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post #1 of 15
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Hello everyone!
Im having problems selecting tubes...
1. Which is better out of Primochill and xspc 3/8 tubing?
2. Does the Primochill green or red tubing have UV effect? And if yes, are the effects effective? (like is it bright or dim)
3. Is it better to go with distilled water + PT nuke + UV tubing OR clear tubing + UV dyed coolant?

Thanks
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post #2 of 15
do NOT use any sort of dye. All of that stuff needs to be taken off of the market.

distilled + silver coil + 2 or 3 drops of pt nuke.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ew-tubing.html
Edited by lloyd mcclendon - 5/25/11 at 10:02pm
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post #3 of 15
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kk, what about the first 2 questions? and can i just use pt nuke + distill with out the silver coil?
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post #4 of 15
Yes you can, or the other way around and ignore the pt nuke and get a coil.

Regarding tubing, I have no experience with xspc, but I hear the tubing in their kits is crap. I love my Primochill UV Green tubing! Unfortunately I don't have my UV cathodes hooked up yet though. The stuff can make a 2-3" U without kinking.
Edited by Angrybutcher - 5/25/11 at 10:21pm
 
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sorry to interrupt. i am using car coolant at the moment. is there any concern with it?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rheicel View Post
sorry to interrupt. i am using car coolant at the moment. is there any concern with it?
It will probably gunk up your blocks. It's best to switch to good old distilled water.
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post
Yes you can, or the other way around and ignore the pt nuke and get a coil.

Regarding tubing, I have no experience with xspc, but I hear the tubing in their kits is crap. I love my Primochill UV Green tubing! Unfortunately I don't have my UV cathodes hooked up yet though. The stuff can make a 2-3" U without kinking.
KK thank you very much!
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It will probably gunk up your blocks. It's best to switch to good old distilled water.
oh I see. thanks
    
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sorry to interrupt. i am using car coolant at the moment. is there any concern with it?
a 5-10% solution isnt too bad. I would NOT go higher than 10%.
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post #10 of 15
I just installed some uv lights to go with my green tubing and it's better then I expected it has a very nice alien green look to it.
Edit: Here's a pic

Edited by jonnyquest - 5/25/11 at 10:53pm
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