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post #21 of 36
Yeah I think this "gunk up" thing is highly exaggerated. I would imagine if you used I high quality dye and changed the fluid routinely it would be fine. I used UV tubes cause I dont want the extra maintenance and I didnt want my resevoir to get stained.

Note: I havnt used dye. I just know how things work on this site. A couple of bad experiences + a bunch of people acting like they know what they are talking about = all UV dyes will ruin your life. However, that could very well happen.
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post #22 of 36
Here is a link to my loop that was only in there for a short time.
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/935366-uv-additives-junk.html#post12302497
It was never dried out and the pics were taken as soon as I drained the loop.
I thought thought "They must of just had the wrong stuff"

I read warning after warning and should of listened.

I paid like 32 bucks for a 32oz bottle, looking for good UV color. Sad to say it worked like crap, So I got a different brand... same results.. Drained the loop and flushed it ALOT of times...
The total amount of time it was in the loop was about 30 - 45 days..

I also tried clear UV reactive fluid.. DON'T. It puts a cloudy film on anything clear. Like my res, sli tubes, mobo block.

For those who say "it won't", "can't be that bad" .. ect.. they must have never used it.

When people say don't use dyes / fluids ..DON'T.
It will cost you more $$$

BTW. I do have a unopened bottle of fluid I will sell to ya CHEAP ... ( it is red )
Edited by jmcu - 2/20/11 at 2:53pm
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post #23 of 36
Just so everyone knows... There is clear UV coolant which does not gunk up blocks. Most importantly it is CLEAR, but also UV. The feser clear UV coolant will work quite well, but as stated above it will leave a small film on everything, which honestly isn't a big deal. It will affect temps by barely .1C. I would get a bottle of that and mix it like 30% to 70% distilled water. If you do want to use a dye or any premix then I would suggest getting a koolance in line filter and empty it monthly in order to protect against gunking. I used that when I ran premixed coolant and there was NO residue on my blocks when I opened them up. Stick it between 2 sets of quick disconnects and life is easy
 
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post #24 of 36
Thats intense.

I only say its exaggerated cause I've known people that used UV dye and had zero problems. I havnt heard bad things about the Feser dyes. I still wouldnt use them. Separation is natural and is bound to happen.
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post #25 of 36
best additive I know of is

NO Additive

sooner or later it will seperate in the loop and start to clog things up
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post #26 of 36
Only thing to add is distilled water and a silver coil, PERIOD.
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Ok, this is interesting. I found a review of Thermochill EC6:

http://www.overclockerstech.com/thermochill-ec6-water-cooling-fluid/

They boiled it for 90 minutes (twice) and found that it neither clumped nor stained anything and performed identically to water (until they boiled it).
    
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Would Vodka work? Id rather my CPU get hammered rather then glow.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Theory;12451545 
highlighter Fluid...doesn't stain tubing!!

this!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DeckerDontPlay;12460305 
Would Vodka work? Id rather my CPU get hammered rather then glow.

lol lachen.gif Where would you put the olive ?
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