Go Back   Hardware Canucks > CASES & COOLING > Water Cooling

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 7, 2010, 12:59 PM
Rison's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Halifax, NS
Posts: 1,132

My System Specs

Default Gold & Silver?

I'm not a metallurgist, so I thought i'd ask this question here first.

I use Bitspower True Golden G1/4, 1/2" barbs in my current water cooling setup. Not because I think it's a bunch of bling, it's that NCIX was sold out for weeks of the silver barbs.
Is it ok to add Bitspower True Silver barbs to the mix? All my blocks are copper.


I'll learn to manage my anger, when people learn to manage their stupid.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old March 7, 2010, 01:09 PM
Jackquelegs's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Burnaby, BC
Posts: 2,584

My System Specs


Go nuts
Intel Core i7 930 D0 4.2ghz, Corsair XMS3 6X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24, Xfire HD5870, Intel X-25M 34nm 80gb, Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W, Xonar D2X

E8400 4.0ghz, XFX 780i, Mushkin XP2 PC-6400, Antec Earthwatts 750W

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old March 7, 2010, 01:15 PM
Top Prospect
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Montréal
Posts: 143

My System Specs

Default re

Gold is technically resistant to corrosion. That why we use it for so many purpose...

But I don't know more than that!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old March 7, 2010, 01:51 PM
Raserei408's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: South of the border
Posts: 495

Well, that and because it was malleable...and pretty...

But yeah, being resistant to corrosion it should be fine.
"If dancing is sure to result in failure then you must dance anyway."
Lo Mein said that, and I think he knows a little more about dancing than I do pal, because he invented it! Then he perfected it so that no man could best him in the club of honor.
Then he used his prize money to buy two of every whore on Earth. Then he herded them all onto a boat, then they all beat the crap out of every single one of him.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old March 7, 2010, 03:21 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mississauga, ON
Posts: 27

gold and sinver won't react like copper and aluminum. you'll be fine. I'm currently using gold/silver/nickel barbs in my loop, and i haven't had anything out of the ordinary show up.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old March 8, 2010, 08:13 AM
Dazmode's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oakville
Posts: 1,711

No problem with mix. ... But you may start looking for Platinum barbs to complete your set!
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

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Silver Spec but Gold Strength, Power Saving PSU-CORSAIR HX750W Review windwithme Power Supplies 3 February 26, 2010 07:00 PM
Silver Coils Wall86 Water Cooling 13 April 29, 2009 10:55 PM
OCZ 80+ Silver/Gold PSU's coming? MpG Press Releases & Tech News 7 April 7, 2009 09:51 AM
Silver as a biocide Apollo4g Water Cooling 23 November 28, 2008 11:00 PM