motherboards
Arctic
Arctic Feezer 7x
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: The Final Verdict on Coolants (well, maybe)

  1. #1
    Regular Member

    Status
    joshjaks is offline

    Last Online
    02-07-2020 @ 09:42
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Rangely, CO
    Posts
    1,126
    CPU: AMD / Ryzen / 1700X / 3850 MHz
    M/B: Asrock X370 Taichi
    RAM: 16gb / Geil / EvoX / 16-16-16-36 / 3200 MHz
    GPU: Sapphire / R9 290 Vapor-X / 4gb / x 2 Crossfire
    • joshjaks's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Core V71
      • PSU:
      • Rosewill / Lightning / 1000w
      • Cooling:
      • Proc / Swiftech Apogee II Block, Enermax NEOllusion Res Fans / 4x NZXT 200mm Front and Top / 2 x Corsair AF140mm Purple LED Bottom and Back GPU / Stock (Vapor-X)
      • Monitor:
      • Viewsonic 27" LED FreeSync
      • OS:
      • Windows 10
      • Misc:
      • NZXT Grid+ Fan Controller
    Thanks
    248
    Thanked 132 Times in 101 Posts
    Points: 24,551, Level: 48
    Points: 24,551, Level: 48
    Level completed: 1%,
    Points required for next Level: 999
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 999
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default The Final Verdict on Coolants (well, maybe)

    OK, I've been running around trying to find out what coolant I want to use for doing a custom loop and decided to put down some info I'm finding. Can we make this thread the definitive answer on coolant with detailed explanations and practical experience? I hope so.

    All in all, it seems distilled water and a silver coil or silver plug is still the all time king for loops. You can't stop galvanic corrosion from happening, but distilled water seems to help slow the process well and the silver keeps the fluid clean while preventing the inside of the loop from getting slimy. Water is the best bet for heat transfer so it's a huge win there.

    The various alcohol based coolants seem to have the benefit of doing the most to slow galvanic corrosion down. Galvanic corrosion is the process of one metal breaking down when in electrical contact with another. Electrolytes can exist in the liquid, even though electricity from the system isn't the cause. The side effects seem to be less heat transfer and still having the possibility of a slimy build up.

    The other possibility is to use a Biocide instead of a silver coil. Once again though, the Biocide can leave slimy residue in the loop and begin to coagulate at the block. Biocides do seem to have the benefit of slowing down the Galvanic corrosion effect though since silver isn't added to the list of metal contacts.

    Ultimately, the best way to do a cooling loop would be to have a silver rad, block and fittings. It would act as a kill agent and there shouldn't be problems with galvanic corrosion since there isn't two types of metal in contact (via the liquid) with each other. You can imagine that would get pricey, but maybe an interior silver coating would be feasible? Course we might have to worry about tarnishing then. We must consider this the pipe dream then.

    This is the discussion starter and I only have the beginners info on this. Please add input, correct or flesh out points made as much as you need to, and let's see if we can answer this coolant discussion the best way possible.

  2. #2
    Moderator

    Status
    Smiki007 is offline

    Last Online
    13-09-2020 @ 09:53
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Lima, Peru
    Posts
    2,442
    CPU: ThreadRipper 2950X @4.1Ghz
    M/B: MSI Meg X399 Creation
    RAM: 64GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3000
    GPU: 2x Aorus GTX 1080Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme
    • Smiki007's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Core X9
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova 1600W 80+ G2
      • Cooling:
      • 2x Enermax NEOChanger Res/Pump Combo + 2x Swiftech Xtreme FLow 360mm Rads + ACool Nexxos XT45 240mm Rad + EKWB Pom / Nickel Full Cover TR4 Water Block)
      • Monitor:
      • ASUS VG278H 3D
      • OS:
      • W10 Pro v.1809
    Thanks
    247
    Thanked 299 Times in 267 Posts
    Points: 108,503, Level: 100
    Points: 108,503, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%,
    Points required for next Level: 0
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: The Final Verdict on Coolants (well, maybe)

    The best coolant ever: Distilled Water with few drops of Biocide or Silver Coil

    Always look beyond the limits...

