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Hi guys

can you please help me. I can't make up my mind.

now I already ordered UV red coolant, but when I looked at it, it looks more of a pink color rather than red.

which will look better?

red UV tubing and red UV coolant or clear tubing and red UV coolant?

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/accessories/tubing/tube-masterkleer-15-9-11-1mm-uv-red.html

and

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/accessories/leds/leds-5mm/led-5mm-twin-ultra-uv.html

and

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/anti-kink-smartcoils-16-mm-black.html

OR

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/accessories/tubing/tube-clearflex-12-16.html

also what does PVC tube means?

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/accessories/tubing/tube-pvc-8-10.html

vs

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/accessories/tubing/tube-clearflex-12-16.html

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guys any help please? I just want your opinions. if you had the same board would you get the clear tubing and red coolant or red UV tube and red coolant ?
    
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post #3 of 27
Personally I'd get the red tubing and use distilled water + kill coil.
Coloured coolant can cause problems and just isn't worth the risk to many people.

If you're going to go for coloured coolant though take a look at Mayhem's dyes. They have a much better reputation than Feser and others.

If you have coloured tubing it's near impossible to tell the difference in the colour of the coolant. Except in the res or any plexi blocks.
post #4 of 27
Red tubing with distilled water. I have the Masterkleer UV purple tubing and it looks good to me. I used black XSPC tubing on my previous loop for that cool factor.
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ok thanks guys. I guess I'm going to get the Red UV tube.

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+1 avoid dye for every day use. Red is the hardest UV color to get right, it almost always looks orange or pink from what I hear. So you may want to order 1ft of each type to check which you want first.
     
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Yea I agree. I thought that the die in the clear tubing would look different it doesn't I used methylene blue that is suppose to kill things and is used as a die in bio labs. The tubing is easier to deal with and it looks the same.
post #8 of 27
Avoid dyes, especially if it's your first time watercooling. I regret that I had dye in my first loop. I won some watercooling gear on ebay, and in that gear there was water dyes, perhaps a really bad ones. I have some Mayhem dye, but I have not tried it, decided to go with colored tubing instead, partly since I got the wrong color dye.

It took a long time before I got the first dye out of the system, it stains everything. Even when I changed all the tubing, washed the blocks, radiator and reservoir in warm water with vinegar etc, it still came back after a while. After perhaps 7 replacements of coolant, it became clear again.

The stuff gunks up the waterloop system, no matter what, even if it's mayhem dyes. So you are required to do more maintenance to preventing that becoming really bad.

And when ordering tubing, if the shipping cost is high, order required length of all the tubing, its nice to have some spare tubing.

Edit : Yeah, I washed the blocks, res and rad several times as well.
Edited by NorxMAL - 3/21/12 at 10:31am
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Avoid dyes, especially if it's your first time watercooling. I regret that I had dye in my first loop. I won some watercooling gear on ebay, and in that gear there was water dyes, perhaps a really bad ones. I have some Mayhem dye, but I have not tried it, decided to go with colored tubing instead, partly since I got the wrong color dye.
It took a long time before I got the first dye out of the system, it stains everything. Even when I changed all the tubing, washed the blocks, radiator and reservoir in warm water with vinegar etc, it still came back after a while. After perhaps 7 replacements of coolant, it became clear again.
The stuff gunks up the waterloop system, no matter what, even if it's mayhem dyes. So you are required to do more maintenance to preventing that becoming really bad.
And when ordering tubing, if the shipping cost is high, order required length of all the tubing, its nice to have some spare tubing.
Edit : Yeah, I washed the blocks, res and rad several times as well.

Are you saying that no matter manufacturer, no matter the color of the coolant, it's going to gunk your loop?

You're wrong...

Red UV can easily stain, but gunking is not something that happens with every manufacturers colored coolant.

I've only heard of SOME Feser, and MAYBE some primochill(can't remember)?, never any other companies though.
Edited by lol12ek - 3/22/12 at 10:54am
post #10 of 27
Buts its easier to clean and it looks pretty much the same. I haven't had any clogging. That's because I put two grains of methylyne blue. Some dies are ok I assume.
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