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Need advice on the upkeep/requirements for a WC loop...

post #1 of 5
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Ok so I've read a lot of conflicting information, some say clean it out every 3 months, some say ever 6 months and others say just replace liquid every 2 years or so...

Before I buy a WC loop I just want to make sure that I won't have to constantly clean it and such...

I have read as a coolant you should use distilled water and some pt Nuke, problem is, pt nuke isnt available to me as far as I know, and i could get some mayhem biocide (which is apparently the same thing) but it would be expensive.

I could also get one the silver coils, but I've read that they corrode or something...

Thanks in advance thumb.gif

EDIT: Just thought I would say, running a cpu/single GPU using XSPC Rasa 750 RX360
Edited by Klinkey - 3/4/12 at 11:47pm
post #2 of 5
It really depends on the owner. Guys running 4 gpus and a cpu loop will most likely be reluctant drain out their loop every 3 months due to he hassle, while the guys running single cpu will have no issues since it shouldn't take more than an hour to clean everything up and start the leak test. I'd say a year is a good point to change out your water but chances are your pc will already upgraded during that time span.

Also I haven't heard of any clear reports of a specific type of biocide contributing to corrosion so I wouldn't stress over it if I were you. I have been running copper + nickel plated blocks in a loop with a silver coil and the water was still clear enough to drink out of after 6 months when I took it apart.
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Originally Posted by Agenesis View Post

It really depends on the owner. Guys running 4 gpus and a cpu loop will most likely be reluctant drain out their loop every 3 months due to he hassle, while the guys running single cpu will have no issues since it shouldn't take more than an hour to clean everything up and start the leak test. I'd say a year is a good point to change out your water but chances are your pc will already upgraded during that time span.
Also I haven't heard of any clear reports of a specific type of biocide contributing to corrosion so I wouldn't stress over it if I were you. I have been running copper + nickel plated blocks in a loop with a silver coil and the water was still clear enough to drink out of after 6 months when I took it apart.

Ahh ok thanks, so it seems silver coil is the best option, considering that the biocide is harder to get and more expensive...

I will be running a CPU (ivy) and GPU later, (Kepler or 8xxx)
post #4 of 5
Biocide is not that expensive. Get a small bottle of PT nuke all you need is a couple of drops.
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Originally Posted by itzkin View Post

Biocide is not that expensive. Get a small bottle of PT nuke all you need is a couple of drops.

I live in Australia frown.gif, if you would like to send me some when the time arises, I would be glad to pay for it though ;P
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