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What is the best coolant besides the pricey Ice Dragon coolants?
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post #2 of 27
distilled water+ silver strip

Dont mess with anything with a dye, otherwise youll have to take apart your blocks and clean every couple months

go with colored tubing instead

and if you HAVE to use dye, use mayhems dye+distilled water

do not buy overpriced premixed crud
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Distilled water + kill coil.
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I wonder how many of you guys really use only distilled with killcoil without any kind of biocide. I had only distilled and killcoil and some algae started to guild up in my CPU block.

EDIT: now I use distilled + killcoil + biocide.
Edited by moa. - 4/26/12 at 7:22pm
    
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Then what is a good coolant?
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post #6 of 27
Killcoil+distilled.

Been using for over a year with no problems to date.
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post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by moa. View Post

I wonder how many of you guys really use only distilled with killcoil without any kind of biocide. I had only distilled and killcoil and some algae started to guild up in my CPU block.
EDIT: now I use distilled + killcoil + biocide.

I have run 8 months on just distilled. No coil no biocide. Water still clear as when I put it in. Ran almost 2 years on previous build same thing, just distilled.
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what about antifreeze for a car?
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post #9 of 27
the best coolant is easily distilled + kill coil/biocide.

read this, it's pretty comprehensive and proves that all the other stuff is just a waste of money:
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/01/02/distilled-water-is-the-king-of-water-cooling/
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I like Mayhems DTX plus distilled (15-85 mix).
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