the UK although you can get distilled water it's hard to find and is expensive. Deionised is readily available from Wilkinson's at a reasonable price (62p per litre) or at Halfords (around £4-5 for 5 litres).
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Originally Posted by RevyYYYe View Post
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.
All water does this, not just DI water.
    
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distilled or deionised water
NO!!!!!

"De-ionized or non-conductive water may seem desirable initially, because it is a poor electrical conductor, and therefore will not cause much damage if a leak occurs. However, water is an excellent solvent, and so if de-ionized water is put into a water cooling system, it will corrode the water blocks to get its ions back. Therefore, de-ionized water is not something we recommend, either."
http://www.xoxide.com/water-cooling.html
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Uninformed rubbish
Edited by Big Elf - 5/5/11 at 11:16am
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My loop is running fine for five years now on RO water. It as close to distilled that any membrane filtered water can do.

As for the de-ionized with the ion issue, yes it can happen. The copper will start going discolored to gray and then black. Of course, this will happen more frequently with air in the system. It's nothing big if your loop has done this. Performance really doesn't drop enough to have a concern.

As for this whole shebang of using de-ionized water if a leak occurs, for get it. Once the water touches your MOBO it's no longer DI water. The water has now picked up whatever dust and conductive particles on the MOBO. As the water runs across the MOBO, things may or may not happen for causing issues.
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Uninformed rubbish
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