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i'm using distilled water and a silver kill coil. 7 days after installation it looks like this. what the hell?







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Did you flush the radiators before you built your loop?
 
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Are you sure that is rust? Is some of the watercooling components reused? Maybe an orange die was used prior with some of the uncleaned components? Open the block up and take a swab.
 
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could it be coming from your rad???

man thats really bad
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Originally Posted by deafboy View Post

Did you flush the radiators before you built your loop?
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Originally Posted by mechwarrior View Post

could it be coming from your rad???

man thats really bad

yikes i did not flush. but the water coming out of the rads is crystal clear. i've heard that a silver kill coil can cause some type of interaction with nickel, but could it be this bad?
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Are you sure that is rust? Is some of the watercooling components reused? Maybe an orange die was used prior with some of the uncleaned components? Open the block up and take a swab.

its definitely not dye, all brand new components, nothing but pure distilled water used.
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To me it does not look like rust from the GPU block. It's coming from somewhere else in the loop.
 
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Galvanic Corrosion is possible and could cause that kind of reaction but silver and nickel are close enough that they shouldn't have that kind of impact (that's partly what my loop is).

Does the water in the res or anywhere else look like that? Or just in the GPU block?

Blocks are generally where you'll see the biggest difference because that's where the restriction is...
 
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First off ALL radiators def need to be flushed there is a few ways to do this but just pouring water into them isn't going to clean anything out of them. It could be junk from your radiator you need to read how to properly clean the radiator and for the blocks if you don't want to take the block apart I would FIRST take the radiator out of the case and clean it well I would recommend Mayhems Part 1 and than if you don't want to take the block apart put the radiator back in the system and use Mayhems part 2 on the complete system.
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Galvanic Corrosion is possible and could cause that kind of reaction but silver and nickel are close enough that they shouldn't have that kind of impact (that's partly what my loop is).

Does the water in the res or anywhere else look like that? Or just in the GPU block?

the water is crystal clear everywhere, including the block!! this stuff does not flow, the water itself is not this color. it's only in the block.
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To me it does not look like rust from the GPU block. It's coming from somewhere else in the loop.

thank you for the opinion. this would be less worrying than actual corrosion on a brand new waterblock. but like i said above, the rust isnt dissolved in the water. all my water is crystal clear. i dont understand it.
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Well you don't need to worry about rust per se... if it's just the block it could very well be just the copper showing through. The blocks are just nickel plated copper.

Hard to really tell just by the pictures. If it were me I'd probably take things apart and open the block up and see if it's just a film or if the plating is coming off.
 
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