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Here is Primochill UV Blue.

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g/c9...ing-Page1.html
http://www.jab-tech.com/Primochill-Tube-c-319.html

Tubing > Dye.
People report having the dye gunk up their system.
^This.
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post #452 of 13773
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I'm going to be picking up some tubing myself. I think about 7-8 feet would be enough. I know that with the kit I got, we got about 3 meters of clear tubing which is about 9 feet. I had a foot left when it was all said and done. Still got to trim some more though.
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I used dye.....period. I used mayhem's dye, about 6 drops total. What are the symptoms of a "gunked" system? How would I know if something was wrong?
    
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post #454 of 13773
Gunked systems are basically when you have residue all over your loop. If the residue is in your tubing, it's bad for flow. If it's in your waterblocks, it's extremely bad for flow and can mean you're not getting temps as good as you could. In your reservoir... not such a big deal, but given that the pump is also in the res, I'm not too sure if it's bad for the pump, but it certainly can't do any good for it.

As for how to tell - most people don't notice until they take their loops apart because that's when there's no water left in the system, so you can see where the coloured residue is.
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Which kit do I need for a CPU-only loop with a slim possibility of adding a graphics card block? For my sig rig. RS240 perhaps? Also, what fans should I use to keep it silent as possible? Gentle Typhoons?
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post #456 of 13773
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Which kit do I need for a CPU-only loop with a slim possibility of adding a graphics card block? For my sig rig. RS240 perhaps? Also, what fans should I use to keep it silent as possible? Gentle Typhoons?
Yep, you got it. RS240 should serve you well. If you do go ahead an add a gpu waterblock, the RS240 should be able to handle it, but personally, I chose to play it safe and get an extra RX120 to add to the RS240.
Scythe GentleTyphoons are probably the best rad fans out at the moment too. Alternatives are the S-Flex and, if you don't mind the noise, some Delta fans.
Edited by [Adz] - 12/18/10 at 6:56am
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I used dye.....period. I used mayhem's dye, about 6 drops total. What are the symptoms of a "gunked" system? How would I know if something was wrong?

BAD BAD BAD BAD

dyes will gunk the blocks gpu and cpu up and stain the lines the thing is as the pump moves water the dyes start to separte and end up in your blocks which raise your temps over time. When it happens you gota take the blocks completeing apart and clean them with a tooth brush and ketchup or other stuff.
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BAD BAD BAD BAD

dyes will gunk the blocks gpu and cpu up and stain the lines the thing is as the pump moves water the dyes start to separte and end up in your blocks which raise your temps over time. When it happens you gota take the blocks completeing apart and clean them with a tooth brush and ketchup or other stuff.
Does it take time to do so? I look in my lines and res and don't see any whatsoever "gunk" or even traces of gunk. This dye came highly recommended as to NOT gunk up the system.
    
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Does it take time to do so? I look in my lines and res and don't see any whatsoever "gunk" or even traces of gunk. This dye came highly recommended as to NOT gunk up the system.
It will take months for that gunk to buildup if it even does buildup, everybody doesn't seem to get it.
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It will take months for that gunk to buildup if it even does buildup, everybody doesn't seem to get it.
So it doesn't ALWAYS gunk up then? A quote from a review on Mayhem dye...

"Blue, red, purple, UV-yellow and yellow dyes were tested for 14 months and showed no deposits on the tubing and waterblocks, UV-pink dye left some deposits after 8 months, transparent (UV clear) showed no deposits during 18 months of testing. The dyes are compliant with EU and USA safety standards, all colors are safe for humans and animals, except for UV-pink, which is unsafe for animals. All dyes are environmentally friendly."

I use blue
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