Originally Posted by vvoc
I am also running Ice Dragon coolant but with no dyes and I also have an EK EN-Nickel plated plexi GPU and acetal CPU block . I have to tear down the loop to add quick disconnects in the next week or two. If you are patient I can open up the GPU block and report my findings once I receive my parts.
FYI - My build/loop is new (about 1 week) and I have only been using the the computer for a few hours a day with my temps hovering around 30c and using Primochill tubing
Please let me know what it looks like when you tear it down. Thanks in advanced.
Originally Posted by Tipless
i wonder if it happened because you ran the ID and dye as well....
Mayhems and IDC both said this is probably not the problem.
Originally Posted by s0up2up
I know what Tarnishing is
Haha Just didn't think it would happen that quickly. But like you said it could be due to a reaction between the dye and the coolant (I'm sceptical but its a possibility I guess). OP are you able to clean the residue/Tarnish off fully?
Again, Mayhems and IDC said the mixture isn't a problem. They told me that its something that happens with IDC because of the nano-particles and the Law of the Wall...no way to avoid it. The problem may have been exaggerated in my setup because of some type of contamination, but I've been very careful to keep things clean and only use distilled water and the dyes.
I'm going to open my CPU block this week to see if the same thing happened on the copper block.
EDIT: I tried my best to clean it with ketchup and vinegar, but I cannot get it off. I have some metal polish that will arrive on Tuesday, so I'll see if that works.