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What's the difference between Primochill's PC Ice and PC Pure rdy-to-go coolants?

Case is that i've been using PC Ice so far and i really love it, both for being a rdy-to-go and because after 1+ year my musterkleer tubes are crystal clear. But now that im building a new wc setup, ICE is out of stock from the store im buying, only Pure is in stock.

I do have some PC Ice in place (1 full bottle and a half), but i'm not sure if it will be enough to fill the loop (especially with the SR1 560). Hence i'd like to know what's the difference between the 2 products and if i can mix Pure with Ice.

I've already mailed Primochill but no answer yet...
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Just use distilled water and 2 drops of pt nuke
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post #3 of 12
I've found that both of those caused a lot of bubbles in my reservoir.....so much that they found their way into the lines and through my loop. If you want actual coolant, I'd recommend Danger Den's MCT or FluidXP.

Can't go wrong with Distilled and an additive, though.
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FluidXP is known to gunk complex loops within 3 months, beware.
    
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I have actually mixed PC Ice and PC Pure before. I was rushing to get my loop finished and did not realized that NCIX had mistakenly sent me a bottle of each instead of two bottles of PC Ice.

I used the first bottle (PC Ice) and then topped the loop off with about 1/3 of the bottle of PC Pure before I realized what had happened. Everything worked fine though, there was no build up in the loop or anything like that... There were lots of bubbles at first but after leak-testing for 8-12 hours all the bubbles had subsided.
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Pc ice is great. Waterblock cracked and leaked on my mobo, graphics card, and dryed her of everything was fine. Didnt have a problem with bubbles either. All and all i can't say anything bad about it. Sorry i don't know much aboutthe pure stuff :/
    
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I have used FluidXP in the past and oh boy... if you want a meter of tube stain and having all your parts being paint (ive used uv blue), FluidXP is the "best". My MCP655 is still a bit blue in the inside, even though ive used FluidXP 5 years ago !!! (the pump is the only thing i didnt change till now)

But not with PC ICE. As for bubbles, who cares, a pc is going to work for days and days, they are gone after a while, i'm not a reviewer or something.

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I have actually mixed PC Ice and PC Pure before. I was rushing to get my loop finished and did not realized that NCIX had mistakenly sent me a bottle of each instead of two bottles of PC Ice.

I used the first bottle (PC Ice) and then topped the loop off with about 1/3 of the bottle of PC Pure before I realized what had happened. Everything worked fine though, there was no build up in the loop or anything like that... There were lots of bubbles at first but after leak-testing for 8-12 hours all the bubbles had subsided.
Couldn't ask for a better answer .

I guess im ordering couple Pures, although i still hope my 1 and 1/2 ICE will be enough for the loop, so that i dont have to mix them.
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Well I found out today, using Moddersmart's site sections that PC PURE is not non-conductive, but low-conductive.
From http://www.moddersmart.com/en/primoc...c-uv-blue.html :
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Low Conductivity : As with all Low-Conductive fluids, PC PURE can become more conductive if it comes in contact with excessive dust or other fluids that may be conductive. The Low-Conductive aspect of PC PURE is used as a safety measure only. It is always a good idea to keep your system clean and free of dust, especially in a water cooled system. PrimoChill is not responsible for any hardware damage. Use at your own risk.
From http://www.moddersmart.com/en/primoc...k-uv-blue.html :
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*Non-Conductivity: As with all Non-Conductive fluids, PC ICE can become conductive if it comes in contact with excessive dust or other fluids that may be conductive. The Non-Conductive aspect of PC Ice is used as a safety measure only. It is always a good idea to keep your system clean and free of dust, especially in a water cooled system. PrimoChill is not responsible for any hardware damage. Use at your own risk.
Mind you, this was only after I had ordered the PURE off Amazon based on the OP's decision to buy PURE. I suck
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jadawgis732 View Post

Well I found out today, using Moddersmart's site sections that PC PURE is not non-conductive, but low-conductive.
From http://www.moddersmart.com/en/primochill-pure-32-oz-electric-uv-blue.html :
From http://www.moddersmart.com/en/primochill-ice-32-oz-black-uv-blue.html :
Mind you, this was only after I had ordered the PURE off Amazon based on the OP's decision to buy PURE. I suck
Don't be stressed mate, there is no such thing as "non-conductive" it is impossible to remove all charge carrying ions from a fluid. They are so low conductive though that the small currents in your components won't conduct through the coolant. ... Oh 3 year old thread frown.gif
post #10 of 12
Distilled water is non-conductive, but they pick up stray ions from the metals in your loops which turns it conductive. Same goes for any non-conductive fluid you plan on putting in your loop. The only reason i could see going with a fluid like PC Ice is for the anti-bacterial and anti-corrosive additives, i ran it in my first build cause i was a noob and it was perfectly fine. Now i run distilled with dazmode protector because it's super cheap and i get 2 drains out of 1 bottle.

Way to revive an old thread lol....
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