Water-cooling biocide?

What's the best way to prevent algae growth in a loop? Feels like these pre-mixed coolants are a meme and I should be able to add some chemical to distilled water for cheap-o.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    sage

    >Feels like these pre-mixed coolants are a meme
    you might be a bit slow

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      explain

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Water cooling is a fricking meme.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Show me how you cool 600W with air, without audible noise.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Show me how you cool 600W with water, without audible noise.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Lol 600W is nothing, look at

            >Water cooling is a fricking mem-

            21:55 - power draw
            24:50 - noise and temps under full synthetic load

            But poorgays gonna poor.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            monogloid poor Black person

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Water cooling is a fricking mem-

          21:55 - power draw
          24:50 - noise and temps under full synthetic load

          But poorgays gonna poor.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Damn, imagine the overclocking headroom with those temperatures and sound level

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >800w being cooled by 400 rpm fans resulting in a near silent set up
            >All hidden inside of a tablet
            That is fricking wild, holy shit. The pull OLED alone is sick, but the way the PC is being completely hidden away while allowing insane heat loads is mind blowing.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yet people still cope and seethe at that guy and water cooling.
            Literally the only argument anyone could have is "I'm poor.".

            Just look at this thread about that video:

            [...]

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Just look at this thread about that video
            As someone that's been using an AIO for my CPU for years, no thank you, I'd rather not waste my time. People hating on Water cooling, even piss basic AIOs, has always been moronic to me. Sadly you're right too, I can't find any logical argument against it but one being too fricking poor to even afford a $80 AIO. The difference is so fricking stupid and huge, a cheap AIO managing to beat out higher end fan set ups.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            my main issue with AIOs is its moronic to mix copper and aluminum.

            does an AIO exist with a copper radiator?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Going by a quick google, seems that Alphacool made a 360 one that is full copper

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No one is talking about 300W CPUs, even modern 150-200w CPUs (Ryzen and especially Intel) can throw out a ton of heat. Those things are getting denser and denser, making cooling an interesting subject for discussion.
            >I dont think theres zero noise water-cooling setups.
            The video literally proves you wrong though?
            >h-HUR DUR ITS NOT THAT REEE
            >air-cooling is simpler to maintain and work with.
            an AIO is just as simple to maintain, the frick are you talking about?

            >never owned a top end CPU
            if you had you'd know a watercooler can be 30C lower in temperatures. critical for high end CPUs that hit 100C using air cooling.

            I have only used a 5600x and now a 7800x3d recently, so no need for an aio. A $35 PS120 is more than enough. If anything, aio is more beneficial for the 300W class gpus. I put the gpu radiator outside the case and it keeps things much quieter and avoids having a hotbox. My 2080ti / 4090 temps never exceed beyond 58C. My only issue is this shitty msi 4090 aio pump. It was dead silent when I first got it. Then it started having a slightly audible hum a few months later. Titled the case when running and could hear air bubbles moving out of the pump. It became silent again. Now a week later and its starting to hum again. Radiator is mounted correctly that bubbles pool up in the top reservoir.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            A overclocked 5600X will love a proper AiO like a LF II. Easily draws 160W, if you can keep it under 80C. Bonus is almost nonexistent noise at the same cooling performance compared to pure air cooling.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            *An overclocked

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Literally the only argument anyone could have is "I'm poor.".
            not everyone needs an overclocked 300W CPU.
            I dont think theres zero noise water-cooling setups.
            air-cooling is simpler to maintain and work with.

            I personally run an open loop, but at one point I planned to switch back to air-cooling. Im leaning towards my next build being mATX with my D5 and reservoir mounted externally, though,

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No one is talking about 300W CPUs, even modern 150-200w CPUs (Ryzen and especially Intel) can throw out a ton of heat. Those things are getting denser and denser, making cooling an interesting subject for discussion.
            >I dont think theres zero noise water-cooling setups.
            The video literally proves you wrong though?
            >h-HUR DUR ITS NOT THAT REEE
            >air-cooling is simpler to maintain and work with.
            an AIO is just as simple to maintain, the frick are you talking about?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >>I dont think theres zero noise water-cooling setups.
            >didn't even watch the video
            Oh well.

