WATERCOOLING: Radiator prep probably got carbon fines in my loop. Would this be a problem?
So, there's no watercooling section, but I'll try here.
I'm watercooling my PC, and have a bunch of rads for it. I went to flush the radiators with a closed loop like this: I was using a 0.5um filter instead of a 5um filter, and flushing 4 rads in series.I derped with the 0.5um filter though 1: It reduced flow a lot [I picked up a 5um filter today and am doing it all again
2: I forgot to flush the filter before using it, and I was using a black bucket. This means I probably managed to get carbon fines all through my radiators without even realising
I did some testing with the 5um filter to see if it filters out it's own fines, and unfortunately it seems like it did not. Would the 0.5um filter have faired better at filtering out its own fines? Or am I just being hopeful to avoid buying more distilled water?
I know it will be impossible to remove all the fines if the 0.5um filter couldnt stop them, and I can only flush so much by pumping through into the sink. How much of a problem would having a small amount of fines in my loop be? Would my D5 pump be ok with such a small particle size?
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