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post #1 of 17
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I am going to be using the following equipment in my first water cooling build, and I want to find a UV reactive red coolant that will not clog my waterblock, damage my pump, or leave stains or build up in the lines or reservoir.

Pump:
Swiftech MCP655-PWM
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/18222/ex-pmp-231/Swiftech_MCP655-PWM-DRIVE_12v_Water_Pump_-_PWM_Enabled_w_G14_Thread_Ports_Perfectly_Tapped.html?id=2m2exGje&mv_pc=4972

Rad:
AlphaCool UT60 Triple 120mm
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14857/ex-rad-333/Alphacool_NexXxoS_UT60_Full_Copper_Triple_120mm_Radiator.html?id=2m2exGje&mv_pc=4975

Res:
Alphacool Dual Bay
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15648/ex-res-352/Alphacool_Repack_Dual_525_Acrylic_Reservoir_-_Clear_-_Revision_2_15033.html?tl=g30c97s168&id=2m2exGje&mv_pc=5861

CPU Block:
XPSC RayStorm
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14191/ex-blc-972/XSPC_RayStorm_High_Performance_Acetal_CPU_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_AMD_Sockets_AM2_AM2_AM3_FM1.html?id=2m2exGje&mv_pc=4971

Tubing and fans I am still figuring out.

What is going to be the best coolant, with minimal maintenance, and that shouldn't require thorough cleaning of the block and radiator? I'm up for coolant, water+dye, concentrates, whatever. I am going to be putting a UV cathode on the reservoir, and inside the case, and I want everything to glow when the lights are on. Suggestions?
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post #2 of 17
A dye that never stains or clogs does not exist. Just get UV red tubing.

(I know that people will suggest dyes that do work, but come on, colored tubing is just so much easier.)
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post #3 of 17
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Okay, then what would you recommend for something that is least likely to clog?
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post #4 of 17
Check what Mayhem's has that might fit what you want, they're the best of the bunch when it comes to premade coolants.
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post #5 of 17
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I've been getting recommendations for Mayhems. Does it come with Allstate so that I'm better protected from Mayhem?

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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post #6 of 17
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Does Mayhems premade coolant have actually dye? Or does it use the dissolved solids that research has shown is bad? Also, any opinions on the Mayhems Aurora coolant? I have considered going with that, UV red tubing, and then a red cold cathode in the reservoir.
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post #7 of 17
Just buy the premix. Do not get Aurora though, as it's not for 24/7 systems. The pearls that give it the effect tend to settle in deadspots in your loop and will impact your temps. I don't know about dissolved solids, but you can post on the Mayhem's thread, the owner is always on there helping people and is in general an awesome guy.
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post #8 of 17
UV Red will stain your system so that's one question answered for you. There is NO UV Red as real UV Red is all Pink under UV light no matter if you got for UV tubing or UV liquids.

So to fill your criteria go for UV active tubing.
post #9 of 17
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So go for colored tubing and clear coolant? Maybe ultra pure water and PT-nuke?
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post #10 of 17
Just distilled water and ptnuke or a killcoil would be fine.
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