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So, I've read that sunflower oil is less dangerous than water, so when a watercooling system leaks, it wont shortcut your system.
Also, sunflower oil is pretty heat conductive, less than water though, so is it sensible to use sunflower oil instead of regular water?
    
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Nah, just get some good compression fittings and you'll be fine. I'm also not sure if pumps will be able to move the sunflower oil. The oil might just bog down the pump. It'll also be harder to clean if you ever need to.

Thinking about water cooling, I take it?
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Up to you. I'm sticking with water. No way I am going to take the chance of gunking up my pump/blocks/rad with oil + residue and no way I am going to wipe up oil due to spills.
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Oil will wear your pump out pretty fast, it's not worth the risk.
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Yep, thinking of watercooling, yet I'm not entirely sure if it's foolproof.
Seeing as I'm a huge fool and all, and with my luck I tend to screw something up and
manage to get water all over my hardware.

I'm pretty good at messing this kind of **** up. ._.

Also, isn't watercooling like, super maintenance?
    
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Minor maintenance for high yields. Flush system, clean blocks, or simply flush system and buy new blocks just to try out something new. Welcome to the world of water cooling .
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So basically, water cooling is just as much maintenance as air cooling, where you have to air-spray your fans in order to keep them up to par? ;0
    
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post #8 of 10
Yeah, distilled water will do you fine. Oil will gunk everything up, and will make it even higher maintenance.
Water cooling, for the most part, is not high maintenance. In fact, you can probably leave it for about a year at a time without draining.
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So basically, water cooling is just as much maintenance as air cooling, where you have to air-spray your fans in order to keep them up to par? ;0
You'll need to do the same thing. You'll still have case fans, and fans on your radiator.
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Originally Posted by Audiogeek View Post
Yep, thinking of watercooling, yet I'm not entirely sure if it's foolproof.
Seeing as I'm a huge fool and all, and with my luck I tend to screw something up and
manage to get water all over my hardware.

I'm pretty good at messing this kind of **** up. ._.

Also, isn't watercooling like, super maintenance?
Maintenance should be done 6months-1yr max
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