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post #1 of 131 (permalink) Old 10-22-2008, 06:05 PM - Thread Starter
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Ok , I was nosing around in this section of the forum , and not to lang ago I had an idea of using car coolant for the water cooling of a PC. Anyone tried it ? Anyone using it ? Anyone ideas ?

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Antifreeze doesn't transfer heat as well as water. It may work, but dilute the crap out of it.

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The real question is...why? Swiftech Hydrx is $2.99 and 1 gallon of distilled water is $0.99. Car coolant would actually be more expensive.

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post #4 of 131 (permalink) Old 10-22-2008, 06:29 PM
 
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I use antifreeze mixed with distilled water.

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it would work, but as noted above definatly not as good as plain ol distilled water.

i use swiftech hydrx mixed with distilled water and my temps are superb.

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im about to do the same thing. come friday. it will work just fine.
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Hydrx fan here.

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If you're talking about pure antifreeze, then don't do it. It's thick enough to where it could cause some problems to the pump. If you dilute the coolant, then you will be fine. I recommend Pentosin G11 1:10 ratio with distilled water.


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Its not the best option but it will work. Ive used distilled water for a very long time with just a little bit of antifreeze in it. Keeps anything from growing or whatnot. Again not the best option but easy and relatively cheap.


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I see. So afterall it's not such a good idea ? So , better of with destilled water then. Mixed with... ?

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