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So, after noticing that copper and De-ionized water will corrode i quickly drained my system and since then been trying too find some destilled water, which seems impossible here in Sweden.

So i've come up with this idea, whould it work too use Ethandeikol/Glycol and De-ionized, concidering the Glycol gives a somewhat protection against rust shouldn't it also be able too prevent corrosion?

This mix whould also be able too lower the freezing point of the coolant meaning i should be able too run the PC on the terass (It has a roof) now in the winter concidering the temp this morning was -10C

And of course am i planing on running it with a few drop of PT_Nuke

I'm asking you guys if you think it'd work and not corrode my blocks
post #2 of 12
I used anti-freeze before and saw no signs of corrosion the one time I had water cooling. The only problem was I sprung a very bad leak and it got everywhere and it is very very sticky. Plus animals are attracted to it because it is very sweet smelling to them, so I wouldn't recommend it
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Thats basically what I have run since I started water cooling.

I dont see how deionized water and copper gives you alot of corrosion though, you sure you dont have some none copper parts in your system.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
I used anti-freeze before and saw no signs of corrosion the one time I had water cooling. The only problem was I sprung a very bad leak and it got everywhere and it is very very sticky. Plus animals are attracted to it because it is very sweet smelling to them, so I wouldn't recommend it
Yeah that happened to me too. Everything ends up smelling like candy rofl. Antifreeze works, but you gotta have a really good pump. Its not as viscous as water, however it always made sense to me that the same thing they use to cool engines in radiators for cars wouldn't be that far off with radiators for computers. They serve the same purpose, cooling liquid for your engine.
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Ok, thank you guys, will go and buy some Glycol/Antifreeze tomorrow and run it and hopefully it wont corrode. Will firstly try and get me hands on Antifreeze and if it has too high viscosity (spelling?) i will ad some either boiled tapwater or some De-ionized

Will also ask the mother too check her work and see if they don't have any desilled

Also read up on the Antifreeze mixture and it apperently gives protection against corrosion.

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post #6 of 12
I use about 10-15% anti-freeze the reast distilled. If you get to much in it the coolant gets really thick and thats hard on your pump.

De-ionized really isn't that hard on your copper, it will strip out a few ions but it would take many years to have any affect.

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In the context of PC water-cooling we can consider de-ionized water and demineralized water to be essentially the same. When minerals dissolve in water they produce ions – so removing ions removes minerals. De-ionized water (DI water) is water that has had most of the dissolved solids and minerals removed. In general, the more of these ionized substances that can be removed, the purer the water will be.
Source. PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I ..Second part... PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part II

Lots of good info in those links that can answer almost all of your question.
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Just use isopropyl alcohol.
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Dont run straight antifreeze, I usually mix it with distilled or deionized water about 80%water to 20% antifreeze (rough estimate).

Edit: I type to slow lol.
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Quote:
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So, after noticing that copper and De-ionized water will corrode i quickly drained my system and since then been trying too find some destilled water, which seems impossible here in Sweden.

So i've come up with this idea, whould it work too use Ethandeikol/Glycol and De-ionized, concidering the Glycol gives a somewhat protection against rust shouldn't it also be able too prevent corrosion?

This mix whould also be able too lower the freezing point of the coolant meaning i should be able too run the PC on the terass (It has a roof) now in the winter concidering the temp this morning was -10C

And of course am i planing on running it with a few drop of PT_Nuke

I'm asking you guys if you think it'd work and not corrode my blocks
Dude, Yes That should work.. Because there have some evidence that the Real Full Coolant and the Mixed Water and Propylene Glycol of coolant are the official liquid coolant for PC.
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