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post #21 of 39
Are you using a good tube cutter?
Watercooling requires a serious level of anal retentive assembly and patient, slow, filling.
I make sure that the tubing goes all the way to the bottom of the barb. clamps, zip ties, hose clamps - have to use something to keep tubing from moving.

I had to replace my very first wc'ed mobo because I was filling to fast and it overflowed onto the mobo. I tought I got it all out and had dried it long enough. But I was wrong.

Glad to hear this didn't happen to you, but take your time.
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post #22 of 39
you should try 3/8"ID 5/8"OD over 1/2" barbs now thats tight
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Make sure all your tubing cuts are square on the end or you will have trouble
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post #24 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by allupinya View Post
this is why the gods invented compression fittings!!
Yes, they never leak.
post #25 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Los Hog View Post
Make sure all your tubing cuts are square on the end or you will have trouble
This. I made the mistake of making a sloppy cut and found a leak when I was testing the loop before I put it into the system. I re-cut the tubing square and the leak was fixed.
post #26 of 39
i just completed my first loop using 1/2 compression fittings and i didnt get one leak and i pulled it apart 3 times trying different configurations

1st attempt

2nd attempt

3rd attempt

Edited by kieran13 - 10/23/11 at 9:13pm
post #27 of 39
When I run my tubing, 1/2, over my bitspower barbs, it is really tight. However when I try to use the XSPC barb that came with the RASA cpu block, it is not nearly as tight. So I will just use bitspower from now on...
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post #28 of 39
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I finally got my sig rig back up

thankfully my 6870 seems to still work, theres a little bit of residue stuck on the pcb, but i got most of it off, apparently running straight distilled water probably saved it...

So I guess a note to everyone out there would be not to use 1/2" Feser tubing with xspc 1/2" barbs, as best as i can tell it just slipped off....

I like the look of 1/2" better, but i dont really have the money for 6 compression fittings right now... So I'm probably going to replace my hoses with some solid black 7/16

Should I get primochill or feser?
post #29 of 39
Ive never had a problem with Bitspower barbs and Primochill tubing. its on so tight I need to run an xacto knife down the barb to get the tube off.
    
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When I spilt soup onto my graphics card, I took it out and rinsed it out under the tap like washing a dish. Just make sure it's completely dry before you plug it back in. Mine worked like a charm!
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