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Hi there I'm trying to connect my ek rampage iv extreme water block to my ek hf supreme but its just too tight. I have 45 and 90 degree single rotary and 90 degree dual rotary and the bends are just too tight. I have also tried without any adapters and just straight compression and thats a no go as well. I'm using Primochill LRT 7/16 5/8 so the tubing should be good.I'm getting very frustrated must have spent 2 hours just trying different configs. Also is it normal for the black coating to come off the thread of bitspower compression fittings. Thanks
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If you use two 90's, you can't make a straight connection? As a last ditch effort, what a bout a semi-large loop until you can get risers and such to make a straight shot?

Regarding the fittings, most of my Bitspower black fittings have missing paint on the threads. As a matter of fact, some of them have wear marks on the compression ring knurling from my fingers.
 
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post #3 of 8
I went through this same thing with my Rampage IV, I ended up just looping everything with half circle shaped pieces of tubing. There isn't really any other way to do it cleanly with fittings that flow well.


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Edited by jdk33 - 2/29/12 at 12:11pm
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post #4 of 8
why don't you just rotate the block so the inlet is on the right and the outlet is on the left... it would allow for a 90* fitting to have a straight shot to a 90* fitting on the mobo block without hampering the inlet line.
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I'm still stuck and getting very frustrated. From the south bridge block to cpu block there is a good bit of height difference. I have tried two 90's and a 4mm extension because thats all I have and that won't work either. Even though there not exactly level I thought I might be able to use the two 90's still but there is no way to get the tubing on that close. Is there some special trick or something to getting tubing on two 90's right across from each other. I have also tried just cutting a piece of tubing and doing straight compression but there too close and the tubing kinks. I have already wasted at least 2ft of tubing and hours and hours of time. Thanks for any help.
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Why not do it like JDK's picture?
 
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post #7 of 8
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Why not do it like JDK's picture?

He is using Koolance blocks and I'm using EK and they are a lot tighter and not level so I can't do what he did. Thanks
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Can you provide an untubed picture of what you're working with, and maybe another with a tube so we can see?
 
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