Yes, tap water is very bad for a water loop, and yes, it will cause damage. However, a few hours of leak testing will not produce any undesirable effects. Sure, on a microscopic level it might induce electrolysis, but are you going to notice a difference in temps or see discoloration in your block....no.
I have been reading Procooling for years now, and I understand what you are saying. However, I have done this many times, once again, for only a few hours at a time, and I have never seen any negligible difference in either performance or color of the copper.
Edit: I say this ONLY if you are using an entirely copper/brass loop. If you have aluminum in it, then NEVER use tap water.
Dude, 70 years old?? Umm, I wouldn't put that stuff in my computer, much less drink it.
Originally Posted by CyberDruid
Well that's your opinion...
Well, let's do some experimentation. I will see if I can find some cheap copper stock, then set up a loop with the copper inside the resevoir (to simulate a waterblock), and run it for 24 hours with tap water. Then we could perform the same test, with the same size/weight copper block, but use distilled water instead. It would not be empirical scientific data by any means, but at least we could see if there is any visual buildup (or breakdown) after 24 hours. Heck, maybe even perform the test for 48 hours just to see what happens.
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