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Old February 8, 2008, 06:28 PM
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Sorry, don't know them. I know if I'm really stuck, Home Depot - Rona - Reno-Depot - Home Hardware all carry some tubing.
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Woot! got it all back up and running, and its um... like 2 degrees cooler lol, well... better something than nothing anyway ;)
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Old February 8, 2008, 08:50 PM
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What loop did you do? And how many rads, fans?
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resivior, pump, dual rad with 2 fans, triple rad with 3 fans, cpu block, resivior
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Old February 8, 2008, 09:12 PM
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Good, that's a loop.

Next step would be to change those fans. Have you tried using 2 of the triple rad fans, and installing those in push/pull config on the dual rad? It may be interesting to see the difference.
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no change in temps putting them push pull on the double. meby if i got better fans in push pull on both rads... :D would be damn expensive for no gain if it didnt work lol... well, only one way to be sure. lol, soon as i have some money to waste i'll order 8 yate loons and see how they run.
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Nothing else? I thought you'd want to add some additives to that or do you change so often nothing builds up hahaha
I add about 10% to 15% glycol to de-ionized water. Glycol is a poison (make note of that!) so it will keep all the nasties at bay. Other side benefits are corrosion resistance and it has a touch of lube in it meant for lubricating the water pump in your car, I can't see it being any different for our little pumps and if you buy a little concentrated jug it will make A LOT of "computer coolant" so it's pretty cheap.

I'm sure 100% distilled would be fine on its own but I figure why not. I've read that a touch of RedLine Water Wetter will help reduce tmps by a degree or two but I've never tried it as I've heard that if you add too much it will make a bunch of stringy stuff in your loop.
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The problem is that Glycol doesn't hold or conduct heat as well as water does. Certainly, it's cheaper, but only if you actually need it all. Otherwise, there's other, reasonably-priced, stuff that does a better job without giving up any performance.

And yes, Water wetter has trouble staying in solution at cooler temperatures. There are equivalents that are better for PC water cooling systems, although I can't think of their names off-hand. Some additives include them in small quantities - usually the ones that claim "improved performance".
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