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post #11 of 67
I have distilled water and deionized water in my science labs at school, and I had reverse osmosis water in high school. They're all pretty much identical for anything except extremely sensitive reactions.

For what you're doing, you want to avoid dissolved solids that can crust up and you want to avoid anything that can breed, such as algae and bacteria. You don't need a whole lot for that, your Brita filter may even be enough. You can make it yourself too, but the energy cost can be a bit much as you're boiling a significant amount of water and it takes a while.

Also, have you tried looking online and having it shipped? It isn't as easy as going to your grocery store, but its better than no water, right?
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post #12 of 67
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Originally Posted by linuxfueled View Post

Must be a small town. They usually have it below the bottled water at the store.

check out his location. http://maps.google.com/maps?client=opera&rls=en&q=Nunavut,+Canada&oe=utf-8&channel=suggest&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=N&tab=wl
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post #13 of 67
anyone noticed where his/her location is? rolleyes.gif

small town + middle of freaking no where + super cold 75% of the time = nothing most people would take as granted at the store (i.e. distilled water).

I am pretty sure he is limited on both supplies available and options for water solutions.
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People are missing that he is in Nunavut, Canada...yes, the water you plan to use should suffice thumb.gif
 
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post #15 of 67
Is it ok to be somewhat jealous of where you live? Must be an interesting lifestyle.
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post #16 of 67
I don't know about "reverse osmosis" but for me a rule of thumb is: If its good enough to go into your car battery then its good enough for your WC loop. So anything labelled battery water should do. Car pars shops, gas stations and the like usually have the stuff.
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post #17 of 67
Take $9,999 of those dollars you have in your bank account to move into civilization, then spend the $1 to buy a gallon.
post #18 of 67
cant you boil the hell out of some water for 10-15 minutes and work?
Or put the PC out the window forget the water cooling just a fan should keep it in the sub 20s
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post #19 of 67
Hmm, I never expected to see someone from Nunavut on here, knowing the kinds of resources you have up there I'm not surprised you don't have access to distilled water....but to answer your question you should be fine with RO water. It is not the ideal solution (you will still have some dissolved solids) but it is much better than tap water. You shouldn't need to go so far as to get the water deionized, that is overkill to some extent.

On a side note I dont recommend drinking distilled, deionized (ultra pure) water...I have had sailors do that before, didnt end well.
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post #20 of 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick0matic View Post

People are missing that he is in Nunavut, Canada...yes, the water you plan to use should suffice thumb.gif

Wait..

Where is Nunavut, Canada??

*googles* drum.gif

WoW!!! OMG! That's pretty North!!!

Dude, why are you even considering water cooling? Can't you just leave the machine in a shed outside??? - Sorry... I just know Finland is cold and you're a wee bit more north!
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