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post #11 of 25
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are you using compression fittings or clamps?
clamps for the Pump.
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post #12 of 25
I wouldn't be too worried. just when closing the clamps close it in the middle of the barb. And did you mean you only have the clamps for the pump or the whole loop?
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post #13 of 25
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I have enough for whole loop, but idk if i'm going to clamp every barb.
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post #14 of 25
why? If you that worried then use them, my loop would look allot nicer with out them but I wouldn't risk it.
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post #15 of 25
I'm lazy. I build and test the loop inside my case. If you're paranoid about damaging your equipment: just put fists of paper towels around the barbs of each connection on your equipment. This method is pretty good for detecting any leaks especially if you use colored dye. I can spot a drip from across the room on the towels.

I think water damage is a bit over rated. I've seen videos where people pour water on their computer purposely to break them, and it takes not only quite a bit but quite awhile to finally short. Hence why I think if your barb suddenly begins to drip slowly, it's not going to instantly ruin your hardware or anything. You just need to be able to jump on the problem when it does, and not when you're not around. I've had it happen plenty without too much cause for alarm, particularly my reservoir.
Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 5/8/11 at 5:58pm
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post #16 of 25
Its to time consuming place papertowel around all connections amd keep an eye on it. If you believe you did a good job then you shouldn' t have to worry too much
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post #17 of 25
Do you guys assemble everything in order to measure the exact length of tubing you need prior to testing either in or outside the case or do you just make estimated cuts of tubing based on where you know things are going to roughly line up, and then make any last minute adjustments to tube length where needed?
    
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post #18 of 25
The way I did it was I install all the water blocks rad,pump,res in the case then cut tubing accordingly.
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post #19 of 25
I did mine inside the case. I left everything out except the motherboard and cpu which had no power. I left the psu outside the case incase of a leak. as long as nothing is plugged in, you should be ok. But i would leave anything that isnt in your loop out of the case for initial testing, including the power supply.
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post #20 of 25
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Thanks for the tip AliceInChains, that's what I plan on doing. When it comes to installing tube reservoirs vertically, am I supposed to screw the Reservoir Brackets (holders) into the case? Seems like the only option, and pretty much....a common sense one, heh. Still, I gotta ask, lol.
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