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LOL i do too. When I get to the point I am going to run a custom water loop I'm going to color it like that and put it under UV lights, that would look so sick!
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Yeah, it's a glycol-based coolant. Keep in mind that the radiator body is aluminium and the waterblock plate is copper (except in the crappy overpriced H40), so if no corrosion containment method was used in a year-year and a half you'd end up with a perforated radiator.
   
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post #13 of 16
Yeah that's true. At the risk of being totally off topic there was a LAN Gaming/PC Sales cafe near where I used to live. They always had "top of the line" machines on display. One was an Athlon FX with full water cooling loop, back when that was top dog stuff. Water cooling wasn't very common here so it got a lot of attention. They had it with green fluid and UV lights the whole lot.
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Yeah that's true. At the risk of being totally off topic there was a LAN Gaming/PC Sales cafe near where I used to live. They always had "top of the line" machines on display. One was an Athlon FX with full water cooling loop, back when that was top dog stuff. Water cooling wasn't very common here so it got a lot of attention. They had it with green fluid and UV lights the whole lot.

I think all of us, old time watercoolers have ran some sort of radioactive green fluid inside our loops...

In my case it was fluorescent marker ink with a set of blue CCFLs. It looked raaaaaad biggrin.gif
   
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All of the CLOSED LOOP COOLERS (so this excludes the Swiftech upgradable ones) use a mixture of distilled water, glycol, and corrosion inhibitors along with usually some anti-scaling agents. This is because:

A: The glycol base acts as a permanent biocide, that wont dissipate like some liquid biocides.

B: The glycol base helps prevent fluid loss

C: The corrosion inhibitors prevent corrosion (obviously) and keep the block from getting gunked up.

D: The anti-scaling agents that are sometimes present are a failsafe to make sure the waterblock doesn't gunk up.
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LOL My day job is an industrial maintenance technician. I bought the 620 for a build and it made some weird noises so I opened it up, to fix it LOL turns out there was loose wire under the cover that the solder had broken on, resoldered it, put back together and voila, she was good as new.

So it was functional but intermittent? Grounding out. In your planned thread, please describe the weird noise. All of these units are Asetek made so one problem with one covers all.
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