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also.... the water is getting purple'ish, should i change it ? it was just distilled water, and i use those black uv tubes, is that what is coloring my water?
Oh Don,im looking forward to you reworking the loop for more efficiency! :p
If the color of the water is more blue than purple, its probably copper from the rads.
Can also be, that your tubing colors the water, but i dont believe that, most tubing is medical grade, and will not react with the coolant, besides some residue may begin to accumulate on the tubing,dependant on the quality, coolant, and material of the tubing.
What i know is, that most new stuff will not be totally clean of production residues, and can visually alter the coolant. if you drain the coolant again, and refill the whole loop, it shouldnt return anymore... you could have cicumvented that, by flushing all parts before using them, with hot water... but i admit i also dont do that, its not very problematic, as most of the stuff the parts drop in the water, are smear fluids and oils, that the pumps drop, when beeing new... so it wont hurt anything in the loop ;)
 
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so i am reworking my loop and am going to throw some antifreeze in it wilee was telling me dexcool is not as good as the old school green i am only running it at a 15% mix will it be that bad?
 

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Yessiree, I like the side mounted tripple.
You must be the one who had the thread for mounting your PSU on the side? Seems to be a very nice way to gain some room. I looked at doing it to mine, but the mobo would literally rest on the top of the PSU, and it's only a mATX, so no expanding to a larger one. Wish I could find one of those old Rocketfish cases, huge. Although, cabling looks to be a tough go, not much space behind the mobo tray.
 

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I can't find where it was being discussed, but I was reading a thread somewhere that Dexcool doesn't necessarily have performance issues, but more like reliability issues in cooling loops.
 

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Yessiree, I like the side mounted tripple.
You must be the one who had the thread for mounting your PSU on the side? Seems to be a very nice way to gain some room. I looked at doing it to mine, but the mobo would literally rest on the top of the PSU, and it's only a mATX, so no expanding to a larger one. Wish I could find one of those old Rocketfish cases, huge. Although, cabling looks to be a tough go, not much space behind the mobo tray.
that was me :)

I can't find where it was being discussed, but I was reading a thread somewhere that Dexcool doesn't necessarily have performance issues, but more like reliability issues in cooling loops.
hmmm what do you mean by reliability like eating parts up or what?

edit after reading about 10 threads on different forums 1 thread listed someone with issues the rest were fine im going for it.
 
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all filled up running ~25% dexcool + ~75% water



laing D4 (corsair labeled) pump 1



3.5" bay res (petras ran out of black so they sent me this one with a huge discount)



fillport



laing D5 vario (swifty 655 vario) pump 2



backside of the res

here is the before its bad....

 
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hmmm what do you mean by reliability like eating parts up or what?

edit after reading about 10 threads on different forums 1 thread listed someone with issues the rest were fine im going for it.
1/10 is still not very good odds in reference to reliability. That's lawsuit territory for manufacturers.
 

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1/10 is still not very good odds in reference to reliability. That's lawsuit territory for manufacturers.
only thing i read about was it hardening up so i will keep an eye out and hope for the best...it is still better than me constantly freezing my loop
 

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Yeah, but regular coolant doesn't, so why use dexcool?
 

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Yeah, but regular coolant doesn't, so why use dexcool?
its thinner and was in the garage regular coolant was not :slap: the reports of it hardening up were in cars and only when owners let the coolant level get very low
 

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I was also a mechanic, and have leftover hate from that as well. It's not all that good.

And come on, regular coolant is less the $5.
 

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I was also a mechanic, and have leftover hate from that as well. It's not all that good.

And come on, regular coolant is less the $5.
ahh but the trip to go get that coolant is not as easy as just the garage...~40miles round trip is not worth it
 

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pushing my little sempron that isntalled to around 140w TDP and its temp probe is reading 42C max while runnning wprime 1024


hmmm



no frozen lines
 
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Can a push/pull setup be used with different fan types? I have 38mm pushers, and would like to add 25mm pulls. I assume they have to be of like speed.
 
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Can a push/pull setup be used with different fan types? I have 38mm pushers, and would like to add 25mm pulls. I assume they have to be of like speed.
What you don't want happening is one fan canceling the air pressure from another fan rendering it useless. Even though you can get fans of similar speed it doesn't mean they will perform the same under such conditions.
 
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Gotcha.
Would shrouds offer the same amount of gain as going with push/pull?
 

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question location for a MCR220 stackable...were to put it?



i could possibly fit a MCR320 stack in the top but it would cover the ram and make swapping motherboards a PITA
 
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Bottom would work out better..

Swapping boards shouldn't take a person more then 20m.. If it does.. there's something wrong.. That would be one thing.. lol
 

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Bottom would work out better..

Swapping boards shouldn't take a person more then 20m.. If it does.. there's something wrong.. That would be one thing.. lol
i would have to relocate the lower pump
 
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Based on this pic, either spot should be pretty easy, I always think up top looks sharper. If you mounted your pump in a different spot, wouldn't a trip fit on the bottom, as well?
 

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Based on this pic, either spot should be pretty easy, I always think up top looks sharper. If you mounted your pump in a different spot, wouldn't a trip fit on the bottom, as well?
it cant fit with the PSU i hit the cables and it doesn't clear
 
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System Name Abacus
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Ah so.
What gains did you notice with push/pull as opposed to single side fans?