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I change mine once a year. Clean as a whistle every time.


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I change mine once a year. Clean as a whistle every time.


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Good for you.
You must be a lucky one.
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I guess the many many others on here who say the same thing are too. We're all so lucky. How do you know you're not simply unlucky?


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I guess the many many others on here who say the same thing are too. We're all so lucky. How do you know you're not simply unlucky?
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post #25 of 38
As a manufacturer talking.

We all ways recommend on first build use Distilled / DI, ultra pure water for first build, (add dye if you worried about leaking Pref UV) so you can leak test.

Once you have learnt the basics of you own system because they all work differently then move onto what you think is necessary. If you like UV tubing use that, If you like coloured fluid that is pre made for you then move onto that. If you fancy a bit of nano play of white fluid move onto that ect ect. Dyes are good for making up you own colours and adding effect and if done correctly will not impact your system over all on performance.

How ever mixing the incorrect stuff together can have problems such as some biocides and some dyes, some pre mixes and some biocide, ect ect so learn from what mistakes you make. When reading so and so system has had blocked ports read what they say carefully because 1/2 the time its a simple fact there assumption is incorrect and they negate to mention things like plasticiser (Wiki Link) build up, or they have added some crappy chemical into there system.

I might do a post some time of what is in these Pre-Mixed liquids (coolants) for you guys so you can have more details and information on what's in them. But what you will find is that between 75% to 95% of it is just simple plain DI or Ultra Pure water.

As for housing cleaning regular maintenance is a must of ALL water cooling systems. And you should clean out you system every 9 to 12 Months (unless manufacturer states differently). Most people (about 95%) never clean there systems and only do it when they have problems and they wonder why .
Edited by Mayhem - 11/20/11 at 7:15am
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ an excellent answer from a manufacturer. Distilled water will not harm a loop done properly.


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post #27 of 38
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How ever mixing the incorrect stuff together can have problems.......

Would that also apply to metals with different electric potentials?
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post #28 of 38
Use all copper. It's the most heat conductive choice.


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post #29 of 38
There is plenty of information on the net about mixed metals.

If you mixed metals then you have a choice of two thing.

1) Pre-mixed liquids (the easy option)
2) Make your own chemical mix of inhibitors, biocide and water (fluid)

that is for you to decide on which coarse of action you take.
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There is plenty of information on the net about mixed metals.
If you mixed metals then you have a choice of two thing.
1) Pre-mixed liquids (the easy option)
2) Make your own chemical mix of inhibitors, biocide and water (fluid)
that is for you to decide on which coarse of action you take.

And what would you as a manufacturer of various liquids for different purpose suggest?
After all, you are a pro here. You must have a conclusive results here.
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