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post #63011 of 106449
Okay, I was just curious... The thought had crossed my mind, but my instinct said otherwise. I still have a little time before I start leak testing my loop. But even then, I'd be using distilled.

Here's one of the guys I saw using food coloring... He shows the bottle of what he uses a little more than half way down the page.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1655149
Edited by ProfeZZor X - 3/6/14 at 7:27am
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Don't we spend enough on water cooling equipment to know that taking the cheap route isn't usually advisable rolleyes.gif. I would get some mayhem dye and mess around with it.... it's 10 bucks a bottle but they will last you a long time if you are only dying water and not pastel.

Plus if it worked everyone would be doing it. The fact that they are not indicates that it doesn't work.
post #63013 of 106449
Question about the pump. Would EK DCP 2.2 be enough for simple loop consisting of cpu and gpu blocks + two 240-360 rads? Case would be midtower H440. I'm after silence, D5 looks good but it's so expensive.
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Question about the pump. Would EK DCP 2.2 be enough for simple loop consisting of cpu and gpu blocks + two 240-360 rads? Case would be midtower H440. I'm after silence, D5 looks good but it's so expensive.

not so sure about the 2.2, its pretty small. i used one to run just a CPU loop and it worked fine. i bet it would be ok for a GPU and CPU loop and a rad, but more than one block and more than one rad i dont know.

im using a 4.0 now, and it works great.
post #63015 of 106449
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Question about the pump. Would EK DCP 2.2 be enough for simple loop consisting of cpu and gpu blocks + two 240-360 rads? Case would be midtower H440. I'm after silence, D5 looks good but it's so expensive.

The EK DCP 2.2 looks identical to the Phobya 220 pump I have been running for 14 months. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=phobya+220+pump&qpvt=phobya+220+pump&FORM=IGRE
It currently services an XSPC Raystorm, 2 X GTX 690's, a Phobya 150 reservoir and 2 rads, a 360 and a Phobya Xtreme 200. It runs without any heat and virtually no noise.
post #63016 of 106449
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The EK DCP 2.2 looks identical to the Phobya 220 pump I have been running for 14 months. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=phobya+220+pump&qpvt=phobya+220+pump&FORM=IGRE
It currently services an XSPC Raystorm, 2 X GTX 690's, a Phobya 150 reservoir and 2 rads, a 360 and a Phobya Xtreme 200. It runs without any heat and virtually no noise.
Sounds great. And you have no problems with temps?
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Sounds great. And you have no problems with temps?

None at all. It runs at 2100 RPM off a Lamptron FC5 V2 fan controller and everything is kept nice and cool. Before I bought it - it was about £34 I think - I read lots of reviews of different pumps and it appears the Phobya pumps are available in 220, 260 and 400 variants but apparently the 260 cannot be dismantled so if it has a fault you are screwed. Obviously if I upgrade the pump I will go for something more powerful.
post #63018 of 106449

Does anyone know if using ICE DRAGON coolant will it stain the acrylic tubing? 

 

Thanks

post #63019 of 106449
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Does anyone know if using ICE DRAGON coolant will it stain the acrylic tubing? 

Thanks

No it won't. It will stain nickel if not diluted. It can be polished off by hand though.
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How do I make my Bitspower Shining Silver shiny again? I can tell they're starting to dull from being handled so many times.
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