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I created another thread a couple days ago since my XSPC RS360 kit pump died.

Instead of getting a replacement, I want to go ahead and upgrade the pump and grab a different Res... well, since I haven't kept up with anything for a while and I took the easy way out of buying a kit.. time to get educated again.

So.

I decided on buying the 655 pump. As for a res, I'll most likely grab one of those cool helix ones and I will grab a fan controller to replace where my pump/res was .... I don't know where the bezels are the front of my 800D lachen.gif

The thing I'm getting confused about is do I need to buy a couple barbs for the pump/res? If so, what size should I get? And what size tubing should I be getting for said pump/res?

I don't remember the tubing size to achieve the best performace/temps for my setup, either. I have a weird feeling it's 1/2''

Lastly, should I be adding any type quick disconnects to make my life easier or anything of that nature?

Please educate me! I'm already tired of using my stock heat sink cooler for my CPU....... Finally put it to use though haha
     
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You will need barbs. Did you want to know what size tubing is good? If that is what you mean, I would recommend getting 7/16"ID tubing and 1/2" barbs. That will create a tight fit. Quick disconnects are good if you would like a drain line. you just put one QDC on the tubing and when you want to drain you can just attach the other. Another way to do a drain line is to use a plug such as this one : http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bimablseplfo.html
You could use a drain/fill port on the bottom of your case to use as a drain. You could put one set of QDC's somewhere in your loop then that would make it easier to drain.

EDIT : Don't know what type of help this would do, but you may consider compression fittings? http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/1045496-should-i-use-compression-fittings-barbs.html
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Okay,

So I should get 1/2'' barbs? I was thinking about getting 3/4'' barbs and 1/2'' tubing -- But as I said, I don't know if that was a good idea, so I'm taking anyone's advice.

The kit was performing well -- But since I'm going to upgrade, I might as well improve more than just the pump, and I figured I might as well put the pump to good use.
     
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You'll need 2 barbs for both the Res and the pump, so 4 in total. Tubing comes in 2 different sizes, 1/2" ID and 3/8" ID. I'd just measure the size of your tubing to figure out what kind you need.

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Okay,

So I should get 1/2'' barbs? I was thinking about getting 3/4'' barbs and 1/2'' tubing -- But as I said, I don't know if that was a good idea, so I'm taking anyone's advice.

The kit was performing well -- But since I'm going to upgrade, I might as well improve more than just the pump, and I figured I might as well put the pump to good use.

I would get tubing that is 7/16" inside diameter and get barbs that are made for 1/2" inside diameter tubing, as it will create a tighter fit.
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Originally Posted by Shozzking;14288805 
You'll need 2 barbs for both the Res and the pump, so 4 in total. Tubing comes in 2 different sizes, 1/2" ID and 3/8" ID. I'd just measure the size of your tubing to figure out what kind you need.

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Can I re-use the barbs off my failed pump/res combo? I believe they are 1/2'' if I'm not mistaken.

7/16'' is the tubing I have currently, I will use that route. I'm having trouble understanding how that plug works.. http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bimablseplfo.html

could you elaborate on it?

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Yes. you can reuse your barbs.
That plug is just a barb. The tubing goes over the barb en, then when you want to drain you unscrew the plug on the opposite end of the barb. If you want it to " T " off of a line you will need a " T ".
http://www.dangerden.com/store/polypropylene-t.html#tabs
Anything like that.
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