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Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by Jeff Hine, 15 May 2019.

  1. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    **Let's try this in the right place**
    On the basis of no water = no corrosion/scale, is it feasible to use automotive water-less coolant in WC loops...? I get that the heat wouldn't/shouldn't be as high in a PC as a car, but...
     
  2. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Reposted reply to your original Q:

    Well there's the exotic stuff like novec and flourinert... but there may be glycol-based/other waterless fluids for pc 'water' cooling...

    most of the stuff that springs to mind for custom loops is distilled water + additives... i'm not sure whart the fluid used in AIOs is.
     
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  3. Jeff Hine

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    Makes sense...
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    There were issues in the past with glycol damaging polycarbonate. A lot of testing was done on the subject that determined pure water was best for heat transfer. A little glycol is good, but a 50/50 automotive mix gave terrible heat transfer for a pc's temperature range.
    -I'm assuming you noticed the insane markup for pc coolant.
     
  5. Jeff Hine

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    Not been bitten by the custom WC loop bug, yet... but it just occurred to me - some why - to query it.
     

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