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The white stuff that guy had in his loop was flux from an un-rinsed radiator. Whenever you buy a new radiator you need to make sure to clean it out thoroughly in your sink using hot water and soap.
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The white stuff that guy had in his loop was flux from an un-rinsed radiator. Whenever you buy a new radiator you need to make sure to clean it out thoroughly in your sink using hot water and soap.
This.


As for what to go with.. Pure distilled and a silver kill-coil.

Personally, I have been using nothing but distilled since I started watercooling and recently (past 3 months) I have been using tap water. The tap water doesn't appear to be having any effect on my loop (but then again, I live in Louisiana and we have GREAT water out the tap).

Don't take any part of this post to be my trying to relay fact based on experiences, this is me telling you my experiences so that you can glean information from them (except the first part, distilled + kill-coil = win).
 
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Has anyone inspected the inside of their water block after using distilled + silver for a while? I saw a thread a while back where a guy that claimed he used distilled+ pt nuke + silver and the inside of his block was stained with grey/black gunk. Only skimmed through the thread but does anyone have real experience with this?
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Has anyone inspected the inside of their water block after using distilled + silver for a while? I saw a thread a while back where a guy that claimed he used distilled+ pt nuke + silver and the inside of his block was stained with grey/black gunk. Only skimmed through the thread but does anyone have real experience with this?
If I remember properly that was actually oxidation in his block, not a result of using a biocide.
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Regarding silver, it's not the weight of the silver that matters, it's the surface area in contact with water.

A thin strip or coil should be just as good as a much more expensive bar.
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If I remember properly that was actually oxidation in his block, not a result of using a biocide.
If he's referring to this thread on XS you're correct. He was running pure distilled and he got some copper oxidization on his GPU waterblock.
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This is the major problem with antifreeze. You also have to consider the slightly lower delta dissipation that you will get. Antifreeze lowers the heat carrying capability of the liquid that it is in. Lastly, you really need to be careful with it. Pets, like dogs and cats, love the way antifreeze smells and will attempt to drink it. If they do, it is highly likely that it will kill them.

I would highly suggest using either a biocide or a kill coil as an anti-fungal. Ive had my silver kill coil in my loop for the past 6 months and have yet to see any type of growth, water is still nice and clear.
Is the effect noticeable ? Because I ran my rig with just dist. water for a few days, later added anti freeze and there's no difference in temp.
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Is the effect noticeable ? Because I ran my rig with just dist. water for a few days, later added anti freeze and there's no difference in temp.
It's not a huge effect, on the verge of being noticeable. It really only becomes prominent if you are running a large multi-GPU loop with a larger concentration of the stuff.
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Has anyone inspected the inside of their water block after using distilled + silver for a while? I saw a thread a while back where a guy that claimed he used distilled+ pt nuke + silver and the inside of his block was stained with grey/black gunk. Only skimmed through the thread but does anyone have real experience with this?
I was using a pure silver strip in my loop before I took it apart.
After several months, the cpu block was still clean without anything in it that indicates any gunks forming.
On the next build I'm going to use a little pure silver block I am putting inside the reservoir.
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post #30 of 52
This may sound really stupid, but where do I get distilled water?

I don't trust my frig water thing, and I'm not sure if the "spring" water sold in stores is distilled enough...

I'm on the verge of going water cooling but it seems complicated and full of chances to ruin stuff.
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