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So this may be a stupid question but I'm kinda confused on all the different barb sizing for the water cooling components.

I'm purchasing the XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 water cooling kit for my system along with 2 XSPC Razor 6970 GPU water blocks for my 6950 crossfire, however I'm confused because the barb sizing on the blocks are 1/4" but my system has 1/2" barb and tubing, how goes this work ? Do I need to get different barbs/tubing or what not ?
post #2 of 12
G 1/4 is the size of the connector the barb fits into on the block.
Just buy barbs that fit the G1/4 fitting on one end, and your tubing on the other.
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post #3 of 12
Haha, don't worry people get confused once in a while.
I'm pretty sure the 1/4" is representing the size of the THREADS of the barbs, not the mouth or the bit tubing slides on. I really haven't seen 1/4" tubing before ;/
post #4 of 12
the G1/4 for blocks is the thread size and the 1\\2 is the barb size that should go with the tubing size
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the G1/4 for blocks is the thread size and the 1\\2 is the barb size that should go with the tubing size
So basically, the bit that screws into the block is 1/4" and the tubing end is 1/2" ? Sorry to sound like a dumb ass just wanna be sure.
post #6 of 12
Yes, its 1/4" thread with a 1/2 od nipple. Best to use 7/16 id hose as it creates a very tight seal.

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Yes, its 1/4" thread with a 1/2 od nipple. Best to use 7/16 id hose as it creates a very tight seal.

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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by gliggo View Post
So this may be a stupid question but I'm kinda confused on all the different barb sizing for the water cooling components.

I'm purchasing the XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 water cooling kit for my system along with 2 XSPC Razor 6970 GPU water blocks for my 6950 crossfire, however I'm confused because the barb sizing on the blocks are 1/4" but my system has 1/2" barb and tubing, how goes this work ? Do I need to get different barbs/tubing or what not ?
Ahh I dont think a RX240 will cool a cpu and two video cards, I think you need a RX360 rad or a 240 + 120
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post #9 of 12
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Ahh I dont think a RX240 will cool a cpu and two video cards, I think you need a RX360 rad or a 240 + 120
Yes mate I also decided to put in an extra 120. Do you reckon I'll be getting better cooling from that running in the same loop ?
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For your set up yes you should
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