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How to make WC refills????

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  1. CH@NO

    CH@NO New Member

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    Hi.

    I dunno how much time the water from my WC kit lasts, CM says that longs 2 years, some ppl said that lasts 6 months......I just wanna be prepared when the water runs out.

    I cannot buy it 'cause I don't find a reseller that sells it, so I googled and find that It can be done by ourselfes, but I dunno how.

    can you adviceme me here please???
     
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    The system is sealed. The water doesn't run out unless you un-seal the system.
     
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    Yep, water doesn't run out because it's sealed. If you think the liquid gets hot over time, it doesn't cuz the rad fans cool it off. And if u haven't bought wc yet use distilled water, don't buy other WC cooling since it's just a waste of money.
     
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    CH@NO New Member

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    so you're saying that the liquid doesn't have a "lifespan"????
     
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    yes, unless you have a leak. There could be some osmotic based evaporation, but that would take decades.
     
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    That is no problem sincce by the time half a decade is over, u'll be already buying new cooling. :D
     
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    The water won't run out unless you have a leak.
     
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    Thanx guys, I didn't know that.
     
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    Not necessarily. Any clear water cooling tubing is porous and a fairly significant amount of water can evaporate out.

    I cannot remember if the Cooler Master kit your using has clear tubing where this would happen, or the black norprene, in which case it would not happen.
     
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    yup no need to worry it last and last and last just like the energizer bunny rabbit.If it bothers you though you could unscrew the rad and give it a shake and feel the liquid moving then your mind can have ever lasting piece.;)
     
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    I think that is a bit exaggerated.
     
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    For those running just distilled, and with a t-line, it can require topping off as often as bi-monthly.
     
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    It have the black neoprene, thanx for the info.
     
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    Thanx, It's now clear enough for me, this is my first WC kit, so i'm just taking some knowledge.
     
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    I got my watercooling system up last night and I'm so happy! And water won't run out unless a leak occurs and/or you drain the system. I've leak tested and my system is fine. I know this if off topic but I wanted to say about my rig.
     
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    you're welcome man, congrats of your new WC kit. :toast:
     
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    Custom lol. :D
     

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