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err..'cuz they're "Watercooling" loops? rolleyes.gif

It might be alcohol if they were "Alcoholcooling" loops biggrin.gif
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mothergoose729 View Post

I am genuinely curious, why is it the norm to see water used in liquid cooling systems on enthusiast computers, instead of another type of coolant?

Norm/standard is what industry/manufacturers set, not the end users.
Edited by DirectOverkill - 5/9/12 at 11:56am
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Originally Posted by ZeusBoltThrower View Post

Jeezus, 20 posts and nobody corrects this kid?
Heat capacity matters only if you need the temperature change per watt under initial conditions or in an open system (stick with the context). In a closed-loop liquid cooling system, you should be caring about thermal conductivity. Water > alcohol > oil > air. The system should be considered under equilibrium, spend time figuring out how much radiator you need instead. Water as a coolant is convenient and cheap. Reagent water is as clean as we can get, but it does become conductive quickly. Better than tap water. Remember that our tubing, no matter how expensive, still allows gas to diffuse into the system and react. Also, what the heck is an "oxigen ion" OP?

I don't remember. This post is more than a year. I am not sure what the point of this thread necro is.
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