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yea, its probably too new still smile.gif
I dont see what I need in aquatuning.se

overclockers.co.uk does have some of the items, but fare from all of it frown.gif
I guess I could ask my favorite danish store if they can order the items for me.. or just buy from the states and pay 400 dollars for my 250 dollar items -_-
It is just so darn sad.. I WANT A BLOCK FOR MY 780!!! dont wanna run on air for weeks before I get a block..
 
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Availability, it's a *****. Trying to get the parts you want, when you want and not having to wait weeks for a delivery is the killer when trying to get your build together. It's usually a case of wait weeks for everything to turn up from one supplier and save on delivery charges, or vice versa. Get everything when you want it, but have to pay multiple delivery charges. OverclockersUK has THIS but none of the monsoon gear you want, so you can wait or pay two lots of delivery charges. damned if you do, damned if you don't springs to mind lol. To save a bit of cash I went with my number 2 choice FrozenQ res. Couldn't find my number 1 CHOICEGood luck with your search and hopefully you can silence your gpu sooner rather than later.
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Updated list:

I think that's about it..
As mentioned earlier, I will be keeping soft tube from the rads to the basement.. I cant justify the hassle / price for 4 inches of extra acrylic.
I will be adding 90 degrees to the radiators so the soft tubes will be less visible.
Light bar upgrade kit for the ram.
New cooler for my upgraded card witch should be here in a few days.
And a 60mm fan for my TV wink.gif it is noisy as hell!
Still not decided between 1/2 5/8 or 3/8 1/2

This is ofc from the US, so I will be paying top dollar for tax / shipment.. but I found a company that takes care of all that AND gives 50 dollars to first time users.. + the 5.5% PPC rebate from OCN55 code..
so all in all, it should be cheaper / faster than if I could get it in Denmark.
For example, the GPU block (127dollars) costs closer to 200 dollars in Denmark.

275 dollars worth of items is probably gonna end up at about 400 (OCN55 takes care of shipping to the other company) and then 50 dollars off, so 350~
Thats 75 dollars for tax / shipping.. seams like a lot, but I doubt I can do much better in EU.

Hoping to order at the end of next week~thumb.gif
 
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Sweet!! :D

 

That's why i went with the EK ZMT for my temporary setup. In case i have any spots that need soft tubing when i do acrylic (like QDC's). Neoprene is comparable to acrylic as far as plasticizer issue's (NONE)

    
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nice one, new bits to play with coming soon. I'd vote on 3/8 1/2 for the tubing, nice straight narrow lines. I regret getting the 1/2 5/8 tubing for mine, my mk2 xb will be using different smaller coloured fittings, not monsoon mod my toys compression fittings though, while redoing my loop today 3 of them fell apart while taking them off. that was from two different sets of fittings I bought. Hopefully the chain guns are better built.
post #106 of 224
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Sweet!! biggrin.gif

That's why i went with the EK ZMT for my temporary setup. In case i have any spots that need soft tubing when i do acrylic (like QDC's). Neoprene is comparable to acrylic as far as plasticizer issue's (NONE)
Good info! gonna keep an eye out for plasticizer issues, and change to that if needed smile.gif
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nice one, new bits to play with coming soon. I'd vote on 3/8 1/2 for the tubing, nice straight narrow lines. I regret getting the 1/2 5/8 tubing for mine, my mk2 xb will be using different smaller coloured fittings, not monsoon mod my toys compression fittings though, while redoing my loop today 3 of them fell apart while taking them off. that was from two different sets of fittings I bought. Hopefully the chain guns are better built.
Im leaning more and more for the 3/8 1/2 myself.. compatible with more fittings and the slimmer look..

3 fittings fell apart :O how is that? im using mod my toys at the moment! and this info scares me!

Im getting suggestions to wait for the "economy" monsoons, but I cant wait that long.. and I kinda like the idea of monsoons "hard lock" technology.. seams a lot safer.
 
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The Monsoon Hardline's have a Lock Collar that you glue onto the tubing. The glue has to be dried with UV light (sunlight)

 

It's meant to withstand 30+ pounds of pressure. Are you not curing the adhesive?

    
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Wee biggrin.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gif
Order is placed!

7.5% discount code.
50 dollars off on shipping / tax.
and had 75 dollars on my paypal that I won here on OCN for folding tongue.gif

No way back anymore ^^ Acrylics, here I come!
 
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It was when I was taking the loop apart, I couldn't undo the fittings by hand and after years of manual work and rock climbing, i have a grip like a gorilla. I had to use the key you get with the kit to loosen them, but the top metal ring came away from the carbonesque middle ring. the fitting seemed to have stuck itself to the tube. I'm using masterkleer tubing 1/2 5/8. i'm also using fittings from alphacool, fesser and some no name fittings and these came apart no problem. Maybe it was a combination of the soft tubing sticking to the anodised surface of the fitting. i originally bought two six packs, one black with red carbon. The other red with black carbon. it's three of the black ones that have come apart. I might just have got a bad batch, I'm going to email the shop tomorrow to see if they will replace them.

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Wow, that sux. The chainguns definitely feel sturdy to me. I have a 4-Pack of the soft-tubing chainguns.

    
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