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Okay so i ordered these parts today for my 600t:
EK Supreme HF red plexi
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30597
EK FC6970 x2 acetal
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=29895
Black Ice GT Stealth rad
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4540
Phobya Extreme 200mm rad
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...Yate_Loon.html
Swiftech MCP655
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3112
EK Bay Spin Reservoir
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=25101
Primochill LRT UV Red 1/2 ID x 3/4 ID
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=23368

The problem i'm faced with is the fittings. I want to do all EK compression fittings but I'm not sure how many i'll need or if the rads and the res dont work with compression fittings. Any help plz!
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Yeah you need an inlet and outlet for each component. For the res, you can have as many outlets/inlets as your res has ports. I have 2 inlets (one fill, one from the loop) and 2 outlets (one drain, one to pump) on my reservoir.

You chose 1/2" id with 3/4" OD tubing. So, just get compression fittings that are the exact same inner and outer diameters. That's a bit wide of an outer diameter, but I'm fairly certain it will fit just fine on any of those components (I have a Supreme HF with 1/2" OD compressions, and I think -- just a guess here since I'm not at home -- that there's an inch in between.) To be honest, now that I'm thinking about it...maybe be safe and get 5/8" OD fittings and tubing....

BUT- the big thing to remember with compression fittings: the Inner Diameter and Outer Diameter of the tubing must match the specifications of the fitting.
    
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So I can just out the fittings on the rad and the pump and Res just like that? Or is there something else I need to get?

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No that's it, just the fittings and the tubing. The components are threaded for G 1/4 fittings. You just screw the fitting into the component. If you're using compressions then you slide the tubing over the fitting, and slide the cap over the tubing.

It helps to draw a diagram with your components and label the inlets/outlets for each so you know how many fittings you need.

EDIT: Also, don't forget to get some sort of a biocide (a silver killcoil or PT nuke, etc) and some distilled water for the loop. Both should only run you about $10-15USD.
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Thanx alot guy +Rep for you

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