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Don't use antifreeze. Your computer is not a car. Use distilled water.
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Originally Posted by mnkeyprince View Post

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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Originally Posted by Swift Castiel View Post

Distilled water + kill coil.
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Originally Posted by RussianJ View Post

Killcoil+distilled.
Been using for over a year with no problems to date.
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Originally Posted by rakunSA View Post

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/

This times infinity!!!!
post #13 of 27
Well. Since its so effective for Corsair and their Closed loops systems, I will say distilled water with Propylene Glycol

Seems to work well for them. I dunno. They use the same fluid in all the different series. Can't be all wrong. I'd throw a Killcoil in their for good measure myself.
Edited by Erick Silver - 4/26/12 at 8:14pm
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I think that the best argument against any dyed coolants is the annoying process of lining up the O-ring on waterblock while assembling it after cleaning biggrin.gif
    
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Don't use antifreeze. Your computer is not a car. Use distilled water.

Not totally true. Car antifreeze might not be computer antifreeze. biggrin.gif

I use glycol (the DTX by mayhems) and it works great. Just don't put too much in so you don't lose thermal efficiency. It contains anti-microbial and anti-corrosives. So all in one and I can use more than just radiators to cool my puter. thumb.gif

It's also not that pricey for 1l (about 4 refills worth, if you calculate 1.5l in a puter and a 20% mix).
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websites to buy these products?
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post #18 of 27
i have been using clear pc ice for years and have never had any issues with build-up, staining, gunk, etc. i have also never had any issue with plasticizer build-up. i change my coolant about once every six months (and often go longer)

i guess i am lazy. it seems like water needs to be changed too often and mixing a bunch of stuff together to make a coolant is more trouble to me than it is worth. by the time you figure in all of the stuff to keep stuff from growing in your loop when you run distilled water, it doesnt seem to be much cheaper either


plus, many pre-mixes are non-conductive (although non-conductive coolants dont stay that way) so they offer a small safety net
    
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acetone is very viscus and very conductive though.
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post #20 of 27
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Well. Since its so effective for Corsair and their Closed loops systems, I will say distilled water with Propylene Glycol Seems to work well for them. I dunno. They use the same fluid in all the different series. Can't be all wrong. I'd throw a Killcoil in their for good measure myself.

You do know that the reason why Corsair uses a Propylene Glycol based solution is because their radiators is made of Aluminium? so is Antec"s h2O series.. They have 2 OEMs that I know of that makes their radiators, one is CoolIT, and the other is Asetek. They are just made to specification and branded Corsair and Antec.

OP: Silver Coil and Distilled in the way to go, once you have the science down packed, then you can fiddle with dyes if you like.. I suggest just using colored tubings, silver coil and distilled..

If you still really want to use dyes, I have used Mayhems and they are very good, they don't even stain my tubings (tested with Primochill Pro LRT and Tygon 3603)..
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