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I would stay clean it every 4-6 months, maybe even less than that if you don't play it constantly every day. The reason most people "flush" their systems is to clean out gunk. Go with an antimicrobial setup with a clear liquid for cooling and you shouldn't have that problem. But you still will want to clean it because over time distilled liquids become more and more non-purified, meaning they will become more and more conductive to electricity. Why is this bad? No liquid cooling setup is ever flawless. Over time, very very very small particles of coolant can and will leak out of the system.
if you're worried about that, get some Feser one coolant.
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Other maintenance things - well remember you are working with a liquid cooled rig. I can see inside my case with a window/LED kit for cosmetics, either way, you should inspect your system once every few weeks or so physically and make sure everything's tight and nothings physically leaking. Among this dust builds up in radiators over time so you will want to blow that out. Also, check your temperatures reguarly using hwmonitor or coretemp. If your temperatures are going up that is a tell tale sign that the coolant needs replaced.
You should also change your tubing once or twice a year.
post #52 of 67
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if you're worried about that, get some Feser one coolant.
You should also change your tubing once or twice a year.

I have not had a good experince with feser one. It clogged my blocks stained tubing and etc. Some people might have better experirences than me.
No reason to get feser one really.
Just like distilled water ,feser,or other water cooling fluids, it is nonductive but overtime it will become conductive.

This why alot aof people including my self just use distilled water with pt nuke or silver coil. I am using one rig with pt nuke and another with silver coil, no issues.
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I have not had a good experince with feser one. It clogged my blocks stained tubing and etc. Some people might have better experirences than me.
No reason to get feser one really.
Just like distilled water ,feser,or other water cooling fluids, it is nonductive but overtime it will become conductive.
I though it was mostly glycol so it wouldn't conduct electricity.

I wouldn't use it, personally.
post #54 of 67
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I though it was mostly glycol so it wouldn't conduct electricity.

I wouldn't use it, personally.
Still has water in it
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I though it was mostly glycol so it wouldn't conduct electricity.

I wouldn't use it, personally.

To be precise, water itself is non conductive. It is the particles in the water that accumulate that conduct electricity. This is why non conductive liquid is not, in my opinion, a good thing. It will pick up particles fromt he various components in the loop. Thinking your liquid won't conduct electricity leads to poor practices when around electricity which can soon lead to disaster.
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To be precise, water itself is non conductive. It is the particles in the water that accumulate that conduct electricity. This is why non conductive liquid is not, in my opinion, a good thing. It will pick up particles fromt he various components in the loop. Thinking your liquid won't conduct electricity leads to poor practices when around electricity which can soon lead to disaster.
I'm not an expert, but doesn't water disassociate into H3O+ and OH- ions regardless of contaminants?
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I'm not an expert, but doesn't water disassociate into H3O+ and OH- ions regardless of contaminants?

No idea. I should have added in my post that my statement is based on what I have read, not on any deep knowledge of chemistry. That being said, there are many, many posts talking about that fact.

Why is water non conductive?

Pure water shows very little ionization - virtually all the H+ and OH- ions are tied up as H2O molecules. With very few ions, there is nothing to carry an electric charge from one point to another. Add a little common salt (and stir until dissolved), and the water will become quite conductive. Bathwater becomes more conductive from the sweat-salt coming off your skin, and of course dissolved soap or shampoo detergents provide ions as well, which is why it is dangerous to touch a live electrical appliance while you are sitting/standing in bathwater. The electricity will conduct through your body, into the water, and out through the grounded drain metal.
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No idea. I should have added in my post that my statement is based on what I have read, not on any deep knowledge of chemistry. That being said, there are many, many posts talking about that fact.
I'm just at either a highschool or first year university level of chemisty, so I'm not really an expert, I just know that water is always disassociated to a degree. It might not be significant enough to actually conduct electricity, however.
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post #59 of 67
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I'm just at either a highschool or first year university level of chemisty, so I'm not really an expert, I just know that water is always disassociated to a degree. It might not be significant enough to actually conduct electricity, however.
Are you a retired science teacher, or were you talking to one?

Just a copy and paste from a Google result for Nonconductive water
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I am on here to make sure I CAN build my own water cooling build, I do not want to go with kits because they do not offer the results I want or the reservoir I would like to use. The parts arent 'mine' you know? I am a very patient person when it comes to building this computer because it has to be built just right. I am willing to wait to get all my parts and then get the fittings. I am taking this water cooling system very serious and I dont want to get any bad parts for the build. As far as I know, one bad part can almost ruin the loop depending on the part. (Example: Radiator must be good) (Example: The blocks are okay to have not so great ones, wont ruin the loop completely depending on the material that is in it.)

I posted my basically first complete build on page 5 (second post) which is subject to change considering its the first 'official' build I have put together for water cooling. My last builds were 'try to put these together' builds.

I will try for some feser one coolant, can any suggest I get a coil for the inside of my tubing or should I get the corrosion blocker and biocide or should I get both for super protection?
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