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Old January 15, 2013, 05:31 AM
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The nickel plating coming off can be an issue, but you could always add some anti corrosive liquid to your water.... OR, do what I do, and run Prestone coolant (yup, for cars) through your loop. Its anti bacterial, anti corrosive and keeps everything brand new when you take your loop apart. Ive never had a problem running it through my loop, and since i travel a lot, i can leave it in the car over night and not worry about my loop freezing solid
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Old January 15, 2013, 08:47 PM
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With your pump running it would be difficult for the contents of the loop to freeze unless ambient is absurdly cold. I like my silver & distilled water. After looking at the prices of kill coils + the cost of shipping from most places that sold them, I found a better solution. Bought a troy ounce coin of Canadian Silver to stick in my reservoir. Overkill, but more silver for my money. :)
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Old January 15, 2013, 11:22 PM
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I will keep the coin idea in mind Astaroth, but I still have concerns over having silver in the loop may contribute to corrosion on nickel plated products (my 680 blocks from EK are nickel plated) is that true or not? If not the coin idea looks good. If it is true. I'll buy a coolant that has a biocide in it.
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Old January 18, 2013, 02:19 AM
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Updated list. Since EVGA has stopped making the Hydro Copper blocks for reference 680's (for the time being) Does anyone have suggestions on full cover blocks for 680 reference cards?
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Old January 18, 2013, 07:16 AM
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Razor GTX680 Full Cover Block Rev2

My personal Fav...but really... a reference 680 has some very nice options.
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Old January 18, 2013, 07:27 PM
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if i can make a suggestion i would go with Koolance RP-452X2 Dual 5.25in Reservoir for 1-2 PMP-450/S Pumps, Rev.2.0

i recently got it and i am thinking its the best peice in my loop. i run 2 5d pumps in it... and i would describe it as a bubble filter. bubbles go in.. but dont come out...

plus its pretty easy to bleed and super simple to fill.
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Old January 18, 2013, 07:55 PM
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I just received my Res in the mail radish, but I'll keep the your Koolance suggestion in mind for my next build (probably a dedicated folding box )
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thats too bad, i was using tube res for a long time. and it doesnt come close to this bad boy.

good luck!
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Old January 18, 2013, 09:23 PM
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Thanks but I don't think the Swiftech Maelstrom reservoir I own now is not too shabby of a option though
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just curious why order at FrozenCPU while you live in calagry? ncix is better offer (IF the part is available)
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