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So I want to see if I can clean my alpha cool rads really good.

Been thinking about vinegar for cleaning.

If I have regular house white distilled to 5% vinegar, how many parts water should I use to clean with?
If you haven't allready check out mayhems blitz part 1 and 2. That's what it's made for. Also see mayhems club thread for any. ?s or info if you haven't allready considered it
    
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post #78182 of 106092
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Shouldnt the best theoretical coolant be the car antifreeze?

Not at all, car antifreeze is iirc, just distilled water and glycol, the more glycol you add, the lower the performance of your coolant, it only makes sense for sub zero cooling.
post #78183 of 106092
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Shouldnt the best theoretical coolant be the car antifreeze?

best in what way? water is king. It is the best coolant. The potential problem is corrosion which happen anyways. Then the question becomes for how long would you want to use the parts and if you can or not slow down the corrosion process. BTW the usual car antifreeze is ehylene glycol which was (and still is in some) what made the water cooling liquids for a while.

http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/01/02/distilled-water-is-the-king-of-water-cooling/
Edited by Gabrielzm - 1/13/15 at 8:02am
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project GRAY











What an amazing build. Nice work.

I don't usually post here as the work some of you guys do is crazy but this is my final version of my first build.
I refuse to get rid of my beloved 600T.
I'm pretty bad with a camera.

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post #78185 of 106092
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So I want to see if I can clean my alpha cool rads really good.

Been thinking about vinegar for cleaning.

If I have regular house white distilled to 5% vinegar, how many parts water should I use to clean with?

Look at the concentration of acetic acid in your vinegar. I had no issues with 1% (by volume) acid net after dilution. But if you can score phosphoric acid (H3PO4) from somewhere and do 1% of that, then even better.
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What an amazing build. Nice work.

I don't usually post here as the work some of you guys do is crazy but this is my final version of my first build.
I refuse to get rid of my beloved 600T.
I'm pretty bad with a camera.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
DSCF4549.jpg














That is immaculate! You did a great job, thank you for sharing it thumb.gif.
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Shouldnt the best theoretical coolant be the car antifreeze?

Have fun reading:
pc-water-coolant-chemistry-part-ii/
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Originally Posted by sinnedone View Post

So I want to see if I can clean my alpha cool rads really good.

Been thinking about vinegar for cleaning.

If I have regular house white distilled to 5% vinegar, how many parts water should I use to clean with?

Personally I use 75% distilled and 25% vinegar.
I really don't pay much attention to which vinegar, I even used wine-vinegar. tongue.gif

edit:
Oops, other reply's are way different.
Am I doing it wrong? biggrin.gif
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antifreeze is bad for acrylic. From what I understand, it will spiderweb the acrylic, pretty quickly. This is why people who make home made coolant have to be very careful when using products like Water Wetter.
headscratch.gif

Discard my previous reply. Stressy day. tongue.gif

You are right, pure water is risky.
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What an amazing build. Nice work.

I don't usually post here as the work some of you guys do is crazy but this is my final version of my first build.
I refuse to get rid of my beloved 600T.
I'm pretty bad with a camera.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
DSCF4549.jpg













I love it.
It looks minimalistic somehow, which I like a lot.

Also the fan controller on the inside is nice. Don't know why. biggrin.gif


Good work dude.
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post #78188 of 106092
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Shouldnt the best theoretical coolant be the car antifreeze?

No, antifreeze is a pretty bad conductor, and is only corrosion inhibiting as a side-effect.

The best at transferring heat is pure water, and you want as little other rubbish in your loop as possible. Washing your hands before installing your water cooling loop probably would help more to longevity than CuSO4.

Edit: ninja'd by everyone, but still: wash your hands!
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Nice work Rec! Very minimalistic. And the lighting isn't too overpowering. What fittings are you using. I've been contemplating going hardline tubing and I like those
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That is immaculate! You did a great job, thank you for sharing it thumb.gif.

Thank you, that's nice to hear. Its slightly dusty and I was to lazy to clean it haha.
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