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Hi All,

I am currently building a new system with clear tubing,

The tubing will be 1/2ID 3/4 OD and I plan to run a kill coil only (no dead water). I will also most likely use a blue dye (mayhem or similar,).

The goal is to avoid lots of clouding for 3+ months if possible. The tubing should also be relatively see through if possible and not grey/milky white.

I don't mind swapping out the tubing every 3-6 months as I perform maintenance on my builds very regularly.

Options I currently have are:

1) Masterkleer 1/2ID 3/4 OD
2) Tygon 3603 1/2ID 3/4 OD
3) Tygon 2375 Plasticizer free 1/2ID 3/4 OD
4) Durelene PVC tubing 1/2ID 3/4 OD
5) Primochill 1/2ID 3/4 OD
6) ClearFlex 60 1/2ID 3/4 OD
7) Tygon E-1000

Money is not an issue so I do not require the cheapest solution from the bunch smile.gif

Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated smile.gif
Edited by soth - 10/11/12 at 6:47am
post #1572 of 3087
Tygon Plasticizer-free sounds like the best option, since it won't require you to disassemble the blocks very frequently to check for gunk building up. Since you'll be using a killcoil, I'd recomend staying away from anything with plasticizer based on the experience of the people in this tread.
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I'd recommend against Killcoil altogether. It seems to speed along the Plasticizer issue imho from paying attention to what people here report when they report their plight. Not that silver is the actual cause, just that if the tubing contains an Anti-Microbial, I would think that it's pulling whatever plasticizer there is out of the tubing right along with it. That's the main problem that I can see with having an additive embedded in the tubing formula. mellowsmiley.gif

Straight distilled for me. No nothing extree. thumb.gif lol

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I just saw these http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=30305
Wonder if that tubing is any good. It's still PVC, but I REALLY want black tubing. And I like the colour under UV, since my mobo also lights up in purple.
The main theme in the case is Purple and BLue/Red mix (Blue + Red = Purple) and it works pretty well with the Enzotech Luna's blue lighting and the very discreet Geil Black Dragon's red LED's.
The problem is: will the masterkleer tubing would also give me plasticizer problems? Is there an opaque black fluid I can use if it does?
I already do that with every purchase from abroad, but the customs here will open the package and check the contents if you use the "gift form hax", and if there is a purchase invoice inside the box (and it usually is for warranty issues) then they charge based on the value of that invoice. I ask them to place a price below 50USD so that if they charge something, it'll be cheaper and they don't open the package at all. People used the gift form hax too much here in brazil. So much that packages from Performance PC's and FrozenCPU (back when they used to ship down here without charging the abusive shipping) would invariably be opened by the customs and sometimes overtaxated. People stopped doing that then XD
yeah... if I'm getting the new tubing, might as well get a heatsink for the NB and maybe (BIG maybe there) some new noiseblockers NB e-loops. Those are just gorgeous.

Add Sidewinder to the list of ridiculous overcharging for postage-i get my friends and family to order it for me in the states and then ship it to me here. It's how the retailers make extra money, and raise their profit margins. Not much money to be made by selling 2 m tubing and charging proper postage fee is there? lol!

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Hi All,
I am currently building a new system with clear tubing,
The tubing will be 1/2ID 3/4 OD and I plan to run a kill coil only (no dead water). I will also most likely use a blue dye (mayhem or similar,).
The goal is to avoid lots of clouding for 3+ months if possible. The tubing should also be relatively see through if possible and not grey/milky white.
I don't mind swapping out the tubing every 3-6 months as I perform maintenance on my builds very regularly.
Options I currently have are:
1) Masterkleer 1/2ID 3/4 OD
2) Tygon 3603 1/2ID 3/4 OD
3) Tygon 2375 Plasticizer free 1/2ID 3/4 OD
4) Durelene PVC tubing 1/2ID 3/4 OD
5) Primochill 1/2ID 3/4 OD
6) ClearFlex 60 1/2ID 3/4 OD
7) Tygon E-1000
Money is not an issue so I do not require the cheapest solution from the bunch smile.gif
Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated smile.gif

You want clear tubing, go for the Durelene-do not be fooled by the cheaper price, most expensive, does not always= best.

