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post #1 of 29
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OK guys, getting ready to prime my W/C setup with out installing it. Will run it on my kitchen table.
Questions:
Do i use regular water?
And i believe i run it for 24hrs to check for leaks?
((Clarify please))
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post #2 of 29
use distilled water and some anti freeze. there is a faq with the info but i think it is 5% antifreeze. and 24 hrs what i always hear, why not huh.

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/14994-...-i-use-my.html
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jazino
use distilled water and some anti freeze. there is a faq with the info but i think it is 5% antifreeze. and 24 hrs what i always hear, why not huh.

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/14994-...-i-use-my.html
Would i have to use antifreeze and distilled water when its not hooked up to my computer?
Just checking for leaks on the kitchen table with out it being hook up to computer.
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post #4 of 29
anti freeze as far as i know isnt necessary but is good to prevent corrosion and algae. so just to try it out im sure you could do without it but it would be better to use it from the start. i would say distilled from the start would be best.
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post #5 of 29
I would just use the distilled or de-mineralized water. The reason you do not want to use regular water is all the crud in it will be in your system then. I would not worry about the coolant untill its in the system. And ya 24h is the normal test time.
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post #6 of 29
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Thanks guys.

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post #7 of 29
Crud? What crud exists in normal tap water? The EPA has standards for tap water that not even some "spring water" suppliers meet.
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post #8 of 29
well you could just use oil water and dump the comp in it ive seen it done

http://pcs.hackaday.com/entry/1234000287041976/
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post #9 of 29
Quote:
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Crud? What crud exists in normal tap water? The EPA has standards for tap water that not even some "spring water" suppliers meet.
The crud i am talking about can be found by filling a glass with water and leaving it untill the water dries up, you'll see a white film on the glass that will not be there with distilled or de-mineralized water.
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Quote:
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Crud? What crud exists in normal tap water? The EPA has standards for tap water that not even some "spring water" suppliers meet.
sorry to tell you but our water aint that clean. and if you really wanna talk about crud think about some of the old a$$ pipes it travels through.
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