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post #11 of 22
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how about food coloring?
Don't do it. Use colored t tubes

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what kind of effect does it have on the water? worse temps, buildup, what? lol thanks for all your help guys!
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post #13 of 22
Don't put chemicals in your loop or it could cause problems like buildup.

people use color dyes but some say they clog up water blocks, some say they had no problem.

But don't put food coloring lol

Id go with just Distilled and a silver kill coil.
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Id go with just Distilled and a silver kill coil.
This is what I use, and i've never had any problems.
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I don't know where the idea of using anti freeze in water cooling a cpu came from....lol
anti freeze actually isn't very good at handling heat hence the use of water.
anti freeze is just what it states it is, it keeps water from freezing.
what I don't under stand is about water cooling is why aren't the systems depressurized(the true reason cars can run at temps they do.)
low pressure would drop the water boiling point hence making it disspate heat faster.
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post #16 of 22
any solution that will make the water colored will surely create ganks inside the system.. So it's a no no.. like what i've said, use colored tubings instead, and pair it up with distilled water and a silver strip or killcoil then thats it.. check back probably after 6mos. Or whatever maintenance system you prefer.
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Running a 15-20% antifreeze solution. No temp difference from 100% distilled
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I don't know where the idea of using anti freeze in water cooling a cpu came from....lol
anti freeze actually isn't very good at handling heat hence the use of water.
anti freeze is just what it states it is, it keeps water from freezing.
what I don't under stand is about water cooling is why aren't the systems depressurized(the true reason cars can run at temps they do.)
low pressure would drop the water boiling point hence making it disspate heat faster.
And IDK where the antifreeze came from either but it got me thinking about what i really should be using.
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post #19 of 22
Definitely stick to coloured tubing and NO additives (like dye)

There has been cases (a number of them) where over time the dye causes gunk to build up in the CPU block (and GPU) which obviosuly negatively impacts your temps.

Not to mention, coloured tubing looks better anyway.

I went with black tubing, distilled water and a silver kill coil. Have had no issues what so ever. So would definitely recommend going that route (pick the colour tubing of your choice) from my own personal experiences
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post #20 of 22
i think if i was doing water cooling coming from the suggestions in here,
colored tubing, distilled water, silver solder is 90%-95% pure silver.
and then I would find a way to depressurize the system.
cars use a pressurized system to raise the boiling point to hold a higher temp yet keep the system from boiling.
air coolers now have some liquid in them and they are actually depressurized I don't see why it couldn't be done with a full out water cooling system.
lowering the boiling point would make the water boil faster and attract heat faster and also dissipate it faster.
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