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What you should have learned from this thread is that you should just spend 10 bucks on some new colored tubing and save yourself a ton of hassle.
I'm not trying to save money by going with a dye. I just prefer the look of colored fluid in clear tubing to clear liquid in colored tubing..
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I'm not trying to save money by going with a dye. I just prefer the look of colored fluid in clear tubing to clear liquid in colored tubing..
which is why i didnt try to talk you out of it..

everyone knows that colored tube is easyer and may be "better". but you cant get the look of colored liquid with colored tube.

everyone needs to stop trying to push opinion on OP and just answer the question.

yes the dyes on the market have been crap until recently which has caused all sorts of stigma. but things do change.
     
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I'm not trying to save money by going with a dye. I just prefer the look of colored fluid in clear tubing to clear liquid in colored tubing..
Well it is your choice but when I am draining or making changes to my loop, last thing I want to do is pull apart my blocks and clean them every time because of stains and buildups.
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which is why i didnt try to talk you out of it..

everyone knows that colored tube is easyer and may be "better". but you cant get the look of colored liquid with colored tube.

everyone I needs to stop trying to push opinion on OP and just answer the question.

yes the dyes on the market have been crap until recently which has caused all sorts of stigma. but things do change.
Fixed.
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Fixed.
I'm pretty sure you guys are the only ones who are trying to convince him to use colored tubing when he clearly stated that he wants dyes and not colored tubing
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Fixed.
becuase im not trying to talk him out of it? im helping with what he wants? how is that my opinion?

hmmm. my opionion is not to use dyes. i wouldnt. ever. easyer and less scary to use pure distilled and killcoil, thats all ive ever ran.
but he didnt ask what should he do to make fancy colors in his system. he asked what dye.
     
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Mmm....very clever, but I would have to say that he is in the group of people actually answering my question.
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post #28 of 49
OP just make sure to clean your loop out every 6 months or so and keep an eye on it. Stains can be cleaned off the blocks and tubing can be changed. If you are okay with more maintenance (water cooling is a high maintanance thing anyways) then go for mayhems dye
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I'm pretty sure you guys are the only ones who are trying to convince him to use colored tubing when he clearly stated that he wants dyes and not colored tubing
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Mmm....very clever, but I would have to say that he is in the group of people actually answering my question.
ouch.

im out of this thread before i get in trouble

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I once tried the Swiftech Hydrx in my loop for a couple months, and never had issue with it. I also tried yellow antifreeze a while before that (looked like urine, which is the effect I was going for). I also use silicone tubing, so it's milky white in color, but was easier to bend. I'll live with the potential seepage of it over time, and already plumbed in an extra reserve section for that reason.

Anyway, neither of those gave me problems, both are UV active (if that's your thing...not mine). However, I did not mix it quite at the full strength as suggested, but diluted somewhat. I also dropped in a kill coil, and had some PT Nuke nearby for an added bonus. I eventually rid myself of the motherboard, and put the CPU in a different (sig) machine. The water loop has been closed since, and sitting for a couple months. I check on it occasionally to see if anything is forming, and so far I've seen no deposits or clogging. It does stain lightly, but that doesn't bother me. I also cooked my blocks and radiators in distilled water after flushing them out, so whatever may have been in there is likely dead. So far so good. If it clogs, I'll be sure to post back and confirm.
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