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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-10-2020, 05:41 PM - Thread Starter
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What is the current best liquid for water cooling?

I have been using the Mayhems MD-XT1-CL XT-1 Clear Coolant Concentrate for years now and it never gave me any issues. But now that I am about to start a new build I need some more of that stuff and I am unable to find it at a decent price anywhere, which makes me believe it has been discontinued.

So what are the current best coolants out there right now? I prefer a clear coolant concentrate with no dyes added as I tend to use UV reactive tubing and add my own distilled water. I have read the XSPC EC6 High-Performance Premix Coolant is top now according to two modern articles I read, but the lists differ from there and I prefer to add my distilled water myself. Though I am not against using a pre-mix solution.

While we are on the subject is the thermal Grizzly Kyronaut still considered one of the best thermal pastes?

What do you all prefer?

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Hi,
Just started using modmymods clear coolant 9.00 per liter buy two get one free
Supposed to be x1 clear concentrate with their own water

Out of stock atm not surprised it's a good deal and made the mistake of posting about it a couple places
Called the other day they are making a new batch you can call them for details if you want too.

https://modmymods.com/modmymods-modw...-mod-0275.html
They also have a nice flexible pvc soft tubing too I'm trying

TGK is just overrated and overpriced scratches everything it touches

EVGA KP paste is supposed to be good mx4 2019 too
I just use nt-h1.

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X1 Clear. After trying a plethora of others, I wouldn't use anything else.

However, I have not used Koolance 720, and some reputable users here have stated they have great results with it.

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aquacomputer has their own X1 clear now... that's about it. n modmymods is doing their own thing too.

all to compete with mayhems.

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aquacomputer has their own X1 clear now... that's about it. n modmymods is doing their own thing too.

all to compete with mayhems.
Hi,
Mods premix is already better didn't turn my x99 rig green again like mayhems x1 did
Must be all in the mods water lol

Mods 9.00 per liter verses mayhems 14.00 per liter really is not a competition

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ive been using ek cryofuel clear since it first came out and havent changed the liquid since then even though i probably should but if its not broke...

i used mayhems pastel red and the color changed probably due to a dirty rad as one loop was different than the other but the other also changed color slightly. but ive heard good things about mayhems in general.

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not unlike an oil thread on a motorcycle forum, you are going to get a bunch of different answers

i have been using clear pc ice for years. i get good temps, no clogs, and only change it about once a year. arguably it is probably not "low conductive" at that point, but temps remain good

having been the only coolant i have used for years i cant comment on others

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Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Mods premix is already better didn't turn my x99 rig green again like mayhems x1 did
Must be all in the mods water lol

Mods 9.00 per liter verses mayhems 14.00 per liter really is not a competition
The Nuke XT-1 turned my fluid green the first time I used, or so I thought it was the XT-1. Come to find out it was the tubing I was using as it was a bit old at that point. I got the Primoflex Advanced LRT stuff and haven't had an issue since. That's been 3 years now, I think I might need to get new tubing for this new build...lol

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Hi,
Yeah mod.... has some nice pvc soft tubing too pretty tough

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RAM
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Cooling
D5 pump reservoir combo/ GTX280/ VRM block/ GTX280/ D5 top/ CPU block/ GPU block/ Mora 360/ repeat.
Cooling
MO-RA3 360 PRO stainless steel (25022)
Case
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Optical Drive
LG Blu-Ray WH16NS40
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Cooling
D5 reservior combo/ 240GTX/ Koolance VRM block/ 240GTX/ D5 Top/ CPU block/ Gpu block/ Mora 360LT/ back to reservoir
Cooling
Mora 360LT black 25000
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You don't use Tygon? Seriously genuine Tygon is unreal at how strong it remains while being wet-noodle-like flexible & stain resistant. Granted it's a bit expensive, but for soft tubing it's excellent.

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