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barbs, alpha-cool deep black, are they OK or is best to use unpainted ones?

http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Al...ack_20719.html

coolant.

http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Th...Blue_1171.html

tube. XSPC clear

does all this sound ok?
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post #2 of 11
i believe most users recommend using pure distilled water with pt nuke or a kill coil. even the premixed coolants' additives can cause problems. if you want coloring, use UV tubing instead.

i just got into watercooling so i'm no expert, that's just what i have seen most recommend here.
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post #3 of 11
Use uv tubing and distilled water with a silver coil or a couple drops of pt nuke. Any of that coolant with dyes/additives will eventually separate and muck up your blocks.

Plus you'll get better temps (not significantly...but still better) with plain old distilled water.
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http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165629

is this ok, its all i can find in my area
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post #5 of 11
distilled water or antifreeze only
no premixed Coolant
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165629

is this ok, its all i can find in my area
is that Battery acid?
if so, good lord no don't


just go to a grocery store, they will have distilled water
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 6/6/11 at 2:48pm
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post #6 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
distilled water or antifreeze only
on premixed Coolant


is that Battery acid?
if so, good lord no don't


just go to a grocery store, they will have distilled water
nono its not acid, but on old car batteries you would put distilled water in them, but apparently its only deiondised
Edited by andrewmchugh - 6/6/11 at 2:56pm
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post #7 of 11
if you have any nickle plated blocks from EK in your loop you maybe better asking them what to use as they blame distilled water killciol and ptnuke for the nickel issue, just so if you get any problems you can say they told you
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post #8 of 11
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nah i got all copper, ive seen all them mucked up nickels
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http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1l-fe...ive-01-s-cm%29 this ok? mix with the nuke I ordered

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it's not really needed. distilled water from a grocery store works just as good. as long as it says "steam distilled" on the container. i can get a gallon for like 80 cents at walmart
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