            >>air-cooling is simpler to maintain and work with.
            >tech forum for tech enthusiasts
            >"maintenance" is a problem
            If we were on any other board, sure, but on IQfy the only argument would be insufficient funds.

            No one is talking about 300W CPUs, even modern 150-200w CPUs (Ryzen and especially Intel) can throw out a ton of heat. Those things are getting denser and denser, making cooling an interesting subject for discussion.
            >I dont think theres zero noise water-cooling setups.
            The video literally proves you wrong though?
            >h-HUR DUR ITS NOT THAT REEE
            >air-cooling is simpler to maintain and work with.
            an AIO is just as simple to maintain, the frick are you talking about?

            Agreed.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No one is talking about 300W CPUs, even modern 150-200w CPUs (Ryzen and especially Intel) can throw out a ton of heat. Those things are getting denser and denser, making cooling an interesting subject for discussion.
            >I dont think theres zero noise water-cooling setups.
            The video literally proves you wrong though?
            >h-HUR DUR ITS NOT THAT REEE
            >air-cooling is simpler to maintain and work with.
            an AIO is just as simple to maintain, the frick are you talking about?

            >building a one off custom cooler the size of a desk proves that water-cooling can easily be zero noise
            cool story bro

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes? Most my custom loops are one offs. Hence why they are custom. Don't see your point there.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Feels like these pre-mixed coolants are a meme
          There's coolants that work even better than distilled water.

          ok I admit it I don't actually have a water-cooled PC. I have a water-cooled mattress topper and I figured a biocide that would work for a PC would work for this application too.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Okay, definitly don't use azide or copper if there's a chance you might come into contact with it.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Okay but what do I use ;___;

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Whatever the manufacturer suggests. I suggest throwing it out and getting an electrical one instead.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            eh, not really, that one is made of soft materials, like plastics, rubber etc, while the pc one is made of aluminium, copper, etc.
            You may need different coolant altogether to be sure that is compatible with your materials.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Is there any chemical I can just add that won't react with that shit?

            Whatever the manufacturer suggests. I suggest throwing it out and getting an electrical one instead.

            They say distilled water only but last time I had one shit got all brown and nasty inside. Want to avoid that.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            first i am not that sure, bc i dont know the real details, just have used industrially stuff in the past, the usual shit is you can use safely shit made for plastics as a base for refrigerant in metals, but not the other way.
            but industrial shit may have been more aggressive
            >They say distilled water only but last time I had one shit got all brown and nasty inside. Want to avoid that.
            maybe just change the distilled water from time to time, is dirt cheap. And if you water is soft enough you may not even need distilled water
            also that may not be algae, try putting an inline filter maybe. Or put it some white vinnegar to kill them.
            I'll ask in IQfy honestly

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >never owned a top end CPU
          if you had you'd know a watercooler can be 30C lower in temperatures. critical for high end CPUs that hit 100C using air cooling.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I have a random piece of shit air cooler for my 7800x3d and it never goes above 60°C when gaming and 80°C when maxing it out
            Maybe don't buy intel

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Set up a drain port and regularly change your water.

          Being able to put radiators basically anywhere is neat, especially with components demanding larger and larger heatsinks.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Even high end users with disposable income have stopped using custom loops because it's just not worth it.
        The only ones still using them are boutique case gays. You want actual performance, get a high end AIO or even air with a really beefy heatsink.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >benazi
          heil hitler

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Feels like these pre-mixed coolants are a meme
    There's coolants that work even better than distilled water.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sodium azide is what's used industrially, but I doubt that's available in consumer channels. Copper sulfate works as well but you have to make REALLY sure it's compatible with your system. Low-concentration ethanol >20% would work as well but it lowers the viscosity of the coolant a lot.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what about putting a silver dime or 0.1oz silver round in the reservoir

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You need something to eat the algae. Snails would probably do the trick.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >All the water cooling effort
    >All this fricking piping
    >The CPU still uses air
    What a shit show lmao. Seeing three GPUs water cooled is cool, but that piss yellow color looks moronic.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why not use an enclosed case with heavier gas to dissipate heat instead of liquids with ions?

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just allow algae as long as it doesn't jam up your pump.

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