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not true, i've read so many times that a couple different brands don't gunk up your blocks, just gotta do some research.

Yeah, I've done plenty of research. The chances of developing a devastating biological growth within the loop is smaller than the chances of additives deteriorating tubing, o-rings, blocks, or staining plastics, or just making a bloody mess every time you do a teardown, or God forbid, spring a leak. So why put it in there if it is not needed? With something as temperamental as water cooling gear, you want to adhere to the KISS rule: Keep It Simple, Stupid. Feser and all those guys want to provide these largely unnecessary biocide/dye products because they know there will be a large segment of the market which actually believes that they need to use it to avoid things that are, in reality, only remotely likely to occur in a properly maintained loop. If you end up with algae, it's because you're doing something wrong in maintaining it (bad flushing habits/replacing the water too often, or too infrequently, or areas of stagnant, "dead water" in the flow of the loop. If you have a kill coil this probably still wouldn't even occur, unless you're not using enough silver), not because you didn't put this silly crap in your water. Nobody I know uses it, and none of them have told me stories of having to get algae or gunk out of their loops. I don't use it, and my system is crystal clear, going on two years nearly with only one or two routine water replacements. We use silver, we have no issues. On the other hand, there's plenty of threads where guys use PT Nuke and dyes and all that, and they end up with a big mess and they wonder why.

And yes, I meant the H220. And no, I don't recommend it. Although these self-contained units get decent reviews, and usually outperform fan-and-heatpipe-only coolers It is not "water cooling", and won't allow you to grow and learn in this hobby the way setting up a real loop will. And also it won't cool your gear half as well!
Edited by lowfiwhiteguy - 3/2/13 at 9:27am
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I was just looking at swiftech's website and it looks as though its available ........smile.gif confusing as its not at frozen cpu yet ...I'm going the h-220 route for the cpu only initially then adding a 420mm and a gpu block . May eventially go all custom and put the 220 in another rig .. Its just nice to start out this affordably ..
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So you found that the 220 has dropped on swiftech's website?
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Looks like it ...give it a GO
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If you want a real loop get the Raystorm kit, everything about it beats the AIO.
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UHHHHH ? did ya read ??? lol
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