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Feser One is good. Try eBay to find good deals. I bought a liter of it there to redo my liquid cooling in my G5 Quad. Non-conductive and non-corrosive, unlike the "acid" Apple decided to use lol.

Also watch dyes, they can clog up your blocks. You can usually see the sediments in the liquid if they have been sitting on the shelf for a bit so avoid those.
Feser one is not good it gunked up my block. It stains the tubing and block. It also happened to a friend of mine. Luckily i caught it before he sold his HK to a ocn memember. I cleaned it out before he sold it.
All you need is distilled water and pt nuke or silver coil. if you want color get colored tubing. Why spend17-20 bucks on a liter of feser one when you can get a gallon of distilled for 68 cents. distilled water is non conductive. Also you don't need anti corrosive either.
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So am I totally screwed and now have to buy a new acryllic res or am I good?

As for now I'll get that PT Nuke stuff you're mentioning.

So many guides out there recommend water wetter. I feel bad because I bought it the other day. I think I'll return it then. Also exactly how much of that Nuke stuff should I put in? Also should I mix it in the gallon jug of distilled water and shake it up or do i just squirt it into the res?

As for the tubing would it be ok if I just ran the current tubes I have now even though they are stained? Or is a change of tubing recommended?

By the way thank you for the super quick responses.
If the acrylic isn't spidering or showing other signs of cracking then you should be fine...just don't flush with alcohol again.

PT Nuke PHN is 4 drops per 1 liter of water. I usually just put 4 drops directly in my res since I know my loop takes about 1 liter of water to fill it up.

I'd change tubing. If you are after clear tubing, I'd only go for Primochill Pro LRT as it doesn't cloud as easily as other brands of tubing...plus I believe it's plasticizer free iirc.
    
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I have enough tubing of primoflex to redo 2 more setups but the hassle of reinstalling everything is real pain in the assphalt. Since I'm 4 months into this setup, when would you recommend a move on over to a full clean cleaning of my water cooling and replacing of new tubes?

What is the best way to flush/clean after a year of use? Nothing to expensive please.
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I have enough tubing of primoflex to redo 2 more setups but the hassle of reinstalling everything is real pain in the assphalt. Since I'm 4 months into this setup, when would you recommend a move on over to a full clean cleaning of my water cooling and replacing of new tubes?

What is the best way to flush/clean after a year of use? Nothing to expensive please.
I'd do it asap before you refill your loop. Break down your waterblocks too and make sure the dye in the coolant didn't drop on you and clog the fins in your blocks. While you have the loop broken down I'd flush the res with water a few times as well.

For a thorough cleaning of a loop...there's a guide somewhere in the stickies I believe. The best method I found, short of a complete breakdown of a loop, is to run a mixture of distilled water and white vinegar through the loop for 15 minutes or so...then flush the loop several times with water only.
    
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I'd do it asap before you refill your loop. Break down your waterblocks too and make sure the dye in the coolant didn't drop on you and clog the fins in your blocks. While you have the loop broken down I'd flush the res with water a few times as well.

For a thorough cleaning of a loop...there's a guide somewhere in the stickies I believe. The best method I found, short of a complete breakdown of a loop, is to run a mixture of distilled water and white vinegar through the loop for 15 minutes or so...then flush the loop several times with water only.
I already refilled my loop last night and I'm running it now. When i get back from vacation I'll do it.

I've read several guides that said not to use vinegar and instead use rubbing alcohol. I keep reading the opposite too.

My cpu shows 2-3 degrees higher than the primochill coolant and my video cards are the same as before. I'm running an xspc rasa cpu block with a swiftech triple rad, swiftech mcp65 pump, 3 yate loon medium speed fans(greatest fans of all time), XSPC uv blue dual 5.25 bay res, and dual xspc gtx 570 gpu blocks on my sli gtx 570s. I have a cooler master HAF 932 case. and My temps are 27-31 degrees on idle, 46 on full load, and both my gtx 570s are 30 and 32 degrees on idle and 48 and 50 on full load. Ever since I switched to distilled it went up 2-3 degrees idle on cpu but the same on video cards.
Edited by replin - 5/31/11 at 11:10pm
post #16 of 24
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Hey i see little bubbles/tiny holes in the acryllic, they look like air bubbles but I'm not sure. There's only a few. Should I be worried?
post #17 of 24
nah you'll get that if you really need to inspect for leaks put in a few drops of a UV dye. add UV light and see were the liquids seeps into on the res. The uv dye will creep into all the cracks and show if there is any problems.
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I'd do it asap before you refill your loop. Break down your waterblocks too and make sure the dye in the coolant didn't drop on you and clog the fins in your blocks. While you have the loop broken down I'd flush the res with water a few times as well.

For a thorough cleaning of a loop...there's a guide somewhere in the stickies I believe. The best method I found, short of a complete breakdown of a loop, is to run a mixture of distilled water and white vinegar through the loop for 15 minutes or so...then flush the loop several times with water only.
Hey I bought some fancy white balsamic vinegar from trader joes and poured it in and now im waiting the 15 min. Does it hurt to wait longer? Like an hour? As soon as I turned on my computer I waited a minute and then noticed that my flow meter was spinning much faster than before. My temps are down 5 degrees on my cpu and 3 on my video cards.
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It's probably not that harmful for very short periods, depending on how diluted you make it, but vinegar is acid. It's not going to do happy things to rubber (o-rings) and other non-metallic parts if you leave it in there too long. Definitely flush it thoroughly afterwards.
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It's probably not that harmful for very short periods, depending on how diluted you make it, but vinegar is acid. It's not going to do happy things to rubber (o-rings) and other non-metallic parts if you leave it in there too long. Definitely flush it thoroughly afterwards.
I flushed 2.5 gallons of distilled through it. is that enough? It came out a clear color now.
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