Primochill Vue Coolant Review
As of February 02, the Primochill Vue Coolant was available from Primochill.com for $24.95. Primochill has stated on their site that once production ramps up, Vue should be available from other online retailers as well.
Here's a parting shot of the Steel Blue colored Vue coolant in our active system in all its glory.
While Primochill Vue coolant is definitely not for the faint of heart, it does offer a very unique visual aesthetic. Primochill was able to design a coolant with particles in suspension that offers one of the nicest visual displays I've seen to this point for an enthusiast water cooling build - fractal patterns while in motion. This is sure to draw the eye of any passerbys, whether your system is on display at a convention or you are at a LAN party (like Quakecon).
While the coolant itself it no harder to fill the system with, it does have some daunting requirements for system prep. If you are not building a loop from scratch with all new components and blocks, it is highly recommend to use their System Reboot formula to clean out any previous residue from your existing tubing, blocks, radiators, and reservoirs. Further, you really need to flush all components thoroughly with distilled water after using System Reboot to remove all traces of the cleaning compound, and then let the components sit to dry. This ensures that there are no particulates in the loop that could negatively react with the Vue coolant itself, since it is touchy with other compounds per Primochill reports. There have also been reports of teh particulates coming out of solution, causing white "gunk" to form on blocks when the components where not cleaned / prepped properly. Just a friendly warning there.
However, do not let that dissuade you from trying this coolant out, it is well worth the money and prep time if you are looking for that extra something in your build. Just take your time, a measure of patience, and you will be pleased with the results.
- Unique visual appeal
- Fractalization while in motion leading to random patterns
- **Easy to use after proper system prep
- Non-toxic and environmentally friendly design
- Highly involved system prep procedure
- Sufficient light needed for full aesthetic effect
- Lack of tolerance for "left over" particulates in system components
- Recommended run system a maximum of 8 hours per day when using coolant for maximum longevity