Coolant to Use in a water cooling setup?
I Recently bought a custom water cooling system, Still awaiting the pump to arrive, but I'm trying to figure out what to use as a coolant. I read people used distilled water, windshield washer fluid, and other mixes of stuff. I was thinking of maybe anitfreeze, but does anyone know how well it would work? or have any suggestions on something to use?
Distilled water would be the best, ethyl glycol has a higher thermal resistance than water, it's used in cars because it has a higher boiling point.
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I'm running just distilled water right now, but there's a lot of combinations that work. Distilled water plus a small amount of antifreeze or radiator additive is the prefered setup, since it slows fungal growth and corrosion. I'm going to try and find some "Water Wetter" additive locally to add to my system the next time I redo it.
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Giblet - I don't know about you - but me, I would add some erythromycin or antifreeze into the water just to toxify it. I've seen H20 systems that have started to show traces of water fungus growth (in the blocks, etc) after only a month of operation. And those things are a b**** to clean, even with high pressure.
A few tablespoons of household bleach every few weeks will do the same.
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No use for Americans but they all supply liquids suitable for Watercooled systems.
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