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I'm a bit new to the whole watercooling world(just found this forum biggrin.gif) and was wondering. Has anybody ever tried to use RIT dye in their watercooling loop? And will the dye stop algae and other stuff from growing in my computer?
post #2 of 11
Just get colored tubing and use distilled water.
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Don't use any dye. I know it looks cool, I always want the colour, but I'm sick of cleaning gunk out of my loop/blocks.
Now I use distilled and a biocide, coloured tubing and LEDs to get the cool look.
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RIT Dye does not contain biocide or corrosion inhibitors. A small amount of dye additive (a few drops) will not cause enough build-up to hamper performance or congest loops, but can variably stain tubing/parts depending on color used, mixture, and loop conditions.

You could alternatively just use RIT Dye to dye the tubing to the color of your choose. Get some RIT dye, a couple plugs for the tubing (if you don't want to dye the tube's inner bore), a disposable pot, fill pot with water, bring water to a low boil/hot, add and mix dye to hot water until a rough desired level is achieved, carefully dip tubing into pot without letting it hit the bottom using tongs (or whatever you find convenient), let cool. Keep in mind, you can repeat this process to get a better coat, use tape to get patterns, mix colors for other effects, and use additives (salt, etc.) to the dye to get more intense/different results. thumb.gif
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I recommend Mayhems dyes. They don't gunk up at all.
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post #6 of 11
As most have said, and what the general consensus on OCN is that dyes are just bad. Go with colored tubing + distilled and a biocide/kill coil and you're almost guaranteed a clean loop
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Another +1 for Mayhems. Their Dyes and coolants are great.
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I would also recommend Mayhems, if you are set on going the route of colored watery goodness. tongue.gif
    
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As most have said, and what the general consensus on OCN is that dyes are just bad. Go with colored tubing + distilled and a biocide/kill coil and you're almost guaranteed a clean loop
Certain dyes are bad, but as I understand it is not actually caused by the dye but the inhibitors and other chemicals that are added. Mayhems dyes don't gunk up as they are pure dye.
here is my rig with Mayhems Deep Blue
One drop of Mayhems Deep blue
450

Two drops
450

A few more drops and mixed up
450

450

Stealthres filled
450

Close up of the HF
450

Close up of the chipset block
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Close up of the GPU block
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Both Stealthres' filled
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Certain dyes are bad, but as I understand it is not actually caused by the dye but the inhibitors and other chemicals that are added. Mayhems dyes don't gunk up as they are pure dye.

Wow your loop looks great with those clear blocks thumb.gif

And yeah that is true, Mayhem Dyes are the only ones I would ever consider and almost any others will eventually gunk up and/or stain your parts. I just prefer tubing to dye.

But to the OP if you are set on using a dye definitely go with the Mayhem.
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