Originally Posted by elemings
Most water coolers recommend PT-Nuke
or a silver killcoil
with only distilled water. No coolants, dyes, or other additives.
What is wrong with the premade coolant? Any reason why I should specifically avoid them?
Originally Posted by Arksniper
Few things. What are you trying to cool? 1 gpu only? if so which gpu. Are you looking to expand later? Any reason you didnt go with a full cover block?
Anti-Corrosion is not necessary unless you have Al and Cu in the same loop which is rarely the case these days most manufactures make everything copper/brass based. Distilled Water and a kill coil or pt nuke is all you need any coolant usually preforms worse than water and is only needed in TEC/Phase/Nitro cooling.
I'm planning on cooling one CPU, and one GPU. I'm going to cool the one on top (the one that gets less airflow). I highly doubt I'm going to expand the loop after that, but I might get another GPU block for my second GPU, which is why I opted for the EK VGA block (less restriction). I have a non-reference card
I don't think I have any aluminum in my loop.
Cost of premade coolant: $12 (incl. anti-microbial, anti-corrosion, anti-conductive additive)
Cost of distilled H2O: $3
Cost of kill coil: $7
Cost of anti-corrosion additive: $9
Cost of anti-conductivity additive: $8
Yes I understand that the anti-conductivity and anti-corrosion additives are not important provided I take good care of the loop, but I'm comparing prices for what I can get in a premade coolant.