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Guys, just use anti algae and anti corrosion in your loops with distilled or DI water or premixes already have it in. Don't overcomplicate it.

Don't put silver in your loops if you can help it, don't put antifreeze in your loops if you can help it. K.I.S.S...
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First I will never understand why anyone would put car antifreeze in their water cooling loop. I can understand years ago when it was all still new and not much else to use but in today's age there are very specific products made for this reason and absolutely no reason to use antifreeze. Second, I know silver kill coils were the "go to" back when blocks were only copper, and I know a lot of water cooling stickies still mention them, but they do not play nice with nickel, which is the majority of blocks sold now. They really should be removed from any water cooling information. There a lots of good biocides available from lots of good water cooling companies, (and you don't need to buy the fish water stuff either!), so choose your poison from a reputable company that produces water cooling products specifically for computers.

Imo, EK EVO is my "go to" hands down! I've never not once had an issue with it and would it recommend it over anything else.
 
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post #17193 of 20971
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First I will never understand why anyone would put car antifreeze in their water cooling loop. I can understand years ago when it was all still new and not much else to use but in today's age there are very specific products made for this reason and absolutely no reason to use antifreeze. Second, I know silver kill coils were the "go to" back when blocks were only copper, and I know a lot of water cooling stickies still mention them, but they do not play nice with nickel, which is the majority of blocks sold now. They really should be removed from any water cooling information. There a lots of good biocides available from lots of good water cooling companies, (and you don't need to buy the fish water stuff either!), so choose your poison from a reputable company that produces water cooling products specifically for computers.

Imo, EK EVO is my "go to" hands down! I've never not once had an issue with it and would it recommend it over anything else.

Because ethylene glycol has been used for 20 years in just about every form of liquid cooling, including computers, without issue. It also has anti corrosion agents already in it.

My last watercooled PC used all aluminum parts and ran for 5 years without being dissembled without issue. No corrosion. No growth in anything. No fancy plated metals that over complicate a simple thing.

There are a few biocideds from 'name brand PC cooling' companies that have caused major issues.


Silver coils always had downsides. Even in 2007 it was common knowledge...
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First I will never understand why anyone would put car antifreeze in their water cooling loop. I can understand years ago when it was all still new and not much else to use but in today's age there are very specific products made for this reason and absolutely no reason to use antifreeze. Second, I know silver kill coils were the "go to" back when blocks were only copper, and I know a lot of water cooling stickies still mention them, but they do not play nice with nickel, which is the majority of blocks sold now. They really should be removed from any water cooling information. There a lots of good biocides available from lots of good water cooling companies, (and you don't need to buy the fish water stuff either!), so choose your poison from a reputable company that produces water cooling products specifically for computers.

Imo, EK EVO is my "go to" hands down! I've never not once had an issue with it and would it recommend it over anything else.

Because ethylene glycol has been used for 20 years in just about every form of liquid cooling, including computers, without issue. It also has anti corrosion agents already in it.

My last watercooled PC used all aluminum parts and ran for 5 years without being dissembled without issue. No corrosion. No growth in anything. No fancy plated metals that over complicate a simple thing.

There are a few biocideds from 'name brand PC cooling' companies that have caused major issues.


Silver coils always had downsides. Even in 2007 it was common knowledge...

I get your point about antifreeze but that's like saying, "hey we rode horses for 1000's of years so no need to switch to gasoline powered vehicles now".
 
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I get your point about antifreeze but that's like saying, "hey we rode horses for 1000's of years so no need to switch to gasoline powered vehicles now".

A horss works just as well today as it did a 1000 years ago.
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First I will never understand why anyone would put car antifreeze in their water cooling loop. I can understand years ago when it was all still new and not much else to use but in today's age there are very specific products made for this reason and absolutely no reason to use antifreeze. Second, I know silver kill coils were the "go to" back when blocks were only copper, and I know a lot of water cooling stickies still mention them, but they do not play nice with nickel, which is the majority of blocks sold now. They really should be removed from any water cooling information. There a lots of good biocides available from lots of good water cooling companies, (and you don't need to buy the fish water stuff either!), so choose your poison from a reputable company that produces water cooling products specifically for computers.

Imo, EK EVO is my "go to" hands down! I've never not once had an issue with it and would it recommend it over anything else.

Because ethylene glycol has been used for 20 years in just about every form of liquid cooling, including computers, without issue. It also has anti corrosion agents already in it.

My last watercooled PC used all aluminum parts and ran for 5 years without being dissembled without issue. No corrosion. No growth in anything. No fancy plated metals that over complicate a simple thing.

There are a few biocideds from 'name brand PC cooling' companies that have caused major issues.


Silver coils always had downsides. Even in 2007 it was common knowledge...

I get your point about antifreeze but that's like saying, "hey we rode horses for 1000's of years so no need to switch to gasoline powered vehicles now".

you are literally comparing apples to grenades
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post #17198 of 20971
In my loop, which consists of all EK stuff and Nickel blocks I used distilled water and EK Concentrate, and not a single issue after a year of running
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Its perfectly fine using coolant if the tubing and blocks are made for it (ie all copper blocks, quite easy to get as well).
    
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Hi guys and girls

I have noticed that some fine particles are building up in my res and i cant really seem to figure out what it is. All my parts are new EK stuff that has been running for approx 2 months and it wasnt there untill after a month. All parts were cleaned before building the loop with the shake-n-dance method. Im using EKoolant Clear premixed in my loop.

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