Originally Posted by GoodInk
I do not, but a few companies say not to use silver and nickel. I have been doing a lot of reading on metals and how they react to heat (e-cigs) and have discovered not all copper is the same, I have not started looking in to how the different types alloys react with silver. When you add in the solder used in the rads, things can start to get scary. There seems to be something going on in the past couple years in the WC'ing world that have a lot of people scratching their heads. PH leaves just changing for no apparent reason, some have had rads corrode using all the proper metals, and liquids ( http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/01/24/corrosion-explored/
) With all that said I will now only used pre-made coolants with corrosion and anti-microbial additives. I've been saying for awhile ever since I had a disaster with tubing leaching and gunking up, that its the rads, something has changed. I'm now starting to believe they are using different solder to please eco laws. For all the people that say use distilled and silver coil, please, please keep and eye on PH levels. If they start to change, change your liquids. I still have a lot of research to do but for now I'm trying to be as safe as I can.
it is much much safer when you
1 change liquid every 3-6 months
2 change all o rings regularly
Originally Posted by skupples
Hmm... Maybe i'll go buy some PH strips this weekend... I currently use a kill koil with my this gen ek waterblocks. I'll be tearing down my entire tower in a few weeks. Guess i'll crack open my block's and check to see if i have destroyed them.
My temps are the exact same as day 1, which is a good, but lacking sign.
I'm using distilled & koil.
I must be old school... I remember when the going advice was "distilled & silver/dead water onry"
it still is there is a performance hit when you use coolants. but personally i dont take a chance with silver i just use iandh deadwater/pt nuke and distilled
Originally Posted by LeMonarque
So I'm staring at my case thinking what I could do to fit as many rads in it as possible, and I had an idea that I thought I'd ask you guys about.
So you know how each side panel has grilles so that you can fit 2x120mm fans sideways on your HDD cages? What if you mounted two 240mm radiators to the sides of the case there? Obviously it would require modding, but when you're finished you could run the rads either dual intake, dual exhaust, or one intake feeding one exhaust. I'm leaning toward dual intake and then fitting 3 120mm fans to the front of the case to intake and propel the hot air from the rads and out the top and back, where you could have even more radiators...
I know you don't necessarily need..what, 2x240mm rads on the sides, 1x240 on the bottom, 1x240/280/360/420 in the top, and 1x140mm in the rear... But what do you guys think about side mounted rads? If I remember right, somebody in the GPU "The Mod" club modded their Stryker to fit 2 120mm AIO coolers on the sides.
i already have a 240 30mm top 2406mm front ( was going monsta but too big ) 240 45mm bottom and 360 back outside case.
when i get the time will be putting 120 in back ( inside ) 60mm/monsta and when i find someone to make my pedestal ( since dwood is MIA, thinking he is dead/in the hospital ) changing the 360 to 5x480 monstas... how many more would i need ?