|PrimoChill ICE UV Blue Water Cooling Fluid
Water cooling systems are becoming more popular, and many companies now offer all inclusive water cooling kits that make it easy for the novice enthusiast to take the plunge into water cooling. With this, and all the extreme water cooling kits, it is only natural that companies offer upgrade accessories for people to improve upon their systems' performance. One way to improve performance is by using something other than water, and Voyeurmods.com has sent over such a product called PrimoChill ICE.
Voyeurmods.com has over 10 year of combined experience in building custome computer systems, and offers a wide range of computer products revolving mostly around computer cases and cooling products. Their goal is to make modified cases and cooling options more mainstream.
Our sample of PrimoChill ICE came nicely packed in a FedEx shipping box, and was well wrapped in about a mile of bubble wrap. No instructions or product details were included in the packaging or on the bottle, although with a product like this I can't imagine anyone would feel the need for instructions. But, if you do need more information, all of the product information is readily available on the Voyeurmods.com website.
PrimoChill ICE sells for $19.95 for a 32oz bottle, which is more than enough for any common water cooling system. Voyeurmods.com makes the following claims for PrimoChill ICE:
• Capable of lowering temperature by 2-5 degrees Celsius
• Increase pump life
• Reduce internal build up and galvanic corrosion
• Formulated to resist mechanical shear from the pump
• UV reactive
• Safe on all plastic, rubber and miscellaneous gasket materials as well as Non-Toxic
The Test System:
Admittedly our test system is out dated; however for the purpose of this test it is very well suited because it is an extremely hot running system even with the water cooling on it. The system specifications are as follows:
• Asus A7N266 motherboard
• AMD XP2000+
• 512MB RAM (2x256)
• Two 30GB Maxtor 7200 RPM hard drives
• Creative 48X CD Burner
The water cooling system consists of a rather large aquarium pump and reservoir, a Swiftech water block, and a small internal radiator with an 80mm case fan mounted to it. The system up until now has been running with distilled water in it, and despite the fact that water cooling systems tend to do a good job in cooling, this system has been running at the upper limits of what I consider safe when placed under a 100% CPU load.