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post #1 of 22
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I am looking for the perfect and least harmful coolant for my loop.

Kryos XT
EK Waterblocks Nickel 2x GTX 295 Quad SLI
MCP 655
1/2" Primochill UV Green
Phobya Balancer 250 Silver Nickel
Chrome Barb Fittings
Phobya Nova Xtreme 1080 rad

My loop mostly contains Nickel and a little Copper/Messing in the rad.
What coolant will be the easiest on my components?
I do not want the Nickel plating to be attacked by aggressive coolant additives like for example how EK is blaming PT-Nuke.

Here my suggestions:
Because there is mostly Nickel in my loop I think I will not require an Anti corrosion additive right?
And due to my multiple UV cathodes bacteria will be killed but algue growth induced.

So I thought:

1.)dist. Water + Silver Coils 99.9999% shouldn´t be too aggressive on my loop and protect against any sort of micro organisms and algue growth.

2.)Even though EK scared me a little with it ...dist.Water + PT-Nuke

3.)dist. Water + G48(car antifreeze)


So please comment on my ideas and add or suggest new ones
And please confirm that I will not need any anti corrosive additives due to almost Nickel only loop.

And remember I need a coolant that will spare or even protect my nickel plating from flaking.


thx in adcance
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post #2 of 22
Running ek parts for a year now, using swiftech HydroX coolant mix, had no issues of it eating away anything, doesnt stain your blocks and is safe for copper and nickel
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post #3 of 22
1 vote here for distilled+KillCoil.
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h20 and killcoil.
    
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post #5 of 22
I would go with option 1.
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post #6 of 22
distilled and killcoil, everytime this is asked thats the answer
post #7 of 22
option 1. at least untill EK gets their nickle plating right! I know I will never buy a nickle block from them again...
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post #8 of 22
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Because of EK´s Nickel failure I had to return my EK Supreme HF Full Nickel and get the Kryos XT which btw isn´t that restrictive at all.
I think Vapor´s flowrate results for the Kryos were a little worse bcause of all the flowmeters.


But back to the topic:

As option 1.) I stated dist.Watter + silver coils 99.99999%
Most of you advised to get dist. Water + Kill Coils.

Are they the same or is one better or more protective of the Nickel plating and Copper in my loo?

Also do I need anti corrosive additives for my loop or will I be fine without?
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post #9 of 22
Distilled water and kill coil...
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post #10 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kung Pow View Post


As option 1.) I stated dist.Watter + silver coils 99.99999%
Most of you advised to get dist. Water + Kill Coils.

1.)Are they the same or is one better or more protective of the Nickel plating and Copper in my loo?

2.)Also do I need anti corrosive additives for my loop or will I be fine without?
??
Is that the best way to go:http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...pid-13036.html
Edited by Kung Pow - 3/17/11 at 4:03pm
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