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I was just sitting here needing to order some coolant looking around online and someone in another forum said with distilled water just put some anti-freeze in there.... not sure how it would work and wanted to get some other peoples thoughts.

So will straight antifreeze be a good coolant? if not what is a good coolant i can get for a good price. I am new to Watercooling so any help will be awesome.
its called a search button, bro. sheezus.

just use distilled + PT nuke, unless you are feeling adventurous. some peoplehave had success with low concentrations of antifreeze, but you have to get the right kind. only very specific ones can be used, due to the different materials that are commonly found in water cooling components. some anti freeze will mess up your loop.

however, distilled + PT nuke always gives the best temperatures.

so basically just use it, because it is the safest + the best + the easiest.
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I use distilled water and a pinch of copper sulfate crystals. All PT nuke is, is watered down copper sulfate, I purchased a 500g tub of crystals (was the smallest they had at my local hardware store), its actually labeled as plant food but works just as well as PT nuke and is much cheaper.
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