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Good job at necroing a 5 yo. thread.
rotflmao haha hes correct ...
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A must read:
http://skinneelabs.com/coolantfluid-roundup-thermal-performance/

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Water is king. Buy a gallon of distilled at Walmart for $0.88, add a drop of PTnuke (copper sulfate) or similar biocide and you are good for non nickel plated blocks. If you made the mistake of buying a bunch of plated stuff, you might want to use the manufacturers coolant to retain warranty if the nickel starts to flake..OR at least add a corrosion inhibitor as well.

Generally the less you add to water the better the thermal performance. No practical fluids have a specific heat value or thermal conductivity that exceeds water so less addatives the better.thumb.gif

Also less addatives generally means less maintenance. UV colored tubing OR color hard acrylic will generally look better in color longer. I have some colored UV tubing going on 4+ years that still has the same good color as it did new. My experience with colored fluids has typically left me with a need to change fluid and tubing every 3-6 months to retain that vibrant look.
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It doesn't say anything on the Mayhems website about being an anti-corrosive. Its just copper sulphate mainly.

Liquid Utopia is an anti-corrosive though and it is a very small volume mixed into a gallon. Any particular reason why that would be a problem


Citric Acid acts as a corrosion inhibitor and a de-scaling agent, and a balanced Ph lowers corrosion too, if I'm not mistaken.
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A must read:
http://skinneelabs.com/coolantfluid-roundup-thermal-performance/

SL-Coolant_chart-cpuavg.png

Water is king. Buy a gallon of distilled at Walmart for $0.88, add a drop of PTnuke (copper sulfate) or similar biocide and you are good for non nickel plated blocks. If you made the mistake of buying a bunch of plated stuff, you might want to use the manufacturers coolant to retain warranty if the nickel starts to flake..OR at least add a corrosion inhibitor as well.

Generally the less you add to water the better the thermal performance. No practical fluids have a specific heat value or thermal conductivity that exceeds water so less addatives the better.thumb.gif

Also less addatives generally means less maintenance. UV colored tubing OR color hard acrylic will generally look better in color longer. I have some colored UV tubing going on 4+ years that still has the same good color as it did new. My experience with colored fluids has typically left me with a need to change fluid and tubing every 3-6 months to retain that vibrant look.


But what about the mayhems' additives frown.gif
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