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My first water cooled system DOB was Aug 08. I tore it down for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Zalman Black PVC Tubing and liquid Fester Aqua Ultra Pure Water 3 parts Zalman-G200 one part)was as clear as a bell.

My new system is slightly more risky as tubing is Tygon 3603 so possibility of plasticizer leaching. Liquid is Feser One Green which evidentally might separate as well

Still I'm of the opinion there is no need to flush unless temps get worse. I'm assuming that radiator oxidation (if it is going to happen) is going to happen regardless of how often the liquid is changed.
    
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Once a year maybe. No reason to do it if temps are the same.
    
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Well i usually end up changing stuff but ive had no buildup in this loop after a year. As long as you dont use dye you should be good.
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bit of side note but does using different cpu blocks affect temps that much? Ive seen alot of peole using EK Supreme branded ones, but would they be much better than the one that comes with a XSPC RX360 kit?
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The top 5 blocks are within 1c or less. Dont buy a kit then another cpu block, either do the kit or a custom loop. I personally would do a custom loop.
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Quote:
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bit of side note but does using different cpu blocks affect temps that much? Ive seen alot of peole using EK Supreme branded ones, but would they be much better than the one that comes with a XSPC RX360 kit?
My experience switching from a Zalman ZM-WB5 Plus (£26) to a EK Supreme HF Easy Mount Universal CPU Waterblock : EN Nickel Acetal (£53) was at idle no difference and load 2C improvement at most. Bearing in mind how highly regarded the EK was I was hoping for more.

I have noted the new EK easy mount mounting intentionally does not allow as much pressure on CPU which may affect results and most reviews are on the old mounting. Also I go the Acetal top and now I've realised most reviews are with the metal top and I wonder if that is of any importance?

Other factors probably have more impact i.e. radiator, fans, PC placement etc.
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post #27 of 51
I usually flush and fill once during the summer and once again during winter.
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post #28 of 51
I built my current rig in the beginning of the year (~March-April), I haven't flushed it yet, nor have I seen any build up in the res or had any temp changes. However, since I'm moving to a new apartment at the end of October, I'll drain the system when I pack my rig to move it, and re-fill it at the new place. While it's down I'll take the time to vacuum/blow out all the dust... I'm also thinking of moving my res. or getting some new fittings to make the tubing route better, as well as installing a second SATA HDD as my 750GB is basically full
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Quote:
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anyone else misread the title as flush your poop?
lmao I keep seeing that everytime I notice this thread.
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post #30 of 51
I pretty much do not touch it until I see an average temp change. My server has been pushing the same fluid for maybe 2 years? Not entirely sure when it first got liquid any more. Its pretty much running 50/50 Distilled to Antifreeze. To this day its still running the same temps as when I put it under.

EDIT: Although I can no longer see through the Tubing due to discoloration. Just a heads up!
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