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Suitable for 24/7 Operation

Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by Modsbywoz, 5 Aug 2020.

  1. Modsbywoz

    Modsbywoz Multimodder

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    I am putting together plans on a rater in-depth mod and wanted to ask for anybodys experience on watercooling.

    Would it be okay to run a watercooled rig 24/7 using distilled water and treatment following a ragular maintenance check and replacement fluid every 4 - 6 months?
     
  2. Xlog

    Xlog Minimodder

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    IMO, unless you really like WC maintenance, there is really no point in replacing fluid every 6 months (unless using some sort of coloring agents, those dont tend to last long), the longest I ran without touching the loop (24/7/365) was 5+ years. ~10% antifreeze + distilled water is my go to solution, most "pc watercooling" additives are pretty much just overpriced antifreeze.
     
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  3. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Well, they have gavanic corosion inhibitors and stuff like the EK one lubes your pump better. But year, I've run distilled and deionised water + silver kill coil for 5+ years, EK's clear premix for around the same (that did produce a but of white residue in the Res but nothing in the blocks). 4-6 months is a bit OTT, and you'll soon get bored of bleeding bubbles :p
     
  4. b1g-d0g

    b1g-d0g Minimodder

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    Tbh mate buy the pre mix fluid I have 2 280mm rads a cpu block and a res and I ordered 2 litres and I've only used 3/4 of one of them and you get all the benefit of the pre mix.
     
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