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post #1 of 26
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Hi all,

I need some help and opinions. I need some help picking tubes and fittings, I read all those stories about plasticizer and foggy transparent tubes. Problem is, I'm on a budget.
- What is the best tube I could get for cheap without getting ugly within days/weeks/months?
- What kind of fittings should I choose? Barb or compression, or something else?

And I need opinions on my current picked parts, are these any good?:

- XSPC Rasa Black CPU (Acetal) - 52,99€
- Phobya DC12-400 & EK-Reservoir Combo DCP 4.0 Bundle - 69,99€
- Black Ice GT Stealth 240 Black - 47,95€


I'd like to keep everything under 200€. I still have fans here and I don't want to buy new ones if these work fine.

Thanks!
post #2 of 26
For best tubing, atm its Masterkleer. People who are using this tubing are not experiencing clouding.

If you want to go for a clean look and painless. Try out these compression fitting. Make sure that your tubing measurements match the compression fittings or you will experience leaking.

Are you just cooling you cpu?
Also, what's socket are you using?

Once, I know I can help you with the rest.

Also, when it comes to water cooling its very hard to stay in budget. So, expect to pay more than 200€.
Edited by DigitalMonkey - 8/7/12 at 1:55pm
post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by DigitalMonkey View Post

For best tubing, atm its Masterkleer. People who are using this are this tubing and are not experiencing clouding.
If you want to go for a clean look and painless. Try out these compression fitting. Make sure that your tubing measurements match the compression fittings or you will experience leaking.
Are you just cooling you cpu?
Also, what's socket are you using?
Once, I know I can help you with the rest.
Also, when it comes to water cooling its very hard to stay in budget. So, expect to pay more than 200€.
Only cpu, its an i5 3570k. Socket 1155. Its the system in my sig.
post #4 of 26
Durelene is also good tubing at the moment. Cheap too.
post #5 of 26
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Durelene is also good tubing at the moment. Cheap too.
thanks but I can't find it anywhere in the netherlands?
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by Tom114 View Post

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Originally Posted by DigitalMonkey View Post

For best tubing, atm its Masterkleer. People who are using this are this tubing and are not experiencing clouding.
If you want to go for a clean look and painless. Try out these compression fitting. Make sure that your tubing measurements match the compression fittings or you will experience leaking.
Are you just cooling you cpu?
Also, what's socket are you using?
Once, I know I can help you with the rest.
Also, when it comes to water cooling its very hard to stay in budget. So, expect to pay more than 200€.
Only cpu, its an i5 3570k. Socket 1155. Its the system in my sig.

EK Supremacy, Swiftech HD, or DT Sniper are pretty good performing cpu blocks for you cpu.

Now, the pump res combo you linked. Me personally I wouldn't use that. Try out a D5 or MCP35X/w pump top. If you need help on choosing what type of res and pump top? Let me know.

What type of case are you using? So, I can determined what rad and res would be good for you.
post #7 of 26
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EK Supremacy, Swiftech HD, or DT Sniper are pretty good performing cpu blocks for you cpu.
Now, the pump res combo you linked. Me personally I wouldn't use that. Try out a D5 or MCP35X/w pump top. If you need help on choosing what type of res and pump top? Let me know.
What type of case are you using? So, I can determined what rad and res would be good for you.
I looked at all those pumps but I chose this one because of the price, same goes for the rasa block.

I have a Corsair 500R. The problem is it only has 30mm clearance between the motherboard and the roof of the case.
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by Tom114 View Post

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Originally Posted by DigitalMonkey View Post

EK Supremacy, Swiftech HD, or DT Sniper are pretty good performing cpu blocks for you cpu.
Now, the pump res combo you linked. Me personally I wouldn't use that. Try out a D5 or MCP35X/w pump top. If you need help on choosing what type of res and pump top? Let me know.
What type of case are you using? So, I can determined what rad and res would be good for you.
I looked at all those pumps but I chose this one because of the price, same goes for the rasa block.

I have a Corsair 500R. The problem is it only has 30mm clearance between the motherboard and the roof of the case.

Ok, then stick with that res/pump combo then. Now for the rad, look at this thread and determine what type of rad is good for you. Since you only cooling the cpu, the 240mm rad is more than enough for you.

Also, take look at Martin's website on cpu water block reviews.
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by DigitalMonkey View Post

Ok, then stick with that res/pump combo then. Now for the rad, look at this thread and determine what type of rad is good for you. Since you only cooling the cpu, the 240mm rad is more than enough for you.
Also, take look at Martin's website on cpu water block reviews.
ok, thanks. I will take a look at it tomorrow. Its bedtime redface.gif
post #10 of 26
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BTW, are the DDC1 pumps from bmavericks any good? Better then the one in the OP? Because those DDC pumps are pretty cheap if you buy them from him.
Edited by Tom114 - 8/8/12 at 1:36am
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