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post #21 of 34
Deionized water should be pretty close to distilled in most cases. It's usually run through a particulate filter, an activated carbon block, a reverse osmosis membrane, and then a deionization resin bed ... sometimes separate beds for anions and cations. A cheap producer may skip a step I suppose.
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We're not bootleggers here, we're overclockers.

Google:
How to make you own distilled water
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I use 25:1 ratio, DI water to anti freeze in most my loops.
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So far this project of custom water cooling has been extremely hectic and difficult at the same time. I guess I'll learn through trial and error. Is there any particular antifreeze I can get and where to they sell this kind of stuff?

any and all automotive stores.
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So far this project of custom water cooling has been extremely hectic and difficult at the same time.?
Usually when you spec and build your third WCing system you have learned enough to get everything right.

It's similar to learning to ride a two wheel bicycle. Everyone's natural tendency is to turn away from the direction you're falling.
And even though everyone tells you to "Turn right when you're falling to the right." you really don't understand until you actually do it and see what happens.
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good advise fellers. Best thing to use is plain water with a stabilizer. Deionized, Distilled, or even RO water are fine (the level of undissolved solids in DI water can vary, but it is still very low). Then 5% antifreeze, or I use Redline Water wetter (a capful in a gallon is all that's needed) - never any corrosion or staining in 4 loops currently running - one for almost 5 years). The MAIN thing is to check and monitor pH. A simple pool test kit is all that is needed. keep th epH between 7 and 8. slightly basic is better than acidic.
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So deionized water will work just fine?

Yes,I use it exclusively.
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post #29 of 34
If you can't buy it, just make it:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Distilled-Water

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