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The water cooling bug has got me. I plan to do a major upgrade on my system this summer and its gonna be water cooled. Basically i just want to know what coolant formulas people use or would use for best possible cooling/flow/longevity/etc, to make a combination of my own.My system will consist of all copper and plexi blocks, a ddc pump with acrylic top,tygon tubing,plexi bay res and blackice xtreme 360 rad.Price is not a factor.All info is appreciated.
Edited by mrlulley - 6/5/08 at 3:28am
post #2 of 25
I recommend ALWAYS using 3-5 drops of PT Nuke per gallon of distilled water.

If you want a blue colored loop, then put a whole bottle of Pentosin G11 in. If you want a red/pink derivative colored loop, put a whole bottle of Pentosin G12 in it. If you're wanting to go with some other color, I recommend getting the pentosin that's closest to that color and putting in 1/4th of the bottle. This will not change the color much but still provide the advantage of an anti corrosive and also help balance the PH balance of distilled water. For dyes, I recommend Feser dye. It is very vibrant, doesn't gunk up your loop nearly as much as other dyes, and stays UV reactive for longer than most dyes.
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i was looking to get a green colored loop. is there no place to get green pentosin?
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Not that I know of. What you can do is just use the pt nuke, a little bit of the bottle of Pentosin G11(blue), and feser green. This will still give you a very green color. The pentosin bottles aren't that big, so when used sparingly, they won't effect color that much. Or if you want, you can also get feser tube green.
post #5 of 25
Just use a little green anti-freeze, I wouldn't go over 10% or it will make your coolant to viscous...Hydrex will turn it green to, there are lot of additives that are green..Then a couple of drops of PT Nuke for a biocide.I'll leave you my cleaning and set-up PDF, it has my coolant recipe in it and basic cleaning and set up info...

These are great links for coolant making...Just remember the less you can add to your distilled the better it will cool, just add small amounts of additives for specific reasons...

..PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I

..PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part II
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HydrX recommended. its the easiest as it has everything included.
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use car coolant for green lol. thats what im going to try soon.
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Feser One for me - quick, easy and looks good
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Originally Posted by ChielScape View Post
HydrX recommended. its the easiest as it has everything included.
Have you checked your blocks? After running one of my loops with just hydrx, I got a crap load of green gunk built up in my blocks.
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I personally have been running distilled water and a bit of glycol (radiator fluid) in my loop. So far its worked great!
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