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Old 07-01-2008, 03:50 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Hey aspire, is there ANY uv type dye that you would suggest, or should i just stick with distilled water and the biocide from petras?
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:00 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Any type of UV dye will eventually fade, and will wind up being useless.

If it's something you really want I have heard good things about the ones sold by Feser.
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i have used a couple and they have always faded as aspire says and turned to gunk. If you want UV coloring the best I've found is pre-mixed coolant...I've liked Feser One and Alphacool liquids.
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Default Re: Summer Water Cooling project.

Also it WILL all stain your tubing and make it cloudy after a short period of time.

My only experience with any kind of dye was some Swiftech Hydrx additive. Stained my masterkleer after about 2 months and when I finally replaced my only MP-! gpu block there was definately some signs of it in the pins inside.
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Ya thats kind of what i figured. I needed 3 dollars to hit the 12 months no interest on newegg so i ordered a set of UV cathodes Going to nerd it up a bit. They'll still look good with the neon green DFI board. So distilled water and biocide it is. Although i'm not pleased that EVERYTHING but my reservoirs will be here thursday. So i might have to hit up microcenter and buy a couple T's and fill ports until the res's come in. Grrr.
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a solution for dye is colored tubing. Feser makes some awesome tubing.....
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Meh, i ordered 20 feet of masterkleer. I'm guessing it'll take me at least 3-4 hours to plum the tubing. Huge case gonna get filled up

Hey guru, what sinks are you using for the VRMs and RAM on your card, forgot to ask.
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Am i bleeding my t-line wrong or is suppoused to take ages? -_- how long does it take you aspire?
Oh, and you know how your barbs on yours point down? well the ones I got point out away from the back of the case. I have a half kink in leaving my radiator -_-.


But You bleed the t-line by pouring stuff in it , and turning on the pump, turning it off, and pouring stuff in it and repeat a bilzon times? I turned the case upside down too so that the t-line was the highest thing in the case.

Helpz plz (aspire get on aim :P)

Good news though, it looks smexy and isn't leaking yet.

Oh and q6600 is offically lapped.... It didnt quite have a mirror shine finish, but it was definatly flat and shiny.
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Default Re: Summer Water Cooling project.

Running the leak test:



The only kink in the loop is here


I plan to fix it with 90 degree barbs.

Also, i know aspire told me to put the wires for the fans on the radiator through the IO panel, but its so pretty i just decided to not mod anything atm and throw it through here for now.



It creates a crazy criss cross but it is the only way i could get it to work. I can make it look pretty later maybe by using a dremel to cut a square into this so i can fit the wires through.


I turned the Hard drive around this time, and ya i just needed to snap off those support rail thingys.


It is a tight tight fit with the accelero on my 8800 gt. lol. It was a pain to uninstall it and then reinstall it.


You would not belive the **** I went through getting this stuff on....


*sigh* took me ages. And i thought THAT was gonna be simple as pie .
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Default Re: Summer Water Cooling project.

THE BOOT UP!




Idle temps = 30C's with 1.375v and 100% load is 45C's

I think without the kink and letting the compound settle might drive the temps down a bit more. I have a feeling that kink is really killing flow.

And just like ages ago when i threw out my intel stock heat sink (pretended too)


I did it again with my tuniq(pretend, I'm giving it to a friend)
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