Fluid XP+ HP Watercooling Fluid

Conclusion

Conclusion

If you're thinking of venturing into the water cooling scene for the first time but are worried about the risks involved, then Fluid XP+ could well be the answer to your problems. As the video shows, powered components submerged in Fluid XP+ are fully capable of working again after being given time to dry. Protection that you wouldn't normally get with de-ionised water or other conductive solutions.

In addition to this, Fluid XP+ also has very similar thermal performance to untreated water, making it a great candidate for those of us who want the improved temperatures associated with plain water but without the algae and corrosion.

Priced at £26.99 per litre over at SpecialTech , Fluid XP+ certainly isn't cheap. However, if you want to decrease the chances of killing your precious hardware in the event of a leak then Fluid XP+ could well be a worthwhile investment.


Pro's
• Performance as good as plain water.
• Long life of around 5 years.
• Available in lots of UV colours.
• Components covered in Fluid XP+ will live to see another day.

Con's
• Very Expensive
• Results show it still has an effect on electrical components.


Innovation Award


Thanks to the guys at SpecialTech for making this review possible.

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Most Recent Comments

15-01-2007, 06:13:58

Dav0s
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 mateQuote

15-01-2007, 06:15:16

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Dav0s'
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.Quote

15-01-2007, 06:28:23

FarFarAway
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 botheredQuote

15-01-2007, 07:53:40

shiftlocked
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 Quote

15-01-2007, 07:57:44

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez™'
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.Quote
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