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PETG 1/2" OD, 3/8" ID capable of using Bitspower Crystal Link fittings?

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I'm working on my first watercooled build currently and purchased the Primochill Ghost fittings, along with some 1/2" OD, 3/8" ID P.E.T.G. tubing from McMasters. As I sit and plot out the actual loop, I'm considering using some of the bitspower crystal link fittings for some of the 90 degree turns, or other hard bends. This will be the first time for me bending tubing also. Just wondering if anyone has tried this and if it will work.

Again, I've never done anything like this before so I'm learning as I go. I've probably used some wrong terminology somewhere in this post also, so bear with me thumb.gif
post #2 of 10
Bitspower crystal link fittings (C47, C48) are for metric 12mm OD 10mm ID tube. They will not work with imperial 1/2" ID 3/8" OD tube.

Your Primochill Ghost fittings will work with 1/2" ID 3/8" OD rigid tube, as will Monsoon's or Rocket Science fittings.
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Originally Posted by Klockwork View Post

Here, check this video out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaxWOjGzFvQ

Yeah Bill and Jesse played no small part in helping PETG gain popularity by showing off how it is stronger and somewhat easier to work with than acrylic, but they also fail to mention a few things, like it's not UV resistant, so may be prone to yellowing (might not want to plan on keeping it for prolonged periods near UV lights or sunlight), and it's hydroscopic (absorbs liquid) similar to flexible tubing, so may be prone to staining, or even plasticizer-like issues. Or maybe not. It's too new to tell really whether any of those characteristics that differentiate it from acrylic will cause issues over time.
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Yeah Bill and Jesse played no small part in helping PETG gain popularity by showing off how it is stronger and somewhat easier to work with than acrylic, but they also fail to mention a few things, like it's not UV resistant, so may be prone to yellowing (might not want to plan on keeping it for prolonged periods near UV lights or sunlight), and it's hydroscopic (absorbs liquid) similar to flexible tubing, so may be prone to staining, or even plasticizer-like issues. Or maybe not. It's too new to tell really whether any of those characteristics that differentiate it from acrylic will cause issues over time.

I'm hoping to use PETG in my upcoming build. I'll be using X1 oil black and UV clear from Mayhems with UV cathodes, so it'll be a good test! If I don't like it I'll just swap back for EK acrylic.
post #6 of 10
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I haven't been able to find any fittings like the bitspower ones that will work for what I'm looking for. I need some hard 90 degree bends. Monsoon and the other one linked doesn't have anything like that as far as I can see...
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I haven't been able to find any fittings like the bitspower ones that will work for what I'm looking for. I need some hard 90 degree bends. Monsoon and the other one linked doesn't have anything like that as far as I can see...

What case are you building in? Are there any serious size constraints? You could just bend the tubing 90 degrees. Unless of course you specifically want the fittings to form the bends.
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Originally Posted by ddaigle View Post

I haven't been able to find any fittings like the bitspower ones that will work for what I'm looking for. I need some hard 90 degree bends. Monsoon and the other one linked doesn't have anything like that as far as I can see...

If you are talking about this kind of thing
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22681/ex-tub-2602/Bitspower_Enhanced_Dual_90-Degree_Multi-Link_Adapter_-_12mm_OD_Rigid_Tube_-_Matte_Black_BP-MBE90DML.html?tl=c703s2266b145
You don't have to use one piece angle fittings. In fact I would never buy them because they are too single use. Normal adaptors can be used lots of ways.

This
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21900/ex-tub-2292/Bitspower_G14_Thread_90-Degree_Female_to_Female_Fitting_Adapter_-_Silver_BP-90DIG14.html?tl=c101s1306b145
plus the fittings you are already using is the same thing
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post #9 of 10
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Thanks for the replies! So according to your second link, something like this would work as in I would screw in my Primochill fittings, into the angled fitting like this?

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17546/ex-tub-1567/Swiftech_Lok-Seal_90_Dual_Swivel_Elbow_Adapter_G14_Thread_-_Black_90D-DUAL-SWV-G1-4-MFA-BK.html?tl=g30c101s1306#blank

Are the fittings a standard size on the male end, so I know It will screw into my blocks or reservoir?
post #10 of 10
There's a standardised thread width for fittings, usually G1/4".
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