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Pass on it. A 120mm rad with a 800RPM fan will provide greater heat capacity.
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Pass on it. A 120mm rad with a 800RPM fan will provide greater heat capacity.
My CoolIT Vantage A.L.C had a 120mm radiator and it got a bit warm :/ 240mm should be able to fit more of that heat that my 1055T is produceing
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I have the reserator V1. It's complete crap. It's perfectly silent, but even a £40 air cooler is better than it now. The design is 6 years old and it's got some major flaws. It has a huge resovoir, but the intake and outtake tubes are next to each other, so as soon as warm water enters the reserator it just goes straight back out and round the loop again.

I can say with confidence that it would not cool a 1055t at 4GHz.
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looks like I will be getting the Rasa kit then. So I need biocide to go with it and some UV liquid to brighten up the tubes with would be preferable. Then add some distilled water? like mineral water you can get from the shops?
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I wouldn't use mineral water, if you give any boots 24 hours notice they can get you deionized water (which is 1up from distilled) for £4 a gallon.

Most people will tell you not to use any dye, as it will cause blockages. But that's after a few years use.
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I wouldn't use mineral water, if you give any boots 24 hours notice they can get you deionized water (which is 1up from distilled) for £4 a gallon.

Most people will tell you not to use any dye, as it will cause blockages. But that's after a few years use.
Few years? My PC would be upgraded long gone then haha! so Blockages in 4 years time is not a problem for me
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Few years? My PC would be upgraded long gone then haha! so Blockages in 4 years time is not a problem for me
Yea but, it means an extra hour or more of downtime of cleaning the blocks and not being able to use your machine. Depending on the fluid and the mixture, you may need to tear apart your blocks after less than 6 months to clean them out.

UV liquid don't look that great TBH. Get UV reactive tubing if that is your fancy.
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Dye also stains components and increases temperatures. I've heard of it gunking up as soon as 1 month after installation, so I would just stick to distilled or deionized water.
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Yea but, it means an extra hour or more of downtime of cleaning the blocks and not being able to use your machine. Depending on the fluid and the mixture, you may need to tear apart your blocks after less than 6 months to clean them out.

UV liquid don't look that great TBH. Get UV reactive tubing if that is your fancy.
Hmm sounds good enough, Might just buy the Rasa Kit next week then
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Yeah, dyes can precipitate out, especially if you run 24/7 and high intensity CPU cycles, like Folding, BOINC, etc.

Distilled, PTnuke, killcoil, and colored tubing are your best bets. Nothing cools better in a WC loop than plain, old water.
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