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it's out of stock ): is it worth the upgrade from masterkleer? im afraid of the plasticizer leaching

i used the masterkleer from an EK kit and it was cloudy within one month. i replaced it with primochill advanced LRT and though they did cloud after quite some time, it was nowhere near as bad or as fast as the masterkleer. get something different would be my advice.
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it's out of stock ): is it worth the upgrade from masterkleer? im afraid of the plasticizer leaching

Primochill Advanced is the current recommended and it has treated me well
I have used the XSPC tube and it has been fine for almost a year to date.
Some people like some of the Tygon tube (would need to ask someone for a reference for model)
Some people like some of the Durelene tube (would need to ask someone for a reference for model)

Can always go to hard acrylic tube and never worry about plasticizer again biggrin.gif

For non-clear tubing, you can look at neoprene or hard line copper, both are plasticizer free.
Edited by cyphon - 4/9/14 at 10:18am
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Anyone know of any issues with acrylic tubing?
 
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Anyone know of any issues with acrylic tubing?

None, this is the best option for Plasticizer free, but not everyone wants to go down this route. Still adding to my previous post for completeness
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Ok cool, I am planning on doing acrylic on Project Lazarus since if I'm modding the case as much as I plan might as well go all out lol.
 
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Anyone know of any issues with acrylic tubing?

biggest issue is getting the tubing into your pc. it does take a fair amount of practice to get your tubes bent right, especially if you arent using 90 degree fittings.

my first run of acrylic, i kinked a bend too much, but decided to use it anyway, and about a month or 2 later, a small crack formed in the area where the kink was and it started to leak. this was user error as i never should have put that bend in there, but i didnt have enough tube to bend another run.
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Look for the mandrel kits on frozencpu. Makes bending acrylic so much easier. Been working with mine for a couple days now. Really takes the guess work out of it.
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biggest issue is getting the tubing into your pc. it does take a fair amount of practice to get your tubes bent right, especially if you arent using 90 degree fittings.

my first run of acrylic, i kinked a bend too much, but decided to use it anyway, and about a month or 2 later, a small crack formed in the area where the kink was and it started to leak. this was user error as i never should have put that bend in there, but i didnt have enough tube to bend another run.

Yeah I was worried about some of mine, but they been fine so far. Doing the tear down soon, so guess we won't find out either.
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Look for the mandrel kits on frozencpu. Makes bending acrylic so much easier. Been working with mine for a couple days now. Really takes the guess work out of it.

Definitely gonna buy one for my rebuild. No more inconsistent radius bends and angles just a couple degrees off (hopefully)
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biggest issue is getting the tubing into your pc. it does take a fair amount of practice to get your tubes bent right, especially if you arent using 90 degree fittings.

my first run of acrylic, i kinked a bend too much, but decided to use it anyway, and about a month or 2 later, a small crack formed in the area where the kink was and it started to leak. this was user error as i never should have put that bend in there, but i didnt have enough tube to bend another run.

I did all mine in hardline acrylic I used 16 feet just to get about seven and a half of usable tube and that was using one of frozen Pc mandrel kits that's a very strong learning curve with that stuff the only real problem I had I use the monsoon hardlock ends and if you do like the guy in the videos said just tighten up and it will pull it over he's wrong it will crack after you have your system up and running so you can't try to force any of it as far as any other issues go I have none
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Ya you better be handy with a ruler and really take your time if you're bending acrylic.

Just to keep this relevant to mayhem I just ordered the X-1 oil black for my upcoming build
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Crucial m500 480GB SSD Western digital 300gb raptor Samsung 1tb hard drive LG WH14NS40 14X Blu-Ray Burner 
CoolingCoolingPowerCase
XSPC Raystorm EX240 Kit XSPC Razor GTX 780 Waterblock Corsair RM750 Antec P280 
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