Go Back   Hardware Canucks > CASES & COOLING > Water Cooling

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 11, 2009, 08:47 PM
Dazmode's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oakville
Posts: 1,680
Default You get what you paid for?



I was really busy testing several waterblocks in last two weeks... As I have to drain the loop all the time I just went for Distilled water from Shoppers. Minerals: 0 ppm.

After some time I noticed that my tubing is not that shiny... so I blamed myself for munching stuff and touching tubes with dirty hands. Not quite.

As I moved to different set up from triple to dual rad, I had to change some tubing and figured out that I got quote a bit of crap inside my tubing.

Free lunch only in mousetrap?

__________________
Venom Build: Caselabs SMH10, 3930k, 2x GTX680, MSI BigBangII, 8x Dominators, 2 x D5 , Quad Rad, Adaptec 7805, 4x WD Red, 2x Intel 510, Aquaero 5, 11x GT
Silent Sniper Build: Final Video, XSPC H1 Cube case, Supreme HF, 2xGTX470, GA G1 Sniper, Dominators, 2x Triple rad, Triebwerk Fans, 2x D5, Custom Sleeving
Orange Build: Final Video
HTPC Build: Final Video
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 11, 2009, 08:49 PM
MpG's Avatar
MpG MpG is offline
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kitchener, ON
Posts: 3,136
Default

Tygon tubing? Thermochill radiator?
__________________
i7 2600K | ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z | 580GTX | Corsair DDR3-2133
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 11, 2009, 08:58 PM
Dazmode's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oakville
Posts: 1,680
Default

Feser360/Tugon tubing. I washed rad pretty good.

__________________
Venom Build: Caselabs SMH10, 3930k, 2x GTX680, MSI BigBangII, 8x Dominators, 2 x D5 , Quad Rad, Adaptec 7805, 4x WD Red, 2x Intel 510, Aquaero 5, 11x GT
Silent Sniper Build: Final Video, XSPC H1 Cube case, Supreme HF, 2xGTX470, GA G1 Sniper, Dominators, 2x Triple rad, Triebwerk Fans, 2x D5, Custom Sleeving
Orange Build: Final Video
HTPC Build: Final Video

Last edited by Dazmode; May 11, 2009 at 09:07 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old May 11, 2009, 11:57 PM
MpG's Avatar
MpG MpG is offline
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kitchener, ON
Posts: 3,136
Default

Well, over a short period, Tygon generally goes cloudy no matter what.
__________________
i7 2600K | ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z | 580GTX | Corsair DDR3-2133
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old May 12, 2009, 12:05 AM
enaberif's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgahree, AB
Posts: 10,473
Default

I got MasterKleer tubing with distilled water and pt nuke and 0 problems :D
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old May 12, 2009, 12:31 AM
Chilly's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,593
Default

All tubing clouds eventually, it just matters on the cleanliness of all your internal parts(rad, blocks, etc).

I've personally never had *much* issue with clouding, I mean, yes, my tubing is a little clouded, but for the age of it(3-4yr old tubing), its fairly clean.
__________________
"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn."
Bill Watkins, CEO Seagate Technology

Dual Xeon X5650 @ 4.1GHz | EVGA Classified SR-2
2x4GB G.Skill at 1496MHz (9-9-9-24) | XFX 4890 XXX 1GB at 1000/1000MHz
Intel SSD X25-M 80GB Gen2 | Western Digital 1TB Black | SilverStone Zeus 1200W
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic | Sony MDR-V700 | Windows Seven x64


Stuff for Sale! You must buy it, you can't look away!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old May 12, 2009, 05:06 AM
CanadaRox's Avatar
Allstar
F@H
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Scarborough (Toronto)
Posts: 614
Default

There is also often some stuff inside the radiator that can cause the tubing to cloud faster if it isn't cleaned out.
__________________
Project: Black and White
i7 920 D0 | 3 x 2GB DDR3 | EVGA X58 SLI LE
XFX 4890 | Corsair HX750 | Corsair Obsidian
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old May 12, 2009, 06:11 AM
bojangles's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oakville, ON
Posts: 2,683

My System Specs

Default

After reading this I think I'm going to flush out my WCing parts before I even install it, just to be sure.

I'm thinking of going water cooling this summer.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old May 12, 2009, 07:33 AM
Dazmode's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oakville
Posts: 1,680
Default

I want to retaliate that i did washed every single component, furthermore I did changed water several times (every time I put new CPU block on).

I think cheap water from the store is not that clean as it advertised. I probably could use tap water with same result.
__________________
Venom Build: Caselabs SMH10, 3930k, 2x GTX680, MSI BigBangII, 8x Dominators, 2 x D5 , Quad Rad, Adaptec 7805, 4x WD Red, 2x Intel 510, Aquaero 5, 11x GT
Silent Sniper Build: Final Video, XSPC H1 Cube case, Supreme HF, 2xGTX470, GA G1 Sniper, Dominators, 2x Triple rad, Triebwerk Fans, 2x D5, Custom Sleeving
Orange Build: Final Video
HTPC Build: Final Video

Last edited by Dazmode; May 12, 2009 at 07:42 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old May 12, 2009, 08:34 AM
JD's Avatar
JD JD is offline
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 6,815

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dazmode View Post
I think cheap water from the store is not that clean as it advertised. I probably could use tap water with same result.
I guess that seems reasonable but it should still be fairly clean if it's sold as distilled...

Though my Feser One also made my tubing cloudy but mine doesn't seem as bad as yours but it could just be your camera/lighting. And I use Primoflex ProLRT, not Tygon.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Final Build, Paid For, Now The Waiting Begins...! mlauzon New Builds 20 December 26, 2008 11:42 PM
You paid how much??!!??!! sswilson Off Topic 10 August 25, 2008 09:43 AM