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Watering Down Mayhem's Pastel?

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Hi,

For my new build I was thinking of using some Mayhem's Pastel White, but after reading reviews that it wasn't the best at cooling (in comparison) would you be able to water them down with a far better fluid for heat transfer and still have the same effect?

With it being white, I didn't think it would effect it that much, like when you water down milk, it still looks like milk tongue.gif Also I reckon i would need like 3 litres so would bring down the price a little. Anybody have any opinions or advice one this?

Thanks
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What review did you look at and how much of a difference is there? Nanofluids are subject to "breakdown" if diluted too much. I'm sure Mayhem will add his $0.02 to this thread as he's on this forum as well.
 
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Yeah that would be great to get some extra input from Mayhem directly

Here is the review http://www.overclockerstech.com/mayhems-pastel-x1-roundup/3/

Didn't realise about the breakdown though, might have to test it.
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You can water it down more how ever it will make no difference in temp and all so it will fall out very quickly. When we water it down we use different "tricks" to keep the nano particles suspended.
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Hey there

I am the gentleman whom wrote the review listed above. True the white pastel did not to perform as well as the X1 but then again it wasn't meant to beso . Pastel and Aurora are more for looks than performance.
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The pastel doesn't perform as well as other concentrates, but the actual difference in performance is around 1 or 2 Celsius higher in LIQUID temps. The actual impact on your CPU, GPU, or other devices temperature will be negligible. Diluting milk is not a valid comparison to diluting pastel because pastel is a nanofluid. This means there are tiny little particles in the loop, which is what gives it it's opaque look.

Again, the actual performance drop is negligible. Pastel will also last an excess of a couple years in your loop, and has all the biocides and corrosion inhibitors you need to keep your loop clean. The pros more than outweigh what little cons there are.

Edit: Just realized this thread is a year old. Necro much gilgamesh? ROFL
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hahah

very strange buddy as I only just got this in my inbox in email a few days ago:)
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