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So, I remember reading about Plasticizer issues, and I'm looking to avoid that completely with my new build. Which tubings are recommended other than the EK black rubber tubes? Is there a guide somewhere on how to work with solid tubing? I've never used it and I'd like to see what I'm working with before I commit to that instead.

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Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post

So, I remember reading about Plasticizer issues, and I'm looking to avoid that completely with my new build. Which tubings are recommended other than the EK black rubber tubes? Is there a guide somewhere on how to work with solid tubing? I've never used it and I'd like to see what I'm working with before I commit to that instead.

Thanks!

Theres loads of tutorials out there on how to do hardline tubing and of course it's plasticiser free.
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Does XSPC FLX tubing have any plasticizer problem that has been documented? I friend of mine gave me a box for free since he bought the wrong tubing size. I'm considering using it but don't want to run into any issues with plasticizer
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Primochill Advanced LRT or Mayhem's Ultra Clear Tubing?

I hear all this good news of Primochill Advanced LRT (including the occasional leeching), but see nothing good of the mayhems stuff, and by nothing good i mean nothing at all. It looks nice and clear, looks leech free, and flexibly.

They sounds like the best two, but i can only find results on one. I'm guessing it's a case of you can't go wrong with either but it's cheaper for Mayhems?
Edited by saintruski - 2/27/16 at 1:32am
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Primochill Advanced LRT or Mayhem's Ultra Clear Tubing?

I hear all this good news of Primochill Advanced LRT (including the occasional leeching), but see nothing good of the mayhems stuff, and by nothing good i mean nothing at all. It looks nice and clear, looks leech free, and flexibly.

They sounds like the best two, but i can only find results on one. I'm guessing it's a case of you can't go wrong with either but it's cheaper for Mayhems?

http://www.xtremerigs.net/2016/02/07/extreme-rigs-soft-tube-test-take-2/
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Originally Posted by saintruski View Post

Primochill Advanced LRT or Mayhem's Ultra Clear Tubing?

I hear all this good news of Primochill Advanced LRT (including the occasional leeching), but see nothing good of the mayhems stuff, and by nothing good i mean nothing at all. It looks nice and clear, looks leech free, and flexibly.

They sounds like the best two, but i can only find results on one. I'm guessing it's a case of you can't go wrong with either but it's cheaper for Mayhems?

The Mayhems Tubing probably hasn't been on the market long enough or used by enough people for their to be a large test pool. Only had my Mayhems Tubing in use for a month or so.

Swiftech seems to think Mayhems Tubing is good enough to use in some of their AIO coolers: http://www.swiftech.com/h220x2.aspx
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A clear departure from all other AIO's: the use of maintenance free Mayhem ultra-clear tubing, providing the overall custom looks and feel of the product: now, you can clearly see that your system is liquid cooled!
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Primochill Advanced LRT or Mayhem's Ultra Clear Tubing?

I hear all this good news of Primochill Advanced LRT (including the occasional leeching), but see nothing good of the mayhems stuff, and by nothing good i mean nothing at all. It looks nice and clear, looks leech free, and flexibly.

They sounds like the best two, but i can only find results on one. I'm guessing it's a case of you can't go wrong with either but it's cheaper for Mayhems?

I'm using mayhems tubing at present and I've very happy with it. No issues so far but it's still a fresh build. I can't see anything happening with it to be honest either, I prefer how flexible it is and how soft it is, means that I don't have to have a jug of boiled water for each bit of tubing to get the compression clamp to screw on to the fitting, also my forearms don't feel like I've been watching adult films for 24 hours.
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I'm using mayhems tubing at present and I've very happy with it. No issues so far but it's still a fresh build. I can't see anything happening with it to be honest either, I prefer how flexible it is and how soft it is, means that I don't have to have a jug of boiled water for each bit of tubing to get the compression clamp to screw on to the fitting, also my forearms don't feel like I've been watching adult films for 24 hours.

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I'm using mayhems tubing at present and I've very happy with it. No issues so far but it's still a fresh build. I can't see anything happening with it to be honest either, I prefer how flexible it is and how soft it is, means that I don't have to have a jug of boiled water for each bit of tubing to get the compression clamp to screw on to the fitting, also my forearms don't feel like I've been watching adult films for 24 hours.

Have used both. Mayhems is much softer and easier to work with (bends, cutting, etc.). Also way better pricing.
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I was reading some things on here and since they relate to my professional wheel house I thought I'd chime in.

On Antifreeze: If you're going to use it, you may not mix one kind with another unless one is specifically labeled universal. Ignore this and you're going to end up with a gelatinous slurry that will be impossible to clear from your radiators and will probably kill your pump.

EK's ZMT Tubing: There was a claim on here that EK's tubing is the same stuff that is used in automotive applications. That is entirely possible, however it misinforms because the unspoken implication is that it is the same type of tubing that is used in automotive cooling systems. That is not the case. Upper and lower radiator hoses are formed from vulcanized rubber and you aren't bending that from its preformed shape no matter how hard you try. If the automotive hose claim meets reality, I would be very hesitant to use it because most all chemically resistant tubing in automotive applications eventually breaks down physically and does so in clumps. Not only that, but the physical failures tend to be spectacular.
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