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Other than looks... None really.
Your bank account will be a lot emptier for sure.
Barbs should leak less.. Should.
User error is always the major contributor in most leaks though.
Aight ty for the help broseidon smile.gif

As for the looks, would wrapping a small piece of white cf vinyl to hide the metal barb part be detrimental?
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What's the advantage of getting compression fittings instead of barbs and clamps? Sorry if it's a noobish question


Most connections are not that strong, whether it be barb or compression. Plastic clamps can break and come loose. Compressions that are more for looks can and will slip. Both of those conditions can happen more readily in tight confined conditions where you have no choice but to use unusual bends, or force like in a htpc or micro loop. You have to keep that in mind with most fittings, unless you just say five it and go for fitting types that are the strongest. Barbs with screw type clamps, worm drive clamps or compressions like xspc.
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Most connections are not that strong, whether it be barb or compression. Plastic clamps can break and come loose. Compressions that are more for looks can and will slip. Both of those conditions can happen more readily in tight confined conditions where you have no choice but to use unusual bends, or force like in a htpc or micro loop. You have to keep that in mind with most fittings, unless you just say five it and go for fitting types that are the strongest. Barbs with screw type clamps, worm drive clamps or compressions like xspc.
True!
I'm still undecided what fittings should I purchase for next WC order. First time ordered reusable metal clams (due budget limitations) and those are really tough to work with specially in tight spaces so on some parts had to use plastic zip ties. redface.gif
I was wondering what fittings would work best, monsoon are very popular but I like hawing angle ones for tight spaces and those don't impress me much?
XSPC? How good are those?
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I've used compressions from all the major brands like BP, EK, Enzo. I've swapped over completely to only XSPC. They are by far the best holding compressions I have used.
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Thanks for the advise tsm106, appreciate it.

Would I be able to configure a good cpu loop for about 240$? Or should I just get a raystorm kit instead? I tried configuring one on my own but I had no idea on what fittings and tubing I should use. Would it be too much to ask for a shopping list from one of the water cooling veterans in this thread?
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I like the Swiftech compression fittings alot, they are better than most I've used (xspc, koolance, bitspower, phobya)

I also really like the koolance 90degree rotary angle barbs (not compression).

1/2" fittings with 7/16" ID tubing is nice also, no clamps necessary. Use a heat gun to soften the tubing to slide it on easier.
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Thanks for the advise tsm106, appreciate it.

Would I be able to configure a good cpu loop for about 240$? Or should I just get a raystorm kit instead? I tried configuring one on my own but I had no idea on what fittings and tubing I should use. Would it be too much to ask for a shopping list from one of the water cooling veterans in this thread?

pump: D5 or DDC, search for swiftech/koolance branded ones on ebay for cheap
res: swiftech micro res, cheap, works good
block: swiftech apogee HD or koolance 380
radiator: depends how much space you have, i like phobya g-changer or xspc rx series
fans: gentle typhoon ap15 or cougar vortex
fittings: danger den perfect seal barbs 1/2" or xspc compression 1/2" ID 3/4" OD (best value compression fitting)
tubing: masterkleer

Note that if you get DDC pump you would need aftermarket top to use 1/2" tubing.. they use 3/8" tubing by default. Nothing really wrong with 3/8" tubing but 1/2" looks cooler =)
Edited by t4ngent - 2/7/13 at 1:01pm
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Here's that ghetto test bench tongue.gif

And the rig works again! Wooo!
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^^Congrats dude! cheers.gif

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Thanks for the advise tsm106, appreciate it.

Would I be able to configure a good cpu loop for about 240$? Or should I just get a raystorm kit instead? I tried configuring one on my own but I had no idea on what fittings and tubing I should use. Would it be too much to ask for a shopping list from one of the water cooling veterans in this thread?


It depends on your goals. If you're willing to compromise then a XSPC kit is the way to go. If on the other hand the future expandability and performance is more important, I would spend a a lil more for this.

Swiftech Apogee Drive II - 2011 $126
XSPC EX420 - Triple 140mm Radiator - $70
Swiftech MCRES-Micro Rev 2 - $24

Comes to about $209 after code at Jabtech. Then you could pitch in more cash for fans, fittings, and tubing.


My ideal would be:

The AP2, Alphacool XT45 420mm rad, EK 150 res, a set of XSPC compressions, and AP15s however this would bring the cost well over $300 for starters.

As you can see, building your own loop is much more expensive, but the advantage is that you can get parts that fit your case/needs better and have much better parts overall.


For kits:

Swiftech H2O-X20 Elite Series - 320 radiator - $240
XSPC RayStorm D5 EX420 WaterCooling Kit - $290
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Wow, very helpful posts by t4ngent and tsm106. Rep+

I would say future expandability is not that important to me, but performance should be top notch considering that I'm dropping 200 more than would for a decent air cooler. I digested all your guys' advice and managed to put together a list for around 300 total. I should be able to afford that if I go for a slightly cheaper video card.

Swiftech Apogee drive II - 120$
Swiftech micro res + XSPC EX360+ XSPC compression fittings + 5ft primoclear LRT tubing + shipping - 110$

Total - 230$

One question though, is the integrated pump on the AD powerful enough to accommodate more blocks in the future?
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