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Hi all. My loop is getting close to being finished. I have read a little bit and have gotten some good advice from some of you, but I am still confused about the liquid.

I bought one of these killCoils to stick in there:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...LEfJ&mv_pc=379

I am planning on getting some pt nuke here, based on some advice:

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/peptcobi1.html

So I figure all I need to do it get some regular "Distilled Water" from a grocery store. Then I mix the pt nuke in with the distilled water. I put the kill coil in one of the tubes. Then I just put the liquid in the system.

Is this right? Am I missing something, or am I getting any of this wrong?
Thanks for any advice. I just want to get this right the first time.
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post #2 of 7
I think you just need one or the other. But I am also new to watercooling myself.
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You got it, I just went with the kill coil and distilled but some want to be safe and add the PT nuke.
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You only need one or the other, you don't have to put in pt nuke and a killcoil. I use only distilled water and killcoil and I have never had a problem. There is no reason to use both.
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Yep, stick with the KillCoil that you have, it will be fine.

You don't have to put it in your tubing unless you want to, anywhere where it is in the water and not blocking any ports or about to be sucked into your pump is fine. Most people coil it and drop it in the res, but up to you.
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So distiller water + killcoil will account for all this talk about corrosion and growth? I read about all these liquids that have a bunch of "stuff" in them to prevent corrosion and etc.
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Originally Posted by jakefeb3 View Post
So distiller water + killcoil will account for all this talk about corrosion and growth? I read about all these liquids that have a bunch of "stuff" in them to prevent corrosion and etc.
So long as you are not mixing aluminum in your loop then you should have no problem with corrosion.

As for growth, the silver will take care of that. Basically it stops cell respiration, preventing bacterial growth.

There are liquids you can buy that have a bunch of "stuff" in them, unfortunately this "stuff" has a distressing tendency to break down after a while and clog up your blocks.

Stick with distilled and PT Nuke or a KillCoil, works fine:


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