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post #11 of 16
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Ah I had bought some pre-mixed anti-grow/anti-corrosive/non-conductive stuff to combat just that, with a little distilled water mixed in to up the volume. I guess I should switch if I notice any buildup?
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post #12 of 16
its not the growth inhibitors in the coolants that you worry about, its the dye itself in the coolant that goes hard in the loop, running the risk of clogging your cpu block especially.

Just keep an eye on it and do a complete water change every 3 months or so with dyed coolants.
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post #13 of 16
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Ah ok, that makes sense.

Yeah, when I hit the 3 month mark I'll refill it with just distilled water. This is my first loop I've built, so maybe its for the best that I start with something that is easy to notice leaks with :-)
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post #14 of 16
Yeah definetly easier to spot leaks with dye, i used Feser1 UV Red in my first loop, and after about 2months my cpu block was completely clogged to the point my system overheated and shut down.

When you do swap over to straight distilled, just buy a silver killcoil from any of the good water cooling merchants, and throw it in your res (twisted so it cant get sucked into the loop) and it will perform just as well as any chemical you put in there to stop any growth.
Edited by Lerkah - 10/2/11 at 8:43pm
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Dang nice!! but whats the point of the dye with red tubes? lol
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Haha that's a bit of an oversight on my part! But ittl be OK when I switch to strait water.
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