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Hey guys anyone got a good home brew mixture for a liquid coolant to use in your PC? Also wondering what is the best thing to use for coloring the liquid?
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For me Feser Base or Daz Mode Protector (same thing but for Canada), distilled water, and food coloring.

Why

Feser Base is mostly ethylene glycol and some distilled water you add it to distilled water. Ethylene glycol will kill algae and it inhibits corrosion. It also lubricates your pump but that isn't really a big deal. Food coloring because it is dirt cheap and you can play with it accordingly in the distilled water to find the perfect color before committing to it and adding the ethylene glycol and putting it in your loop. Food coloring won't drop out of the solution and clog up your blocks like some of the UV reactive particles will do and it gives you ultimate control over the color.

Ethylene Glycol does have a barely noticeable effect on temps because it makes the water ever so slightly thicker but this can be countered with a surfactant like Jet or Dish Dry but it isn't worth it to me to do this. I don't know of any ill effects from adding those but the change in cooling ability is not really even measurable in either direction for most people.

I recommend using 50-70% the amount of recommended Feser Base.
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