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I have no hands on experience with water cooling my system yet, but I've been doing research on that today, and it just so happens I used to work in a machine shop that made tube fittings very similar to these.

First of all, for leak testing get one of these;
http://www.dangerden.com/store/ac-to...ly-5-amps.html

Assemble your liquid system, lay it out on some white paper towels, and put some food coloring in the water so that if it leaks and then dries up, there's still a stain on your paper. Make sure it's a color you like because it might stain the inside of your hoses.

Let it go for about 24 hours. check for (color of your choice) spots on the towels. if their are none you're good to go. If not, buy some more hose and try again. When you're cutting your hoses, make them a little longer than necessary so you don't have to buy new stuff if you did it wrong the first time.
Second, lynxxyarly is right on the money. If they tighten all the way down, either your tube OD is too small for your fitting, or you just sliced your hose off at the contact point. I hope this helps you or anyone else with the same question
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Lube the threads a bit.
And compression fittings do not always "close in" entirely as people already claimed.
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