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Hose clamps for sure if your using 1/2inch by 3/8 if its 7/16 tho not really needed.

5/8 od 1/2 id. i admit it was a little stupid not clamping it. i was really surprised that it fell off the barb though. it was really snug.
 
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i did the exact same thing to a gtx 260, as long as the water didn't touch the power delivery side of the card, you're ok thumb.gif

and i used a hair drier on my components and i was up and bled in about an hour. thumb.gif

edit also i was using tap water
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5/8 od 1/2 id. i admit it was a little stupid not clamping it. i was really surprised that it fell off the barb though. it was really snug.

7/16s will even come off if the loop gets really hot for 7/16 i use wireties but 1/2inch i use clamps to be safe.
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yeah the heat of the water makes the tube softer and more flexible. that +the pressure could have been enough to make the tube slip
koolance makes nice clamps. check em out.
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yeah the heat of the water makes the tube softer and more flexible. that +the pressure could have been enough to make the tube slip
koolance makes nice clamps. check em out.

primochill makes some decent ones also they might not look as pretty but they are priced good and work great
http://www.jab-tech.com/primochill-black-steel-spring-hose-clamps-for-58inod-tubing
http://www.jab-tech.com/primochill-black-steel-spring-hose-clamps-for-34inod-tubing
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5/8 od 1/2 id. i admit it was a little stupid not clamping it. i was really surprised that it fell off the barb though. it was really snug.[/quote

Thats my worst fear to happen as a 1st timer in watercooling. Components to be here by the end of the week. Just out of curiosity. Would this happen if you were using compression fittings??? Been hearing plenty of horror leak crisis story....
 
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you dont need clamps for compression fittings.
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Good thing its straight distilled, I would flush it with alcohol then let dry for 3-4 days.
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you dont need clamps for compression fittings.

Yes, I know that...Wondering if compression fittings were used. Would the tube from his CPU still come undone during heavy loads???
 
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5/8 od 1/2 id. i admit it was a little stupid not clamping it. i was really surprised that it fell off the barb though. it was really snug.[/quote

Thats my worst fear to happen as a 1st timer in watercooling. Components to be here by the end of the week. Just out of curiosity. Would this happen if you were using compression fittings??? Been hearing plenty of horror leak crisis story....

compression fittings will NEVER slip. just do it right and youll be fine. i was stupid this time and it bit me in the ass. i will probably have to end up buying a new GPU.
 
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Intel Core i7 3770K @ 5GHz 1.43V Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TB MSI Twinfrozr III 7870 2x4GB Samsung Wonder Ram 
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128GB Crucial M4 1TB Caviar Blue, 640GB Caviar Blue 2x2TB Western Digital Reds coming Prolimatech Megahalems w/ 2x San Ace H1011's pu... 
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Windows 8 Pro 32 inch Toshiba LCD, 24 inch Dell ST2412L Coolermaster Quickfire Rapid Antec Truepower New 750W 
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Antec P280 Razer Deathadder 1800dpi frankenstein! just hdmi audio to the tv for now 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @3.6GHz Asus Maximus II Formula EVGA GTX 570 @900 Core 4GB (aww yea) GeiL Black Dragons 
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128GB Crucial M4 Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200.14 2TB Western Digital Red 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green 
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ASUS DVD R/RW SATA x24 Prolimatech Megahalems Boss Status 2x 1850rpm Scythe Gentle Typhoons 2x Sanyo Denki San Ace 9G1212H1011 
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1x Scythe Ultra Kaze 3k Windows 8 Pro Dell S2740 27 Inch IPS Das Keyboard 
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NZXT Hale90 1000W Antec P280 Steelseries Sensei Steelseries QCK Mini 
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Fiio E9 to Asus Xonar DX (headphone amp AND DAC) Sennheiser HD598 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 5GHz 1.43V Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TB MSI Twinfrozr III 7870 2x4GB Samsung Wonder Ram 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
128GB Crucial M4 1TB Caviar Blue, 640GB Caviar Blue 2x2TB Western Digital Reds coming Prolimatech Megahalems w/ 2x San Ace H1011's pu... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 Pro 32 inch Toshiba LCD, 24 inch Dell ST2412L Coolermaster Quickfire Rapid Antec Truepower New 750W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec P280 Razer Deathadder 1800dpi frankenstein! just hdmi audio to the tv for now 
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