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Primochill Vue Coolant Review

Manufacturer: Primochill

Conclusion

Pricing

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.

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Here's a parting shot of the Steel Blue colored Vue coolant in our active system in all its glory.

Conclusion

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.

Strengths

  • Unique visual appeal
  • Fractalization while in motion leading to random patterns
  • **Easy to use after proper system prep
  • Non-toxic and environmentally friendly design
  • Price

Weaknesses

  • 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

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February 16, 2018 | 04:55 PM - Posted by butthurt bologna (not verified)

imo, you over looked the daily 8 hour time constraint for a negative.

more info here:
http://www.overclock.net/forum/61-water-cooling/1642095-primochill-vue-c...

February 16, 2018 | 10:48 PM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

I knew about that, merely forgot to mention it.  Thanks for reminding me...

February 17, 2018 | 09:19 AM - Posted by SetiroN

"However, do not let that dissuade you from trying this coolant out"

Actually, please do.

It's a boutique coolant, that you can only use for a limited amount of time before it eventually will gunk up your loop. It has has unbearable prepping and it WILL gunk up after 6+ months anyway, even if you force yourself not to use the system for more than 8 hours straight.

It's only good for taking pictures for the internet, nobody in their right mind should use it for a PC that's going to stay put for months.

February 17, 2018 | 12:27 PM - Posted by Somebody Anybody (not verified)

For a simple and problem free loop I say go with distilled water, but this fluid hasn't been on the market for six months. How do you know what will happen? Are there posts of people with this stuff breaking down and causing problems in their loops?

February 17, 2018 | 04:52 PM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

I'm using it in my main rig currently, (started in January) and plan to do a followup on my experiences after the 6 month mark.  Its still good after a month and a half...

February 17, 2018 | 12:04 PM - Posted by hood6558 (not verified)

A person would have to be crazy to gunk up their expensive all-copper loop with this sludge, unless they are in it for looks only, not cooling performance or high overclocks. Should PCPer even review stuff like this? Only as a warning, to avoid this toxic waste...

February 18, 2018 | 03:14 AM - Posted by Hakuren

Actually its quite the opposite from reports I so far read or watched. Fluid seems to be quite abrasive and gunking may be least of the worries (at least short term). Problems may arise with plating of the blocks. If it is not top notch this thing can 'clean' the surface in no time.

I was ready to try it - I stress TRY. But if manufacturer itself warns about prolonged use then its not good enough for me. It seems only slightly more useful than garbage like Mayhems Aurora 'goo' thingy which was good for a day or two. Moved away from any opaque fluids anyway. To say its potential minefield is understatement of galactic proportions.

February 20, 2018 | 10:44 AM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

Is this the new Tide Pods? looks yummy!

March 23, 2018 | 09:38 PM - Posted by Anonymousus (not verified)

unless you feel like being a tester i would avoid this stuff for now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0_WAbbgNGE

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