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tzetsin February 7, 2008 02:10 PM

Water cooling fluid question
 
I've got a bottle of FluidXP running through my system and i want to do some changes. I know im going to waste a bunch of fluid because im a terribly messy person and i only have "just" enough fluid to run through what i have. My question is, if i add water to the fluidxp will it cause problems within the system? any adverse effects (other than maby causeing the fluid to become somewhat conductive) I'll prolly only need to add just a wee little bit to top up the reservior.

SugarJ February 7, 2008 03:11 PM

Do not use tap water. You don't want to introduce any little buggies into the system. Use distilled water (condensed from steam, no extra minerals, bacteria, etc) available at drug stores. 4L jug is like $3.00.

Just a suggestion.

3.0charlie February 7, 2008 03:27 PM

Tap water: never.
Distilled water: yes.

Eldonko February 7, 2008 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by 3.0charlie (Post 39497)
Tap water: never.
Distilled water: yes.

:thumb: I use 100% distilled water these days because Im always changing my loop. Works fine. :)

enaberif February 7, 2008 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Eldonko (Post 39499)
:thumb: I use 100% distilled water these days because Im always changing my loop. Works fine. :)

Nothing else? I thought you'd want to add some additives to that or do you change so often nothing builds up hahaha

tzetsin February 7, 2008 03:44 PM

ok, sounds good :D as always, thanks for the info. a quick side question, is there a "wrong" way to run the fluid through the cpu block? i had it goin one way, but i dont think its cooling quite as good as it should... its only about 10 degrees cooler with water than it was with my zalman

3.0charlie February 7, 2008 03:46 PM

Usually block have the intake smack in the middle, and the outlet on one side. What's your setup?

enaberif February 7, 2008 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by tzetsin (Post 39501)
ok, sounds good :D as always, thanks for the info. a quick side question, is there a "wrong" way to run the fluid through the cpu block? i had it goin one way, but i dont think its cooling quite as good as it should... its only about 10 degrees cooler with water than it was with my zalman

Water vs Air you'll see anywhere between a 10-15 degree difference under load.

So if I'm seeing 70' under load now and went with water I could see temps of 55-60 under load which of course allows me to go further.

But this also depends on pump, rad, block, fluid, fans etc.

tzetsin February 7, 2008 03:52 PM

i've got the swiftec apogee, actually the setup i have is the same one you pointed to in one of my earlier posts 199$ from NCIX

tzetsin February 7, 2008 03:55 PM

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=NCIX but i also bought another rad that is 3 120mm fans long


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