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Hi guys, I'm doing a build (and also a build log) and I really need some advice on tubing. I'm going with a gold, purple, white look with all golden cpu block and fittings and white/purple sleeved cables. For the tubing I still need some advice on what would look best: white tubing going into golden fittings, purple tubing (non-transparent) or transparent tubing and purple coolant (Mayhems X1 Red + Purple)?

Any help is appreciated.
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post #2 of 10
Hey mate. I would go clear tubing with coloured coolant. I personally prefer 1/2 inch barbs with 7/16 tubing. This is because the hose is very tight on the barb and you don't need those ugly clamps effecting the look of your rig. thumb.gif
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okay, sounds reasonable. I'll go with compression fittings anyways, again, for the cleaner look thumb.gif
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post #4 of 10
cool. Don't forget we want pics. thumb.gif
post #5 of 10
I'd stay clear of any type dye's if i were you. You'll be doing more maintenance then you look forward to doing. I love the primoflex tubing and for nice looking compression fittings I'd go with the monsoons.
    
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post #6 of 10
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I've heard a lot about dies, but nothing about Mayhems X1 UV coolant smile.gif all I know, is they are very high quality coolants. I'm getting Primoflex Tubing too, 4m of white, 4m of clear and I can always still choose later (yes I'm spending more money, but better this way than any other) thumb.gif

@K92_RIG, here is my build-log where I'll be posting images and updates: clicky
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post #7 of 10
White tube with gold would look NICE...
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post #8 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SwishaMane View Post

White tube with gold would look NICE...

I think so too. Since I got the limited gold edition swiftech cpu block, it should be pretty nice. and tgen some purple sleeving and lighting... i think that just made my day smile.gif
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post #9 of 10
Man, link to the gold fittings?

btw, distilled water only with ptnuke, no dyes or premixed coolants needed.
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aquatuning has them, they're a no-name brand but it doesnt really matter: clicky[=http://www.aquatuning.ch/product_info.php/info/p6410_19-13mm-compression-fitting--90--angled-G1-4--gold-plated.html][/]
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