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Old January 9, 2014, 01:37 PM
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So I decided I needed to redo my loop itís been a long time. I have been using Feser one UV blue coolant for 2 years 5 months without draining it once, the bottle says maximum 1 year. Iíve only topped up the liquid a little about 2 times a year 4 times total to account for evaporation.

The loop consisted of Koolance 370 cpu block, Dander Den monsoon reservoir, Phobya 200mm radiator V1, 6 Bitspower nickel plated compression fittings, feser clear tubing.

I really liked the UV glow the feser coolant gave but it wore off really fast and the coolant massively stained the tubing, but it did do its job and prevented corrosion.

The coolant left a ton of gunk on the microfins of the Koolance 370 block, I was expecting this to happen though. There was also massive plasticizer leaching it was everywhere.

I have switched back to Koolance coolant my favorite, and Iím trying out Primoflex advanced LRT clear tubing so far I really like the tubing.

The only part of the loop that had corrosion was the bitspower compression fittings the corrosion was beside the oring on the G1/4 threads the corrosion was very minimal. I cleaned them up and reused them.

Redoing my loop didnít reduce temps not even 1 degree its exactly as it was before, I guess the gunk on the microfins didnít stop enough flow or disrupt heat transfer enough to make a difference, either that or I messed up remounting my waterblock which is almost impossible with the Koolance 370. Iím still sitting at 4.5Ghz on my 3770k at 1.23v with temp of mid-high 60ís in prime. I have an itch to delid but I donít think itís even worth it. If my temps were at least 10c higher then I probably would.








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Old January 9, 2014, 02:22 PM
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The coolant didn't cause the issue. The plasticizer did.
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Old January 9, 2014, 03:33 PM
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Ya man the stuff was everywhere lol, whole layer of it on my reservoir. Still the hardest thing was getting the oring back onto the Koolance 370 block lol.
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Old January 9, 2014, 04:26 PM
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This is why I just run distilled + coil now.
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Old January 9, 2014, 05:19 PM
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This is why I just run distilled + coil now.
It will still happen with distilled. The funking in the blocks will just be clear. The only real solution is to use copper or acrylic tubing.
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Type L hard temper copper w/ a bender. :)
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Old January 10, 2014, 06:04 AM
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It will still happen with distilled. The funking in the blocks will just be clear. The only real solution is to use copper or acrylic tubing.
wait, this is from the tubing not the colorant in the coolant?

Holy crap. next up. Hard piping my rig. Thats insane!
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It will still happen with distilled. The funking in the blocks will just be clear. The only real solution is to use copper or acrylic tubing.
How about stainless?......
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Stainless works fine but typically used for high pressure. The benders aren't cheap either.
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Certain people who "make beer" may have access to this equipment.......
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