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Is there going to be any difference between using either of these two? Reason being is that I can't seem to find a store that sells distilled and if they do its actually de-ionised.

Plus ive got a black ice gt stealth 360, would that be able to cope with an i7 950 @ 4ghz 1.3v and a gtx580? Or would the SR range be better. Fan are ap-15s
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post #2 of 16
both are the same thing.
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Really? From what I've been reading they are slightly different. If they are the same will save my hair that's for sure
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post #4 of 16
The reason why you want distilled water is because water doesn't normally conduct electricity, it's the ions dissolved in it that do. With water that's distilled, all the minerals and other junk on the water are removed and the water is de-ionized. I'm guessing de-ionized water is a more thorough process so it might actually be better than normal distilled water, so go for it.
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Cheers for help just need to see if me rad can cope with the heat load now
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post #6 of 16
They are slightly different, but for your purpose either will work. Distilled is the purest form due to all impurities are left behind when the water is boiled off before being condensed back into water. De-ionized is a different process. Minerals and other elements that are electrically conductive are removed, but the water can still contain bacteria and other microbes so I wouldn't suggest drinking it.

As for your rad, I wouldn't expect stellar temps with just a 360. That rad is good, but your pushing it a bit. I would suggest you replace that rad with a 480 or add maybe a 120 or 240 for additional cooling.
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post #7 of 16
Won't make much of a difference. The difference between the two is that with distilled water, when the water is evaporated the minerals are collected into a separate container thus distilled is slightly purer.

For the purpose of water cooling, it shouldn't make any difference however I suspect distilled may last a little longer without it being changed.

K-Mart sell Distilled water in their car section. At least, the Australian K-Mart does. The US one should too.
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As for your rad, I wouldn't expect stellar temps with just a 360. That rad is good, but your pushing it a bit. I would suggest you replace that rad with a 480 or add maybe a 120 or 240 for additional cooling.
That was my main concern. Take it that the hwlabs SR rad will have the same issue? Managed to get 10l at halfords for cheap
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post #9 of 16
I have the GT360 rad as well. It is a good rad and performs best with high speed fans with good static pressure due to high fpi. I ran that rad with a Q9550 at 4ghz and a single 5850 and it did okay keeping that cooled. With your setup, I would add a dual 120 rad to your loop to help cope with the added heat.
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post #10 of 16
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I can always drop to stock settings on CPU. Get get the vcore to 1.1v stable. Take it that i still need an extra rad?
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