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post #27581 of 105813
^Tap water lol, not really. Well, I have used Ek Coolant UV blue at first but then I switched to distilled and kill coil.

Well, maybe that's the answer still though I'm not too happy with these results. Perhaps I will go full copper next time...sadsmiley.gif
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post #27582 of 105813
''Tap water perhaps'' hahahah you had me rolling :-)
post #27583 of 105813
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Originally Posted by Atham View Post

There are no ray storm + D5 kits in my country. If I was to WC, should I go for the parts individually or by kit?

buy an ek kit...they should last you. if you can't find an ek kit, then ask me via pm smile.gif where are u located?
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Guys, What is happening to my waterblock? I believe its corrosion (?), just look at the inlet port and it seems like there are pieces of metal missing...


P.S Sry for the poor lighting, it was early in the morning.

its corrosion. next time, don't use coolant. use distilled water + liquid utopia (DI + LU) thumb.gif
you can't do squat about it...just get a new block.
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post #27584 of 105813
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buy an ek kit...they should last you. if you can't find an ek kit, then ask me via pm smile.gif where are u located?
its corrosion. next time, don't use coolant. use distilled water + liquid utopia (DI + LU) thumb.gif
you can't do squat about it...just get a new block.

And if you have other blocks in the loop, they likely have similar corrosion if they are the same metals. Make sure you aren't mixing metals in your loop too. I used all copper blocks, but I have to use filtered water instead of distilled as my coolers go through about 2 gallons a day at full load. I still get some scaling in my loops and inside the coolers however.
post #27585 of 105813
Does mixing metals Have anything to do with rads or fittings? I have nickel blocks, and I'm pretty sure the fittings I have are ''nickel coated'' they are koolance' but then obviously the rads are copper!?
post #27586 of 105813
I'm no expert in water cooling, so I would wait for someone else to chime in on that one.
post #27587 of 105813
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Does mixing metals Have anything to do with rads or fittings? I have nickel blocks, and I'm pretty sure the fittings I have are ''nickel coated'' they are koolance' but then obviously the rads are copper!?

dude your good to go, if you had cooper and aluminum rads in your loop thats when you should worry has it would cause galvanic corrosion...though they are coolants with corrosion inhabiter to prevent it from happening that only will slow the process temporarily, but you have no aluminum rads or fittings in your loop so you good to go thumb.gif
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post #27588 of 105813
Thanks man :-). + rep
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dude your good to go, if you had cooper and aluminum rads in your loop thats when you should worry has it would cause galvanic corrosion...though they are coolants with corrosion inhabiter to prevent it from happening that only will slow the process temporarily, but you have no aluminum rads or fittings in your loop so you good to go thumb.gif

So I'm guess aluminum is the incommon material used in PC watercooling??
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post #27590 of 105813
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So I'm guess aluminum is the incommon material used in PC watercooling??

well theirs 2 major reason why we don't use aluminum when it comes pc watercooling and thats because it doesn't transfer heat as well as copper does, plus the aluminum will corrode faster the copper does when dissimilar metals are in the same loop, they are radiator made out of aluminum but it is not preferred as i stated earlier coppers rads transfer heat better. thumb.gif
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