BTW Tygon plasticizer free has also been known to cloud up -don't take my word for it do the research online, and you shall see.

Durelene mate, and you are good to go thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post

I'd recommend against Killcoil altogether. It seems to speed along the Plasticizer issue imho from paying attention to what people here report when they report their plight. Not that silver is the actual cause, just that if the tubing contains an Anti-Microbial, I would think that it's pulling whatever plasticizer there is out of the tubing right along with it. That's the main problem that I can see with having an additive embedded in the tubing formula. mellowsmiley.gif
Straight distilled for me. No nothing extree. thumb.gif lol
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Im starting to subscribe to C'mans school of thought as well in that my latest loop has only 2 drops of Mayhems extreme biocide-no SKC with Distilled water, when my Mayhems pastel arrives i'll strip the rig down and see whats what.
Edited by kkorky - 10/11/12 at 11:33am
post #1575 of 3087
If I remember right, the tygon plasticizer free isn't really clear, more like yellow/cloud. I saw it somewhere in the thread.

My vote go to the Durelene.

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Stay away from XSPC tubing at all costs. Even with their kits. I've seen people post that their XSPC tubing is not very good for clarity after they've run it. I'd intended to include this warning in my last post but well I was ordering some new fittings and got kinda sidetracked. wink.gif lol

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Thanks for all the responses guys,

If I do not use a kill coil what do you recommend? I've tried straight distilled before and had some algae build up (even after flushing the entire system with 7-10 liters of distilled water and cleaning every rad / block thoroughly (including opening each block and cleaning it out).

Just a drop of Dead water or Mayhem's biocide?

If the plasticizer free tygon is yellowish in color it looks like Durelene is the winner smile.gif
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Thanks for all the responses guys,
If I do not use a kill coil what do you recommend? I've tried straight distilled before and had some algae build up (even after flushing the entire system with 7-10 liters of distilled water and cleaning every rad / block thoroughly (including opening each block and cleaning it out).
Just a drop of Dead water or Mayhem's biocide?
If the plasticizer free tygon is yellowish in color it looks like Durelene is the winner smile.gif

The SKC is supposed to slow down or stop biological growth such as algae-algae feeds on light, so you could make sure that if you dont use a SKC that you keep your PC away from direct light

-also make sure as soon as you bleed your loop, that you keep it airtight as much as possible, that way foreign objects that promote simple cell organism growth, have less chance of getting into your loop

-also imho, change out your water every 2 months and flush with vinegar/water solution-10 min job tops-then refill with Distilled/biocide once more.
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Thanks for all the responses guys,

If I do not use a kill coil what do you recommend? I've tried straight distilled before and had some algae build up (even after flushing the entire system with 7-10 liters of distilled water and cleaning every rad / block thoroughly (including opening each block and cleaning it out).

Just a drop of Dead water or Mayhem's biocide?

If the plasticizer free tygon is yellowish in color it looks like Durelene is the winner smile.gif

A room with blinds almost all the way closed. Just open enough not to allow direct sunlight to enter. That's how mine stays so clean. I also have changed my Distilled about every 3 months or so. As cheap as the stuff is, I don't mind doing it. Although I JUST recently changed the coolant, I'm going to be doing it again to swap out my fittings for a different style. Got bored need a change and Black is too much black for my system. Oh and 24/7 operation helps limit algae growth. sneaky.gif lol

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If I remember right, the tygon plasticizer free isn't really clear, more like yellow/cloud. I saw it somewhere in the thread.
My vote go to the Durelene.
Lee17

Durelene isn't exactly super clear either.
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