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Poll Results: To dye or not to dye?

 
  • 36% (4)
    Dye
  • 63% (7)
    Colored Tube
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post #1 of 14
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Hey all.

Ill make this question nice and simple, To dye or not to dye?
Everyone here says not to dye, yet they dye in their builds. Mixed messages much? tongue.gif
If I dye, Ill use Mayhems, If I colored tube, itll be PrimoChill PrimoFlex advanced LRT.


Thanks for the help smile.gif
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post #2 of 14
I vote for no dye...
Because you can waste it and unless you bought a crap ton of dye*which costs quite a chunk of change*
I've used dye's once a few years back, I know dye's have matured in quality espesh Mayhem's stuff, changing it out every so often becomes a pain in the bum. With that said, Mayhems is a perfect option to choose for dye's based on the length of time between changing it, but the hassles and costs to me are what matters.

You can however set up you loop so you don't have so many hassles but then costs take into effect e.g fittings for a proper drainage system etc.

It comes down to what YOU want and how YOU set up your loop.

I've seen lots of people as well that say no dyes but use the stuff and I agree with you it's quite confusing.
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post #3 of 14
I dont wanna dye!
I wanna live!!
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by v1ral View Post

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I vote for no dye...
Because you can waste it and unless you bought a crap ton of dye*which costs quite a chunk of change*
I've used dye's once a few years back, I know dye's have matured in quality espesh Mayhem's stuff, changing it out every so often becomes a pain in the bum. With that said, Mayhems is a perfect option to choose for dye's based on the length of time between changing it, but the hassles and costs to me are what matters.

You can however set up you loop so you don't have so many hassles but then costs take into effect e.g fittings for a proper drainage system etc.

It comes down to what YOU want and how YOU set up your loop.

I've seen lots of people as well that say no dyes but use the stuff and I agree with you it's quite confusing.

Wow, Great reply. Thanks smile.gif
Im planning to have a dedicated drain and a dedicated fill line in my loop, and im not fussed putting some extra effort in every few months to keep everything nice.

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Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

I dont wanna dye!
I wanna live!!
rolleyes.gif

Hilarious.... HAR HAR
Actually, Thats not a bad pun tongue.gif
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post #5 of 14
do what you think looks best for you otherwise you wont enjoy doing what you do & enjoy the looks of the build. Yes dye stains but if dyes makes your rig coolant looks good & makes your friends impressed with your build then why not? go ahead I say...

There is high chance that you are going to change your components anyways so dye or no dye doesn't matter to me but if you are planning to re-sell your components then its a different story since a buyer will of course not preferred a stained block/res.

Do what you like the most because in the end of the day you only live once. We all are going to dye anyways...
post #6 of 14
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do what you think looks best for you otherwise you wont enjoy doing what you do & enjoy the looks of the build. Yes dye stains but if dyes makes your rig coolant looks good & makes your friends impressed with your build then why not? go ahead I say...

There is high chance that you are going to change your components anyways so dye or no dye doesn't matter to me but if you are planning to re-sell your components then its a different story since a buyer will of course not preferred a stained block/res.
Do what you like the most because in the end of the day you only live once. We all are going to dye anyways...
This pun will be done to death :/
I personally like the look of colored coolant inside a clear tube, I dunno what it is, I just prefer the look.
Im going to buy a little bit of colored tube and use some food coloring just the test the looks, not in my system or anything, it will be in a sink tongue.gif
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post #7 of 14
i'd say go with the dye, looks cool with dyed water in your water reservoir, plus with mayhems it's fairly cheap and 1 bottle will last you a long time, assuming you're not going for a super dark color.

Here's my rig with about 10 drops of mayhems red dye

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post #8 of 14
I use to be anti-dye but once Mayhems came along dye FTW.

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post #9 of 14
People worry too much about performance. Sure dye will not cool as well as water. But how much of a difference is that going to make? 1 degree maybe? If that!
If looks are important to you, than gofer-it
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post #10 of 14
no dye. destroys ur res.
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