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post #61 of 67
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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?
Well, apparently Feser one won't actually stay non conductive, so it's probably best to just go for distilled water then, or get some Meyhems coolant, if you want color.
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Well, apparently Feser one won't actually stay non conductive, so it's probably best to just go for distilled water then, or get some Meyhems coolant, if you want color.

okay, say I get some faser one or something similar, or I get UV reactive water coolant. How often would it be good to change out the water? how often should I change out distilled water? if it is a matter of keeping clean, I dont think I will have an issue except for cleaning out the blocks themselves... I have no idea how to do that hah!
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okay, say I get some faser one or something similar, or I get UV reactive water coolant. How often would it be good to change out the water? how often should I change out distilled water? if it is a matter of keeping clean, I dont think I will have an issue except for cleaning out the blocks themselves... I have no idea how to do that hah!
From what I've heard, Mayhems coolant is the best. Except for Aurora, that will clog up your stuff; it is only for photographic purposes.
post #64 of 67
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From what I've heard, Mayhems coolant is the best. Except for Aurora, that will clog up your stuff; it is only for photographic purposes.
Alright, so how often should I change distilled water? How often should I change Mayhems coolant?
post #65 of 67
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Alright, so how often should I change distilled water? How often should I change Mayhems coolant?
Distilled water should be changed every 6-12 months, but some mayhems coolants can last longer. Pastel is said to be able to last up to 3 years.

You should also change the tubing once it starts to cloud significantly. That will probably take between one and two years, or maybe less time if you bought terrible tubing.
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

Distilled water should be changed every 6-12 months, but some mayhems coolants can last longer. Pastel is said to be able to last up to 3 years.

You should also change the tubing once it starts to cloud significantly. That will probably take between one and two years, or maybe less time if you bought terrible tubing.

Oh wow! I was preparing for about 4 months time each! That is great information!! biggrin.gif
post #67 of 67
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Oh wow! I was preparing for about 4 months time each! That is great information!! biggrin.gif

You won't need to change things out every 4 months... but if you're anything like most of us... you will wind up changing something about that often and at least draining and refilling (if not changing out a bunch of plumbing in the process) just out of necessity for upgrades, etc. It starts as a curiosity, develops into an addiction and concludes with complete obsession. At least that's what I've gathered - I'm only about halfway in between the addiction-obsession phase myself. biggrin.gif
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