FluidXP water replacement? CPU block Vs.? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-17-2007, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 2,215
Send a message via MSN to Akubane
Default FluidXP water replacement? CPU block Vs.?

Think this is the right spot. Anyhow it's almost that time, soon as I squeeze my vacation pay outta the boss. I've been mulling over the options and after looking at biocide, anti-corrosives and all that crap I found this. A bit steep in price compared to the others but after getting my hands on a bunch of distilled water, biocide, anti-corrosives plus the UV dye on top of that.. It's like mixing a sick science experiment.

NCIX.com - Buy Fluid XP+ Extreme Clear NON-CONDUCTIVE Water Replacement - FLUIDXP-CLEAR In Canada.

So question is, how is this stuff? Does it have the same performance as water?

Thats about it. Much easier to add a few drops of dye to this then trying to mix 3 or 4 different things.



Part two is quick.

NCIX.com - Buy Swiftech APOGEE GTX LGA775 CPU Water Block 1/2IN Chrome HI-FLOW Barb Fittings - APOGEE-GTX In Canada.

vs.

NCIX.com - Buy D-TEK Customs Fuzion CPU Water Block S478/LGA775/S939/AM2/S754 1/2IN Barbs - FZ-CP In Canada. Customs

Same price, but the GTX has the aluminum plate on top. I could order a custom copper top from Petra's but thats an added 30$. Reviews sway both ways. Saying D-tek outperforms the GTX and Visa versa. I think the Tek looks a bit lame but I'd rather performance lmao.

What do you think? Thanks guys.

it'll be:
Swiftech MCP655-B (no speed control)
Thermochill PA120.3
Fuzion or GTX CPU block
Masterkleer 7/16 ID tubing and blue smartcoils.
Some reservoir. (ncix doesn't carry any reasonable ones)
D-Tek red UV dye
FluidXP water replacement.
or
Distilled + D-tek anti-corr + Petra's pt_nuke biocide.

Going with NCIX because I haven't seen Petra have any stock for anything in the last 2 or 3 months. So I've given up on em. Sucks cause NCIX doesn't even ship the PA with barbs lmao.

Stock > Price.

Comments, suggestions, criticism all welcome. If you know any better parts speak up ^^ Thanks again.
__________________

__________________


C2D E8400 | Diamond 4870 X2 | Biostar Tpower I45 | 4GB G.Skill PK
Corsair 750TX | Xigmatek HDT-S1283 | CM Haf 932
2x Seagate 1TB 7200.11 | Asus Xonar D2X | LT Z-5500's
Razer Lycosa | Razer Lachesis | LG L245WP-BN 24" MVA LCD
Akubane is offline  
Old 12-17-2007, 03:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,057
Send a message via AIM to zerodayATK
Default Re: FluidXP water replacement? CPU block Vs.?

what system is this going to cool? im looking at a similar WC loop... Mines for a Black edition....
__________________

__________________

FORMERLY THEYOYOKID303
zerodayATK is offline  
Old 12-17-2007, 03:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 2,215
Send a message via MSN to Akubane
Default Re: FluidXP water replacement? CPU block Vs.?

I decided against a GPU block so only a CPU but here it is:


Case- Coolermaster Cosmos
Intell Q6600 quad
XFX 8800 ultra
asus p5k deluxe
1tb seagate 7200.11
2gb ballistix
corsair 520HX

Edit~ The gpu only runs around 55-60C with its stock HSF so I didnt figure it even needs to be cooled more.
__________________


C2D E8400 | Diamond 4870 X2 | Biostar Tpower I45 | 4GB G.Skill PK
Corsair 750TX | Xigmatek HDT-S1283 | CM Haf 932
2x Seagate 1TB 7200.11 | Asus Xonar D2X | LT Z-5500's
Razer Lycosa | Razer Lachesis | LG L245WP-BN 24" MVA LCD
Akubane is offline  
Old 12-17-2007, 04:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,057
Send a message via AIM to zerodayATK
Default Re: FluidXP water replacement? CPU block Vs.?

nice rigg... yeah im not getting GPU cooling.. not yet but I personally getting the DTEk .. im sure your read about the corrison horror storys that come with the stock GTX.. so I said, WHATEVER... same price range.. i'll get the easier one... lol
__________________

