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I can't imagine you're sleeping in a 0°C room; if so, you absolutely need antifreeze.
lol, ill just fold over night in dec/jan... Ill have to keep tabs on the tempreatures as it gets colder.
post #12 of 19
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Mobo is in the cold air as well, I had condensation problems when it wasn't chilled with the water.

Yeah I'll be folding this winter instead of turning my PC off, sandy bridge has an ugly cold bug.

It's currently 42F out, temps are going to go well below this soon though so I need something strong enough to keep the water inside the fins from freezing.
    
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Ethylene Glycol
Ethylene glycol is a component of automotive antifreeze, but it can also be used in liquid-cooling computers. Ethylene glycol has advantages over water in that it's less susceptible to ambient temperatures and therefore able to maintain PC temperatures that are lower than those in most water-cooled systems. A major disadvantage of ethylene glycol is that it's a toxic substance that needs to be handled with care.
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Any reactions to plastic (tubing), copper (blocks/rads), or acrylic (res/block top)?

Do you use it straight, or mixed with distilled?
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I just use distilled water and a silver coil, my rig is inside where the coldest it gets is 20c,
That's 68F so I don't need any.
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I'm currently running 10% antifreeze/ 90% distilled water. No noticable staining of the tubing, no issues with water blocks.
Only problem is that I have to remember to NOT blow it out of the tubes with my mouth. One other thing, you get your best freeze protection at a 50/50 mix, but it will also cause your system to run a little warmer, so it's really a balancing act.

P.S. I would like to see where this is setup that it needs freeze protection.
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I am thinking about doing this as well but it gets -50 Celsius some nights where I live haha
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Quote:
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One other thing, you get your best freeze protection at a 50/50 mix
Incorrect:


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Do you use it straight, or mixed with distilled?
Do not use it straight from the bottle, unless of course it's the pre-mixed variety (comes 50/50).
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My mistake. Sorry. Thanks for correcting it jlells01.
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