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Water is just that, with no added chemicals. You have better control over what you put in it, and it will never separate or gunk up. Add a killcoil and you're golden. Lower long term costs as well.
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you know there's IC diamond 24?

but over all seems pretty good
Cost efficiency (bang for the buck): 7/10
Performance: 6/10
Quality of components: 7/10
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Just a few responses. First on pre-mixed coolant and your posted prices. Pre-Mixed coolants especially with die tend to separate frequently and gunk up blocks and stain tubing/blocks. Pre-mixed cooling is also expensive the cost of it plus shipping far outweighs your local super markets 2$ distilled water. Also your price comparison is faulty because the cost a pt nuke/ kill coil / anti-corrosive is based on a multi-use pricing so the cost per filling is considerably less than pre-mixed coolants. For instance lets say you use a gallon of water 2$ and a kill coil 8$ that is 10$ which is less than coolant + shipping. Also the kill coil should last you years of drains and fills so the 8$ is divided by the number of uses after each drain and fill where as coolant will need to be replaced at a flat price each time. So that is why many avoid coolants simply because its an extra money sink in an already expensive hobby and performs worse than water.

Also the rasa kit can easily handle 1/2 gpu cards as gpu blocks are not terribly restrictive.
Huh? As far as I know there isn't any dye, if you looked at the linky of the coolant I posted earlier it says clear. No UV additives or dye

So I'm guessing that the only real advantage to distilled water is that it lasts longer?

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Water is just that, with no added chemicals. You have better control over what you put in it, and it will never separate or gunk up. Add a killcoil and you're golden. Lower long term costs as well.
Of course, water itself is the purest and cleanest. But the thing is, you're adding additives to it, like PT nute, anti-corrosion, etc etc...which is why I'm asking why it's better than premade coolant if essentially the composition of the two are the same.

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you know there's IC diamond 24?

but over all seems pretty good
Cost efficiency (bang for the buck): 7/10
Performance: 6/10
Quality of components: 7/10
Is IC diamond 24 significantly better than 7?
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Huh? As far as I know there isn't any dye, if you looked at the linky of the coolant I posted earlier it says clear. No UV additives or dye
Nothing wrong with that one, it is pretty much just distilled water anyway. However:

Pre mixed coolant - $12 - 1L

For that you can get...

Copper Sulphate solution - $5
Distilled water at ~$2/gal - 6 gallons

Not to mention cheaper delivery charges, and it will perform the same.



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Of course, water itself is the purest and cleanest. But the thing is, you're adding additives to it, like PT nute, anti-corrosion, etc etc...which is why I'm asking why it's better than premade coolant if essentially the composition of the two are the same.
Generally speaking pre-mixes have a lot more stuff in them (like colour / UV stuff), and can break down over time. Nothing wrong with the ones like you linked, other than the cost of course.

As for the others, from personal experience:



Zalman coolant after ~3 months.
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Nothing wrong with that one, it is pretty much just distilled water anyway. However:

Pre mixed coolant - $12 - 1L

For that you can get...

Copper Sulphate solution - $5
Distilled water at ~$2/gal - 6 gallons

Not to mention cheaper delivery charges, and it will perform the same.
Thanks.

How long does distilled water + copper sulfate last versus premade coolant?
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Thanks.

How long does distilled water + copper sulfate last versus premade coolant?
No idea, but I do know that you can leave distilled + copper sulphate (PT Nuke Cu is just this) for almost 2 years with no problems. If you are using the pre-mixed coolants that are essentially the same thing I can't see there being much difference.

Proof of the 2 year claim:


From this thread.
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post #17 of 18
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No idea, but I do know that you can leave distilled + copper sulphate (PT Nuke Cu is just this) for almost 2 years with no problems. If you are using the pre-mixed coolants that are essentially the same thing I can't see there being much difference.

Proof of the 2 year claim:


From this thread.
Cool.

I thought I had to drain, clean out, and re-fill the loop bi-monthly...but if distilled water + PT nuke goes strong for two consecutive years, cool.
post #18 of 18
I think you'll be fine with distilled and a silver coil (or copper sulfate, your choice really, they do the same thing). The nice thing is that with a silver coil, you just flush your system whenever you want, and don't have to add anything back, the coil is still there. No losing the little bottle, no using it up. A silver coil will last a lifetime.

I think your setup looks solid. It's similar to what I would have done had I not found my system used for a great price on here. The only thing I didn't see in your price figure is for fittings. I assume you went with 7/16" because you're planning on doing 1/2" barbs, which I'd say is a solid bet. I did that, but I used screw worm drive clamps on top of the 7/16" fittings. I've already moved my computer in the trunk of my car across 500 miles without draining it or doing anything other than rotating the reservoir so the fill lid is on the top when you put it down.
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