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About to take the plunge. How does this setup look? Coolant?

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Currently I have a Swiftech H220 cooling my CPU, and am looking to expand this and cool my GPU as well. I have picked out some XSPC compression fittings, Primochill Advanced LRT tubing, a Black Ice GTX 120 radiator, as well as the EK Nickel + Acetal GPU block.

Anything I should change with the above? From my understanding, all of that is solid stuff.

The question I have is with coolant. I plan on using distilled water, and am unsure if I need a kill coil or something like PT Nuke. I have also heard bad things about the kill coil and the EK Nickel GPU block? What should I be doing for the coolant?

If anyone could point me in the right direction, it would be much appreciated.
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i prefere to buy ready made coolant even transparent one then take any risk with corrosion or alguea. the worst that can happen is staining and on very rare occasion color breakdown ( certainly running way too hot with to little flow), in both case , it wont kill your loop or create any leak unlike some water related problems
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i prefere to buy ready made coolant even transparent one then take any risk with corrosion or alguea. the worst that can happen is staining and on very rare occasion color breakdown ( certainly running way too hot with to little flow), in both case , it wont kill your loop or create any leak unlike some water related problems

Do you have a preferred ready made coolant? The reason I was looking at distilled water was because of how pricey the coolants can be.
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You will be okay with distilled water + PT Nuke. I would avoid a kill coil because it adds another type of metal to your loop, which will increase your chances of corrosion over time. But many people use them without issue.

For pre-made coolants, I hear very good things about Mayhems X1 (clear coolant) and Mayhems Pastel (opaque coolant). There is a giant Mayhems thread in this subforum.
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You will be okay with distilled water + PT Nuke. I would avoid a kill coil because it adds another type of metal to your loop, which will increase your chances of corrosion over time. But many people use them without issue.

For pre-made coolants, I hear very good things about Mayhems X1 (clear coolant) and Mayhems Pastel (opaque coolant). There is a giant Mayhems thread in this subforum.

For distilled water, I would want PT Nuke PHN, correct?
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For distilled water, I would want PT Nuke PHN, correct?

Yes PHN is for distilled water only with no other additives.
post #7 of 7
mayhem normal or pastel
but the swiftech you got with the h220 is not too bad either
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E8500 ASUS P5E3 ASUS dcuii TOP GTX 670 OCZ reaper x hpc  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
samsung 500 gb samsung dvd antec H2O 920 windows vista 64b 
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LG 23 passive 3d logitech g15 CORSAIR GS800 haf xb 
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