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get the P67 to be future proof as well and when i dodnt see a reason for going x58 cause when was the last time you saw a graphics card taking the full potential of the x16 slot??

and get the 460's SLI cause it has better scaling its only the 6900 series CFd that beats nvidia in SLI in scaling
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lol...wrong thread

10% vinegar solution, or 1 part white vinegar to 9 parts near boiling water.

fill rad. cap it. shake for a minute. let stand for 5-10 min. drain. repeat. then rinse with hot water only emptied into a bowl until water is clear.
post #13 of 26
this worries me. as i too only used room temperature distilled water to rinse out my radiator before setting everything up.

is it safe to use vinagar/distilled water mix on all parts of the loop?

like can i dismantle my loop, then set the loop up again by itself outside the case and fill the res up with distilled/vinegar solution and let it run for a few hours?

would that take care of everything?
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And what kind of vinegar? White?
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yep white vinegar
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Dude, you're not supposed to keep fish in the reservoir!
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post #17 of 26
white vinegar.

Alice, the rads are the most troublesome (I'm still new to watercooling myself, but I've done lots of snooping around) parts of a loop. I only flushed them out with distiled/vinegar solution and my tubing with just distilled. I wouldn't run vinegar in an established loop as it may dislodge bits and muck up your blocks. I'd block off the tubing and remove the rads and flush them alone.

And don't use solely white vinegar, it will rapidly corrode the copper in the rad...someone in WC in another thread used 100% vinegar only to clean his rads and ended up destroying them.
Edited by Mongol - 1/16/11 at 9:25am
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Dude, you're not supposed to keep fish in the reservoir!
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If my loop gets a yeast infection, can I use Canesten?
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white vinegar.

Alice, the rads are the most troublesome (I'm still new to watercooling myself, but I've done lots of snooping around) parts of a loop. I only flushed them out with distiled/vinegar solution and my tubing with just distilled. I wouldn't run vinegar in an established loop as it may dislodge bits and muck up your blocks. I'd block off the tubing and remove the rads and flush them alone.

And don't use solely white vinegar, it will rapidly corrode the copper in the rad...someone in WC in another thread used 100% vinegar only to clean his rads and ended up destroying them.
well so far i dont see anything floating in the water, but i dont have a clear top to my water block. im going to bleed my loop anyways as i got more parts coming in the mail tomorrow. i take it i should clean each part with distilled water/vinegar after i break everything down?
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