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I finally got my i5 2550K running and after getting it all setup I realized that I didn't have backplate for it. So now i am looking for a few things including a tubing size change.

Question 1: In Koolance QDCs is there any real improvement over the earlier versions?

Question 2: Which would be better to buy 1/2" x 3/4" or 5/8" x 3/4"? The 5/8"s are cheaper by a lot. Why are they so cheap compared to1/2"?

Question 3: It has been a while since I've looked at tubing so which is the best brand for either size of tubing?

Question 4: Is there any kind of adapter piece that will act as a 45* angle so I can fit 5/8" ID x 3/4" OD Compression fittings on an XSPC Raystorm?

Question 5: Would these massive barbs/compression fittings fit on an XSPC 360mm rad?

Question 6: Would watercooling RAM increase the max stable OC I would be able to get? If I OC'ed them?

To any one who can atleast take a shot at answering these many questions thank in advance wink.gif
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The most effective way to cool memory sticks is to remove the heat spreaders and install a fan blowing directly onto the sticks. As to whether this will help with an overclock, I doubt it.
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No, for cooling memory I meant watercooling. tongue.gif
     
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Question 2: Which would be better to buy 1/2" x 3/4" or 5/8" x 3/4"? The 5/8"s are cheaper by a lot. Why are they so cheap compared to1/2"?

I think the price difference is just cause of the size of the tube. From what I researched Tygon tubes are the best tubing but they aren't as flexible as normal anti algae tubing. I also believe from the post I read there isn't a real difference on the tubing size you get. But the bigger the tubing interior diameter that more water flow you can get, which means less restrictions in your loop for the pump.
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Question 4: I am on a budget so what would be the best 1155 CPU block?)

I recently bought the XSPC Raystorm CPU waterblock, I think martin liquid labs ranked it #2 on best cooler with the best price. I think the best one out there is the EK one. Martin.
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Question 5: Would these massive barbs/compression fittings fit on an XSPC 360mm rad?

Correct me if I'm wrong (since I'm kind of new) but most barb/compress fittings should it any rads. Just have to make sure that the screw in size is the same, normally its G 1/4. I think the real issue of fittings comes in with CPU and GPU blocks with compress fittings, since the holes on a GPU/CPU block can be quite close together, there might be issues with the big size compression fittings that have Id: 1/2. Have to check with the manufacture of those blocks. But I emails the people from Raystorm and they said it fits all sizes.
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I finally got my i5 2550K running and after getting it all setup I realized that I didn't have backplate for it. So now i am looking for a few things including a tubing size change.
Question 1: In Koolance QDCs is there any real improvement over the earlier versions?
Question 2: Which would be better to buy 1/2" x 3/4" or 5/8" x 3/4"? The 5/8"s are cheaper by a lot. Why are they so cheap compared to1/2"?
Question 3: It has been a while since I've looked at tubing so which is the best brand for either size of tubing?
Question 4: I am on a budget so what would be the best 1155 CPU block?
Question 5: Would these massive barbs/compression fittings fit on an XSPC 360mm rad?
Question 6: Would cooling RAM increase the max stable OC I would be able to get? If I OC'ed them?
To any one who can atleast take a shot at answering these many questions thank in advance wink.gif

1. I am not sure of the quality of different models, but I have the VLN3s and I like them.
2. I've had both 3/8 5/8 and 1/2 3/4 and find that the 3/8 stuff is easier to work with. The 1/2 seems to be harder to bend in tighter areas.
3. I've always used Primochill.
4. XSPC Raystorm is 49.99 at Performance-PCS and seems to be the best cost for performance.
5. Ive used 1/2 bitspower compressions and 3/8 Monsoon Free Center compressions and they fit fine on an RX360 with fans mounted in push config.
6. From what I have read, water cooling motherboards and RAM is rather wasteful and does more for aesthetics than temps. If you are on a budget, I would leave your RAM out, and leave that open for expanding into in the future.
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Okay but what about 5/8" ID tubing? Would it be even harder to bend?
     
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Thats not a common size I don't think, are you referring to 3/8ID 5/8OD tube?
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Thats not a common size I don't think, are you referring to 3/8ID 5/8OD tube?

Nope 5/8" ID x 3/4" OD.
     
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post #9 of 16
Never used it.
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5/8" x 3/4" is a fairly uncommon size, but the price difference probably stems from the fact that the 5/8" tubing is only 1/8" thick, while the 1/2" x 3/4" tubing is 1/4" thick. Basically, they use about half as much material to manufacture the 5/8" as compared to the 1/2".
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