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Distilled water it's non conductive:(
post #22 of 93
The REAL answer is mercury. The problem is that making an electromagnetic pump to push that mercury would cost a LOT of money. They're also silent and work up to 800C.
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post #23 of 93
+1 distilled water and a silver kill coil, been using for over a year with no issues.
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post #24 of 93
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+1 distilled water and a silver kill coil, been using for over a year with no issues.
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post #25 of 93
I'm a fan of BMW coolant. It's made with the older, more toxic chemicals and is specifically designed for mixed-metal applications. Additionally, it has a very slight lubricating benefit. Oh and it's a beautiful dark blue.

ETA: Pix

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ETA2 better pix:

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post #26 of 93
While I am a fan of BMW coolant, I prefer it coursing through the block of my built M52B28Tu, S54B32, or S88 tongue.gif

I have had great results adding just 2.5-5 percent Redline Water Wetter or Royal Purple Coolant-booster-stuff.
   
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post #27 of 93
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never seen reviews for this, i would give it a go thumb.gif

http://www.icedragoncooling.com/index.asp?pagename=Home

I'm a fan of Ice Dragon. It in theory should perform better than distiller water. Just not at the low water temperatures we tend to see in PC watercooling. Plus the stuff looks bauce.
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post #28 of 93
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The REAL answer is mercury. The problem is that making an electromagnetic pump to push that mercury would cost a LOT of money. They're also silent and work up to 800C.


Not an expert but I was wondering wouldnt it be easy to just build a pump with a few solenoids and timing a cycle of on/off magnets with an arduino or something like that ? to me it seems like its possible to build the magnets further away from PC and then just have solid tubing going into a custom block ? It wouldnt cost much.. wheres the flaw ?

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Looking a bit further into this and thinking a bit, a pre made electromagnetic pump capable of this wouldn't cost much (50 USD), but then I realized something, even tho mercury (like most metals) has a great thermal conductivity it had terribly poor heat capacity (0.14 @ 25C as opposed to water's 4.184). This would mean the heat is taken off the CPU more quickly, but the loop is able to take much less total heat away with the same radiator size (than water). Meaning all depending on ambiants and if the loop is chilled the results would be debatable frown.gif
Edited by mindblowingj - 3/24/13 at 1:55pm
post #29 of 93
Distilled water and a 99.999+% silver kill coil. Anything different and you're doing it wrong. Biocide fluid is a money grab and an utter waste of your time.
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post #30 of 93
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Distilled water and a 99.999+% silver kill coil. Anything different and you're doing it wrong. Biocide fluid is a money grab and an utter waste of your time.

I think the 14 months of clean loop with no fluid changes I have here proves you are wrong,biocide works.
Why do you think different?
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