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I'm looking into WC atm, and just basically pricing it with the stuff I think would look good in my case, and I am confused about coolant. I see most people on this forum saying non conductive non dyed (I understand the non dyed part), but what brand of coolant are we all buying? I know I can buy Distilled water from say the grocery store, but I also see that they sell this stuff on FrozenCPU for example. Why should I throw like 12-20 bucks at 1L of distilled water? Pretty sure it's much cheaper at the grocery store and comes in 3L quantities.
 
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get the grocery store stuff and a kill coil works great!!
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Get it at walmart
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In the states, Target sells gallons of distilled at 0.98¢ each.
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Alright, so that saves a few bucks. Just saw a thread a few posts down where someone said to just use a few drops of the biocide and skip on the kill coil. What's bad about a kill coil? Seems like a more long term solution to me.

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In the states, Target sells gallons of distilled at 0.98¢ each.
oooo I'll have to run over there then lol.
 
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In the USA things are a little different than over here in the EU.

In the USA i hear that the grocery store stuff runs perfectly fine and is at a suitable level for use in the PC.

How ever in the UK after spending lots of time testing we found the the grocery store Stuff from Asda (owned now by walmart) , Morrsions,is absolute rubbish and does not have a constant level. This means that the value of the water is never constant from bottle to bottle / batch to batch so you do not know what you are getting.

The reason behind this is in the UK the companies that originally make the fluids are using there filters way beyond what they are supposed to getting every last penny from there use. This means the quality of water you are sold is not as advertised how ever the normal every day person doesn't check this and never knows.

In the UK its actually better not to get from a grocery store but much better to go to a car shop and get it as the quality from them is much better than the un named brands from grocery stores.

I cannot comment on brands such as TFC though but i know when we make water for our use and sales we change the filters out regularly and we never let the values fall below our settings and this is checked hourly. The liquids are all so monthly independently checked at a company that all so deals with Glaxo near us so that we produce the best we can. How ever you cannot buy this over in the USA as its a UK / EU product only.
Edited by Mayhem - 2/25/12 at 8:42pm
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In the USA things are a little different than over here in the EU.
In the USA i hear that the grocery store stuff runs perfectly fine and is at a suitable level for use in the PC.
How ever in the UK after spending lots of time testing we found the the grocery store Stuff from Asda (owned now by walmart) , Morrsions,is absolute rubbish and does not have a constant level. This means that the value of the water is never constant from bottle to bottle / batch to batch so you do not know what you are getting.
The reason behind this is in the UK the companies that originally make the fluids are using there filters way beyond what they are supposed to getting every last penny from there use. This means the quality of water you are sold is not as advertised how ever the normal every day person doesn't check this and never knows.
In the UK its actually better not to get from a grocery store but much better to go to a car shop and get it as the quality from them is much better than the un named brands from grocery stores.
I cannot comment on brands such as TFC though but i know when we make water for our use and sales we change the filters out regularly and we never let the values fall below our settings and this is checked hourly. The liquids are all so monthly independently checked at a company that all so deals with Glaxo near us so that we produce the best we can. How ever you cannot buy this over in the USA as its a UK / EU product only.

Ah, so basically the reason for the 12+ dollar price tag is for piece of mind? That's understandable.
 
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post #8 of 14
i would say so yes. how ever every one has differing opinions on this.

I would all so state that i would go with a chemical biocide rather than a kill coil as its more effective than a kill coil. there is no real need for both.
post #9 of 14
The 12 dollar price tag is because people will pay it. There is probably a guy in the back room filling the bottles with walmart water.

I agree with mayhem on the biocide i use a kill coil and never had a problem but biocide is a bit more piece of mind i think.
Edited by Padishah - 2/25/12 at 8:49pm
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The 12 dollar price tag is because people will pay it. There is probably a guy in the back room filling the bottles with walmart water.

I cannot comment on USA stuff and how its made but i very much doubt its worth there time or effort to do that. Do you really think a shop would want to ruin there rep over a $1.00. I know our profit margin for our ultra Pure H20 is only 0.25p per 1 Ltr we make. How ever because we produce lots of water its cheaper for us to take the time and make the effort as it saves us money in the long run and we know what we are getting and this is a very important part of our base business.

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All so you need to take into account in that price that shipping liquid is not cheap and they weigh a lot. 1 Ltr of liquid normally weighs 1.1 Kg. Some thing like M3 fluorinert is 1 Kg just for 1/2 a Ltr.

Water cooling is full of conspiracy theorists.
Edited by Mayhem - 2/25/12 at 8:54pm
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