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Old 15-01-07, 09:37 AM
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OC3D Review: Fluid XP+ HP

"Fluid XP+ may have been around for some time but today we've been given an oportunity to test its thermal properties and conductivity. Is it worth its hefty price tag? We find out."

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Old 15-01-07, 10:13 AM
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i dont think its worth all that money just for the cleanliness, it didnt make any difference at all to temps. I know its a pain but id rather clean out the loop every couple of weeks than pay £30 a time for some XP

nice writeup mate
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Old 15-01-07, 10:15 AM
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i dont think its worth all that money just for the cleanliness, it didnt make any difference at all to temps. I know its a pain but id rather clean out the loop every couple of weeks than pay £30 a time for some XP

nice writeup mate
The low conductivity is where it's at tho. Plus u won't get temps lower than plain water really (unless you wanna pump liquid metal).

But ye- its expensive fo sure.
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Old 15-01-07, 10:28 AM
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I'd rather spend ~£3 on some water and ~£5 on some Zerex and then be able to re-fill my loop for like 2 years

However it's gotta be useful for those who can't be bothered
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Old 15-01-07, 11:53 AM
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Wouldnt it be fair to say that this is more aimed at those who arent in the know and want hassle free solution. Ive never heard of Zerez tbh, or what ratios I'd need to use and stuff like that.

Whenever people see my wc rig they ask wont it break if water spills onto it, so its got its place on the market
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Old 15-01-07, 11:57 AM
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I'd rather spend ~£3 on some water and ~£5 on some Zerex and then be able to re-fill my loop for like 2 years

However it's gotta be useful for those who can't be bothered
I suppose another way to look at it is: Zerex + Water should really be replaced in your water loop once every 6 months. A bottle of Zerex @ £5 will only be good for one application (in a mid sized loop). So 5 years worth of Zerex + water will cost you close to £50.
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Old 15-01-07, 12:16 PM
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I can live with my distilled water....
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Old 15-01-07, 01:04 PM
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Nah a £5-6 bottle of Zerex lasts me about 3 applications = 1.5yrs, water = £3 for what 4 years at least

£25 in one go, or ~ £20 over 5 years?

I know which one I'd rather have
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Old 15-01-07, 01:08 PM
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Nah a £5-6 bottle of Zerex lasts me about 3 applications = 1.5yrs, water = £3 for what 4 years at least

£25 in one go, or ~ £20 over 5 years?

I know which one I'd rather have
Zerex comes in 50ml bottles and needs to be split 1:20 with water. So for every litre of water you need 50ml of Zerex. My loop takes a full 1l of water and it's nothing special.
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Old 15-01-07, 01:16 PM
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I just whacked a whole bottle of alphacool coolant into 4L of water and use that. Its been running for several months without any buildup of anything. Actually discovered yesterday that some had leaked out of a poorly tightened barb and onto my sound card. Somehow it didnt short anything out
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