  3. The following user thanks Smiki007 For this above post:

    joshjaks (09-06-2017)

  4. #3
    Core Member

    Status
    realneil is offline

    Last Online
    13-07-2020 @ 20:58
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Posts
    8,433
    CPU: i7-2600K and FX-8350
    M/B: Gigabyte on both
    RAM: 32GB DDR4-3200 and 64GB DDR4-3000
    GPU: 980Ti SLI and RX480 Crossfire
    • realneil's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra & Rosewill Blackhawk
      • PSU:
      • SeaSonic & Rosewill
      • Cooling:
      • Corsair H80 and Corsair H60, Both with dual high flow, low noise fans added.
      • Sound:
      • both onboard
      • Monitor:
      • ASUS 27" & Acer 28" 4K screen
      • OS:
      • Win-7 64Bit on both
      • Misc:
      • Klipsch Speakers, Plextor DVD Burners on all systems. Third System: Z170 Stinger W/i5-6600K, 16GB DDR4-3000, GTX-980 ViewSonic 27" Screen
    Thanks
    1,451
    Thanked 888 Times in 779 Posts
    Points: 102,711, Level: 99
    Points: 102,711, Level: 99
    Level completed: 84%,
    Points required for next Level: 339
    Level completed: 84%, Points required for next Level: 339
    Overall activity: 85.0%
    Overall activity: 85.0%

    Default Re: The Final Verdict on Coolants (well, maybe)

    I bought some stuff with a dragon on the bottle!
    And it's a blue bottle!

  5. #4
    Moderator

    Status
    vinman is offline

    Last Online
    15-09-2020 @ 00:11
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Los Angeles Orange Cty
    Posts
    4,427
    CPU: Intel Core i7 - 4770K
    M/B: MSI Z87 MPOWER
    RAM: 32 GB DDR3 2400 G.SKILL SNIPER
    GPU: 2X- EVGA GFORCE GTX 960 4GB FTW
    • vinman's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Phanteks Enthoo Lux
      • PSU:
      • EVGA SUPERNOVA P2 PLATNIUM 1200W PSU
      • Cooling:
      • AirPlex 360 rad Airplex Pro 240 slim rad Swiftech MCP 655 Pump XSPC RAYSTORM CPU Water Block Monsoon Premium Modular 2 bay Reservoir
      • Sound:
      • On Board
      • Monitor:
      • 27 inch Predator 144 Hz 1440 gaming
      • OS:
      • Win10 PRO 64bit
      • Misc:
      • Razer Black Widow Ultimate KEYBOARD, Razor Death Adder Elite mouse
    Thanks
    1,284
    Thanked 672 Times in 550 Posts
    Points: 79,480, Level: 87
    Points: 79,480, Level: 87
    Level completed: 63%,
    Points required for next Level: 670
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 670
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: The Final Verdict on Coolants (well, maybe)

    2 fluid ounces of Ethylene Glycol mix with 0.5 L of distilled water

    Product Desciption
    HydrX is a concentrated corrosion and algea inhibitor.

    It's formulation derives from marine engine racing applications where anti-freeze characteristics are not required, but optimum heat transfer and anti-corrosion are primordial.

    Usage
    For long term protection (3 years), mix (1) bottle to 0.5l (16 oz) of distilled water.
    For short term protection (1 year), mix (1) bottle to 1l (32 oz) of distilled water.

    Name:  hydrx.jpg
Views: 50
Size:  13.8 KB
    Last edited by vinman; 21-06-2017 at 20:09.

