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So I trade kinda like a bare-bone for my setup with a good friend's setup. It had a custom watercooling with unkown parts. Specifications
were

intel i7-940
intel DX58SO
12gb triple channel
old thermaltake case
blue fan controller
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It did not look that great but I did have hope and it was my first time playing with water cooling and boy its scary.. All in all it was good experience it turned out more then I can hope. Only thing I did was swapped cases, do a little cable management, and bought blood red watercooling fluid (had to buy an extra dye since at first it looked like water with a little hint of red..). Here is what I managed to do. What you think tongue.gif

IMG_1243.jpgIMG_1231.jpg

I got a few questions with watercooling.

1.Does it need to be cleaned or anything after a while?
2. How much of the fluid do I put in the reservoir tank?
3. Anyone know the parts of my watercooling setup?
Edited by john99teg - 1/30/12 at 2:59pm
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1)Depends what fluid you filled you loop with.
2) Must be first generations(pre 05) of watercooling, I've never seen those parts before
3)just make sure theres fluid in the reservoir, Don't starve the reservoir because overtime the fluid will evaporate.
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Silver Coil in the res for keeping the Water Clean? I have no idea what metals those parts are.. So PT-Nuke may not be your best friend, but hey what do I know?

I would leak test the guy before using since you moved it to another rig..

Im guessing you kept the same water that was in there and just added dye? Im alittle lost at exactly what you did since you asking questions about adding water and it looks like theres water in the tubes already..

Please clarify
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The block obviously looks copper with an acrylic top, maybe stainless steel inside? The radiator is what I'd be concerned about. It's probably paint, but does look like aluminum?
 
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1)Depends what fluid you filled you loop with.
2) Must be first generations(pre 05) of watercooling, I've never seen those parts before
3)just make sure theres fluid in the reservoir, Don't starve the reservoir because overtime the fluid will evaporate.

Oh okay thanks!
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Originally Posted by john99teg View Post

I got a few questions with watercooling.
1.Does it need to be cleaned or anything after a while?
2. How much of the fluid do I put in the reservoir tank?
3. Anyone know the parts of my watercooling setup?

Ahem biggrin.gif
1. Only if there is crud like flux from the radiator or algae in the tubing. Watch your temps and keep an eye on the tubing and res and you should notice any problems as they crop up.
2. Well, the minimum amount would be just enough so that your pump intake is not sucking in air bubbles. The maximum would be full wink.gif Some people like to top it off and some people like it partially empty so they can see turbulence in the water.
3.Nope redface.gif

P.S. Hi Angry! We seem to be browsing a lot of the same threads smile.gif
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Silver Coil in the res for keeping the Water Clean? I have no idea what metals those parts are.. So PT-Nuke may not be your best friend, but hey what do I know?
I would leak test the guy before using since you moved it to another rig..
Im guessing you kept the same water that was in there and just added dye? Im alittle lost at exactly what you did since you asking questions about adding water and it looks like theres water in the tubes already..
Please clarify

No leaks whatsoever. I mean to say I replaced the fluid with pc pure blood red and added more dye to it. I added it but I do not if I may have put too much or too little
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The block obviously looks copper with an acrylic top, maybe stainless steel inside? The radiator is what I'd be concerned about. It's probably paint, but does look like aluminum?

Im not sure about the material but I think it is aluminum. Is that bad lol. It was not painted
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Ahem biggrin.gif
1. Only if there is crud like flux from the radiator or algae in the tubing. Watch your temps and keep an eye on the tubing and res and you should notice any problems as they crop up.
2. Well, the minimum amount would be just enough so that your pump intake is not sucking in air bubbles. The maximum would be full wink.gif Some people like to top it off and some people like it partially empty so they can see turbulence in the water.
3.Nope redface.gif
P.S. Hi Angry! We seem to be browsing a lot of the same threads smile.gif

thanks for your input. #2 was what i needed. Time to put more and fill er up!
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P.S. Hi Angry! We seem to be browsing a lot of the same threads smile.gif
Great minds think alike? tongue.gif
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Im not sure about the material but I think it is aluminum. Is that bad lol. It was not painted
If it is Aluminum, that would explain the green tint to the prior liquid. It was probably running a mixture of anti-freeze to help prevent corrosion. I'd ask your friend or see if you can find any markings on the radiator. If it is aluminum, you will want to add a corrosion inhibitor of some sort, asap!
 
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