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Just a note, tube sizing has very little to no actual affect on flow or temps.

And just a heads up, Monsta rads are actually 80mm thick. So with fans on one side, just over 100mm thick.


As long as you do not exceed your MB amp rating devil.gif
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Tubing? Primochill Advanced LRT, 1/2" by 5/8". Pair those with some Bitspower or Monsoon 1/2" by 5/8" compression fittings, and you have a nice tight setup for high-flow.

Bitspower makes a great looking pump top for the 655, which comes in several finishes/colors.

I don't like fan controllers, myself, but Lamptron is pretty much the brand. Lots of different options there. Do you need PWM support?

I have Primochill 3/8" by 5/8" (I like that the walls are thicker) and Swiftech black fittings (I do not care for the chome, '59 Cadillac-looking stuff).
Now everywhere I look I see Monsoon or Bitspower fittings recommended. They sell those Monsoon fittings boxes at my local store. Should I return the Swiftech?
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I have Primochill 3/8" by 5/8" (I like that the walls are thicker) and Swiftech black fittings (I do not care for the chome, '59 Cadillac-looking stuff).
Now everywhere I look I see Monsoon or Bitspower fittings recommended. They sell those Monsoon fittings boxes at my local store. Should I return the Swiftech?

No, no; Swiftech makes perfectly fine compression fittings. If you prefer the look of Monsoons or Bitspower, there is nothing stopping you, but you're fine with Swiftech fittings.
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post #14 of 15
The 3/8"-5/8" tubing is great for tight bends etc.

I personally find it easier to work with thumb.gif
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Maybe this will help you some. And I ordered 20 M3-8mm screws from Mr. Metric out in San Jose and they worked perfect with the extra nylon washers that EK provides for his M3-4mm screws. Precision X works just fine for checking the temps. Have not seen them go over 42c yet under full load for extnded time.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1305518/ek-making-full-cover-water-blocks-for-evga-gtx-680-ftw-4gb-models/100#post_20201949
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