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What happened to my dye?? WC loop

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January 27, 2010 6:35:25 PM

So i've had my water cooling loop for about 3 months now. I put dye in the water to make it a nice red color and now 3 months later I have clear water and pink tubing!

Has anybody else had this problem? I don't i'll be using dyes again... I also read somewhere that the dye can clog up blocks? Is this true?

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a c 86 K Overclocking
January 28, 2010 1:48:02 AM

Or buy colored tubing, UV if you want.

Dyes seperate and stick to stuff. Some just dissapear. They really like the teeny pins inside a CPU block.

Most watercoolers who do this stuff a lot use distilled water and a biocide. Colored tubing and LEDs for color if they want color.

Dyes usually cause issues more than not.

Why we use distilled water. Or de-ionized in the UK because distilled ain’t available unless your rich.

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January 28, 2010 2:52:05 AM

Yea, I don't think i'll ever use a dye in a loop ever again! I bought Primochill pure, don't really know the quality of the stuff but won't use it again (at least the dye).

How about diluted (automotive) anitfreeze and distilled water? I heard 10% antifreeze is good.
a c 86 K Overclocking
January 28, 2010 1:44:16 PM

Antifreeze doesn't cool anything. It's only for anti-corrosive properties or the sub zero liquid cooler folks. tests have been run and antifreeze in even a 10% solution is worse temps than distilled water.

You have nothing in your loop that is a dissimilar metal issue, so you don't need it.

Distilled water, a few drops of Petras PHN nuke or an ianh Silver KillCoil. Thats it.
February 7, 2010 3:59:24 AM

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