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I understand you are not supposed to mix metal's in your loop. My question is, is it ok to use a brass Rad with copper blocks? Cuz most Rad's seem to have brass tubes. Thanks, just something that is kinda bugging me as I decide what Rad to go with. Right now It's between the XSPC rx480 and The Black Ice GTX 480. Any sugestions?
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I think most people generally agree that you wont experience that much corrosion as long as you don't put aluminum into your loop.
    
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Brass is mainly copper, it's an alloy, and entirely safe for use in your loop.
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Thanks, I figured as much, but just wanted to here some other opinions.
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post #5 of 7
Aluminum is the key ingredient that will cause galvanic corrosion...stay away from it like the plague! Otherwise you should be good.

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Just stay away from aluminum and you will be fine.
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You will have no problems mixing:

Copper/Brass/Nickel/Silver/Gold

Stay away from carbon steel and aluminum as they are much farther apart on the galvanic scale.
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