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ACTUALLY, it turns out the one piece of tubing that came lose was 1/2" tubing, not 7/16ths like the rest of my loop.
I've ran it without clamps for years, this is my first ever problem. Not to say its a wise decision, but it isn't something you 100% NEED for every loop.

Well feel free to take the risk again for the next year, see where it gets you tongue.gif. I think most would agree that it's not worth it. Temperature fluctuations and mild pressure buildup will give you a costly outcome, if you're unlucky. Not worth it.

All it'll take is someone/something to knock or pull the piping in the wrong way, and then you'll have another shower on your hands.
Edited by Thingamajig - 5/2/12 at 5:30pm
post #32 of 114
Really, the clamps and compression fittings are mostly for extra security. You can have a perfectly fine water cooling loop without, you just shouldn't move it around much so the tubing doesn't wiggle loose. I've ran a system on barbs with no clamps before and had no leaking issues, that's how I run my system when I leak test and I haven't had a leak so far.
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post #33 of 114
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Originally Posted by Thingamajig View Post

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Originally Posted by noak View Post

ACTUALLY, it turns out the one piece of tubing that came lose was 1/2" tubing, not 7/16ths like the rest of my loop.
I've ran it without clamps for years, this is my first ever problem. Not to say its a wise decision, but it isn't something you 100% NEED for every loop.

Well feel free to take the risk again for the next year, see where it gets you tongue.gif. I think most would agree that it's not worth it. Temperature fluctuations and mild pressure buildup will give you a costly outcome, if you're unlucky. Not worth it.

I now agree smile.gif

Its kinda one of those things you don't really care about it until it happens to you.
post #34 of 114
Safest thing to do is always use clamps or compression fittings. Never had any leak problems when I ran watercooling. Hopefully OP's gear is still okay in a few days.
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Well... I was playing Battlefield 3, doing pretty damn good too, when the game froze and crashed. About 1-2 seconds later, I hear this gargling noise coming from my computer.

I knew it was bad. All the sudden, GPU fans rev up to 100% as I'm rushing to unplug it from the wall. At the time I unpluged it, it was all running fine, so HOPEFULLY nothing is damaged.

Pictures

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The carpet under the computer
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I plan to leave it in my closet for 2 days with the fan running. The GPU and soundcard got hit the worst. I had to drain my GPU after I took it out, let me remind you it's air cooled...

This day now sucks, I'm depressed, and I want a cookie.



Any advise is appreciated.


ALWAYS USE COMPRESSION/BARB CLAMPS/ SMALLER TUBING

...you didnt use clamps or smaller tubing, or even grippy barbs?!?
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Really, the clamps and compression fittings are mostly for extra security. You can have a perfectly fine water cooling loop without, you just shouldn't move it around much so the tubing doesn't wiggle loose. I've ran a system on barbs with no clamps before and had no leaking issues, that's how I run my system when I leak test and I haven't had a leak so far.

Well really, you gotta ask yourself is the cost of an entire PC really worth the risk. To me, the answer screams "Heck, no".

I see no harm doing it when leak testing (Although i personally wouldn't - seems a bit counter-productive) but running it 24/7, well, that's asking for trouble. But it's your decision. What gets me is when people actually recommend not running with clamps. I think that's terrible, terrible advice.
Edited by Thingamajig - 5/2/12 at 5:39pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by noak View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Well... I was playing Battlefield 3, doing pretty damn good too, when the game froze and crashed. About 1-2 seconds later, I hear this gargling noise coming from my computer.

I knew it was bad. All the sudden, GPU fans rev up to 100% as I'm rushing to unplug it from the wall. At the time I unpluged it, it was all running fine, so HOPEFULLY nothing is damaged.

Pictures

700
700
700
450
The carpet under the computer
700





I plan to leave it in my closet for 2 days with the fan running. The GPU and soundcard got hit the worst. I had to drain my GPU after I took it out, let me remind you it's air cooled...

This day now sucks, I'm depressed, and I want a cookie.



Any advise is appreciated.


ALWAYS USE COMPRESSION/BARB CLAMPS/ SMALLER TUBING

...you didnt use clamps or smaller tubing, or even grippy barbs?!?
Tubing is 7/16ths and barbs are 4 barbed extra long, besides the ones on the pump because they see little stress. Also, the piece of tubing going from the res to the rad was 1/2" tubing, not 7/16ths like the rest. Must have accidentally grabbed the wrong piece when assembling it.

Understand, this has been working for 2 months and hasn't moved since. Either way, comp fittings inbound smile.gif
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Oh no, your compy peed the carpet! This guy can relate to that....LINK
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The tubing is 7/16ths and the barbs are extra long 1/2" ID ones. Given the fact I usually have to cut the tubing off to remove it, it is weird that it just randomly came off during operation.

The warmer the tubing gets and the more pressure it's under, the more likely it is to pop off a fitting.
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not quite

Yes, quite.

A well done custom loop should never leak.
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ACTUALLY, it turns out the one piece of tubing that came lose was 1/2" tubing, not 7/16ths like the rest of my loop.
I've ran it without clamps for years, this is my first ever problem. Not to say its a wise decision, but it isn't something you 100% NEED for every loop.

1/2" ID tubing with 1/2" barbs and no clamps is asking for disaster.

Some setups can get away with 7/16" ID but if the water gets warm enough, or there is a blockage that increases psi, even that can pop off 1/2" barbs.
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I'm calling shenanigans. You just wanted an excuse to buy a new PC and not have your girlfriend get pissed off for spending the cash. If I'm wrong, it's still a brilliant idea.
    
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