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post #11 of 19
Pure distilled becomes conductive once it comes into dust/plasticizer anyway. Distilled and a coil is still your best bet.
post #12 of 19
hi guys! not trying to hi-jack but im really struggling on how to set up my very first custom loop upgrade from a closed-loop kit.

im not good at drawings but i tried to make a simple illustration on how my loop looks like.

553

i really need to confirm this one before cutting my tubes and buy some fittings.

looking forward on your expert advice thanks!
 
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post #13 of 19
Don't know if you have already posted this, but what closed loop kit are you upgrading from ?

Anyways without knowing the limitations of your build and how it looks like it would probably do tubing like this

553
post #14 of 19
Hey, I just started water cooling about 6 months ago, running the same thing as you: a res, pump, CPU block and rad (mine was some crappy 80mm that I adapted to 120).

The res/pump was really old (I had gotten it from someone who used to water cool a long time ago).

The lesson I learned was two fold:

1. Be REALLY careful with the clear plexi stuff (I cant remember the name) because one of the barbs my res/pump cracked, and I spent weeks trying to find the source of the leak. Needless to say it frustrated me, and that brings me to:

2. Distilled water is the best by far because at one point I spilled water ALL over my motherboard and some inside my PSU, but everything was fine (I had my doubts).
Edited by Alfaa - 1/13/12 at 6:08am
post #15 of 19
@Foxy: Im still using an old corsair H80.. and about the tubing i had i mind, i read a couple of articles about pumps which performs better with a long / high restriction loop.. tho i dunno if my pump will cut it, its an EK-Laing DDC-Pump 12V DDC-1Plus (MCP 355).

@Alfaa: haha! how ironic, ive ordered lots of water cooling parts from EK, and it includes a V2-top plexi and a CPU block / plexi aswell.. did i made a wrong move when i pulled the trigger out of my wallet?
 
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@Alfaa: haha! how ironic, ive ordered lots of water cooling parts from EK, and it includes a V2-top plexi and a CPU block / plexi aswell.. did i made a wrong move when i pulled the trigger out of my wallet?

I'm sure you will be fine, but over time the area around the threads in the plexi will develop little micro cracks. Those dont leak, but weaken it. Just be careful is all, water is really hard to spot when it comes out of plexi cracks.
post #17 of 19
i see! so all i need to do is choose the exact fittings for them, which G1/4 , 3/8 ID on manufactures website.. thanks the warning anyways thumb.gif
 
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post #18 of 19
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i see! so all i need to do is choose the exact fittings for them, which G1/4 , 3/8 ID on manufactures website.. thanks the warning anyways thumb.gif

Exactly. Remember: tighten so they seal out the water, but not enough that the plexi starts to take alot of stress. The failure point for most of those waterblocks are the threads stripping or the whole plexi top cracking because of stress from the barbs/fittings. Its a trade off, but in the end you get a really cool looking loop thumb.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FendahFlex View Post

i see! so all i need to do is choose the exact fittings for them, which G1/4 , 3/8 ID on manufactures website.. thanks the warning anyways thumb.gif

Exactly. Remember: tighten so they seal out the water, but not enough that the plexi starts to take alot of stress. The failure point for most of those waterblocks are the threads stripping or the whole plexi top cracking because of stress from the barbs/fittings. Its a trade off, but in the end you get a really cool looking loop thumb.gif

Thats right hand tighten your fittings then just go 1/4 round with a wrench the o-ring will seal good
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