Weak Coolant Color

Discussion in 'Water Cooling' started by ShiningHolden, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. ShiningHolden

    ShiningHolden Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    315
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    I just re-did my loop for the 5th time.
    The three times were from adding hardware.
    The 4th time, I dumped an entire bottle of coolant in, which wasn't smart, because I didn't do correct mixing.
    The 5th, and most recent, I dumped a bottle of Pentosin G11 in a 1 gallon bottle of Deer Park Distilled Water, and then used a funnel and put it in my system.

    I see all these pictures of these AWESOME colors running through a loop, and I am jealous.
    My loop doesn't glow in the dark, my loop is really ugly too.

    Here is a picture of what I want my loop to look like.
    [​IMG]

    and here is a picture of what my loop looks like
    [​IMG]
     
  2. oneil

    oneil Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    451
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Throw some blue food coloring in there? UV dye?
     
  3. ShiningHolden

    ShiningHolden Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    315
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    I have heard about UV Dye, but your talking $25 dollars a bottle.
    Food coloring?
    What exactly would that do?
     
  4. BrandonB

    BrandonB 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,482
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Ehh? $25 a bottle? What have you been smoking? It's $9.99 for the dtek stuff and it's $4.95 for this, they also have green in both brands. Also, you need to give that CPU outlet hose more slack, it's kinking.
     
  5. Arcygenical

    Arcygenical Will Watercool for Crack

    Messages:
    24,817
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2005
  6. BrandonB

    BrandonB 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,482
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Hey man, you need some worm drive clamps on those EK barbs, it's very easy to put that tubing on and off on those barbs, especially when it's wet and under pressure. All it would take is bumping it a little to hard and it would pop off, especially since the tubing has little to no slack. Just FYI, be careful.
     
  7. Uberhitzung

    Uberhitzung [H]Lite

    Messages:
    120
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    LMAO

    you all are wrong.

    its the Swiftech HydrX coolant additive. Its like $5.25 + shipping like everywhere:rolleyes:
     
  8. Top Nurse

    Top Nurse [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    7,269
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    You win the prize! Here's an e-cookie. :)
     
  9. JC634

    JC634 Gawd

    Messages:
    580
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2006
    I originally did not like the color of my blue pentosin loop either. I premixed it the "correct" proportions, and it looked like your loop.

    So I just added more pentosin directly into my reservoir until I got the color I wanted. It was not alot, so I was not concerned about the water/pentosin ratio.

    FWIW, I had the Swiftech HydrX originally in my loop. Which is what the one pix looks like it has for an additive. I simply did not care for the green. Also, I do not think it is UV reactive.
     
  10. ShiningHolden

    ShiningHolden Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    315
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    http://jab-tech.com/Fluid-XP+-High-performance-UV-Alien-Green-pr-3390.html
    Nothing, you?

    And by the way, I lost my Gigabyte P965-DS3 by that EK block. I was draining the loop, and it spilt all over my 8800GTS and my southbridge.
    8800GTS survived. :)


    I am going for blue as well, not green. Green just seemed like a good example since it really stands out IMO.

    Really? Like, a mild mild mild kink? My E6300 at 1867 at 1.325 voltage, folding, is sitting at 43/41 right now. Folding is full load, no?

    Your the one who told me to buy the Pentosin. :)
    But your word is Jesus, so let me throwout the 15 bottles I ordered of the Pentosin and buy D-Tek. :)
     
  11. JC634

    JC634 Gawd

    Messages:
    580
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2006
    I just use 7/16" in my loop with zip ties. I hate worm clamps.

    15 bottles!:eek: I just went to my local VW/Audi dealer and picked some up there.:)
     
  12. ShiningHolden

    ShiningHolden Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    315
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    I bought 20 worm clamps, and they blow so hard.
    I can't get them to work, so I don't use them.

    I probably went overboard, but I have 3 watercooled PCs to manage. :)
     
  13. BrandonB

    BrandonB 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,482
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    ..........................


     
  14. BrandonB

    BrandonB 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,482
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
  15. Top Nurse

    Top Nurse [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    7,269
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    That's why I use push-fits. :)
     
  16. Arcygenical

    Arcygenical Will Watercool for Crack

    Messages:
    24,817
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2005
    No... He didn't ask us to "Name that fluid...." He was using it as an example. Dtek dyes are the best UV dyes around.

    They're sooo easy lol. Come online tomorrow for a tutorial :3
     
  17. grinchy

    grinchy Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    180
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2005
    worm clamps are easy as hell to put on....:)
     
  18. ShiningHolden

    ShiningHolden Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    315
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Woah BrandonB, woah.
    Maybe I am just a fucking retard who should quit life.

    I didn't spend night and day studying a clamp.
    I bought one, opened it all the way up (which I bet you is wrong, and your suppose to slide it over the tube) and tried to close it, and it didn't grip.

    I didn't fucking study a month and a half on UV dye.
    It isn't Arcys fault, it's mine. No, it's my mothers for having me.

    Come on, it's a fucking discussion on a kid who is trying to learn about coolant, clamps, and colors.

    Let me apologize for reading HTML and CSS that said "25.95" and thinking that was the price.

    I'm sorry.

    Let me apologize for not cutting the correct tube on my CPU block, that clearly has effected you life. Let me apologize for the amount of sleep you lost over it.

    I'm sorry.

    Let me apologize for my hand slipping and hitting a tube, and frying my motherboard, which is clearly your problem, and frying my motherboard.

    I'm sorry.

    I guess I am just a bad person who thinks coolant is too much, that really isn't coolant, who doesn't know the difference between anti-freeze, dyes, and coolant, who is bad at putting tubing on because it is kinking, who can't use clamps the correct way, who thinks coolant is too much.

    Let me go end my life.
     
  19. Top Nurse

    Top Nurse [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    7,269
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Maybe, maybe not. They were certainly easy when using them on my garden hose. They weren't so easy inside my engine compartment. I suppose in a little container like a computer case it might be a real pisser. :D

    :D Just Say No to Barbs & Hose Clamps :D
     
  20. oneil

    oneil Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    451
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Then make push-fit barbs for 1/2" ID with 1/8" walls :)
     
  21. BrandonB

    BrandonB 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,482
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    ...
     
  22. Stabbin

    Stabbin Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    141
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2006
    If anybody is into the flourescent green color, go hit up your local chemical supplier and inquire about uranine dye. Looks great and never comes out of suspension.
     
  23. Arcygenical

    Arcygenical Will Watercool for Crack

    Messages:
    24,817
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2005
    And it doubles as an AWESOME drink.