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XSPC Antimicrobial 99.99% Pure Silver Coil ?


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I have been running my WC setup fine for a good while now with the Mayhems X1 Clear Pre-mixed coolant. I was speaking with a friend today that reminded me of the XSPC Silver Coils that you can put in your loops which state 99% Antimicrobial properties. Have any of you added these to your loops without any ill affect ? I ask as I am modifying my loop and if these are sensible then I might as well add one in.

 

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Done some research on it :)

 

The sliver coils or "kill coils" are obsolete. As 99% of coolent has additives in to do the job of the coil. I read that silver and copper can also react with each other but don't know how true this is. 

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I am not sure if the silver coils would actually harm anything, but with modern fluids that already have all the necessary additives, I reckon silver coils are not necessary. Mayhems liquids are highly rated. I have been very happy with TT's Coolant 1000 which has anti-microbial and anti-corrosive properties and is multi-metal safe. I have used it for over seven years in various w-cooling builds. 

 

Needless to add that I stay away from fancy 'pastels' and other liquids with particulates for visual effects. One more thing: When you rebuild your loop, make sure not to touch components with your bare hands that have direct contact with the liquids later on when the loop is completed. I even wear a mask (since before, you know...) ?  

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Just now, J7SC_Orion said:

I am not sure if the silver coils would actually harm anything, but with modern fluids that already have all the necessary additives, I reckon silver coils are not necessary. Mayhems liquids are highly rated. I have been very happy with TT's Coolant 1000 which has anti-microbial and anti-corrosive properties and is multi-metal safe. I have used it for over seven years in various w-cooling builds. 

 

Needless to add that I stay away from fancy 'pastels' and other liquids with particulates for visual effects. One more thing: When you rebuild your loop, make sure not to touch components with your bare hands that have direct contact with the liquids later on when the loop is completed. I even wear a mask (since before, you know...) ?  

 

Yeah this is exactly why I stay away from any colored liquids or any pastels, more hassle than they are worth, another reason I went with EPDM tubing as it is low maintenance and the liquid is clear anyway so who cares haha. Looks like the silver coil is a relic from the past then, still useful for those who make their own mixes I guess.

 

Yeah I tend not to touch anything in order to avoid introducing anything organic to the loop, gloves is a good idea.

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Concur that silver coils are relics of the past with modern biocide/inhibitors for distilled water (kill coil is not an inhibitor, so would still need that), or fluids like X1 (that's what I am using currently too).

 

I wholeheartedly agree about opaque and pastel style fluids. That said, the shallow part of me is really interested in the new white fluid Mayhem's is making for the new build if I decide to try my hand at hard line (something I've never done before).

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