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u can get distilled water from pretty much any grocery store. But i would run air if you could till it gets there cause cleaning out blocks is a pain and why allow unnecessary residue into ur system which could hold back possible temps. Just my opinion but switching wont do any harm.
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u can get distilled water from pretty much any grocery store. But i would run air if you could till it gets there cause cleaning out blocks is a pain and why allow unnecessary residue into ur system which could hold back possible temps. Just my opinion but switching wont do any harm.
Yup. I'd just dial down the clocks and run an air HSF until the last bits are there. Do it once.
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u can get distilled water from pretty much any grocery store. But i would run air if you could till it gets there cause cleaning out blocks is a pain and why allow unnecessary residue into ur system which could hold back possible temps. Just my opinion but switching wont do any harm.
Cool, I'll just pick up some distilled than. I was kind of looking forward to the UV acid green look but I'd much rather have the performance gains than looks, especially since it could potentially damage parts. Why do they even bother to sell Coolant if its so bad?
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it wont necessarily damage the parts it will just fill em with a jellyish junk that will restrict flow and impede heat transfer. Then u gotta spend the time to go clean it. As for why they sell it. Some ppl find UV glowy colors as more of a gain than the temps themselves and or have the money to fork out for enough radiators to not care.
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Cool, I'll just pick up some distilled than. I was kind of looking forward to the UV acid green look but I'd much rather have the performance gains than looks, especially since it could potentially damage parts. Why do they even bother to sell Coolant if its so bad?
Coolant will back a loop up with some gunk, but you can get uv additives like the above state PT nuke. Another key thing when building your loop is the flow and tubing. My preference is 1/2" fittings and 7/16" tubing. rout the tubing
RES/PUMP, RADIATOR, CPU BLOCK. The pump can raise temps a little from operation alone. That routing dumps coldest water on to the CPU
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You could go ahead and get some distilled from the local drug/grocery store, build your loop, then run it on just distilled till the kill coil/pt_nuke comes in. There is no way a week of just distilled will build up algae or any harmful bacteria that a kill coil/pt_nuke could not handle once you put them/it into your loop.
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Ok so I'm going to order the distilled water as well as the KillCoils or PT_Nuke. Since I live in Cali, the additional items won't get here til next week. So can I run the Coolant for now and once I get the distilled h2O + additives I can just drain the coolant and replace?
go to walmart/any store really and buy a gallon is distilled water in the drink section. u can run it without the additives for like a month as long as theirs no direct sunlight on it.
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don't forget to post pics!
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