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There are some products out there for PC liquid cooling that will *recommend* some form of either their brand (motive is obvious) of so-called "Ultra" or "Pure" water or recommend this type of water purification standard even if they don't sell a product like it themselves.

I have always used distilled water with no negative result. This makes me wonder.

What is the benefit to using this "ultra clean pure water" versus a jug of distilled?
post #2 of 7
There isnt any benefit to purifying water beyond typical distilled. Martin in his testing at Martins liquid labs showed that after distilled water or further purified water is added to a loop, in just a few minutes ions from metals are picked up dramatically increasing ion/dissolved solids concentration. Somewhere between fifteen minutes and a day after running distilled water or ultra pure water in a loop, they will be nearly indistinguishable as both will have similar amount of ions/dissolved solids in them.
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Water doesn't get a lot more ultra clean and pure than distilled.
post #4 of 7
A more important factor to consider instead of worrying about distilled vs "ultra pure" water, make sure to use distilled that hasn't been sitting around in a half empty bottle for an extended period of time. Distilled water when exposed to air will absorb CO2 and become slightly acidic. Its my understanding you want to keep the PH as close to neutral as possible.
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A more important factor to consider instead of worrying about distilled vs "ultra pure" water, make sure to use distilled that hasn't been sitting around in a half empty bottle for an extended period of time. Distilled water when exposed to air will absorb CO2 and become slightly acidic. Its my understanding you want to keep the PH as close to neutral as possible.

It's allll going to go to hell eventually that way with whatever additives be it open loop or not... why I said turn to airrrr agian man...and not worry about bull**** and just whatever...if you can't get the clocks whatever o well.
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It's allll going to go to hell eventually that way with whatever additives be it open loop or not... why I said turn to airrrr agian man...and not worry about bull**** and just whatever...if you can't get the clocks whatever o well.

offtopic.gif Water cooling isn't only about the clocks. It's about the enjoyment of building something that is your, among other things. Examples of other things - case modders, creative people with skill to match and the amazing systems they create. That's a different topic altogether though.

If you don't want what is a hassle to you, fine. Plunk a chunk of aluminum fins on your cpu and keep going. Nothing wrong with that.
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Originally Posted by Andrew LB View Post

A more important factor to consider instead of worrying about distilled vs "ultra pure" water, make sure to use distilled that hasn't been sitting around in a half empty bottle for an extended period of time. Distilled water when exposed to air will absorb CO2 and become slightly acidic. Its my understanding you want to keep the PH as close to neutral as possible.

The final pH of the liquid in your loop is more important that the quality of the 'ultra pure' water as Andrew states.
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