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Hey so I am thinking of putting water cooling on my rig..

CoolerMaster HAF 932 case
Asus P8Z68-V Pro mobo
i5 2500k cpu
8gb ripjaws ram
EVGA gtx 570

So right now I am thinking of getting the XSPC Rasa 750, which includes the pump, reservoir, 6 barbs, CPU block, and 3 fan rad. For the GPU I'm going to get the XSPC Razor 580.

K so questions... do I need to buy two extra barbs for the GPU or are they included with the block. Second, I want to get high quality tubing, I assume the only important dimension is the ID which needs to be 7/16" or 1/2"? Also recommended to get cable clamps?

Finally, anyone know where a good place there is too order this all from in Canada?
post #2 of 10
OD of the tubing is Important as well, if it's too thin or too thick it can either bind or be too tough to make the tight turns you want. As for the included barbs, I'm pretty sure it doesn't come with the Waterblock so you may wanna buy some extra. Best quality tubing I know of would be tygon.

Edit: Ncix.ca is great for canada
Edited by FlamingMidget - 10/20/11 at 12:54am
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you got everything right if you want you can go compression fittings instead of barbs but thats your call... for stuff i get its from dazmode.com or ncix.ca
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You'll need 2 extra barbs for the gpu block as they don't come with any, Also for tubing get 7/16" tubing for 1/2" barbs
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Hey so I am thinking of putting water cooling on my rig..

CoolerMaster HAF 932 case
Asus P8Z68-V Pro mobo
i5 2500k cpu
8gb ripjaws ram
EVGA gtx 570

So right now I am thinking of getting the XSPC Rasa 750, which includes the pump, reservoir, 6 barbs, CPU block, and 3 fan rad. For the GPU I'm going to get the XSPC Razor 580.

K so questions... do I need to buy two extra barbs for the GPU or are they included with the block. Second, I want to get high quality tubing, I assume the only important dimension is the ID which needs to be 7/16" or 1/2"? Also recommended to get cable clamps?

Finally, anyone know where a good place there is too order this all from in Canada?
Can't answer the questions as to whether the gpu waterblock comes with the barbs or where to buy stuff in Canada, but I would suggest Primochill 7/16 tubing, and I just used zipties as clamps, but with 7/16 tubing on 1/2 barbs it is more out of reassurance than necessity.

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you got everything right if you want you can go compression fittings instead of barbs but thats your call... for stuff i get its from dazmode.com or ncix.ca
Whats the difference? Compression fittings got the twisties on them that you screw down over the hosing?
post #8 of 10
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If I was going to get compression fittings, what brand? And what color of tubing looks good, match the components inside? Right now everything I got is red or blue.

Also.. go for the RS240, RS360 or RX360 XSPC 750 kit?
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Also.. go for the RS240, RS360 or RX360 XSPC 750 kit?
I would go RX360.

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Second on the Primochill tubing, it bends better than tygon.

7/16 tubbing is very tight over 1/2 barb so clamps are just a reassurance but if you gonna do something do it right and I would get the clamps, if you have trouble plugging the tubbing use warm water to soften the tubbing and slide better.

Gpu waterblocks in general dont come with barbs.

The rx360 rad is the thickest,has the highest thermal capacity and you can had more blocks to the loop with purchasing stronger fans.

Get EK 1/2 black compresion fittings and black or blue hose, you will also need a 5mm extension to install 1/2 compression fittings on the top of the card or the fitting will hit the pcb.
Edited by Haze_hellivo - 10/20/11 at 1:15am
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