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After reading about NOT adding any UV additives to your loop, I decided I would try some and see the outcome.. BAD IDEA !!

I only had it in the loop less than a month and tried to flush it out with distilled water. I ran it another month with just distilled. I thought I had it pretty much flushed out but I could not get the "film" out of the res so I decided I better tear it down and have a look.

I just spent 2 days tearing down my blocks, replacing all the lines, cleaning out all the fittings and flushing the rads.. What a pain !!!

So if your thinking about adding some " cool " UV additives... DON'T...





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what addative?
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Sticky this one or the one with the blue dye.
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Nice pink tubing
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Rather not say the name, but it rymes with mUltra XP. After seeing how I had a nice pink
res with the "Flaming Red" color, I drained it and added another "nice red " one.
That was just as crap as the other one.. It rymes with mANO Fluid..
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post #6 of 13
this is exactly why I don't believe in those UV reactive additives that bring cool colors to your WC loop. Sure they might be cool then but several months later when you clean them you find that your pump is clogged, your tubes are stained, and your waterblocks are filled with this stuff months down the road after you changed it.

Distilled Water + Biocide/Waterwetter + 10-20% Anti-Freeze (maybe) and forget the rest.

I gotta break down my loop pretty soon for repair and cleaning though. But I consider UV additives + LED lights in a PC to the equivalent of putting Decal Stickers + Wing on a car; no matter how much I put these things on them it will not make my car go more vroom vroooooom vrooooooom! or make my PC go any faster.


And remember:

COOL != USEFUL
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post #7 of 13
yep, thats what happens... yet some people on OCN still uses it after being told its junk, now we have another horror thread to link them :-)
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I was considering this , not anymore .
    
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I was considering this , not anymore .
Me either
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post #10 of 13
ewww gross

I think you can get the blocks clean again by using some good ole' soap and water. However you will have to replace the tubing.

Nice pictures, it really outlines how bad it is to use a cooling fluid other than distilled water + biocide.
Edited by charliehorse55 - 2/9/11 at 4:53pm
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