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Hey, I just got the GA-Z87X-OC-FORCE and was looking to run my loop into the built in water cooling that's on the board, how ever, I can't find any manual or web site referencing what compression fitting or hose size I need that fits the block. I have the standard 7/16" G1/4" fittings/hose running everywhere else in the loop, but neither fit the board. Not very good with determining what size things need, I'm just able to assemble them. Any help would be appreciated. wink.gif

( https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1r19y2n7ilxanNMTzRIUHd2VXc/edit?usp=sharing ) Close up of fitting size.
( http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4484#ov ) Gigabyte Site
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Looks like 3\8" barbs, although i doubt they use g1/4 threading for the barbs because that would be just too logical lol
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Thought they were barbs, I've only ever used compression fittings so when I saw those I wasn't sure how to proceed. I did a little Googling and I ordered some smaller tubing and some clamps for barb fittings, assuming that's how I should proceed in this matter? Clamps for barbs? smile.gif
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Thought they were barbs, I've only ever used compression fittings so when I saw those I wasn't sure how to proceed. I did a little Googling and I ordered some smaller tubing and some clamps for barb fittings, assuming that's how I should proceed in this matter? Clamps for barbs? smile.gif

They are barbs, but it would have been nice to see g1/4" threading for the barbs so you could replace them with whatever you want. I think they did that to prevent leaking o-rings. Or they are to cheap... I would get some nice clamps so you keep it clean, worm drive clamp are ugly.
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