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post #11 of 17
Seriously, a Kill Coil is all you need. Try not to use anything else as other coolants can have unintended side effects, like breaking down and clogging up your block or reacting with the materials in your loop, such as the tubing or plexi.

The Rasa is pretty much always behind the Supreme HF, I can't recall seeing it beat it in any reliable test I have read. The Raystorm beats the Supreme HF by a bit and is also less restrictive. Martin's Liquid Lab is a good resource to read, and one of the few places with a direct comparison between the Rasa, Supreme HF and Raystorm:

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What is a kill coil?
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Ok, I ended up going with the EK because of availability. I've added a Phobya G-changer 120mm to mount in front or bottom, I'll decide when I get the pieces.

240mm x 30mm + 120mm x 60mm rad area should make my 2600k nice and cold, right?
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What is a kill coil?
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What is a kill coil?
A Kill Coil is a strip of .999 silver wound into a coil:



Silver is used for it's anti microbial properties. Silver ions prevent cell respiration which kills bacteria and algae.
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A Kill Coil is a strip of .999 silver wound into a coil:



Silver is used for it's anti microbial properties. Silver ions prevent cell respiration which kills bacteria and algae.
Cool... But where i am from, its hard to get my hands on one of these. Then back in the past, a few years back, what did you guys put into your WC rigs? I know these weren't really mainstream back then.
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Cool... But where i am from, its hard to get my hands on one of these. Then back in the past, a few years back, what did you guys put into your WC rigs? I know these weren't really mainstream back then.
A few drops of copper sulphate solution (sometimes available as an aquarium biocide) also works. That is usually marketed as PT Nuke Cu, Mayhems Biocide or similar. It is a light blue colour in appearance but does not change the colour of your fluid. Don't use this if you are running premixed coolants or dyes as high levels of copper sulphate have been shown to break down dyes. There is another biocide available called PTNuke PHN which is safe for use in loops with dyes.

You can usually get some .999 silver from a jewelers shop fairly cheap, although I don't know what things will be like there.

Automotive coolants might work, just use sparingly and keep an eye on what happens to your fluid. Look for any signs of breaking down or small floaters. If there is stuff in your res then there will be 10 times as much trapped in your block.
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