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Need help on my first water rig

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February 21, 2011 2:27:59 PM

I'm planning on building water cooling rig and I have begginner questions
Since this is my first I don't want to spend more than $200 on the water cooling parts so if I mess up I don't lose THAT much.
So I plan on getting the XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 kit and the reason for getting a kit is that I don't want to get incompatible stuff on accident.
The rest of my specs are:
Phenom x6 1090t
2x2gb ocz gold ddr3 2000
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX
ASUS M4A87TD/USB3
Cooler Master Haf 932
Western Digital Black 1TB 64MB Cache
Power Color Radeon HD 6850

Heres my questions
1. What coolant should I use Feser One or Distilled Water
2. If I get distilled water should I use PT Nuke or a silver coil or something else entirely
3. Is it ok to use dyes in distilled water or will mess up things like I've read cause I really like the Feser UV Red Dye
4. Is there any maitenence involved in water cooling such as refilling or something and how often should I refill

After googling for a while I have that you should refill like once a year and the best coolant is distilled water with a silver coil and dyes will mess up everything but I kinda want to have conformation before I buy everything


All advice is greatly appreciated,
Austin

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a c 331 K Overclocking
February 21, 2011 2:31:27 PM

Quote:
Heres my questions
1. What coolant should I use Feser One or Distilled Water
2. If I get distilled water should I use PT Nuke or a silver coil or something else entirely
3. Is it ok to use dyes in distilled water or will mess up things like I've read cause I really like the Feser UV Red Dye
4. Is there any maitenence involved in water cooling such as refilling or something and how often should I refill


1. distilled only
2. Yes and yes to distilled/killcoil. Kill coil can be optional.
3. No. But, use at your own risk.
4. 6-9 months is often recommended. See the links in my signature for a ton of WC info.

Edit: Added link for your Feser1 stuff: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3837299
a c 295 K Overclocking
February 21, 2011 3:09:47 PM

1- Or di-onized water
2- IMO kill coils isn't an option, you need that in your loop
3- No, that damage your loop components in little steps and many manufacturer don't apply warranty if you use dyes.
4- Here is where you need the silver KillCoils, with that you avoid many of those things living in your loop and in the same way the maintenance time isn't as frequently.
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February 21, 2011 3:32:27 PM

so your saying I should put both pt nuke and the coil
a c 295 K Overclocking
February 21, 2011 3:36:06 PM

^I prefer in that way, but it's your choice. You can use one, or two.
February 21, 2011 3:42:04 PM

and should I use some type corrosion inhibitor like from feser or something else
a c 295 K Overclocking
February 21, 2011 3:45:09 PM

None, distiller water or di-onized water, nothing more.
February 21, 2011 3:46:54 PM

and whats the difference between pt nuke and pt nuke -PHN
a c 331 K Overclocking
February 21, 2011 4:02:09 PM

The PHN is the most commonly used kind. It's developed for straight distilled loops to keep the PH in the water balanced.

It mentions the specific use of each in the description/link on Petra's web site.
February 21, 2011 4:09:26 PM

Thanks
so I'll pt nuke -PHN
and distilled water no dyes
wish I could give you guys both the best answer
a b K Overclocking
February 21, 2011 4:40:14 PM

rocky_1 said:
Thanks
so I'll pt nuke -PHN
and distilled water no dyes
wish I could give you guys both the best answer


if you plan on using EK acrylic res. stay away prom PT nuke,specially PHN
it will void you warranty if it cracks
February 21, 2011 9:02:26 PM

and I think I'll use a silver coil too
February 21, 2011 9:03:13 PM

remember I'm getting the XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 kit
a b K Overclocking
February 21, 2011 10:08:16 PM

good choice ,got FC570..like i say acrilic, acetal/nikel would be safe choice
a b K Overclocking
February 23, 2011 12:48:18 PM

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3. Is it ok to use dyes in distilled water or will mess up things like I've read cause I really like the Feser UV Red Dye


I personally avoid dyes as they are messy and annoying. If you want color, get colored tubing. Primoflex LRT comes in many colors and is quite cheap.
a c 331 K Overclocking
February 23, 2011 12:58:33 PM

Shadowwwwwwwwwwwwww....where have you been?

And yes to colored tubing. Additives/coolants are soooo 2001.
a c 295 K Overclocking
February 23, 2011 1:00:59 PM

rubix_1011 said:
Shadowwwwwwwwwwwwww....where have you been?

And yes to colored tubing. Additives/coolants are soooo 2001.


In the shadow :lol: 
a c 331 K Overclocking
February 23, 2011 1:16:17 PM

He used to be very active daily...it's almost like he has school to attend or something. :) 
a b K Overclocking
February 24, 2011 1:09:00 AM

rubix_1011 said:
He used to be very active daily...it's almost like he has school to attend or something. :) 

Yeah, taking 18 credits isn't as easy as I imagine.
a c 331 K Overclocking
February 24, 2011 1:29:30 AM

I tried 18 credit/hrs (mech./computer engineering) while playing college football my freshman year.

Let's just say sports/partying/social life won; grades lost.

February 24, 2011 3:26:41 AM

Wow I can't believe how much knowledge there is here. Rocky these guys ALL know their stuff.. Listen to them.
a c 295 K Overclocking
February 24, 2011 4:46:45 AM

I'm curious, what are the specs for those OCZ 2000MHz?
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