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I'm looking at the new Monsoon Silver Bullet res plugs. They seem much easier to screw with than Kill Coils.
Here's a link
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15814/ex-tub-1255/Monsoon_999_Fine_Silver_Bullet_Antimicrobial_G_14_Plug_-_Black_MON-PLUG-AG-BLK.html
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I mean, I guess, as long as it is submerged in water... But how is a killcoil hard? You just drop it in and its good to go
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Originally Posted by kdon View Post

I mean, I guess, as long as it is submerged in water... But how is a killcoil hard? You just drop it in and its good to go

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You can use it as a plug for drain valves, or as a top fill port cap.

Both scenarios does not actually push as much silver ions into the loop as you would put a kill coil into the reservoir or have it jammed in the center of a tubing somewhere in your loop, it's not that expensive so having a little extra piece of mind is umm... different strokes for different folks I guess..

I have 5 checked in my basket and it'll be ready once I make my next order, not spending $26 and paying $35 for delivery... mad.gif
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I laughed:
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but the coils are a pain to install, look bad in your reservoir, and can sometimes migrate into areas where they don't belong. They also require you to crack open your loop when it comes time to replace them—another case of the cure being almost as bad as the problem.

Open res - drop in - close res. Not really hard to install.

Crack your loop when you replace them? How about drain your loop, which you have to do anyway, and tip them out or use long tweezers / stiff wire to lift them out. Also not hard.

Plus, how often do you need to replace a kill coil? Pretty much never.
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generally, we recommend replacing your Silver Bullet Plugs every 6 to 12 months.

Mmmhmmm. Buy more of our stuff every 6-12 months.

The product is silver plated, not solid silver, so it may well become ineffective within 6-12 months as the silver plating wears off. Although so long as you don't drain your loop the silver ions are still there doing the job they are supposed to.

A kill coil is solid silver, does not need replacing at all.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post

Mmmhmmm. Buy more of our stuff every 6-12 months.

A kill coil is solid silver, does not need replacing at all.

wow, thanks for pointing that out to me, +1 rep for you man... I just read that part on the description part of frozencpu.com.. That does seem silly as a silver coil will probably outlast me.. My Silver Plated bitspower barbs last more then 6 months, does that mean I need to replace too?

Now I am thinking twice of purchasing these..
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I'm using a kill coil that another member through in for free when I purchased a reservoir off him. He used the kill coil before and it's still nice and shiny and still does its job. Just dropped it in the reservoir and don't really notice it.
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My Silver Plated bitspower barbs last more then 6 months, does that mean I need to replace too?

I think it is all just marketing talk, which is why I was laughing at it.

If all the plating wears off and the base material (copper?) is totally exposed then yes, it would no longer be effective if you changed the coolant.

As for the silver plated barbs, so long as there is still silver plating in contact with the water then it is fine. If you are worried then take them out and inspect them.

Either way a kill coil will last a lifetime.
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Sorry for late feedback, been busy with school. Anyways, went with a Kill Coil when you pointed out they are only silver plated and not solid silver. I guess the moral of this story is that I need to learn to read lol
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Another good replacement for kill coil is any US dime minted prior to 1965. Does the same thing as kill coil. thumb.gif
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