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Originally Posted by MightyMission View Post

A kill coil and distilled water alongside a drop of biocide will save you from premature teardowns due to substrates in the coolant.
Also, you mentioned wanting a quiet system, so i'd say some anti vibration material between the fans and radiators/chassis and shrouds may well be worth researching.

I'm waiting on the post office opening tomorrow so I can pick up my new alphacool 240 rad, ready for another rebuild and TIM test biggrin.gif

This guy's blocks are nickel-plated. If he uses these with the copper radiators without the non-corrosive properties of the ethylene glycol Koolance coolant, he may be looking at a corroded mess after a few months. Add to that silver and you're looking at turning the inside of his loop into a horrible chemistry project with everything corroding and reacting with everything else.

If the OP had pure copper blocks and pure copper rads and no other metals I'd recommend pure distilled and a silver coil. Since he is mixing metals, it is very wise that he uses a ethylene glycol anti corrosive based coolant. Such as the Koolance 702. I know this doesn't happen often but two weeks ago we were in another thread trying to figure out why this guy's loop basically rotted out and it was due to a mix of using vinegar to rinse the rads before coupled with nickel played fittings which reacted severely with the silver and copper on everything else it seems. Everything reacted with everything else and it was not pretty.

The safest thing to do is to use the ethylene glycol. I'm a distilled + kill coil guy myself but as I see this build, the anti-corrosive coolant is a wise choice when mixing metals.

Carry on, OP! You're on the right track.
Edited by lowfiwhiteguy - 9/15/13 at 4:07pm
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A kill coil and distilled water alongside a drop of biocide will save you from premature teardowns due to substrates in the coolant.
Also, you mentioned wanting a quiet system, so i'd say some anti vibration material between the fans and radiators/chassis and shrouds may well be worth researching.

I'm waiting on the post office opening tomorrow so I can pick up my new alphacool 240 rad, ready for another rebuild and TIM test biggrin.gif

He's buying premixed coolant, so there's no need for a kill coil or biocide.
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