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post #11 of 218
I would recommend Distiled water/Watter Wetter/Red Line Cooling system rust & corrosive additive.
Then just add some UV die to make it glow
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post #12 of 218
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lohoutlaw
I would recommend Distiled water/Watter Wetter/Red Line Cooling system rust & corrosive additive.
Then just add some UV die to make it glow

but would that stuff be non-conductive?


I am getting some zerox from steveo so I could do distilled water w/ zerox additive. That would be a green color too though wouldn't it?
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post #13 of 218
Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2
but would that stuff be non-conductive?


I am getting some zerox from steveo so I could do distilled water w/ zerox additive. That would be a green color too though wouldn't it?
Well don't much about non-conductive stuff.
Tried to use it when i first started water cooling, but found it gross. ((my opinion))
And yes coolant would be green.:turd:

But you have to do what you got to do to keep the system cool and so it last along time.

What ever you decide is OK. But remember having to do it over again is going to be a pain.
So take your time in making choices
Plus get more then just my opinion on this. There are other people out there that have good suggestion too.
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yeah, I'm looking for opinions on the matter at the moment. I think I'm going to try to find the tread w/ the poll about what everyone puts in their loop and read through that more carefully tonight.
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update!

I ordered an Apogee block, some masterkleer tubing (it's cheap) and an evercool cooler to put on my chipset. I figure as long as I'm taking my mobo out I want to do everything at once.

I'm going to try to mount the heater core on the back of my case using a radbox. If it doesn't work I may have a radbox for sale... lol.

Alright. I'm basically just undecided on the fluid. I looked through what other people are using and I think I may go distilled water w/ zerox additive. now, can I add uv die to that?
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post #16 of 218
Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2
can I add uv die to that?
You sure can
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post #17 of 218
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alright, are there differences in uv die? what's the best?

I just talked to steveo and he said that it took about 1/3 gal. to fill his loop and mine will be almost identical to his... as I'm buying most of his, so I don't think I'd have enough of the MCT40 anyway. (and it's green)



alright, I think I may get some of this:
http://www.frozencpu.com/dye-01.html
has anyone used this before? and will it give me a horrible color mixing it with zerox? I have to get some other stuff from frozencpu so I'd just add it to the order. (prob go pick it up on Tues)
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post #18 of 218
Personal preference for the colour of the die, it should be all similar just different colour. The UV die will not work well if stuck in the dark of a case, you could always add a light..........
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post #19 of 218
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I have 2 12" uv cold cathodes and 2 4" uv cold cathodes... although, my 4" ones decided to quit, so when I take my system apart I'll have to invesitage that.
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post #20 of 218
I run distilled water with Water Wetter. But due to the horrid smell and sticky nature of it, when I drain, flush and refill my system next, I will be using NAPA Auto EnginKool. It is similar in nature to Zerex Super Coolant. It actually has a pleasant smell, is not half as sticky, and is a clear green instead of pink. That way I can add the green UV dye and it won't look funny. Then for the fill after that, I am going to run Cosworth Racing coolant as it is clear blue and will work nicely with blue UV dye. All additives I spoke of here have anti corrosives in them and improve the heat conductivity of the water. Hope that helps!

Edit: Also I have tested the conductivity of Distilled + Water Wetter and Distilled + EnginKool and neither are conductive. I actually had a leak that dripped onto my SCSI card from my GPU block and there were no ill effects.

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