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Alright, thanks! From my understanding, I can't just buy the pump, right? I also need to buy a housing for it? Is this what is meant when they say a "Pump top"? Some of the pump tops I saw from EK have reservoirs on them. Are they any good?
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post #12 of 18
The pump "tops" increase performance of the pump and allow you to use compression fittings. I used the XSPC res which also serves as a pump top. If you go res/pump combo you wont need a top, but if you're isolating your pump its a good idea to get one.
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post #13 of 18
With the D5 you can just buy the pump and it will be fine as long as you are using 1/2" ID tubing.

The normal D5 comes with 1/2" barbs moulded into the top. If you want to use other size of tubing then you will need to buy a top which has G1/4 threaded ports on it.

For the D5 the tops don't increase performance all that much compared to the DDC tops, although they do help a bit.
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I know this is going to be very ambitious but I want to use copper tubing. I know that aside from Koolance, there aren't too many copper tube compression fittings out there, however I'm trying to work out a theory I thought of. Use fittings intended for 7/16 ID tubes, and use 1/2" ID copper tube. There will be 1/32" all around in between the copper tube and the the barb. Use a couple of appropriately sized O-rings around the barb, stick the copper tube in, and use the compression component to fully secure the copper tube.

I had these fittings in mind: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16643/ex-tub-1340/Monsoon_Free_Center_Compression_Fitting_-_716ID_x_58OD_-_Single_Black_Chrome_FCC-71658-1P-BC.html?tl=g30c569s1763

I've ordered one to play around with. I will go next week to homedepot and find the copper tube I saw online.
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I am not sure about prices for the RX360, but you might want to consider Alphacool Nexxos UT60 360, if it is cheaper though.
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I know this is going to be very ambitious but I want to use copper tubing. I know that aside from Koolance, there aren't too many copper tube compression fittings out there, however I'm trying to work out a theory I thought of. Use fittings intended for 7/16 ID tubes, and use 1/2" ID copper tube. There will be 1/32" all around in between the copper tube and the the barb. Use a couple of appropriately sized O-rings around the barb, stick the copper tube in, and use the compression component to fully secure the copper tube.

I had these fittings in mind: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16643/ex-tub-1340/Monsoon_Free_Center_Compression_Fitting_-_716ID_x_58OD_-_Single_Black_Chrome_FCC-71658-1P-BC.html?tl=g30c569s1763

I've ordered one to play around with. I will go next week to homedepot and find the copper tube I saw online.

As far as I know you can also use the Bitspower connectors that are used for the crystal link tubing for copper too.

May I direct you here for all your copper related questions: http://www.overclock.net/t/1280153/pipe-bending-101
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post #17 of 18
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Thanks! I posted my idea there!

And I'm away for the Bitspower fittings, but my only concern is that some people say its not as secure. As in, bumping into it will cause a pipe to come off. Although, I would preferentially use that!
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post #18 of 18
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Thanks! I posted my idea there!

And I'm away for the Bitspower fittings, but my only concern is that some people say its not as secure. As in, bumping into it will cause a pipe to come off. Although, I would preferentially use that!

I haven't used them but they people say they are pretty secure
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