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post #1 of 14
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Hello OCN.
I am just about to order my loop but I don't know if I need anti corrosive fluid or not. Would be nice to cut down the price a bit tongue.gif

What'll be in my loop:
Radiators HW Labs GTS 240 and GTX 240
Blocks EK-supreme(the oldest one, oh yeah) and EK-vga supreme HF(acetal/copper)
Fittings are all silver nickel
Pump is a DangerDen CPX Pro
The res is a swiftech microres but that's unimportant since it's all plastic biggrin.gif

So, will I need anti-corro, or am I good?
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post #2 of 14
since your paying for some pretty good parts isnt it best to not be cheap and spend $15 more on some anti-corrosive fluid? its pretty important to use it, and for such a small cost it seems worth it. i mean, when you build a computer, and you spend good money on a nice CPU, and get a flash board, and the best air cooler you can find, do you then use no thermal paste to cut back in cost?

with out anti corrosive coolant i will guarantee that your water loop will corrode and youll see copper building up in your res. also its not just anti corrosive fluid, it stops alot of other problems like algae.
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post #3 of 14
Most people suggest distilled water and kill coil.
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by Kal777;12065251 
when you build a computer, and you spend good money on a nice CPU, and get a flash board, and the best air cooler you can find, do you then use no thermal paste to cut back in cost?
Touche, sir, touche. ninja.gif

without anti corrosive coolant i will guarantee that your water loop will corrode and youll see copper building up in your res. also its not just anti corrosive fluid, it stops alot of other problems like algae.
I thought the reason loops corroded was if one added certain metals. I wanted to know if I had any of those metals in my loop. Is it not so?
I am not trying to be cheap, it's just... if anti-corrosive coolant is completely unnecessary, then it would be a waste to buy.

I am already using distilled water, but can't get a killcoil at the shops I'm ordering from. Also tried finding a place in my town where you can buy tiny amounts of .999 silver, but no luck so far.

However, I think I'm just ordering anti-corro. Better safe than sorry.
EDIT I might add that I'm ordering "mayhem's biocide" as well. smile.gif
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post #5 of 14
Never really hear people talking about corrosion, mainly algae prevention.

Use distilled water and a kill coil or other near-pure silver alternative.
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post #6 of 14
Buy a gallon of distilled water for $1 and a kill coil or PT nuke and you're fine...heck, I went with both PT and a kill coil!!!

(I won a kill coil as a freebee from Iandh! biggrin.gif)
     
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post #7 of 14
I second most of the replies in this thread. Fill the loop with distilled water and either add a kill coil or a few drops of PT pHN Nuke.

If you're going to go down the biocide route, make sure you get PT pHN Nuke when using distilled water. It's pH neutral.
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post #8 of 14
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But I live in Denmark, Scandinavia, Europe. I can't get PT nuke/a killcoil can I?
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post #9 of 14
You only need anti corrosive if you are mixing copper / nickel / brass with aluminium in the same loop, which you are not. If you were to mix metals you would suffer from galvanic corrosion, and would require anti corrosive.

I would avoid anti-corrosive fluids if they are not needed to reduce any complications such as fluids breaking down / staining tubing etc.

Mayhems biocide is the same thing as PT Nuke Cu, copper sulphate solution. It will do the same job as a killcoil or PT Nuke PHN, you don't really need anything more.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ScurK;12065477 
But I live in Denmark, Scandinavia, Europe. I can't get PT nuke/a killcoil can I?

Of course you can, you have to look around.

I know of a UK-based website that do ship to Europe: SpecialTech
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Do you ship to Europe?
Yes! We ship to all EU countries and countries worldwide.

Shipping for a bottle as small as PT Nuke won't cost much.
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