Originally Posted by Jameswalt1
Not sure what happened with your d-plug, but the c47's seal very, VERY tight. I'm sure you've seen some of my connections with them and running 2 pumps in each loop there's absolutely no issue at 100% on all 4 pumps. In fact the acrylic sits so tight I actually tightened one of my c47s to the motherboard block by turning the tube itself connected to the c47 because my fingers couldn't access the area well enough.
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Thanx, that actually makes me feel alot better about using em. I actually had 2 different D-Plugs in separate spots both pop open yesterday. A large one and a mini one. Once the first one popped open on the pumps outlet, i rearranged a cpl things so the connection coming out of my pump was solid. Then after i was up and running again, the other one sprung a leak. D-Plugs aren't really "The Same" dbl o-ring setup as the C47's though i guess. The D-Plugs have the O-Rings on the male plug, so maybe that affects it.
FCPU just started carrying the new BP acrylic fittings in the colors i need today. I need to find out if they have the same small footprint as the C47's.
I was actually planning on going back and looking over your build log this weekend before i ordered my fittings, so thanx for chiming in
Originally Posted by GaMbi2004
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What is up with your luck?
I have a feeling that the 3x35 is waay to powerful for the simple loop you are running at the moment. You should have powered on your flow meter to see
My bet is 2-3 GPM, lol
I just wish you would accept silver and go with the monsoon hard line, eliminates the risk of fittings / tubes shooting out.
as a matter of fact, since the monsoon fittings are only plated silver on the inside (where water passes), couldnt you just apply a layer of paint or primer or something?
That way, you wont have any water to silver contact.
Maybe it is even possible to strip the silver entirely?
No doubt the push in dubble O-ring will work well for most of your loop, but im kinda worried about your CPU / VRM / Chipset / RAM loop.. loads of 180 bends, witch is prone to shoot outs at high pressure.
What is the loop right now? pump's->CPU assembly -> radiators?
Im just thinking loudly here, but wouldnt the pressure be the highest right after the pump? and there for, best to have "locked" lines (straight, 90 degree, multiple 90 degree bends) first, and then end up with the 180 degree bends so they wont have as much pressure to deal with?
aka: pump->radiator->GPU's->radiator->CPU assembly-> radiator, res/pump.
Did I read that water was dripping out of your SSD? those suckers cant be opened can they?
Put it in a bag of rice for a day or two
Anyways, Im sorry for your experiences the last few days
must be rather frustrating..
Agreed about the luck. But it's all a learning experience i guess =\
I had my flowmeter in the loop, but if i had it powered on to see, then i would have no more flowmeter or aquaero. I don't think you understand what a 35x3 with no fitting on the outlet looks like
I agree that the Lock-Collar would be nice. But I really like how small the C47's are for all the ports in that tiny area of my motherboard. From the VRM Block to the first GPU Block = 12 ports.
I was gonna use 2 rads, but I was one compression fitting short. So just one rad. Pump => VRMs => CPU => PCH => Rad => Res. I hear you about putting the rad first and all that, but kinda defeats the point of leak-testing. The loop order is only temporary regardless, when i eventually get everything inside a chassis i have no idea how i'm gonna have to arrange it. It sucks that i've had all these leaks, but it's good that they happened now. If my loop structure can't handle the pressure that the pumps generate, then it needs to be fixed. Although, i'm definitely considering leaktesting my loop with Distilled from now on. That Blood Red X1 makes a hell of mess!!!!!
About the SSD, i used my Datavac to dry everything off, one by one, that was in the path of the coolant . My Samsung EVO had a decent amount of coolant come out of it when i hit it with my Datavac. It seems to be held together by a single screw. Figures that with all the screwdrivers and bit-sets i have, i couldn't find a torx bit that matches the screw =\
Yeah it was real frustrating. I'm actually happy that i'm petsitting for my mom now, and don't have to keep looking at my blood-stained apartment. I was going nuts yesterday.
Originally Posted by wthenshaw
All these issues with fittings really suck, especially with what you are paying for a single fitting. Think I'll definitely be waiting until my next build till I dabble with custom loops, especially since I can't get a full cover block for my card :'(
Hope you get sorted and get back on track soon bud!
Yeah it definitely sux. I threw that whole loop together just as a temporary solution so i could test my damn 290x's. Turns out that temporary loop solution + 35x3 = bad idea =\
Just gonna have to keep my fingers crossed about the GPU's i guess....
Originally Posted by Mosquito Mods
Having done a comparison video (and soon a part 2) of different options for rigid acrylic fittings
, I will say that the compression fittings are a lot easier to work with, but also substantially larger. They feel more secure, though.
Originally Posted by wthenshaw
All these issues with fittings really suck, especially with what you are paying for a single fitting.
A friend and I have something in the works to deal with this...
Great video!! Thanx for the link.
For the rest of my loop that isn't attached to my mobo, i'll most likely be using either Rigid Revolver's or something in 16mm OD if anybody is kind enough to come out with colored fittings that doesn't force another metal into my loop.
Since BP has the new Enhanced Multi-Link (Compression) Hardlines available in the colors i need now, i'd love to see a comparison of them vs C47's. FCPU just started carrying them today (in red & white). If the Enhanced Multi-Link's are the same size (or real close) as C47's, i think i'll go with those instead. The Primochill's are definitely too big for how i want my mobo area to look
Originally Posted by seross69
You have as bad of luck as me it seems!!! nothing went right for me last time home and nothing going right at work either. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Yeah it's been a rough week =\
Sorry to hear it's been a rough one for you too