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still trying to decide between the swiftech H20-220 and a custom set-up. both seem good and both seem like in the end they would be about the same price. so i got some question so i can know wc better.
1. is the h20-220 in stiock anywhere?
2. what is a barb? and whats the difference between them?
3. different size tubing?
4. does the res matter at all or is it preferance on what looks good?
Swiftech Apex Ultra Dual 120mm Water Cooling Kit
It's in stock here....

The barb is the fitting that goes into your rad and water blocks, it determines the size of your tubing.....

Go 7/16 x 5/8 for an internal rig...It fits on 1/2" fittings and flows about as well as 1`/2"....

A res makes it a little easier to fill and bleed thats all...A Fil-Port or T-Line are just as good.....
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Swiftech Apex Ultra Dual 120mm Water Cooling Kit
It's in stock here....

The barb is the fitting that goes into your rad and water blocks, it determines the size of your tubing.....

Go 7/16 x 5/8 for an internal rig...It fits on 1/2" fittings and flows about as well as 1`/2"....

A res makes it a little easier to fill and bleed thats all...A Fil-Port or T-Line are just as good.....
reses sometimes have issues with letting bubbles into the system. They also take more liquid than a T-line does. So if you are planning on buying a premixed liquid (fluid xp, MCT-5, etc.) you may want to go with a T-line to prevent having to buy 2 bottles.
    
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reses sometimes have issues with letting bubbles into the system. They also take more liquid than a T-line does. So if you are planning on buying a premixed liquid (fluid xp, MCT-5, etc.) you may want to go with a T-line to prevent having to buy 2 bottles.
Yeah thats true you have to keep them topped up....I just like to see the water whoooshing through them....
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so now i have to ask, whats a fil-port and t line and whats the differences between them and a res? i mean structurally not just benefits of no0 bubbles and stuff. and i do plan using a pre mixed uv reactive coolants so seeing it "whoosh" around would be cool
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so now i have to ask, whats a fil-port and t line and whats the differences between them and a res? i mean structurally not just benefits of no0 bubbles and stuff. and i do plan using a pre mixed uv reactive coolants so seeing it "whoosh" around would be cool
A T line is a T fitting in between the blocks & the intake of the pump. The T fitting has an extra length of tubing coming up from the main loop. That makes sure your pump has liquid to pull through the system. A fillport is a type of a plug, if you will, that lets you fill the system and seal off the top of the tubing.
    
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A T line is a T fitting in between the blocks & the intake of the pump. The T fitting has an extra length of tubing coming up from the main loop. That makes sure your pump has liquid to pull through the system. A fillport is a type of a plug, if you will, that lets you fill the system and seal off the top of the tubing.

What Snerp said....Here are the parts...Or just use a T and a piece of tube..

Fil-Port....... Danger Den :: Reservoirs :: Fillport Reservoir

You need this to go with it....Danger Den :: Reservoirs :: Delrin Fillport

And a T.......Danger Den :: Tubing & Fittings :: Fittings :: Polypropylene "T"
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so is the fillport instead of a res or in addition to? and if so why get one over the other?
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No you just use one or the other....It's just really what-ever you prefer....I know Snerp has had a res leak on him, so he's not to fond of them...The plexi in them can get old and brittle over time and cause leaks....I like them so I can see my water flowing and know my pumps working...Just really what-ever you prefer....
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