Originally Posted by Whatts
Brave man, being the guinea pig with 7 rads, 150 fittings and lots of waterblocks. Maybe you could already set up a small trial loop with just a reservoir, pump, rad, the cheapest block and a bit of tube and some fittings? I'd hate to see anything go wrong with all your cooling hardware in one move...
Originally Posted by sortableturnip
I was just thinking the same thing. I've heard that dye gunks up water blocks
Yeah, seen some pretty amazing pictures of blocks with junk in them. But for every story you hear like that, there are also people who say they have been running dye in their loop for 3 years without issue. Tough to know what to believe. I guess as long as the dye doesn't cause any corrosion....its easy enough to clean your blocks every now and then.
And for routine upgraders, all of the blocks will probably be replaced within three years or so anyway. Flash forward in your mind with me (dream sequence begins....soft music....hazy vision).....in three years, the 680 GTX will be a distant memory of a time when we SLI'd fewer than 10 cards together, and they still consumed more than 30 watts. The X79 chipset and the boards that have it will be fondly remembered as a quaint old fashioned time back when boards had fewer than 200 PCI lanes. Those LGA 2011 CPU's will be a beloved memory of a time when stock speeds were still less than 8 GHz and the silicon used was more than 5 nanometers. And of course all of the water blocks that we used for these items will remind us of a time when blocks were made of something other than adamantium.
It will be time for an upgrade.