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Ah, anyone know if there is an ocn code for sidewinder pcs?

     
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why not the ek l360 or l240 kit.....
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I would never put dye in my water. I run straight distilled from the grocery store with a killcoil. That stuff will gunk up your pump and blocks over time No matter what the manufacturer says.
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Yeah I'm probably just going to get a kill coil and either boil my multifiltered well water and then chill it or buy some more bottles. I wouldn't use any dyes either though.

Still... wish I could find a promo code for sidewindercomputers

     
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Or you could buy some coolant with no dyes added.
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I don't think Sidewinder has a promo code. I order from them all the time and have never been able to find one.

To cut the tube, I just use a sharp pair of scissors or box cutter. Distilled water is the cheapest and easiest option. Then you would need either a Silver Kill Coil, or a liquid additive, like Dead Water, PTNuke, or Mayhems Biocide.

Speaking of Mayhems, if you do end up wanting color coolant, Mayhems X1 or Pastel are great options because of the biocide and corossion blocker is already in it, so that's all you need. Or their line of dyes is good too. I've used the orange dye and have let the loop go for about a year an had no issues whatsoever. It does not break down and gunk up at all like panther said. I let about a a quart of distilled water with about 15 drops of Mayhems Orange Dye sit in a bottle on my desk for almost two year and there is no sign of it breaking down and gunking up at all. Cheaper dyes can break down and cause a problem though. I remember seeing a bottle of Primochill Ice sitting on a shelf at Microcenter and it was all separated and all the color had sunk to the bottom. But Mayhems is been proven to be safe.
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I probably won't be dying the water or coolant lol. I got red tubing. Still not looking forward to paying $80 for 4 fans + shipping. I'd rather it was included in my Performance-PCs order but that has  1.5% sales tax after promo code and they don't have gentle typhoons. I haven't completed the order yet though in case I find some good typhoon alternatives.

     
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I have orange tubing but am still using Mayhems orange dye so I can get color in the reservoir as well

If you want to order fans from PPCs along with the rest of the order, I would go with Coolermaster R4s, Phobya e-Loops, Yate Loons, or Cougar Vortex
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Which cougar vortex's and aren't there problems with e-loops in push/pull configs? If I'm going to go full kilter I figure I might as well get $10-15 fans after I added up my savings on the rest of the build I was able to get the i7 4770k and my motherboard for $309 which is about $40 off plus my Best Buy $ so I actually can go a little higher than I thought and still be a bit over my $600 optimal price point.


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I'd go with the Vortex HDB non-PWM. I prefer to manually control the speed of my fans than using PWM to change them automatically. The problem with e-loops is that apparently the the blades stick out a little and could hit the radiator fins. But using a 5mm gaskets on the pull fans solves that problem. I've heard some people have problems with them and some don't. It probably depends on how far the fins sit below frame where the fans mount.
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