  6. #5
    Core Member

    Status
    realneil is offline

    Last Online
    13-07-2020 @ 20:58
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Posts
    8,433
    CPU: i7-2600K and FX-8350
    M/B: Gigabyte on both
    RAM: 32GB DDR4-3200 and 64GB DDR4-3000
    GPU: 980Ti SLI and RX480 Crossfire
    • realneil's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra & Rosewill Blackhawk
      • PSU:
      • SeaSonic & Rosewill
      • Cooling:
      • Corsair H80 and Corsair H60, Both with dual high flow, low noise fans added.
      • Sound:
      • both onboard
      • Monitor:
      • ASUS 27" & Acer 28" 4K screen
      • OS:
      • Win-7 64Bit on both
      • Misc:
      • Klipsch Speakers, Plextor DVD Burners on all systems. Third System: Z170 Stinger W/i5-6600K, 16GB DDR4-3000, GTX-980 ViewSonic 27" Screen
    Thanks
    1,451
    Thanked 888 Times in 779 Posts
    Points: 102,711, Level: 99
    Points: 102,711, Level: 99
    Level completed: 84%,
    Points required for next Level: 339
    Level completed: 84%, Points required for next Level: 339
    Overall activity: 85.0%
    Overall activity: 85.0%

    Default Re: The Final Verdict on Coolants (well, maybe)

    Just looked at my Blue bottle of coolant and realized that it's named after one of my old girlfriends.

    "ICE Dragon"

    Name:  IceDragon.JPG
Views: 164
Size:  39.1 KB
    Last edited by realneil; 20-06-2017 at 14:29.

  7. #6
    Moderator

    Status
    Smiki007 is offline

    Last Online
    13-09-2020 @ 09:53
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Lima, Peru
    Posts
    2,442
    CPU: ThreadRipper 2950X @4.1Ghz
    M/B: MSI Meg X399 Creation
    RAM: 64GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3000
    GPU: 2x Aorus GTX 1080Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme
    • Smiki007's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Core X9
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova 1600W 80+ G2
      • Cooling:
      • 2x Enermax NEOChanger Res/Pump Combo + 2x Swiftech Xtreme FLow 360mm Rads + ACool Nexxos XT45 240mm Rad + EKWB Pom / Nickel Full Cover TR4 Water Block)
      • Monitor:
      • ASUS VG278H 3D
      • OS:
      • W10 Pro v.1809
    Thanks
    247
    Thanked 299 Times in 267 Posts
    Points: 108,503, Level: 100
    Points: 108,503, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%,
    Points required for next Level: 0
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: The Final Verdict on Coolants (well, maybe)

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Just looked at my Blue bottle of coolant and realized that it's named after one of my old girlfriends.

    "ICE Dragon"

    Name:  IceDragon.JPG
Views: 164
Size:  39.1 KB


































    Then she cooled you well

    Always look beyond the limits...

  8. #7
    Core Member

    Status
    realneil is offline

    Last Online
    13-07-2020 @ 20:58
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Posts
    8,433
    CPU: i7-2600K and FX-8350
    M/B: Gigabyte on both
    RAM: 32GB DDR4-3200 and 64GB DDR4-3000
    GPU: 980Ti SLI and RX480 Crossfire
    • realneil's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra & Rosewill Blackhawk
      • PSU:
      • SeaSonic & Rosewill
      • Cooling:
      • Corsair H80 and Corsair H60, Both with dual high flow, low noise fans added.
      • Sound:
      • both onboard
      • Monitor:
      • ASUS 27" & Acer 28" 4K screen
      • OS:
      • Win-7 64Bit on both
      • Misc:
      • Klipsch Speakers, Plextor DVD Burners on all systems. Third System: Z170 Stinger W/i5-6600K, 16GB DDR4-3000, GTX-980 ViewSonic 27" Screen
    Thanks
    1,451
    Thanked 888 Times in 779 Posts
    Points: 102,711, Level: 99
    Points: 102,711, Level: 99
    Level completed: 84%,
    Points required for next Level: 339
    Level completed: 84%, Points required for next Level: 339
    Overall activity: 85.0%
    Overall activity: 85.0%

    Default Re: The Final Verdict on Coolants (well, maybe)

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiki007 View Post
    Then she cooled you well

    Yeah, she left me cold.

