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Old December 30, 2009, 08:38 PM
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The mere idea of running a conductive cooling fluid near all my precious electronic components fills me with sheer terror.
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Old December 30, 2009, 11:14 PM
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Thanks a lot for all your replies! Now I have even *more* questions!

Thanks for the fluid tip. I had absolutely no idea how much fluid went into a standard GPU/CPU/RES/RAD cooling loop. I had picked the distilled water because a lot of "how-to" guides specify that you should always flush your new water components (rad, blocks, etc) before putting them in a real loop, to remove possible impurities. I figured I'd just connect everything together with one end in the sink and run some distilled water through. Since I had no idea how much would be needed, I figured more was better than not enough.

I will only get a single bottle of fluid then, but for the cleaning part, am I missing something or can I just use tap water? I was afraid that having some residue in there might interfere with something...


As for the CPU block and rad, I'm pretty set on getting the Heatkiller and TFC Xchanger...
I would still go out and buy a container of distilled water and boil it to flush out the rad, its the only thing that might have some flux residue left over. CPU, GPU and RES are fine for quick install. No need to clean.

I agree with the cpu, but I still recommend the TC PA120.3. It is the grand daddy of cooling, and still does quite well even with newer products out there. Its cheaper than the Xchanger and it will probably do just as well as it. I have used it in my last few builds and have never thought about upgrading from it.
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I would still go out and buy a container of distilled water and boil it to flush out the rad, its the only thing that might have some flux residue left over.
Why not flash with hot tap water for some time and rinse with distilled. Much easier.


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I still recommend the TC PA120.3
Not RoHS complaint.
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Why not flash with hot tap water for some time and rinse with distilled. Much easier.


Not RoHS complaint.

If your going out to buy some distilled water, you might as well boil some to flush out the rad. No point in adding more impurities as who knows what Montreal treats their water with.

RoHS......kind of a moot point, it was already discussed that they went with a water based flux long time ago. I'm sure like that stupid "Health Check" label in Canada where food companies pay to have it on their product, I bet the same goes for that RoHS label as well. Nothing is free for certification.
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I've put some specials, hope it helps. Happy New Year! Ho-ho-ho!
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