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Hey all,
I was wondering if you can mix the PC ICE non-conductive fluid with distilled water, because I am not sure if a quart of the PC ICE will be enough to fill my new system and the reservoir. So I was think of adding the distilled water to make up the difference. Will it still remain non-conductive? and will there be any ill effects to using it. Thanks
    
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Hey all,
I was wondering if you can mix the PC ICE non-conductive fluid with distilled water, because I am not sure if a quart of the PC ICE will be enough to fill my new system and the reservoir. So I was think of adding the distilled water to make up the difference. Will it still remain non-conductive? and will there be any ill effects to using it. Thanks
If you want to for sure keep it non-conductive (the only reason you would buy this product) I wouldn't add the water to it. Bite the bullet and get two bottles if you think you might need it. I had to buy two bottles of MCT-5 and that cost a bit more then the PC ice.
    
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Well I was just wondering, I mean how much can it lessen the non-conductive abilities of it? Is a quart gonna be enough?


I converted a couple things, and if I use all 15ft of tubing that will be about .6 of a quart. or 19.39 FL OZ. Which leaves about 15 or so OZ. to fill the radiator and blocks and pump and res. How much do you think they could take?
    
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Well I was just wondering, I mean how much can it lessen the non-conductive abilities of it? Is a quart gonna be enough?


I converted a couple things, and if I use all 15ft of tubing that will be about .6 of a quart. or 19.39 FL OZ. Which leaves about 15 or so OZ. to fill the radiator and blocks and pump and res. How much do you think they could take?
I have no idea how much it will lessen the non-conductive abilities. It is my guess that it will completely take the ability away. It is something that would have to be tested or you would have to have a mathematical formula for it.

I used a little over a bottle of MCT-5 which is 32oz. I had a dual heatercore, danger den 5 1/4 res, Apogee, NV-68, and an Ehiem 1250 pump. I probably used 8 ft of 1/2ID tubing. Sounds like you will need more then one bottle to me.
    
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Sounds like it to me too. I wish I would of thought of this when I ordered everything this morning.

Oh and If you are wondering this is what I ordered.

Swiftech APOGEE cpu block
DangerDen Maze 4 gpu block
DangerDen D5 pump
77' Pontiac Bonnevile heatercore
Dual 5 1/4" res UV blue
PC Ice non-conductive fluid
5-pack of 120mm fans 63 CFM at 27.5 dBA
( I know Panaflo's are better but I was running close to my budget. I will probally upgrade after I sell my Big Typhoon)
and various clamps
    
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definately go for 2 of them. My system with the daul 5.25 res takes a little shy of 1/2 a gallon.
http://www.xoxide.com/primoice-nonco...id-uvblue.html
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Call whoever you ordered it from and have them add another if they haven't shipped it out yet.
    
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yea they shipped it out, so I ordered it from xoxide.com

Oh and another quick thing, do I need to get heatsinks for the ram on the graphics card?
    
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yea they shipped it out, so I ordered it from xoxide.com

Oh and another quick thing, do I need to get heatsinks for the ram on the graphics card?
Yeah, I would.
    
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I was looking at these.
But I think I need two sets. So 40 bucks is a little much just for ram heatsinks. Which ones would you suggest?
    
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