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Just a quick question ... Aurora is till not suitable in the long run right ??? I am making a new build and i would love to combine aurora with the oil black to give that titanium look but if i recall right aurora stained the tubing and had a very short period of life...
I haven't had any staining occur yet but I do have issues with the effects dropping out of suspension. My loop isn't 100% ideal for aurora though so you may have better luck. I believe they recommend a single block, rad and a separate pump/res (not a pump res combo) and no bay reservoirs
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Hey,

i use Mayhems Aurora 2 + Silvercoil in my current build with two Alphacool radiators (ST30 360mm+XT45 240mm) for cooling my hydrocopper980ti ,EK-Monarch and my 5930k/RampageV (Monoblock)
I really want to add a external Radiator because the water temperature is nearly 40°C in load (gaming) and 33°C in Idle.
Is here anyone who is using Aurora 2 with a external Radiator like a MORA3 9x120mm and can share his experience ?

At the moment i use this with my D5 Pump on Stage 3 (absolutly silent)

Wish u a nice evening.

Stefan
post #13223 of 15365
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Originally Posted by 0ldChicken View Post

I haven't had any staining occur yet but I do have issues with the effects dropping out of suspension. My loop isn't 100% ideal for aurora though so you may have better luck. I believe they recommend a single block, rad and a separate pump/res (not a pump res combo) and no bay reservoirs

That's the old stuff, the new stuff (Aurora booster added to pastel) is supposed to be a lot better in those situations
post #13224 of 15365
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Originally Posted by kentoR32 View Post

Hey,

i use Mayhems Aurora 2 + Silvercoil in my current build with two Alphacool radiators (ST30 360mm+XT45 240mm) for cooling my hydrocopper980ti ,EK-Monarch and my 5930k/RampageV (Monoblock)
I really want to add a external Radiator because the water temperature is nearly 40°C in load (gaming) and 33°C in Idle.
Is here anyone who is using Aurora 2 with a external Radiator like a MORA3 9x120mm and can share his experience ?

At the moment i use this with my D5 Pump on Stage 3 (absolutly silent)

Wish u a nice evening.

Stefan

You have two radiators and you're getting those temps? Your fan setup probably isn't ideal, because that sort of radiator real estate should have your temps near ambient, even at load. So, some questions.

1) Are your rads set up in push/pull? If not, they need to be.
2) Are your rads your exhaust? If not, they need to be.
3) What fans are you using for your intake and your radiators?
post #13225 of 15365
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That's the old stuff, the new stuff (Aurora booster added to pastel) is supposed to be a lot better in those situations
I'm using Aurora 2 which is the newest iteration. I heard it was supposed to be better too, but not in my experience and the experiences of others I've heard from
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I'm using Aurora 2 which is the newest iteration. I heard it was supposed to be better too, but not in my experience and the experiences of others I've heard from

It's better, but you still have to design the loop for it (No 90's, single pass rads, tube res etc.) and it won't last as long as the other coolants like pastel.
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post #13227 of 15365
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Originally Posted by Fyrwulf View Post

You have two radiators and you're getting those temps? Your fan setup probably isn't ideal, because that sort of radiator real estate should have your temps near ambient, even at load. So, some questions.

1) Are your rads set up in push/pull? If not, they need to be.
2) Are your rads your exhaust? If not, they need to be.
3) What fans are you using for your intake and your radiators?

I have to disagree with the rads as exhaust. In my experience running the rads as intake will generally give the best performance, but it depends on the airflow inside the case too. @kentoR32 Also, lose the silver coil, mayhems fluids have anti algae/corrosion inhibitors already added in.
Edited by Deedaz - 2/17/16 at 11:21pm
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post #13228 of 15365
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I have to disagree with the rads as exhaust. In my experience running the rads as intake will generally give the best performance, but it depends on the airflow inside the case too. @kentoR32 Also, lose the silver coil, mayhems fluids have anti algae/corrosion inhibitors already added in.

Well, I have a CaseLabs Mercury S8 and haven't owned a tower since my old Alienware built in 2004 (which, while awesome looking, was a horrible case by any modern measure), and I haven't bothered to learn about any other manufacturer's cases since CL's ticked every one of my boxes. That said, if your case has drive cages or some other obstruction directly behind otherwise unencumbered fans, then intake from the rads might be worth it. However, there are still problems. Since thermal energy flows from hot to cold, and if your intake is top-mounted rads, you're automatically leaving behind some efficiency in cooling. You could be running so much positive pressure that the panels are about to buckle and that would not change because physics is physics.

In closing, I will post a couple videos simulating airflow in a Corsair 600T to illustrate my point:
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It's better, but you still have to design the loop for it (No 90's, single pass rads, tube res etc.) and it won't last as long as the other coolants like pastel.
I've tried everything except single pass rads, will that make that much of a difference? Like I said, I know my loop isn't 100% ideal, but I've tried using one block, one rad (low restriction 240mm, placed horizontally) with no 90s and a d5 (on 5) w/ EK top and an EK res (separate) and I still dropped out after about a month and a half. I've since switched to 2 rads, 2 blocks, a pump res combo (d5, tube res) and 1-90° and I got about the same result. How is yours set up?
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post #13230 of 15365
Started flushing my system before using Mayhems Blitz and found out that my cpu block is slightly blocked so that needs to be opened and cleaned.
Block has been in use for many years without cleaning so no wonder, and the coolant is nearly 3 years old smile.gif
Going to change all my tubing to new ones because they are stained.
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