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Approximately how much tubing will I need? I have a Cooler Master HAF Stacker case, in my loop I will have single drive bay res, mcp655 pump on bottom of case, rad in top chamber of case, cpu block and full coverage gpu block. I was looking at this for tubing. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_413_292_1154&products_id=36353

What about fittings. My budget is kinda tight at this point so I think I may use XSPC compression fittings http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_346_951&products_id=33553 with a couple of these angles if I need them. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_346_951&products_id=38171 I need a total of 10 fittings. Since I have never done a custom loop before is it possible to do it without angled fittings? If I do need some angled fittings what should I get? It would be nice to have everything shipped at one time and not have to order again. What would be safe judgement call? 2 angled fittings?
Edited by hucklebuck - 1/7/14 at 8:07am
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For my first loop in a 700D, I ordered ten feet of tube and had plenty. Probably didn't even use half. It's always nice having extra though in case you ever want to change things around or just mess up the first go around.

For fittings, if you are on a tight budget, have you thought about using 1/2" barbs with 7/16" ID tube. Holds very well without the need for hose clamps. If you want compressions, those XSPC compressions will work well. Angled adapters are necessary but can come in very handy where you need to make some tight bends. Those adapter will also work fine. I only don't like them because of how bulky they are. I always use EK-PSC adapters because they look just like the Bitspower ones to match all my Bitspower fittings for about half the price
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_346_365&products_id=37454
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