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More research on my first custom loop...

Looking at tubing and fluid; and... been reading that Dye is not really a preferred thing to use.

So, I want to give my fluid a nice reddish tint to it and I'm curious. should I go with Clear Tubing and no Dye, and just red LED's in the case to give the fluid its "glow" ? For example, I'm planning to pull out my top blow Hole fan and replace it with an Enermax Apollish with the red LED's, just for general ventilation and give a reddish glow into the top of the case, so for example, would that be sufficient to give clear fluid in clear tubes a nice reddish tint?

Or, should I go with red tubing?

I'm not really looking for any sort of UV effect; but more just enough to make the tubes and fluid inside appear reddish.
     
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Oh, also I'm looking at 3/8 ID tubing...

I'm going to guess that... the ID is the most important obviously as thats what fits on all the various fittings and barbs, etc...

But does OD and tube thickness, make much difference?

Like.. 3/8 ID + 1/2 OD ... compared to 3/8 ID + 5/8 OD.. it would seem to me that the fluid would flow through just the same on either?
     
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post #3 of 20
I hear dye can clog up your blocks and tubing, as well as thicken and leave mold like substances on your setup if not regularly cleaned (like once evey other month). So I suggest agianst that.
Lights appeal to me. They will also allow a veiw of the rest of your system, and can give an awesome shadow effect if done correctly.
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Originally Posted by TechRex;12647271 
I hear dye can clog up your blocks and tubing, as well as thicken and leave mold like substances on your setup if not regularly cleaned (like once evey other month). So I suggest agianst that.
Lights appeal to me. They will also allow a veiw of the rest of your system, and can give an awesome shadow effect if done correctly.

not to mention it stains just about everything.
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Feom personal. Experience go with UV tubing dye leaves a nasty sluge in ur block and tubing. Ur correct with the ID the OD is important due to the thinner it is the more likely to get kinks but at the same time its harder to maneuver
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post #7 of 20
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Yea, clogging and staining is what I read about the most...

Honestly I'm not entirely new to Water Cooling, this may be my first "custom loop" but, about 6 years ago I invested in a $100 Thermaltake BigWater kit for my former Socket A Athlon64 4000 system, which I no longer have... It was fun, while it lasted... the liquid cooling looked really cool and I had it running for about 6 years with absolutely ZERO leaks, before I finally had to get rid of it due to upgrading to AM2+...

But I could never figure out how to change the fluid without making a mess, as it did not come with fill/drain ports and obviously I did not know such was possible at the time...

But mostly, the funky green fluid that it came with, started to eat away at the interior of the fittings. I eventually started getting these tiny metallic rust flakes building up on the bottom of the Res...

That, was the point when I decided to dump it, and go back to air with my AM2+ build two years ago! LOL

BUT, now I'm more interested in a more serious loop set up to replace my H50 on my AM3 Sig Rig build... and I keep having these images in my mind of that weird metallic flake build up that was clogging up the Tt system... pretty sure the funky green fluid was partly to blame for it... also stained the interior of the tubes somethin awful after awhile..

So this time I'm thinking just good ole distilled water, maybe with some PTnuke... but run it through clear lines and put some red LED's in to add a slight tint to the water.

I'm just curious as to whether the Outer Diameter and Tube thickness, makes much difference?
     
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post #8 of 20
I'd suggest against regular colour lighting. When I first got into wc. I used green uv reactive tubing and green uv reactive dye in it. I used green lights, but the blue accents on my motherboard looked brown, and you could hardly see the tubing, it didn't reflect any light. So I changed to uv lights, and it looks excellent.

Bottom line is, regular stuff has a certain colour under WHITE light. By using a colour other than white (incoming correction that white is not in fact a colour), the colours will not come out as you thought they would.

On a side note, I've been running dye in my loop for all but a couple months. As I said, my tubing is green uv to begin with, so I'm not sure if it has effected it. However, when I flushed out with distilled and looked into my water block, there was no gloppy green mess in the fins. Likewise, it has not stained the lexan top on my waterblock, nor has it the clear acrylic in my reservoir. The only instances I've seen dyed coolant go gloppy is in a rig that was on 24/7 for folding. The dye is not meant for that, but with regular daily heavy computer use I have had no issues.
    
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I just used primochill red uv tubing and i think it looks pretty good:http://www.primochill.com/primoflex-pro-lrt-uv-red-tubing-3-8in-id-x-5-8in-od.html

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post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by anoob;12647411 
Why not just buy some red tubing?

http://www.primochill.com/primoflex-red-tubing-3-8in-id-x-5-8in-od.html

Because honestly I think it would be too dark of red, and would not show up very well unless I put in UV lights, which I'm kinda not wanting to do.

I did the whole UV thing yeas ago... was cool then... now, kinds not practical to the function of the computer other then symbol of "oh lookie I got cool glowy **** in my case!" .. which, really isn't all that great when you're really kinda the only one who will ever see it! LOL

So I don't want to over due it on funky overly bright UV glowy...

I just want a slightly lighted up reddish tint to the fluid.
     
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