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I am glad you like their products, and I hope you have better luck with them than I did.

Fortunately for me, or unfortunately for swiftech, there are other companies in this market that make better products, and don't have issues standing behind the products they do make.

I wish them the best of luck, but I will not give them anymore of my money, nor recommend their products.

Looking at stuff for my first loop, nothing swiftech has proven worth it to me except the Hydrx. for rads, at least on FrozenCpu, the Alphacool ST30 (or UT30, I don't remember) proved to be more worth it.
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Looking at stuff for my first loop, nothing swiftech has proven worth it to me except the Hydrx. for rads, at least on FrozenCpu, the Alphacool ST30 (or UT30, I don't remember) proved to be more worth it.

Just looked up the Hydrx stuff, it is $6-$7 per 16oz bottle of premix, plus shipping. I've built a lot of systems with liquid cooling, and they have all taken at least 32oz, so, that's $12-$14 for the coolant, shipping on that from FCPU shows as $9.96 to my zip code.
So $22-$24 total for two bottles.

The Mayhems Pastels are $21.99 per bottle of the concentrate, it will make 1 liter of coolant, or about 65-66oz, and shipping is the same at $9.96. So, 22-24$ for 32oz the hydrx, or 32$ for 65oz+ of pastel, and $1 for a gallon of distilled to mix it with, and the pastel will work for 2-3 years, versus 1 year on the hydrx. So if you use the system for two years, the pricing will be $44-$48 for hydrx, and still only $33 for pastel.

What is your driving force to wanting to use the Hydrx? I'm just curious, you are the first person I've seen on the forum actually bring up the Hydrx product, what did you read or see that is making you want to use it?
post #62693 of 106452
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Just looked up the Hydrx stuff, it is $6-$7 per 16oz bottle of premix, plus shipping. I've built a lot of systems with liquid cooling, and they have all taken at least 32oz, so, that's $12-$14 for the coolant, shipping on that from FCPU shows as $9.96 to my zip code.
So $22-$24 total for two bottles.

The Mayhems Pastels are $21.99 per bottle of the concentrate, it will make 1 liter of coolant, or about 65-66oz, and shipping is the same at $9.96. So, 22-24$ for 32oz the hydrx, or 32$ for 65oz+ of pastel, and $1 for a gallon of distilled to mix it with, and the pastel will work for 2-3 years, versus 1 year on the hydrx. So if you use the system for two years, the pricing will be $44-$48 for hydrx, and still only $33 for pastel.

What is your driving force to wanting to use the Hydrx? I'm just curious, you are the first person I've seen on the forum actually bring up the Hydrx product, what did you read or see that is making you want to use it?

I dunno, I truly don't, only redeeming quality is the low price, also, its not Hydrx Premix I plan to use, its the concentrate, which mixes with 500ml, and I'd guess the bottle is either another 250 or 500. Just wanted to try a coolant, and get a basic idea of how it would play out.
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So i had 3 , 45 degree adapter start leaking. Is this normal? They where TCF brand. Compare to my 90 degree they where a lot looser when it come to rotation.
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post #62695 of 106452
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I dunno, I truly don't, only redeeming quality is the low price, also, its not Hydrx Premix I plan to use, its the concentrate, which mixes with 500ml, and I'd guess the bottle is either another 250 or 500. Just wanted to try a coolant, and get a basic idea of how it would play out.

I just looked the concentrate up on PPCS, FCPU doesn't carry it, that's why I didn't see it. The concentrate was added to the PPCS catalog on August 1st, 2004, and from the photo, it looks like a 3-4oz bottle. I'm guessing it's a glycol-based additive. I didn't realize it was an almost 10 year old product. There have been a lot of changes in WC in the last ten years. I'm curious how it turns out for you, keep us posted.
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The Mayhems X1 is a concentrate that makes 2 liters of coolant. It's clear or a variety of colors. Reasonably priced as well.
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I just looked the concentrate up on PPCS, FCPU doesn't carry it, that's why I didn't see it. The concentrate was added to the PPCS catalog on August 1st, 2004, and from the photo, it looks like a 3-4oz bottle. I'm guessing it's a glycol-based additive. I didn't realize it was an almost 10 year old product. There have been a lot of changes in WC in the last ten years. I'm curious how it turns out for you, keep us posted.

Eh, I guess I will, can you recommend another low cost coolant? Yeah, I'm that broke.
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The Mayhems X1 is a concentrate that makes 2 liters of coolant. It's clear or a variety of colors. Reasonably priced as well.

And now I'm kinda sold. Yeah screw it, i'm getting both. 4 bucks isn't much more for Hydrx.
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I am glad you like their products, and I hope you have better luck with them than I did.

Fortunately for me, or unfortunately for swiftech, there are other companies in this market that make better products, and don't have issues standing behind the products they do make.

I wish them the best of luck, but I will not give them anymore of my money, nor recommend their products.

I get it, sometimes you get burned too bad to go back **Tmobile you suck lol**
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Bleeding in progress, have got lots of bubbles to get rid of, just wish I had other air holes to make it quicker. Love the colour of the pastel though!


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