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Best Fluid for Liquid Cooled PC?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by ortizimo, Aug 27, 2012.

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    I'm thinking about PrimoChill ICE Non-Conductive Liquid but is there one that is better? I have a nickle plated water block and the norm radiator with brass tubes. Pos/Neg comments welcomed! Thnx.
     
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    Distilled water & algicide/biocide. The best. Always has been, always will be :)
     
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    Distilled water with a few silver strips in the reservoir. Nothing more.

    A shortcut on a probe once caused a tube to melt anf finally blow up. Water all around in the case. The computer was shut normally (exited windows like nothing was happening). There was water IN the pci-e slot and that is when i learned that distilled water is REALLY non-conductive!
     
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    if it gets contaminated which it does upon opening of bottle and pouring into a reservoir it becomes conductive
     
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    Then explain me why my entire pc didn't went up in smoke then? Over 300 mL of water was spilled in the cpu area and on the graphic card in the first pci-e slot. By spilled i mean soaked, not a little drop here and there...
     
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    wait...that doesn't make sense. why sell it as distilled if it gets "contaminated" as soon as you open it? If so, then I'm back at square one!
     
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    im just gonna say the non conductive is a sales pitch. but yes in all due honesty distilled water costs less than those fluids on the market, they also prevent corrosion/calcification better than non distilled water.
     
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    Personally I use Feser One, it is non conductive, and this I know from experience I had a hose leak and it leaked right on time of my GPU, nothing happened I wiped it up and continued to game and what not. Still do this day no issue's with that graphics card. I would recommend Feser One.
     
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    You guys will reccomend this stuff untill the first time you service your loop or run into temp problems, I have seen too many gunked up loops to even think about this overpriced junk. Coloured tubing/lights & pure water is the way to go! :cool:
     
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    I have serviced my loop every 6-8 months no issues no gunking what so ever. I dont know about all that. But hey everyones computer is different and everyone has there own taste in things they use. Since I havent had issue's and computer's I build for other's havent had any issue's with that. I think it is good stuff. But like i said everyone has different taste.
     
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    LUCKY YOU! I have seen enough problems to stay away. Not to mention the what, $20/liter pricetag. :shadedshu

    I been watercooling since about '04, you want colours? They make tubing & lights for that :)

    Never had a leak, never lost a component, never had ANY problems at all :eek: Distilled water & zipties FTW!
     
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    heck even food coloring lmao
     
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    so you get gunk from glycol?
     
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    You could but that would more than likely stain your equipment eventually.

    I never had any issue with Glycol, never used more than 5% in a loop though either.
     
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    m1dg3t is right, folks. Putting dyed coolant in a loop is like putting pasties on a phenomenal set of hooters - it's just for looks and is a damn sight poorer than the straight up deal.
     
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    if you have mixed blocks, alloy and brass/copper a glycol based coolant is worth the money, im using primochill as i have a mixed system( my reservour is a custom made ally thing), i tried distilled water, and got gunk, imho its the mixing of metals that is to blame as i have had all combos mixed metal and not, using glycol and distilled water and mixing alloy and copper is the only thing thats brought on the gunking regardless of coolant(much less so with glycol but i am thinking new res time).

    and by a damn sight you mean 1-2 degrees ie not much in fact what type of coolant you put in will make little difference either way in reallity/ un over the top land.
     
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    More like most loops do not get cold enough to require vehicle coolant. There are still some of us that run loops that are cold enough to require it...

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    Overall I wouldn't use a coolant at all in a loop. Run water, biocide and a dye if you want color. Change the coolant out when the dye starts to fade and makes sure to clean the internals of the block. I have been running loops for about 4 years now and that hasn't failed me yet.
     
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    Distilled water. Nothing else.
     
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    The best...probably Mercury or sodium-potassium alloy. Of course not the most practical, but you didn't ask about that. :laugh:

    But how awesome would it be to have a Mercury cooled PC.

    Edit...obviously was being a smarta55, but got me thinking..would this be possible...Gonna take a much bigger pump, and I doubt standard tubing or plexi res would work.
     
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    Quite clear and simple.

    Good luck pumping mercury. One mL of water weights 1,0 g. Mercury is 13,6 g/mL. Dead pump within hours i would guess is what you'll end up with.
     

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