  9. #8
    Moderator

    Status
    vinman is offline

    Last Online
    15-09-2020 @ 00:11
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Los Angeles Orange Cty
    Posts
    4,427
    CPU: Intel Core i7 - 4770K
    M/B: MSI Z87 MPOWER
    RAM: 32 GB DDR3 2400 G.SKILL SNIPER
    GPU: 2X- EVGA GFORCE GTX 960 4GB FTW
    • vinman's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Phanteks Enthoo Lux
      • PSU:
      • EVGA SUPERNOVA P2 PLATNIUM 1200W PSU
      • Cooling:
      • AirPlex 360 rad Airplex Pro 240 slim rad Swiftech MCP 655 Pump XSPC RAYSTORM CPU Water Block Monsoon Premium Modular 2 bay Reservoir
      • Sound:
      • On Board
      • Monitor:
      • 27 inch Predator 144 Hz 1440 gaming
      • OS:
      • Win10 PRO 64bit
      • Misc:
      • Razer Black Widow Ultimate KEYBOARD, Razor Death Adder Elite mouse
    Thanks
    1,284
    Thanked 672 Times in 550 Posts
    Points: 79,480, Level: 87
    Points: 79,480, Level: 87
    Level completed: 63%,
    Points required for next Level: 670
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 670
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: The Final Verdict on Coolants (well, maybe)

    besides water what else is in it Neil

  10. #9
    Core Member

    Status
    realneil is offline

    Last Online
    13-07-2020 @ 20:58
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Posts
    8,433
    CPU: i7-2600K and FX-8350
    M/B: Gigabyte on both
    RAM: 32GB DDR4-3200 and 64GB DDR4-3000
    GPU: 980Ti SLI and RX480 Crossfire
    • realneil's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra & Rosewill Blackhawk
      • PSU:
      • SeaSonic & Rosewill
      • Cooling:
      • Corsair H80 and Corsair H60, Both with dual high flow, low noise fans added.
      • Sound:
      • both onboard
      • Monitor:
      • ASUS 27" & Acer 28" 4K screen
      • OS:
      • Win-7 64Bit on both
      • Misc:
      • Klipsch Speakers, Plextor DVD Burners on all systems. Third System: Z170 Stinger W/i5-6600K, 16GB DDR4-3000, GTX-980 ViewSonic 27" Screen
    Thanks
    1,451
    Thanked 888 Times in 779 Posts
    Points: 102,711, Level: 99
    Points: 102,711, Level: 99
    Level completed: 84%,
    Points required for next Level: 339
    Level completed: 84%, Points required for next Level: 339
    Overall activity: 85.0%
    Overall activity: 85.0%

    Default Re: The Final Verdict on Coolants (well, maybe)

    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    besides water what else is in it Neil
    It doesn't list its ingredients on the bottle. But it DOES say that it's ~*NANOFLUID*~ and that's a ten dollar word!

    www.icedragoncooling.com

    There is a warning on the bottle that it contains Zinc Oxide.
    ___________________________________


    I also have a new bottle of Cape Kelvin Catcher from AlphaCool sitting on the shelf. I've heard a lot of good things about it.
    I'll probably use the Ice-Dragon stuff first. Only because I want to stuff a string of white LED Christmas lights inside of it and light that Dragon up on my shelf.
    Last edited by realneil; 22-06-2017 at 14:40.

  11. #10
    Moderator

    Status
    vinman is offline

    Last Online
    15-09-2020 @ 00:11
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Los Angeles Orange Cty
    Posts
    4,427
    CPU: Intel Core i7 - 4770K
    M/B: MSI Z87 MPOWER
    RAM: 32 GB DDR3 2400 G.SKILL SNIPER
    GPU: 2X- EVGA GFORCE GTX 960 4GB FTW
    • vinman's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Phanteks Enthoo Lux
      • PSU:
      • EVGA SUPERNOVA P2 PLATNIUM 1200W PSU
      • Cooling:
      • AirPlex 360 rad Airplex Pro 240 slim rad Swiftech MCP 655 Pump XSPC RAYSTORM CPU Water Block Monsoon Premium Modular 2 bay Reservoir
      • Sound:
      • On Board
      • Monitor:
      • 27 inch Predator 144 Hz 1440 gaming
      • OS:
      • Win10 PRO 64bit
      • Misc:
      • Razer Black Widow Ultimate KEYBOARD, Razor Death Adder Elite mouse
    Thanks
    1,284
    Thanked 672 Times in 550 Posts
    Points: 79,480, Level: 87
    Points: 79,480, Level: 87
    Level completed: 63%,
    Points required for next Level: 670
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 670
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: The Final Verdict on Coolants (well, maybe)

