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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-08-2017, 02:18 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi guys, I just built my first hard tubing watercooled pc. However I will like to run distilled water and drops of biocide in my loop. Will this cause corrosion or algae problems?

My fittings are mostly barrow and monsoon ev2
I have an EK CPU and GPU waterblocks ok
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Will it cause corrosion and algae problems? No...

Biocide is meant to have the complete opposite effect of what you are asking. That's why it's put into systems to start with.

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Hey Phaz thank you for your help on this. What about adding a kill could along with biocide, will that be too much?
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From my understanding, a kill coil should not be used with biocide. In fact, most of the reading I've done lately says a kill coil should not be used at all as it adds another metal to your loop, which may or may not add to the chance of galvanic corrosion.

Just stick with biocide, do regular maintenance such as flushing and replacing the distilled water and your loop should be good for quite some time.

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Thanks very much for the advice, I am using this, see pic, I used like 5 drops on my new build, hope that's not too much.

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Hi there

You shouldn't use Kill coil with nickel plated waterblocks what I know

And if you are looking to save money have look on clear coolant like is EK Clear or Mayhems X1

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Hi jura thanks for your input, I really will like to stick to distilled water as it's not easily available in the Caribbean islands.
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Hi there

In yours case switching to normal coolants like is EK or Mayhems doesn't make sense as getting there these coolants will be almost impossible for good price

And distilled water is easily available everywhere

And sorry there, didn't know you are in Caribbean islands there

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Hey jura thanks again for your help, appreciate the feedback and thoughts.
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I always use plain distilled water and biocide. A corrosion inhibitor is good to have in the system as well.

Silver coils are so old school, I'm not sure why people are even still using them. There are far better ways to control biological growth.

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