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Point goes to you!
I havent even thought about vacation still standing water tongue.gif
I guess you could empty out the system before going on long trips and refill when you get back. what a pain if you travel a lot ^^

Also agree on the "but they don't seem common at all." Im sure PTNuke works well in most setups or it wouldnt be as popular as it is smile.gif
I guess it is a question of personal likings smile.gif
Im sticking with kill coils and you stick with PTNuke. EVERYBODY HAPPY biggrin.gif
 
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I'm just nervous, I've seen pictures of people having corrosive reactions with different metals and that **** is scary looking LOL. I just don't want that happening to me.
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The reason I mentioned the vacation thing is because I have heard of people with only killcoils coming back from one and finding algae in the loop... although if you don't go on long vacations, and you also don't have any nickel in the loop, then killcoils are a good, issue-free (mostly at least tongue.gif, everything has problems once in a while) choice.
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The reason I mentioned the vacation thing is because I have heard of people with only killcoils coming back from one and finding algae in the loop... although if you are like me and don't go on long vacations, and you also don't have any nickel in the loop, then killcoils are a good, issue-free choice.

If I were to switch out the fittings to a different kind of metal, would my gpu block cause an issue? Its a Bitspower 5970 waterblock with acetel top, black nickel and the block base is c110. Its the only block I could find that is still available for a 5970

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=27039&zenid=350e97cb6a2d0f0185352d3392b5e078
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Those cases isnt just due to silver.. they must have had some bad metals in the system.. my fittings are nickle too, and I have no corrosion in my system.
Aluminum on the other hand is a BIG no no for silver.. their composition (or what ever the correct term is) is simply too fare from one another and therefore they will start eating each other up.
But yea, if it makes you nervous, go for the nuke.. piece of mind is probably one of the most important things when filling your expensive system with water tongue.gif
What ever you end up using.. make sure to empty your loop and inspect at least one of your blocks after about 6 months.. that will paint a clear picture of any potential problems.
Cant wait to see your project comming along! remember to take loads of pic!
 
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If I were to switch out the fittings to a different kind of metal, would my gpu block cause an issue? Its a Bitspower 5970 waterblock with acetel top, black nickel and the block base is c110. Its the only block I could find that is still available for a 5970

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=27039&zenid=350e97cb6a2d0f0185352d3392b5e078

I'm not sure, especially since I don't know whether the inside of the block (the part the water actually touches) is coated in nickel as well.
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And @GaMbi2004, I agree that silver + nickel corrosion issues are very debatable and I am personally unsure of what is right. I wish we could just have some definitive evidence one way or the other...
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Hmm.. Just rememberd that my fittings (and probably most nickle fittings out there) are powder coated, and therefore the nickle has no contact with the water..
I would be careful about nickle once again tongue.gif better safe than sorry.
copper and brass are still perfectly ok though smile.gif
 
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Alright, I'm just gonna stick with what I have and test it out for the first few months and then check the conditions of the blocks. My radiator is copper based so it should be ok.

But I'll get that nuke anyways. Gonna go see if my local PC shop sells it, cause they do have a water-cooled showcase PC in the front lobby.

I'll try to remember to take pics of all the stuff, might be too excited to stop and take pics but there will definitely be some final pics of the project smile.gif
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I'm not sure, especially since I don't know whether the inside of the block (the part the water actually touches) is coated in nickel as well.

It is completely covered in nickel including the waterways!
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