FORMERLY THEYOYOKID303
zerodayATK is offline  
Old 12-17-2007, 04:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 2,215
Send a message via MSN to Akubane
Default Re: FluidXP water replacement? CPU block Vs.?

yeah thats what i figured. warning signs everywhere about the GTX. Was just thinking if it performed any better it might be worth the customs copper top. Eliminates corrosion issues. Might just grab the D-tek then. :S And ty ^^. Any idea about water replacements vs distilled water and additives? Mixed reviews everywhere.
__________________


C2D E8400 | Diamond 4870 X2 | Biostar Tpower I45 | 4GB G.Skill PK
Corsair 750TX | Xigmatek HDT-S1283 | CM Haf 932
2x Seagate 1TB 7200.11 | Asus Xonar D2X | LT Z-5500's
Razer Lycosa | Razer Lachesis | LG L245WP-BN 24" MVA LCD
Akubane is offline  
Old 12-17-2007, 10:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,057
Send a message via AIM to zerodayATK
Default Re: FluidXP water replacement? CPU block Vs.?

yeah same here. ... I was planning on getting this...Primochill PC Ice With UV Blue Dye Bomb looked easy simple and BLUE!
__________________

FORMERLY THEYOYOKID303
zerodayATK is offline  
Old 12-17-2007, 10:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 2,215
Send a message via MSN to Akubane
Default Re: FluidXP water replacement? CPU block Vs.?

Well i did a bit more Browsing and FluidXP has been known to clog pump and rad fins -.- So thats out. Primochill looks good. I'm gonna go with this Zerex and distilled with some UV dye.

zerex
Zerex Super Coolant [ZEREX] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

Has great reviews. Dunno about anti algae but its anti-corrosive. No one using it seems to be adding any biocide so I'm assuming it does both.

Gonna get some mean red dye with some blue smartcoils XD Gonna be cool.


Now I just have to figure out how to cut a window in the solid steel side panel. Wonder if jigsaw would work. lol bit harder than aluminum.
__________________


C2D E8400 | Diamond 4870 X2 | Biostar Tpower I45 | 4GB G.Skill PK
Corsair 750TX | Xigmatek HDT-S1283 | CM Haf 932
2x Seagate 1TB 7200.11 | Asus Xonar D2X | LT Z-5500's
Razer Lycosa | Razer Lachesis | LG L245WP-BN 24" MVA LCD
Akubane is offline  
Old 12-17-2007, 11:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
Self Proclaimed Immortal
 
hmammen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: lounge 146 (Euless TX)
Posts: 2,679
Send a message via AIM to hmammen Send a message via MSN to hmammen Send a message via Yahoo to hmammen
Default Re: FluidXP water replacement? CPU block Vs.?

why not just run a t-line and wrap your tubes in an opaque foam or something. That way you wont get anything at all growin in your water...it will be clean forever!!! and very little maintnance.
__________________

Posted from my Nexus7
hmammen is offline  
Old 12-18-2007, 02:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 2,215
Send a message via MSN to Akubane
Default Re: FluidXP water replacement? CPU block Vs.?

cause thats ugly -.-

bout it.

already have to throw in some anti corrosive crap so a 6$ bottle of biocide isnt much.

maintenance is half the fun. ^^
__________________

__________________


C2D E8400 | Diamond 4870 X2 | Biostar Tpower I45 | 4GB G.Skill PK
Corsair 750TX | Xigmatek HDT-S1283 | CM Haf 932
2x Seagate 1TB 7200.11 | Asus Xonar D2X | LT Z-5500's
Razer Lycosa | Razer Lachesis | LG L245WP-BN 24" MVA LCD
Akubane is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does my MB have a lock on the CPU freq.??? rickytan Overclocking and Modding 2 12-12-2007 01:16 AM
Cool looking Gigabyte water cooling case Prophet New Systems | Building and Buying 22 10-14-2007 06:50 PM
Please explain what a CPU Clock Speed is fcui21 System Upgrades 3 10-03-2007 06:36 PM
Suggest a Water Block Alexinator New Systems | Building and Buying 10 08-23-2007 04:51 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.