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Edited by Martinm210 - 12/8/12 at 6:40pm
    
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nice! and that last pic would make a great avatar
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I guess I thought some of the coolants that had nano in the name were actually similar to his earlier test where a nano fluid had suspended metal in the coolant and it did actually do a hair better than water. Unfortunately it seems that's not true for all nano fluids.

I have run hydx before and a few different dyes, but I've always thought most of the coolants were way overpriced for what they do.

All we really need is water and a biocide...and it appears that's about as good as it gets...most of the fluids pretty much perform equal to water.

I do need a new avatar..
    
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Sweet. The nano-fluid did worse than expected, tbh, but the rest of the coolants fell where I thought they would.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Martinm210 View Post
I guess I thought some of the coolants that had nano in the name were actually similar to his earlier test where a nano fluid had suspended metal in the coolant and it did actually do a hair better than water. Unfortunately it seems that's not true for all nano fluids.

I have run hydx before and a few different dyes, but I've always thought most of the coolants were way overpriced for what they do.

All we really need is water and a biocide...and it appears that's about as good as it gets...most of the fluids pretty much perform equal to water.

I do need a new avatar..

...just a curious question of your setup: What are You using for the tubing within your system/setup???
. . . . AND, Yes, I agree about's that statement about your last pic ! ! ! AWESOME, even . . . .


mr-Charles . . .

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post #6 of 36
I've always used feser ultra pure, pita to get plain old distilled locally in the UK

I'll remember to stay away from FluidXP though :l

Actually now I think about it, I lie... I once used UV orange feser
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...just a curious question of your setup: What are You using for the tubing within your system/setup???
. . . . AND, Yes, I agree about's that statement about your last pic ! ! ! AWESOME, even . . . .


mr-Charles . . .

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I have a bit of several types of tubing. In the picture was TFC 3/8"ID x 1/2"OD, but I also have some 1/2"IDx3/4OD.

My old build log is here:
http://martin.skinneelabs.com/MartinsWC-System.html
    
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I have a bit of several types of tubing. In the picture was TFC 3/8"ID x 1/2"OD, but I also have some 1/2"IDx3/4OD.
Since that came up, I might just ask... which size do you prefer, personally?
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post #9 of 36
martin!! its good to see you around again! and these are some interesting results.

EDIT: gotta love distilled + PT-nuke!
Edited by nafljhy - 9/22/10 at 7:40pm
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I've always used feser ultra pure, pita to get plain old distilled locally in the UK
I get mine from a local pharmacy; they order it in for me at about £6 for 5L. They call it purified water, but it is the same thing (steam distilled, NOT filtered). Might be worth a shot.
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