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post #26331 of 105851
I would rather spend more money on something like MAyhems UV blue or EKoolant blue..than distilled water. I use DI water for flushing and mixing concentrates, like MAyhems pastel range...


Getting some Durelene tubing in the mail on Friday , unfortunately they didnt have 3/8-5/8 ....so 3/8-9/16 it is for now,and back to using barbs. Getting Durelene bacause of Mayhems Pastel White, and that testing shows it don't go well with Tygon ,nor primoflex

Will get the right size later, but it takes my local supplier 2 months to get it because they order it from the US, and it's being shipped with a boat over to Norway O.o.
And i refuse to buy it online from abroad.. tongue.gif
 
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post #26332 of 105851
Mayhems is definitely the way to go...
post #26333 of 105851
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Thanks for the advice but isn't the point of pre-mixes that they've already got everything you could possibly need in them (anti-algae and other stuff that keep your loop clean ?) ? Oh and this might sound like a stupid thing to ask but is distilled water (like the on used for ironing) non conductive ?
Btw, I really want "dark" blue liquid and if I went with clear coolant I'd have to get one of those tiny bottles of mayhem's dye which would cost me more than a liter of that EK stuff.
Yeah, I'm trying to save as much as possible but I really can't compromise on the coolant's color (I don't care about UV effects).

just thought id throw it out there, mayhem dyes are $7 a tiny bottle that lasts a long time, silver kill coils are $5 that pretty much last forever and theres always the option of getting blue tubing - which doesnt cost more than clear if i recall correctly.

but on another note, ive ran ek coolant for a long time and it was great lol
post #26334 of 105851
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just thought id throw it out there, mayhem dyes are $7 a tiny bottle that lasts a long time, silver kill coils are $5 that pretty much last forever and theres always the option of getting blue tubing - which doesnt cost more than clear if i recall correctly.
but on another note, ive ran ek coolant for a long time and it was great lol

It's really messed up but French actually pay more for UK products than Americans. So without shipping it'd cost me 7.03€ without counting shipping (I can get it from the aquatuning though so I could order it at the same time as the rest) and there's still anti algae and stuff in the pre-mixes. Thank you though.
I was going to get blue tubing at first because of how depending on your tubing the coolant's color looks different than what you see in the reservoir but after looking around I figured that the only colored tubing that I may like was white. And no, it's exactly the same price as clear tubing.

Glad you enjoy EK's coolant smile.gif.
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Regarding an alternative to the Yate Loon 140 fans, the Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm are incredibly strong performers (huge static pressure for 140mm fans, in fact the highest I know of) and can be found as low as $8/ea when Tiger Direct has them in stock. Also, since they're ball bearing fans, they can work in any orientation, whereas sleeve bearings must be mounted vertically (like front intake or rear exhaust, not as floor intake or top exhaust).
   
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post #26336 of 105851
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Regarding an alternative to the Yate Loon 140 fans, the Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm are incredibly strong performers (huge static pressure for 140mm fans, in fact the highest I know of) and can be found as low as $8/ea when Tiger Direct has them in stock. Also, since they're ball bearing fans, they can work in any orientation, whereas sleeve bearings must be mounted vertically (like front intake or rear exhaust, not as floor intake or top exhaust).

Ok, I've got to admit you sort of confused me there. I didn't even know about fans being either "ball bearing" or "sleeve bearing". How comes the second category can't be mounted horizontally ? Are those Yate Loons "sleeve bearing" fans frown.gif ? I was going to use them on the top radiator. The bottom rad could be mounted on its side so I can use "sleeve bearing" fans I guess but it probably would look as good and I'd have to get "L" mounts for it or find a good way of making it stay in place.

If those Yate Loons wouldn't work do you recon I could just have 2 Noctuas per rad ?
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post #26337 of 105851
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Regarding an alternative to the Yate Loon 140 fans, the Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm are incredibly strong performers (huge static pressure for 140mm fans, in fact the highest I know of) and can be found as low as $8/ea when Tiger Direct has them in stock. Also, since they're ball bearing fans, they can work in any orientation, whereas sleeve bearings must be mounted vertically (like front intake or rear exhaust, not as floor intake or top exhaust).

I know you would appreciate this:

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post #26338 of 105851
Via XSPC Facebook there appears to be an XSPC Raystorm style GTX680 block in the works.

Just a heads up for anyone interested.
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yeah to save money and trouble I went with a dark blue UV colored tubing and run distilled , like it was said the kill coil is all you really need .. The coolant other than costing a lot more is more of a pain when you make changes to the loop , especially if you are going to re-use it ..you need to flush the system if you want to change color and it has abigger chance of leaving deposits in the loop. And distilled water is technically non-conductive but thats really only until it touches your system ,the process of distilling the water rids it of impurities ( and more on a chemical level that I dont understand .. ) but as soon as you put it in your system and it mixes with a bit of dust or a bit of corrosion gunk anything it isnt really distilled anymore. Its still the stuff to use if your going to run straight water but dont think that when you take the water out 6 months later that its still distilled water . Mayhem dyes are a great compromise too , the colors are really bright and it only takes a few drops out of the bottle so it will last you a long long time .
    
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Thanks for the answers but I really think I'm going to stick with the EK UV Blue coolant and clear tubing for aesthetics.

I can't find any work log or just a simple photo using 8/11mm tubing. That's probably because Americans don't use mms for tubing. 8mm is the ID and 11mm the OD. I think Americans only tell the ID or OD like for 10/13mm they'd say 1/2" or whatever (those are just random sizes, they're probably wrong).

Anybody got a picture of different sizes of tubing next to each other ?
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