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Monthly, yearly?


It depends on your components, and the types of fluid/additives that you use. It could be anywhere from every 3 months to every 3 years. IIRC, when Martin did his testing, the thing that lasted the longest was just plain distilled water with a biocide additive (forget the brand of additive, but you can look it up).
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It depends on your components, and the types of fluid/additives that you use. It could be anywhere from every 3 months to every 3 years. IIRC, when Martin did his testing, the thing that lasted the longest was just plain distilled water with a biocide additive (forget the brand of additive, but you can look it up).

I was under the assumption mayhems was the coolant of choice.
 
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I was under the assumption mayhems was the coolant of choice.


It is for dye based/colored fluids.
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It is for dye based/colored fluids.

They have premixed pastel fluid.
 
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Alphacool VPP655 - G1/4 IG complete with D5 HF Top $114.95
Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250 - POM$ 38.95
(2) Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 360mm $191.98
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They have premixed pastel fluid.


And that falls under colored/dyed coolant category.
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Just got off this morning from a 72 hour shift. I looked at the prices last night for most of the components and I might have to wait until after the years end. Need to get rid of some of my other gear to help fund some of the new components.

I have purchase the sleeving, motherboard, ram, bluray drive, all the fans for the build. The dual gtx 680s will be going to the new case and also the psu.

I have the H100 which might have to hold me over for now. The case will be a big expense also. The watercooling parts cost more than the case, redface.gif

Motherboard, case, and extra fans need to go.
 
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Ahhh... Well then thank you for your service sir!!

As far as the maintenance, you should check Mayhems site for their recommended times for flushing the system / changing the coolant. I would use duralene for the tubing because I have heard / read that they don't have any problems with plasticizer leaching which can be a big problem. When you do purchase the watercooling gear please make sure you flush out the radiators to remove any flux and debris. Look in the WC section here and do a google search for what to use for flushing them.

The components that you listed look good. And yes custom watercooling is expensive (it's why I haven't done it yet!) You are gonna have one awesome system when you are done!!! biggrin.gif
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