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post #1 of 10
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so as some of you guys know I recently started a thread to get some advice as to whether or not i should go with an rs240 kit or an h100. after so much support i have just picked up the rs240 kit from a local seller who had it brand new for $90. Trying to get some red UV tubing and the guy told me I should get primochill 1/2 x 5/8 on amazon but I'm having a hard time finding one with those specs. Anyone wanna recommend something different?
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post #2 of 10
Hello,

Primochill is fine. I think is one of the best tubbings out there.

You can buy tubing from FrozenCPU.

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should i be using distilled water or coolant? I've read that coolant is none conductive so if it leaks I won't be frying anything.
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post #4 of 10
I'm still kind of a noobie in water as well but from what I've read here distilled water is also non conductive. I'd also recommend 7/16 x 5/8 tubing (same size that comes with the kit) as it makes for a really nice tight fit on the 1/2in barbs.

Btw, nice price on that kit!
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post #5 of 10
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the guy told me not to go undersize as its damn hard to fit and a couple zip ties would make be just as good. its definitely a good price but it seems like its missing a couple things i.e - 1 fan grille / 1 barb / and the black face plate (which i can always plasti dip the silver one since it worked wonders on my HAF 932 interior).

did a bit more research and seems coolant becomes conductive after extended use so distilled water it is. Now I just gotta get another barb and red UV primochill tubing. I'm assuming 1/2 is the ID. Could I just get a bigger OD tubing? although 7/16 tubing shouldn't be that much harder to fit on right?
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post #6 of 10
7/16 isn't that hard to get on. The easiest way would be to dip it in hot water for about 10 sec before putting it on. What I did though, just push the tubing straight down on to the barb and kinda wiggle it in a small circular motion. Don't push too hard though, it doesn't take a lot of force. I did that without the hot water and it went on pretty easy.

Also, yes the 1/2 is ID for what you're looking for. I'm not sure there is even 1/2 x 5/8, seems like it would be very thin walls in the tubing and possibly kink easily. 1/2 x 3/4 should be fine with some zip ties, I'd think worm drive clamps would be better though for a tighter fit.
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post #7 of 10
any fluid will be come conductive after some time. this is because it is the stiff in the liquid that transfers the current, not the current itself.

be sure to run some type of biocide if you go the distilled route.

as for the tubing size, i have to disagree with the sales guy. running an undersized ID of tube results in a tighter fit. add a zip tie on top of that any it is doubtful that you will ever have an "incident"

since your kit doesnt use compression fittings, the OD of the tube isnt as important. the one thing to keep in mind is the thicker the tubing wall (OD-ID), the less of a chance that it will flatten if you make tighter bends. the actual tubing material also plays in this, but that is a good general rule.

i personally use 7/16 ID x 1/2" ID. i heat the ends in boiling water for abut a minute and they slip right on. the result is an extremely tight fit (once it cools/shrinks). i could even leave out the zip ties but i run one on each fitting just in case
    
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post #8 of 10
Don't go for 1/2ID 5/8OD tubing, that stuff kinks like no tomorrow..
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Don't go for 1/2ID 5/8OD tubing, that stuff kinks like no tomorrow..

what about 7/16 5/8
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post #10 of 10
No problems with that size just check to make sure your tubing is not kinking any were before you add any water thumb.gif
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