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post #11 of 21
i wouldnt worry about the lights. as long as you have the silver coil in your loop and a drop of pt-nuke you will be fine.

just drain out the water every 3-4 months and replace it with new water and you will be just fine.
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Cool, thanks
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i wouldnt worry about the lights. as long as you have the silver coil in your loop and a drop of pt-nuke you will be fine.

just drain out the water every 3-4 months and replace it with new water and you will be just fine.
No need to drain every 3-4 months, he should be fine for years without draining the loop as long as you use a biocide. Martin has been running one of his loops for 2+ years with no problems or signs of degradation. He's just using plain distilled + PT_Nuke.
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No need to drain every 3-4 months, he should be fine for years without draining the loop as long as you use a biocide. Martin has been running one of his loops for 2+ years with no problems or signs of degradation. He's just using plain distilled + PT_Nuke.
there we go then! thanks for the plus there. gosh 2 years...whew..
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Hey since we're on this topic.. does having the ccfl lights in there make a difference in temps inside the case at all or is it pretty minimal like less than a degree difference? I realize they are after all COLD cathodes but Ive been wondering whether or not to put them into my own system. If it resulted in any real temp difference I might reconsider because I'm not sure if I want them in there in the first place x_x thanks in advance
    
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Hey since we're on this topic.. does having the ccfl lights in there make a difference in temps inside the case at all or is it pretty minimal like less than a degree difference? I realize they are after all COLD cathodes but Ive been wondering whether or not to put them into my own system. If it resulted in any real temp difference I might reconsider because I'm not sure if I want them in there in the first place x_x thanks in advance
I thought myself that it might, that said I have 2 5mm leds directly inside the gpu water blocks (EK VGA Supremes) thats 4 diodes in total, very close to the physical die right inside the block... and the temps at idle? 2c above ambient air... load... low 30's... all things considered equal... talking maybe... with half a dozen diodes... maybe... maybe... 3-4 watts added? and thats being really generous... so little its meaningless, they get warm, so its something... but not a deal breaker one way or the other I would think...
 
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A little update:

What would you guys have done, if you ordered lights, thinking they were red, and after installing them, turning on the PC, and then see that they are pink?

Yeah...
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A little update:

What would you guys have done, if you ordered lights, thinking they were red, and after installing them, turning on the PC, and then see that they are pink?

Yeah...
Explain the situation to the store you purchased them from, and then ship them back to them for either a store credit or refund.
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Explain the situation to the store you purchased them from, and then ship them back to them for either a store credit or refund.
It is Red, but its just so freakin bright that it looks exactly like pink.
It says red on the box for the lights
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Research. Conduct it

Before you buy ANY computer product. Read reviews, check the specs, read more reviews, ask forums like these, and check specs again.
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