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I'm not putting my chipsets under water, only the CPU so it doesn't matter if it has anodized aluminum in them or not.
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Ahh. Sorry I'm lost here.
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I really prefer PTNuke PHN over a killcoil if you are running distilled. It is better in most ways than the silver.

And @Puunh, I can see you're new here. Try not to stir up negative sentiments as soon as you start posting. tongue.gif
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I really prefer PTNuke PHN over a killcoil if you are running distilled. It is better in most ways than the silver.

And @Puunh, I can see you're new here. Try not to stir up negative sentiments as soon as you start posting. tongue.gif

@WarpPrism I already ordered the silver coil back when we were trying to figure out my loop frown.gif but should that silver be ok? I'll order the PTNuke regardless but I'm gonna wait til I need something so I'm not wasting money on shipping.
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Having tried PTNuke and silver coils, I prefer the coil!
I got some goo in my "ultra pure / PTNuke" combo after 3-4 months.. changed to cheap distiled water + coil and haven't seen ANYTHING in the water yet smile.gif

Benefits: Ultra cheap to replace coolant (6-12 month interval?) and works flawlessly
Cons: The coil is a metal that works well together with copper and brass. but I hear that there CAN be problems with other metals like nickel and especially aluminum.
So I guess it depends..

How is PTNuke better in most ways? If the silver is able to kill off all the unwanted particles in the water and doesnt course any other probles. care to elaborate? tongue.gif

imo kill coil and cheap distilled water is the way to go smile.gif And yes.. CHEAP distilled.. the more expensive "ultra pure" stuff have had all metals and other particles taken out of it.
This purification allows metal (from the blocks and radiators) to travel to the metal starved water and make corrosion more likely.

I havent read your entire tread. are you going for colored water? in that case, I have no idea how well silver will work smile.gif Cant see how it should make any big difference though.

Since you are saying you will get PTNuke regardless, I guess I would start with kill coil.. if any problems appear, change to PTNuke.. don't use both smile.gif

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and agree on the Puunh situation ;D fresh off the street, and he has already badmouthed 655 on 2-3 different threads, lol tongue.gif
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Having tried PTNuke and silver coils, I prefer the coil!
I got some goo in my "ultra pure / PTNuke" combo after 3-4 months.. changed to cheap distiled water + coil and haven't seen ANYTHING in the water yet smile.gif

Benefits: Ultra cheap to replace coolant (6-12 month interval?) and works flawlessly
Cons: The coil is a metal that works well together with copper and brass. but I hear that there CAN be problems with other metals like nickel and especially aluminum.
So I guess it depends..

How is PTNuke better in most ways? If the silver is able to kill off all the unwanted particles in the water and doesnt course any other probles. care to elaborate? tongue.gif

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This purification allows metal (from the blocks and radiators) to travel to the metal starved water and make corrosion more likely.

I havent read your entire tread. are you going for colored water? in that case, I have no idea how well silver will work smile.gif Cant see how it should make any big difference though.

Since you are saying you will get PTNuke regardless, I guess I would start with kill coil.. if any problems appear, change to PTNuke.. don't use both smile.gif

*Edit
and agree on the Puunh situation ;D fresh off the street, and he has already badmouthed 655 on 2-3 different threads, lol tongue.gif

Im using distilled with a kill coil for now til I get PTNuke whenever I decide I need another part from frozencpu

but these are the metals that are gonna be in my loop:

Black Ice Pro

Swifttech Apogee with c110 copper base

Ek 1/2 x 3/4 black nickel compression fittings

Bitspower 5970 waterblock with acetel top, black nickel and the block base is c110
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To elaborate... I like PTNuke (especially the PHN variant) in distilled water because it doesn't have the corrosion issues silver has, and will continue to act as a biocide even when the water in the loop is not running. When there is no nickel in the loop, and you are sure you won't go on any long vacations, just a killcoil should be fine. Looks like your fittings have nickel though so I might watch out for that. They probably won't develop anything but just be careful.

I have heard of the problems you have seen with PTNuke, but they don't seem common at all.
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So I should just wait to get the PTNuke and ditch the silver coil idea all together?
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So I should just wait to get the PTNuke and ditch the silver coil idea all together?

The silver killcoil should be fine, even if the fittings and silver do manage to react somehow it will probably be very, very minimal.
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The silver killcoil should be fine, even if the fittings and silver do manage to react somehow it will probably be very, very minimal.

Ok thanks, I'm still gonna go with the PTNuke though. Might just order another 120 rad or something to throw into the loop.
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