Water Cooled Moderator
- Oct 14, 2007
Well, you guys know I'm an advocate for Distilled + PT Nuke. In fact, I'm still a very avid proponent of it. But if you must have pre-bought fluid to make your loop look nice, this stuff doesn't seem bad at all.
Long story short:
Thermochill EC6 Watercooling Fluid
Thermochill is a company with an interesting marketing strategy. A rather simple and effective stratagem entitled ‘Offer an alternative to all’. Thermochill has built a reputation by making solid products and it is that ‘goodwill’ that they thrive upon. The list of Thermochill products are growing increasingly larger, with radiators, compression barbs and now coolant amongst its portfolio. Through this approach they could have a chance at alienating their existing customer base by producing (according to some of the hard core water cooler enthusiasts) a product based on marketing hype. However in all fairness time will tell whether this is a good idea or not.
A simple Google search will reveal the ugly truth behind some of the pre-mixed fluid used today. Primochill and Feser have experienced occasional issues, such as the dyes breaking down at higher temperatures, floating scale issues and other problems. To be fair, these incidents are of an isolated nature. But the issues are not helped by the CEO of a certain company denying that the problem (though isolated) even exists and insisting that well respected people are faking photographs and are out to ruin him. This indeed does not help matters and as such this reviewer and many other enthusiasts have fallen back to the old distilled water and PT-Nuke method. As a review site, we are supposed to be impartial, but after the folly of other companies we cannot help but observe with a slightly sceptic eye.
Long story short:
See Gilgamesh's full review here at Overclockers Tech.Pros:
- Fairly Inexpensive compared to some coolants.
- Eco friendly coolant
- A deep UV reaction, a more solid look rather than head-ache bright
- Low Viscosity
- Doesnt stain tubes (so far tested)
- Lasts between one and two years in your system (quoted by Thermochill Rep)
- Performs exceedlingly well; compared with the products on test
- Takes alot of abuse; judging by the extreme tests undertaken
It was fairly hard to actually find any real faults with this coolant, howeverthere is a very very minor issue.
- Need more colours.