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    concerning the liquid used in liquid cooling systems
    why not use Propylene Glycol??
    iv'e never under stood why this was not used in cooling systems.
    or a P.G./alcohol 50/50 mix
    and the old fashioned Peltier based cooling system??
    seriously a retarded monkey could get a liquid cooled system to 25 degrees Fahrenheit on a bad day.
    why are these never used?
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    Default Re: concerning the liquid used in liquid cooling systems

    Because PG lowers the boiling point of water. Causes Thermal Degradation when mixed with copper. Also creates copper salts. Im sure there are many more reasons why.
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    Its all just chemistry. Chemical reactions breaking down the blocks, doing damage to the tubing, filling your loops up with junk, damaging your pump... It all just builds up.

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    Default Re: concerning the liquid used in liquid cooling systems

    I used Redline "water wetter" in a system once. Claimed to run 20 degrees f cooler. I saw a 5 degree C drop in temps. I only used it on the cpu block. It also claims to prevent rust and corrosion. It worked the way it was intended. I only used an ounce in the system, the rest went into my motorcycle.

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    Default Re: concerning the liquid used in liquid cooling systems

    ok, so looking at the info provided i can see clearly the problem with glycol.
    but what about the peltier?
    i dont ever see any pro's using this
    why?
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