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Old October 4, 2011, 06:46 PM
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Has anyone had any experience running a water loop with the Swiftech Apogee GTZ on an i5? I have one currently on my E6600 and was planning to reuse it on the i5 and am trying to get an idea of how it will perform.


Also, reservoirs? Are they really necessary? I've been using a Swiftech triple rad for over 2 years without one and maintaining coolant with a T-Line.
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Old October 4, 2011, 06:57 PM
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It will work fine as long as you have LGA1155/1156 mounting for it. A reservoir will held tremendously in terms of bleeding, but not needed.
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Old October 6, 2011, 06:43 AM
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Well here's a question then. I've not bled my system in over 2 years. Is this something I'm supposed to be doing on a fairly regular basis? I know I'm going to have to do it when I disassemble everything and move it to the new chassis which is something I'm not looking forward to.
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Old October 6, 2011, 07:29 AM
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Well here's a question then. I've not bled my system in over 2 years. Is this something I'm supposed to be doing on a fairly regular basis? I know I'm going to have to do it when I disassemble everything and move it to the new chassis which is something I'm not looking forward to.
Uh, yes.

Are you running coolant or water? You will have some build up in your blocks/rad and have to clean them. It's amazing how some of these old systems can keep chugging along after 2 years of neglect...
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Old October 6, 2011, 08:35 AM
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Feser One coolant. Guess it's a good thing I'm about to rebuilt the whole system. Hope I didn't damage anything. I made sure to use all like metal components and from the same vendor. My temps have never gone up above their original values even under full load running Prime95.
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There's no doubt that less crap grows in coolant vs good ol' distilled H20... but over time even coolants breakdown and they will cause build up in blocks/rads, especially the coloured stuff.

There is a chance that you damaged the internals of the block and rad, but you won't know until you take the loop apart and inspect them.

If you plan to reuse the components, take them apart and clean them thoroughly with water/vinegar. You will have to let them soak and scrub them with a soft brush too. You can use rad flush (buy it at Canadian Tire) to clean the rads... you will have to fill the rads with this toxic cleaner and let it sit, rinse, repeat to make sure it's clean. Flush the hell out of the rads afterwards, I only use distilled when rinsing off my components/rads after cleaning them because tap water can/will leave oxidation on your parts, even if you wipe them thoroughly.

I'm pretty anal when it comes to this crap though... but if you haven't bled your system in that much time, your parts will need a good cleaning.

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Also, reservoirs? Are they really necessary? I've been using a Swiftech triple rad for over 2 years without one and maintaining coolant with a T-Line.
As mentioned, you can usually setup your reservoir to greatly help with bleeding the system, also, a reservoir usually means you have more liquid in your loop, and the more liquid you have the less frequently it needs to be bled.

I like the reservoirs mostly for the former -- it's far easier to bleed and refill than a t-line, but t-lines save a ton of space (which is why I only use a t-line in my LAN rig). I like to use pass-throughs to help facilitate the filling/bleeding of t-line setups -- so that's something you might want to look into.

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Well given I'm a Yank getting to Canadian Tire isn't really something I'll be able to do but I'm sure I can find something local. When you say scrub them out, how would you go that? A bottle brush or something?

How often are you recommending cleaning the coolant loop?
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I usually recommend doing a flush and clean every 6 months, although lots of systems can go much longer.
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Well, I'm a Canuck in Yankukistan... So you can find rad flush at pep boys or any other car shop :)

I use a tooth brush, usually my wife's, but the brush will depend on the build up and damage... Anything harsher than a tooth brush means you have too much shit/buildup and should consider replacing the block IMO.

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