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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, just a couple of quick questions (Im making my cart for all my cooling gear, so just double checking that everything is okay)
I've added XSPC G1/4 to 3/8 ID 1/2 OD Compression Fitting that I will pair with Tygon R3400 1/4" ID (3/8" OD)

for the Koolance 380A waterblock Is that alright?

My conern is the fittings being alright, as they are ALOT cheaper than I was expecting (like 1/10th the price) and that the tubing is okay, all are going to fit together in the block etc, and if I need to get biocide for that tubing, which is alot cheaper than I was expecting, so I'm unsure if it's of high quality.

Thanks!
Edited by Noviets - 9/27/13 at 8:50am
post #2 of 8
No it's wrong size

You got 1/4" ID - 3/8" OD with 3/8" ID - 1/2" OD fittings. You want matching sizes, unless your going with barbs and clamps.

Like this

Fittings would be fine. The smaller diameter tubing does make it easier to work with, especially in tight spaces.

Block is good.
Edited by DaaQ - 9/27/13 at 9:23am
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Koolance 
Standard G 1/4 BSP threading will accept any Koolance fitting diameter up to 19mm (3/4in) OD compression style.
So whats the best fittings for that? 3/8 ID & 1/2 OD?

I kinda want the biggest tubings I can fit on there for flow purposes, but It's being paired with a Koolance PMP-450S which has 1/2 fittings and the Koolance 360 Monsta which has 1/4 fittings.

Sorry about the bunch of posts, this is my first watercooling loop, and I'm having troubles with all the differences. Just trying to get the best stuff I can, to actually make it worth my while as I need to internationally ship everything. Everyones starts somewhere tongue.gif
post #4 of 8
Well I think you are mixing up some of the different specs, like the thread types and diameters.

g1/4" threads are the fitting thread type, most everything is g1/4 except on some older rads (Thermochill) and some different pumps (e-heim)
So the rads and block you have mentioned are all g1/4 standard threads, with fittings coming in ID and OD sizes for compression, and just ID for barbs.
Tubing comes in a variety of sizes, inches and metric diameters. Here in US alot of people go for 1/2"ID 3/4" OD tubing, but that is thicker and can be harder to put in smaller cases and places. Primochill ADVANCED lrt is pretty much best tubing right now, watch out for older stock of PRO lrt which had plasticizer leeching issues.
Pump you linked is a good pump, most powerful D5 pump there is, it has 1/2" BARBS built into the top. so using a aftermarket top would get you the standard g1/4 threads in the top.

What kind of reservoir are you looking at or thinkng of?
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Ah I see, so I need to get an aftermarket top for the pump to reduce the barb size to match the others, different sized tubing in a loop doesn't make sense so I'm with you.

The res I was looking at is the EK X250 but they're currently sold out so I'm open for options. I'm really not fussed with the design if it performs better, I thought res's were all the same as long as they have those built in chambers/flaps to stop water turbalance.

I'm aiming for 5 letres flow, they say 4 is a good aiming point with small benefits above it, so if I aim for 5L I should be golden.

If I get the 1/4" top for the pump, will that mean the entire loop will be 1/4" ID and 3/8"OD? It's weird having to get used to inches lol I convert it to mm every time in my head tongue.gif
post #6 of 8
What kind of case is all this going in? Tube res or bay?
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Noviets View Post

Ah I see, so I need to get an aftermarket top for the pump to reduce the barb size to match the others, different sized tubing in a loop doesn't make sense so I'm with you.

The res I was looking at is the EK X250 but they're currently sold out so I'm open for options. I'm really not fussed with the design if it performs better, I thought res's were all the same as long as they have those built in chambers/flaps to stop water turbalance.

I'm aiming for 5 letres flow, they say 4 is a good aiming point with small benefits above it, so if I aim for 5L I should be golden.

If I get the 1/4" top for the pump, will that mean the entire loop will be 1/4" ID and 3/8"OD? It's weird having to get used to inches lol I convert it to mm every time in my head tongue.gif

No that is just the connection thread type/size g1/4 is a standard meaning that different manufacturers all use same thread pitch and size.

There are many types of tops, dual/single, reservoir top mounts, or high flow tops
Bay res pump mounts
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
About the case, I'm mounting this all external for now untill I finish building my case, I'm doing a platform based case with plexiglass. I've got half of it drawn up

yeah I know that the pump will be G1/4 and G means cylindrical.
I mean't as the rest of the stuff, like the UT60 and the fittings would all be 1/4ID and 3/8OD?
As everything I have linked says they have G1/4 connectors, but I'm not sure if OD3/8 will fit everything.

Basically if the ID is 1/4, then the only difference in the OD of 3/8 or 1/2 would be the thickness of the tube, and would make no effect on the flow rate. So my question was, if I get the g1/4 pump top, and all g1/4ID 3/8OD would I be able to use them on everything?

I'm going to go with the UT60 as I've been told that I can run lower RPM fans without losing performance.

I looked at those pump tops, there's alot of different ones but I don't see any Koolance brands I assume they are all compatible, and the differences are just personal preference and thread size?

The Laing D5 MCP655 has G1/4 connections, but it seems to be the cheapest one. There's also a V2 version of the same one. What's the difference?
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