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Hey, I am new here and would love to know because i am worried that if it leaks all my stuff will get damaged.

1) is it true compression fittings have a less chance then barbs of leaking

2) I want to do custom watercooling with different items not a kit. which is the best company to get stuff from.

3) I am looking to watercool a i5 2500k and then possible if i have the money a gtx 570
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I have always used compression fittings over the 5 years I've been watercooling and I have never had a leak. Just be carefull not to over tighted them as they can cut into the tubing though again I've never had this happen.

As for cooling get a 360 rad like the RX360 with 3 medium speed yate loons or 3 1850 gentle typhoons and you will have no probs cooling a 2500K and a GTX 570

Check this thread for where to buy

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ling-gear.html
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any reason besides missing out on the fun of picking out individual parts you don't want a kit?
if you don't fit barbs right they leak the same as compressions do everything properly taking your time they are both good

heard nothing bad about these though I live in uk so have not used
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/
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hmmm chcking it out now thanks
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any reason besides missing out on the fun of picking out individual parts you don't want a kit?
if you don't fit barbs right they leak the same as compressions do everything properly taking your time they are both good

heard nothing bad about these though I live in uk so have not used
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/
Im in the UK also but hear good things about sidewinder

also check out this sticky as it provides some really good info

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l-threads.html
Edited by Riskitall84 - 11/6/11 at 2:36pm
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just a side note with using the phantom case you will be limited on rad size without modding it
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yea i know 240 is biggest i can go
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yea i know 240 is biggest i can go
If you want to keep it internal

A 240 will cool a 2500K and a GTX 570 but dont expect amazing temps.
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think you can get an RS360 uptop with a squeeze and drilling 2 holes
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Hey, I am new here and would love to know because i am worried that if it leaks all my stuff will get damaged.

1) is it true compression fittings have a less chance then barbs of leaking
I have both: compression fittings on most of the Blocks, but barbs on the Quick Disconnect I have between every pair of components. I didn't use hose clamps.

Nothing has ever leaked, in 7 years. So my statistics show an equal chance.

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2) I want to do custom watercooling with different items not a kit. which is the best company to get stuff from.
All of them. Mix and match. Read the various Build Log threads for ideas.

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