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28 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, # Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Use of coolant

Hello guys,
I just made a liquid cooling system for my CPU, And i am using distiled water.
I've heard that most use a special coolant for it avail on the net, and most use mixture of water and car coolant. I want to know which one of the three is the most effective and why.
Thanks.


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28 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

why don't you go to newegg.com and buy the fluid from them that way you wont have to worry about the mixture but if it is like a car 75% coolant 25% water for better cooling
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28 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Distilled water will work just fine.

If you are looking for something that is non-conductive (therefor a safeguard against leaks), you can do a search for that.

Any "special" fluid would just be a mix of stuff. I would look around on overclocking forums and such. I have not heard of the use of car coolant before.

~Lordbob
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28 Aug 2010   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Distilled water will work just fine.
As long as it's mixed with a Biocide to prevent algae growth.

Then again, it depends on how often you plan on clearing/cleaning out your loop.
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28 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, # Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I don't think i will have algae growth, i keep doing changes on the cooling system very often. I just wanted to know what would the difference be if i use something "Sophisticated" like a coolant or simple distilled water. If there aren't much benefits of coolant id rather use water. It also saves expenses.
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28 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I personally think coolant is over-rated anyway I dont see the need that any machine would need this compared to airflow

With proper air flow and fans seated in the right places should be no need for liquid cooling and a good heatsink also helps with good thermal paste

Other then this unless you have your machine seated on the equator and no ventalation what so-ever then that will be the day liquid will be usefull hahaha j/k
some might would argue this but to me that is just a luxury not a real need

Basicly for looks shyts and giggles
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28 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Well using water cooling is also for those who like to have as quite of a system as possible.
Here's and article PC Water Coolant Chemistry- Part 1 PC Water Coolant Chemistry – Part I | Overclockers
And Part 2 PC Water Coolant Chemistry – Part II | Overclockers
Hope this helps. Part 2 will likely have more of the information your looking for. Fabe
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29 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, # Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

OK thanks ill look into that.
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29 Aug 2010   #9

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Pure distilled water is non conductive. But if it picks up dust or any metal filings from the blocks it will become conductive. I believe most liquid coolers use distilled water and something like Nuke PHN or Silver KillCoils by iandh.

A Guy
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29 Aug 2010   #10

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

get one of these in your back garden


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