Bitspower Launches Touchaqua DIY Series Soft Tube Kit series

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. reix2x

    reix2x Master Guru

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    is there a real benefit on using this kind of "coolants" instead of just water? i know in ice engines the benefit is that you control a lot of the corrosion in the system. should that be a problem on a computer water cooling system?
     
  3. jura11

    jura11 Ancient Guru

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    There is few benefits from using the coolants rather than distilled or deionized water, distilled water or deionized water doesn't offer any kind of protection against the algae and doesn't have any kind of anti bacterial or anti corrosion

    Yes you can use distilled water or deionized water if you wish, but I highly recommend to change water every 2 or 3 month and if you are running mixed metals like copper with nickel etc I would change water much frequently

    Other option is to use Biocide+ and Inhibitor+ from Mayhems

    Mayhems X1 1L cost around £6-£7 amd that's very good price for coolant, I use only Mayhems coolants and never have issues with them

    Hope this helps

    Thanks, Jura
     
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    Arctucas Ancient Guru

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    jura11 Ancient Guru

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    And good luck with Nickel plated waterblocks, PT Nuke is not the best solution for water cooling, if you are running or using Copper waterblock or brass that's OK but anything which is nickel plated it will or can damage nickel plated waterblocks or fittings

    Few years back many people used only Kill coil with PT Nuke and most of the guys who I know used PT Nuke their nickel plated blocks started to corrode or been damaged beyond the repair

    Mayhems Inhibitor+ and Biocide+ are best solution if you don't like coolants, I used both and no issues with both, I prefer Mayhems X1 or XT-1 for loops because its easy and doesn't cost too much and in UK getting Distilled water is just pain

    Hope this helps

    Thanks, Jura
     
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    Arctucas Ancient Guru

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    Been using it for about ten years now with Bitspower fittings, not had any problems.

    Perhaps they were using the copper sulfate version, rather than the Benzalkonium Chloride version I linked to?

    Or, maybe they had the notoriously bad EK nickel plated blocks?
     
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    I have 3 EK Nickel plated blocks and two Aquacomputer nickel plated blocks and they're like new one, no discolouration or with plating, been using like Mayhems X1 or Pastel and Inhibitor+ with Biocide+ and absolutely no issues, blocks are clean

    Regarding the PT Nuke and Nickel, not sure which one they used but PT Nuke doesn't offer any anti corrosion protection, which blocks they used EK, Heatkiller and Aquacomputer and few others from Bitspower, Barrow or Bykski etc

    Many companies like Heatkiller or Aquacomputer won't guarantee warranty if you are used Kill coil or PT Nuke, not sure if EK will guarantee warranty

    But yes EK have in past issues with their Nickel plated waterblocks, I'm probably lucky with their blocks because my blocks are clean and never have issues with them

    Friend loop currently is running 24/7 and still use same coolant Mayhems Pastel Red which I have put there 3 years ago and coolant didn't lose any colour, its still same,I have been using on my loop Mayhems X1 Clear and red one for past two years and no issues, my coolant is I think 2 year old and still is same color, no discolouration or breaking down like with others

    Hope this helps

    Thanks, Jura
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    I've always used distilled water and some basic additives to stop calcium build up, if I'm feeling fancy I'll throw food coloring in lol.

    But is Bitspower not big in the US? I see them in Microcenter but that's about it.
     
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    Arctucas Ancient Guru

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    Microcenter is where I bought mine, although they seem to have less these days than ten years ago.
     
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    DeskStar Maha Guru

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    Had horrible experiences all around with using just the aforementioned ingredients. PT nuke and distilled water. All bitspower fittings here to and it simply destroyed my quick disconnects. One of the most expensive fittings to say the least, but if you were to look inside it and see it has what looks like a stainless like spring inside them and that was just corroded and rusted.

    Switched back to your said "expensive" coolant and viola never again an issue and all fittings are perfect as the day they were installed.

    I just belief you wouldn't want to put some cheap "alternative" to your already (most likely) expensive build. Any one put regular unleaded in their Ferrari?
     

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    Demineralised water and ~10% Automotive Coolant ( Glysantin ) :) Cheap and reliable, works in 100million+ cars, lasts many years and if you work clean it will stay fungus free and no clogging of fins in your blocks.
    Tested a lot and this is the best yet, and you can buy it all at any gas station dirt cheap.
     
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    Sorry to hear of your unfortunate experience.

    My experience, on the other hand, has been non-problematic. I have had the same Bitspower Shining Silver barb fittings in my radiator and pump reservoir for about ten years, and have seen no corrosion. If the spring was rusted, it probably was not stainless.

    Also, I would use a higher octane grade of gasoline in the Ferrari, but not waste money on rocket fuel.
     
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    I'm with Arctucas..... I used distilled water and PT Nuke for 6 years without issues.... other than poor fan and radiator choice anyway...lol No buildup in the loop, no rusted fittings....

    If your "stainless steel" rusted.....it wasn't stainless steel to begin with.

    I considered this, but everyone I asked said to use distilled water and PT Nuke....which I had no issues with over a 6 year period.
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Love it.
     

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