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I definitely want it to be green. I've been wondering because I'm using 2 different kinds of radiators and on the black ice it said 1/2 OD, while the RX is 1/2 ID.

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For tubing you can go with Primochill 7/16"X5/8". They will fit snugly on all your fittings. I think the one on the Black Ice rad means 1/2" OD, as to the OD of the barb and not the OD of the tubing, so you should be ok. Add a couple of extra 1/2" barbs to be on the safe side.

The link to the tubing:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ath=59_413_292

keep looking under the color you want and you will find the size I recommended earlier. Also get some clamps to keep the tubing in place. I know a few people have run this size of tubing on 1/2" barbs without clamps, but I have also seen a few threads where this has resulted in disaster, specially a couple of months down the line. SO better safe than sorry. And look for the right size of clamp, which should go over 5/8" OD tubing.
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For tubing you can go with Primochill 7/16"X5/8". They will fit snugly on all your fittings. I think the one on the Black Ice rad means 1/2" OD, as to the OD of the barb and not the OD of the tubing, so you should be ok. Add a couple of extra 1/2" barbs to be on the safe side.

The link to the tubing:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ath=59_413_292

keep looking under the color you want and you will find the size I recommended earlier. Also get some clamps to keep the tubing in place. I know a few people have run this size of tubing on 1/2" barbs without clamps, but I have also seen a few threads where this has resulted in disaster, specially a couple of months down the line. SO better safe than sorry.

Thanks! I'm going to get compression fittings more than likely.
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How are these compression fittings for the 7/16 5/8?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30114
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Also, do you think I'm going to need rotary fittings too?
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wow those are cheap compression fittings!i may have to get some now! +rep

i don't know about the heat killer block but you may need to get some 45* angled adaptions to get 2 compression fittings on that block. visually draw (or literally draw) a picture of what you want, if there is any question of weather or not you may not make it or it might kink figure how to get around it. you may need those rotary fittings you may not.
    
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grab some primochill antikink coil if you think you're going to run into kink issues.
    
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Well, rotaries will be needed as per your loop. I would suggest you get two 45 degree and 2 90 degree for a start...Im sure you will use them anyway..

I have been looking at those fittings for a while, but have still not got an answer as to how well they work.
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