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So does so called nonconductive coolant. It all becomes conductive. Regular maintenance and leak checks makes this a non issue.


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Only additive I've ever used besides a killcoil is primochill liquid utopia. That's some fantastic product. However, this loop lacks anything but the coil. Still nice and clear.


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Quote:
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So does so called nonconductive coolant. It all becomes conductive. Regular maintenance and leak checks makes this a non issue.


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And what did I write about that??
Distilled water does not contain inhibitors.
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post #44 of 62
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Originally Posted by Juggalo23451 View Post

you don't get corrosion with just running distilled water in a loop.


I don't see the point in getting a coolant that is over priced and doesn't offer that much of a temp decrease at all.

If you have dissimilar (eg Cu and Al) metals in your loop chemical reactions between them will occur. That is what "coolant" is for. Coolant does NOT out perform water at moving heat (wetting additives not included). I don't recall anyone claiming otherwise.
 
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Brass in radiator contains a % of zinc, which is half as bad ass as aluminum.
Go figure it out.
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So if distilled water is king, why do they still sell coolant for watercooling rigs? Back in the day, coolant was all the rage.
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post #47 of 62
Because there will always be gullible people who think its soo much safer and makes your temps lower. I was that way when I started.


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Quote:
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As for increasing heat conduction rate, not so much. You can't beat water at that, unless you prefer to use mercury (but mercury can't HOLD much heat, so...).

"Dragon's Blood" nano stuff is 20% better than water.
Edited by JDA,ugosz - 11/20/11 at 7:24am
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post #49 of 62
Distilled water + PT_nuke or kill coil.
I have always used it and most likely always will... Cheap. Good.
Edited by Triangle - 11/20/11 at 7:39am
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It's called ice dragon coolant


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