Published on 26th March 2012 by
Originally Posted by bowmanHere's what should be done to compare..
Head to the petrol station. Buy a) battery water (distilled water) and b) antifreeze. Mix the two together, perhaps at different ratios for the sake of comparison.
It'll be a hell of a lot cheaper than all the products in this test, and I'll bet my life it'll perform just as well, if not better.
Originally Posted by SiwiniStill no feser one!
Originally Posted by SpreadieQuote:Originally Posted by SiwiniStill no feser one!
I don't find that surprising, personally. I'm sick of that crap.
Then again, this type of test probably wouldn't pick up Feser One's primary fault - Olympic medal-winning gunking, after sustained, long term use.
BTW Antony, I thought the Mayhems Aurora fluids were not designed for 24/7 setups, and more for show systems? Good news if I'm wrong, as the pearlescent blue looks stunning.
Originally Posted by ZeDestructorCan we have a comparison of dielectrics sometime? Preferably including the (probably) rather expensive Fluorinert coolant?
Originally Posted by mute1The ice white looks kind of... um... gross. Let's just say I wouldn't want it springing a leak.
And the pearlescent stuff (hope there's no white version of that) is really just for shows and for photos. :/
Originally Posted by debs3759Fluorinert can't be used with most flexible tubing including plastics as it will permeate most of them. It pretty much demands metal tubing, and a pump which doesn't have plastics in contact with the fluid. That means that to compare it with other coolants would require a more expensive/complicated setup.
Originally Posted by AsouterThe last review on coolant was pretty much the same and the results are pretty marginal. I guess it's about what colour you're into and if you have some kind of affilliation to a particular brand. Glad you pointed out the downfalls of the aurora fluids, I did check out their test results on different systems and pumpos. Fair play to the guys at Mayhems for being honest....does look very nice though.
Talking about different systems and don't know if this is the place to ask but can we have a test on SLI/Crossfire sytems rigged in series and rigged in parrallel ? Just interested if there is a difference in performance ?
Originally Posted by rgeCan the author that wrote that article explain to me why he has 3C of systematic error in temps? It is an irrefutable fact that pure water would have best temps, any additives would have made water same (if small enough) or slightly worse temps.
Distilled water has spec heat of 4.2 kj/kg/k and thermal conductance of 0.6w/mk. Ethylene glycol values are roughly half that, propylene glycol even lower. Not to mention viscosity increase with EG than again with PG causing lower flow.
Had accurate temp measurements been done, any of those fluids with 98% water with just anticorrosives, including 100% deionized water all would test within 0.2C of each other or margin of error with normal testing employing accurate measurements like using crysalfonz interface with dallas 1 wire probes, measuring intake ambient of each fan on rad, which can reliably get 0.2C repeatability.
Any fluid that has 15% EG and rest water, will be about 1C worse than distilled, again if you measure temps accurately at tdp you tested.
But then I see fluid xp+ which has propylene glycol, which will decease temps and flow quite a bit, and measuring the same as water.
If it were random error, one would expect water to test more in middle, but to have it come in last place...requires systematic error.
not trying to be harsh, but truth is the truth. I am interested in blingy fluids for taking pics in some of my builds, and getting 0.2C worse temps doesnt bother me, but when I see a review with temps that have IRREFUTABLE systematic error, then I cant believe anything in what may have been an otherwise worthwhile review.
Originally Posted by SinxarKnightsSo as a person looking into water cooling, its a waste of money to use anything but deionized water?
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