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I had the same issue to with my fittings, I updated my soft tubing since they becoming yellow due to some stuff in the lines, I'd figure they were yellowing from plastification. I had some cheap brass ones and a few painted ones, one thing I made sure was not using those cast iron or aluminum fittings but one made it thru. Basically avoid cheap chrome and aluminum fittings are like the plague. Make sure they aren't painted on the inside for they could flake off. But yea Those nickle plated GPU blocks, brass and coppper are good. But if you introduce iron or aluminum in there it's a recipe for disaster.

Anyways upon inspection I think the aluminium one was once chromed and the plating was totally gone. I like to thank whomever thought it was nice to plate the GPU blocks nickel they are so smart. Considering nickel and brass/solder radiators are almost at the opposite end of the Galvanic corrosion scale.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galvanic_corrosion

No aluminum parts, only opper and brass, nickel plated, except for the outer part of older Koolance fittings. I'll avoid my straigght Koolance fittings but I have some 90 degrees where I'd need some... I'll try to change the loop so I only use my newer fittings.
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Hi,

I would say buy new fittings and this time use proper coolant ive seen enough people posting problems with "just distilled and silver kill coil or PT-NUKE" i my self followed that advise with distilled and silver kill coil and basically stained and oxidize my full nickel HK3 waterblock. So i never going to use just distilled plus biocide. Il stick with proper pre mix coolant: Not saying its bad to use just distiled but thats why they say change it after 6 months thats a rule of sorts ie ion pick ups.

I used like you some Koolance water blocks full nickel plated a mixture of bitspower and koolance fittings and a Alphacool 360 monsta and Aquacomputer XT pump and primochill advanced LTR tubing after 3.5 years and only changed the coolant after 2 years this is the result:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1606466/my-koolance-cpu-380i-after-3-years

This was my secondary system my main game rig i maintain open up blocks every 12 to 14 months and all are clean just by using their recommended coolant (clear ones).

Do your self a favor follow the recommended coolant as what the manufactures tells its users.

So far i heard really good things about:

Innovatek Protect coolant this one uses strong anti oxidation which allows it to use even with aluminum in mind for a simple copper loop it stays clean...can be used for atleast 2 years.
Koolance pre mix (clear) may own experience as well as others this one is good really good but pricey compared to other coolant but only need to change that coolant after 2 or 2.5 years....

Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately it's a PITA to buy something like that here hmmm... I have already received my package from PPCs a week ago and I didn't order any specialized coolant, ordering just the coolant would be like 20-40 USD for just the darn shipping... I might have to use it with distilled for now and then order or find coolant later and replace it...
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I went with Bitspower silver shining (not painted) compression fittings and my own mix for coolant. I paid a bit more for some peace of mind. Still going strong after 2.5 years. EK GPU blocks and Swiftech CPU block, rads and pump.

When I retire in 10 months, I plan to take it all apart (see sig rig), at that point the loop would have been going for 3.3 years.

It will be very interesting to see what happened if anything inside the loop.

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I went with Bitspower silver shining (not painted) compression fittings and my own mix for coolant. I paid a bit more for some peace of mind. Still going strong after 2.5 years. EK GPU blocks and Swiftech CPU block, rads and pump.

When I retire in 10 months, I plan to take it all apart (see sig rig), at that point the loop would have been going for 3.3 years.

It will be very interesting to see what happened if anything inside the loop.

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1.Distilled Water
2.Anti-Corrosion Coolant (my specific Zalman Coolant consists of Propylene Glycol and Anti Corrosion Agent made specifically to cool computer systems)
3.Red Line Water Wetter (improves heat transfer)

Mix 2 litres of distilled water, 500ml of the Zalman Coolant (or your choice of Ethylene or Propylene Glycol) and 125ml (5%) of the Red Line Water Wetter. This will be your cocktail of choice for your water loop, as it will keep the loop clean, guard against metal corrosion and will provide above average heat transfer.

There are more pics and on first post a guide of all info in the tread as well.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1442038/build-log-the-hawaiian-heat-wave/70

I also have to note that my temps have not changed at all.
 
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Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately it's a PITA to buy something like that here hmmm... I have already received my package from PPCs a week ago and I didn't order any specialized coolant, ordering just the coolant would be like 20-40 USD for just the darn shipping... I might have to use it with distilled for now and then order or find coolant later and replace it...

NP,

Might i ask where you are from? If you live in the USA then shipping of coolant with those kind of shipment prices is insane and a ripoff.

As Gunderman456 recommended you try using Glycol but its best to do some research before adding Glycol to your distilled water ie what type how much etc.
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NP,

Might i ask where you are from? If you live in the USA then shipping of coolant with those kind of shipment prices is insane and a ripoff.

As Gunderman456 recommended you try using Glycol but its best to do some research before adding Glycol to your distilled water ie what type how much etc.

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