I see conflicting info @ the sites as to what is better...........
After market colored liquids
I'm inclined to use distilled water...any help?
DOH!.....Don't know how I missed that one.
So the issue is still the same I guess....Coolant is better, as far as , it will take longer to foul than distilled water, Right? !
If I'm understanding this....no matter what you use, at some time ya'll gonna have to clean the water loop. The coolant way will just be later rather than sooner!
I don't want to seem dense, but I'm new to water cooling and just try'n to figure it all out and have some plan of action!
It's much the same as why cars need a coolant additive.
Pure water does very well, hence why most coolants are primarily distilled water, but water likes to exchange ions with copper and aluminum, which creates a certain amount of the metals to move into a solution. Automotive solutions figured this out with additives that massively slow down this molecular exchange, and essentially the same additives are in our computer coolants.
This is the stuff I've found in sports cars running pure water:
Imagine that happening in your PC! Leaky radiators, blocks that don't cool... not fun stuff!
Then why do "people in the know" say that plain distilled water is better???
They are giving false testament to the masses!
Distilled water IS better. It has a higher heat absorption rate. However in terms of longevity and equipment health, it's a quick fail solution.
Thanx for the insight...
In a properly built loop, this is not much of an issue. A good system should be all the same metal or very close to the same. Most common safe mix is copper, nickel, and brass. You often find the brass in pumps and bearings and also some radiators. Some radiators use them for the end caps. The expensive rads are copper with aluminum fins. The water never touches the aluminum, so no issues. That is why us in the know recommend straight distilled water. If you must use additives or fluids, only use Mayhems. Nothing is better.
Mayhems would be my only choice, as some close modding friends of mine use nothing else!! Not for nothing, I was leaning towards a coolant anywayz, but thought I'd toss the idea out @ distilled water to see what Ya'll thought!
I use distilled water and pt nuke or a silver could. I have no issues. I also take care of my rads to. You should do proper maintance in your loop for 6 month to 1 year.
I also have a water cooling guide on here as well.
They are not doing false advertising. Its not just knowing how to set up a water cooling loop. You also need to know how take care of a water cooling loop.
Been water cooling for about 4 year now. No leaks in my loops and no problems :)
Thanx for the insight.......If I have questions/issues.........I'll check with you
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