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  1. savillm

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    if you want to change you coolant, empty the res, flush it with distilled water until youre happy with it, if you want to save money, use distilled water and add a little bit of antifreeze, as the next coolant... it has only slight color, but i love it^^
     
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    Velvet, Can you get a picture of the colour? I'm going to be filling mine soon, got the choice between Feser UV Black and De-Ionised Water. Would prefer colour though.
     
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    sry, i meant i love its price, i dont care much abour colour... but there should be safe dyes in every colour, when the pink or blue colour of the antifreeze is not to you likings.:D
     
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    You can add color to de-ionized water (like the dye bombs), but I found them to fade rather quickly. In fact, my blue didn't hold a week. I should flush, too, or optimize my loop... it looks like its cooling with milk lol.
     
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    Haha... Ok.

    Well, i think i'm going to use the Black this time round, then modify the Water for the next attempt. Got it for £1 from my local HardWare store!
     
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    best coolant is water mixed with colloidal silver :toast:
     
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    ive got half a bottle of coolant left over from when i fitted my wc set up last sept will that be ok to use or should i get some new stuff?
     
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    You can use that, yea.

    Binge, where the hell do you get colloidal silver from? lol
     
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    so if i get some of that stuff from halfords

    i can take the coolant out of my sytem and just put this in the system and start the pump up and let it run through the system for say 5 mins? then drain the water out of the system and replace with my coolant again

    is that correct? what is the easy way of draining the old coolant out of my system? here are some pics to pick a good drain point.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/1782.html

    thx for the help
     
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    That stuff should last at least a couple years.
     
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    well its been in for about a year so shall i leave it or does it need doing? the pc only gets used about 10hrs a day
     
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    Triple distilled + antibio ftw. The lesser the additives the better. And imo, temps are not that ground breaking vs high performance air. so your better off spending that cash else where like renting two hot girls at the same time
     
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    all done used the hole bottle of water, i drained the syatem then flushed through twice (just filled the system up and left the pump running for 5 mins or so) with the water got a bit of rubbish out but not much, then refilled with the coolant i had left over from last sept.

    thanks for the help
     
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    +1 to that...or should I say...+2~! :pimp::pimp:
     
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    its the new nanofluid - uses silver particles in the water to increase the amount of heat that the liquid can hold.
     
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    sounds expensive :(

    i wonder how some vodka might do :rolleyes:
     
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    yeah its around $40 per bottle... vodka would corrode the blocks, plus I dont think it would ever make it to my loop before i drank it. :laugh:
     
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    :shadedshu we need a cheap beverage with good cooling capabilities, Duff where are you :rolleyes:
     
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    Didn't DaMulta use some red wine once?
     
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    yeah white wine if i remember correctly :laugh:
     
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    yes i agree 100% i used primochill with a red dyebomb after about 72 hours without leds or any kinda light it turned pink, luckily i have red hoses so if u look at my hoses not my res, it doesn't look like a machine that ken built barbie....
     
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    the definitive question is: what is better, non-conductive coolant or de-ionised water?
     
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    am really not a fan of dyes anymore. back then, it was a blast with the bling and all.. but then everything started to stain, clog up your block, leave gunk in your rad (which is the hardest part to clean)... in which lowers thermal performance.
     

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