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h0w3r April 1, 2013 05:32 AM

Water cooling for a noob
 
Okay i admit i am a newbie when it comes to watercooling ... but i'm wondering what's a "silver coil".People tell me to use distilled water and silver coil for my system but what is that and how do i get it?
Sry for the dumb questions :)
Thanks

AmuseMe April 1, 2013 06:46 AM

It's literally just a strip of silver wound into a coil. Silver is a antimicrobial and keeps little creatures from growing inside your loop.
Any major online water-cooling retailer sells them. Or try your luck at a local jewelry store and ask for a strip of .999 silver.

clshades April 1, 2013 07:05 AM

Watercooling Additives

h0w3r April 3, 2013 06:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AmuseMe (Post 699947)
It's literally just a strip of silver wound into a coil. Silver is a antimicrobial and keeps little creatures from growing inside your loop.
Any major online water-cooling retailer sells them. Or try your luck at a local jewelry store and ask for a strip of .999 silver.


Thanks man :)) For the cooling itself distilled water right?

clshades April 3, 2013 08:33 PM

distilled water works fine for cooling yup. Cheap too.

ZZLEE April 3, 2013 08:36 PM

local drug store fore distilled water.

clshades April 3, 2013 09:00 PM

cheaper at Canadian Tire aka vehicle parts store.... like a wall of 2 and 4 liter jugs which will last you forever and ever amen.

mojojj April 4, 2013 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clshades (Post 700495)
cheaper at Canadian Tire aka vehicle parts store.... like a wall of 2 and 4 liter jugs which will last you forever and ever amen.

'Says you. It's not even two weeks into my first fill and I'm already on my second 4L bottle.

Then again I've also swapped out parts and re-built the loop several times. Will probably do it a couple more times in the next week or so too. :whistle:

clshades April 4, 2013 04:27 PM

hilarious... i'm on the same jug for almost 2 years now haha. 2 jugs later you probably haven't spent more than 15 bux though :P

stephengillon April 4, 2013 04:35 PM

its usually best to stay away from kill coils, some companies wont warrent there product if you use a kill coil, i think its blocks with nickel plating that usualy dont i think.

best to use something like Dazmode Protector
thats what i and most people use.


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