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So I just realized I order a XSPC Passive Aluminium Reservoir 150M:



And a Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator:



Now the Radiator has coper fins, and it just hit me that the reservoir is made of aluminum but its Anodized aluminum, so should I just cancel the XSPC reservoir, I do like it but if theres a chance of it causing galvanic corrosion Ill just go with another one, my order hasn't yet be dispatch so I'm in time to change.

So help here ppl.
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I did a little digging on this and it sounds like you should steer clear of that res. The anodizing will slow down corrosion, but not stop it entirely unless they use a process reported to be far more expensive than you'll see with a PC reservoir. You could use engine coolant for it's anti-corrosive properties. Just be sure to flush the loop periodically as engine coolants are known for "gunking" up a system, in actual engines anyway.

Here's one of many good reads on the subject: http://www.overclockers.com/pc-water...istry-part-ii/

Edit- Shame really, that's a sexy res imo. It may be worth the added hassle /shrug
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Thks men, yeah I was afraid of that, this is a really sexy res but its not worth the hassle, I need a thin radiator because of the space so the GTS is a must, so I will have to change the res. =(


Edit:
Well alredy sent an email to the shop, asking to change the res, I'm going with one of this now:



Phobya Balancer 150mm
Edited by Deacon - 10/30/11 at 3:51am
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