    I use swiftech for years now my loop stays clean and system runs cool no buildup I dump it and change it out once a year, I have also used a concentrate simular to this with distilled water that I purchased from my local auto parts which seems to work just as good

  12. #11
    Gu3
    Regular Member

    Status
    Gu3 is offline

    Last Online
    18-04-2019 @ 12:45
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Haymarket VA, USA
    Posts
    987
    CPU: i7-4770K @ 4GHZ
    M/B: MSI Z87 MPOWER ATX LGA1150
    RAM: 32GB (2 X Crucial 16GB Ballistix Elite (2 x 8GB) CAS 9, DDR3 1866 )
    GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Dual FTW ACX
    • Gu3's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic XPS2 / 660W / 660 Platinum
      • Cooling:
      • Swiftech ApogeeXL Water Block Alphacool NexXxos ST30 Full Copper Slim Profile Dual 120mm Radiator EK DDC X-RES Top 140 with 3.2 Pump (PWM) Pump/Res Primochill LST 3/8x5/8" Tubing BitsPower Premium Black Matt Compression Fittings Cougar CF-V12HPB Fans Monsoon Silver Bullet
      • Monitor:
      • 3 x Asus VS247H-P 23.6"
      • OS:
      • Linux Mint 18.1
      • Misc:
      • System Name: Dark Matter Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/rrccCJ BIOS Overclock to 4GHZ. Memory @ Stock Speed. Purely an amateur, built for HandBrake.
    Thanks
    111
    Thanked 112 Times in 103 Posts
    Points: 8,632, Level: 27
    Points: 8,632, Level: 27
    Level completed: 81%,
    Points required for next Level: 118
    Level completed: 81%, Points required for next Level: 118
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: The Final Verdict on Coolants (well, maybe)

    I'm using Distilled Water, a silver bullet and a drop or two of biocide, and I've not had any problems with it at all in the last 2.5-3 years.

    S.

  13. #12
    Moderator

    Status
    vinman is offline

    Last Online
    15-09-2020 @ 00:11
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Los Angeles Orange Cty
    Posts
    4,427
    CPU: Intel Core i7 - 4770K
    M/B: MSI Z87 MPOWER
    RAM: 32 GB DDR3 2400 G.SKILL SNIPER
    GPU: 2X- EVGA GFORCE GTX 960 4GB FTW
    • vinman's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Phanteks Enthoo Lux
      • PSU:
      • EVGA SUPERNOVA P2 PLATNIUM 1200W PSU
      • Cooling:
      • AirPlex 360 rad Airplex Pro 240 slim rad Swiftech MCP 655 Pump XSPC RAYSTORM CPU Water Block Monsoon Premium Modular 2 bay Reservoir
      • Sound:
      • On Board
      • Monitor:
      • 27 inch Predator 144 Hz 1440 gaming
      • OS:
      • Win10 PRO 64bit
      • Misc:
      • Razer Black Widow Ultimate KEYBOARD, Razor Death Adder Elite mouse
    Thanks
    1,284
    Thanked 672 Times in 550 Posts
    Points: 79,480, Level: 87
    Points: 79,480, Level: 87
    Level completed: 63%,
    Points required for next Level: 670
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 670
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: The Final Verdict on Coolants (well, maybe)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gu3 View Post
    I'm using Distilled Water, a silver bullet and a drop or two of biocide, and I've not had any problems with it at all in the last 2.5-3 years.

    S.
    That works for me as well

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. New Rig - Final List
    By Dawgdoc in forum General Hardware
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-05-2012, 15:19
  2. Firefox 4.0 Final
    By Lil' Dead in forum General Software
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 22-03-2011, 15:19
  3. I need a final decision
    By criss_glitch666 in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-06-2009, 22:33
  4. The Final Results.....
    By lyndonm33 in forum CPU Overclocking
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-10-2008, 22:53
  5. final battlegrounds
    By Yblad in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16-02-2008, 11:07

Search tags for this page

content

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread