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Old 05-11-2011, 02:03 AM   #1
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Water Cooling Fluid Change ?

Just a quickie - had my water-cooled 3XS system now for a year, temps have gone up slightly very recently and i think its due a fluid change - now i am a total newb to watercooled systems and have no idea where to start so any kind of advice would be appreciated- both my gpus are water cooled, in short i just want to no what fluid to buy if there is any specific apart from the fact my tubes glow blue oh yeah and where it empties really and where i top it up.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:15 PM   #2
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Re: Water Cooling Fluid Change ?

why not just mail the 3xs team @ scan for advice?
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:06 PM   #3
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Re: Water Cooling Fluid Change ?

Distilled water?
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:53 PM   #4
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Re: Water Cooling Fluid Change ?

Obvious answer listy and thanks chap - went to the scan website and they have a support page so should help - cheers !

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Old 05-11-2011, 05:21 PM   #5
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Re: Water Cooling Fluid Change ?

You can probably buy it at some stupid price, but at the end of the day its all just distilled water with dye in it.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:34 PM   #6
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Re: Water Cooling Fluid Change ?

got litres of distilled at work that i use on the forklift batteries but i dont fancy using it on the computer besides the dye in mine is blue and i will be buying that again at 8quid a litre :S
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Re: Water Cooling Fluid Change ?

Gah! Made a massive response to this but reloaded the page! Anyways I got loads of advice from an epic thread on special tech forums. Had videos, pictures EVERYTHING . Gave me all the knowledge I needed. Btw you really need treated water or else major algae! You can buy some awesome dyes for cooling to add to plain water or ready dyed. Special tech have a good selection.

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...-cid-1182.html

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Re: Water Cooling Fluid Change ?

Thanks for that above info - getting some good advice now just awaiting fluid and the odd other thing and will be changed next week - driving me nuts as its low and in the heat of bf3 get crashes cause of the heat probs was just in a round with over 4k and boom.

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Re: Water Cooling Fluid Change ?

Fill it with Vodka, should knock a few degrees off the temps.
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Re: Water Cooling Fluid Change ?

All done now - emptied flushed and refilled and good to go after a successful stress test.

I dont fancy doing it again in 12 months tho and i have now have blue dye on the lounge carpet which is currently awaiting a wet vac !
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Re: Water Cooling Fluid Change ?

That dye gets everywhere!, last time I watercooled I didn't bother with dye / water wetter, it was to much of a hassle, just put in De Ionized water and that was it.
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