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post #11 of 23
I used Compression Fittings on my Hawaiian Build (in sig). A little more expensive but more peace of mind.
 
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post #12 of 23
Not sure if compression fitting is more secure. Based on my understanding, barb with a good dose of clams is more secure.

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Originally Posted by DogIsGod View Post

I had this same issue a month ago setting up my first loop. The issue ended up being pressure. I opened up a fill port on top of my res, and it didn't leak. Now, I have a male - male conector on top of my res, with an open valve screwed into it. Try opening a port on top of the res.

I had issue with air lock on my loop with a new res I was using. But I do not remember it leaking except I could not fill the res up unless I somehow let some air out. Weird issue - hard to explain ! lol
Edited by Awaz - 9/28/15 at 8:08am
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you had to have installed something wrong. barbs are about the easiest and most secure way to go. if it were me, i would tear down the whole loop and start over.
 
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post #14 of 23
Can you post pictures of your barb+tube+clamp attachment? Something is wrong there; like others mentioned when tube is snugly fit over the barb, this is about the most fool-proof attachment. I've never had it leaking even without clamps installed.
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I had purchased an XSPC EX 360,240 and 120mm radiator. A MCP655-B, Primochill PrimoFlex LRT Advanced 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD, XSPC 1/2" ID barb fittings, EK Supreme CPU block and an XSPC 5.25" bay reservoir.

I thought that I had fixed my leaks (Reservoir was leaking at fittings) but then a leak at my 120mm reservoir and waterblock had popped up. I can't seem to get these leaks to go away no matter what I do and the fittings + hose clamps are very tight. On top of all of this, I had not been able to get my D5 pump to start since I've bought it when jumping the PSU (I had made sure the pump had water in it via the hoses connected to it).

May I have guidance as to what I shall do now? This is very frustrating for me especially since I've never used water cooling before.

Here is a picture of how I have it set up at the moment. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Hi there Alan,

The tube connecting from you CPU block to your 120mm radiator is twisted and kinked. This would cause a leak due to the buildup of pressure. See your MCP655 pump head is connected to your 120mm radiator, then your 120mm radiator is connected to your CPU block. That last tube, from the 120mm radiator to the CPU block, is not letting the water through. The pump is therefore under extreme pressure... I'm surprised you haven't blown it already.

Maybe I'm just seeing things but your clamp looks like its installed over top the barbs thread.
Like this:


When it should be installed like this:

Edited by Mahigan - 9/29/15 at 5:55pm
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post #16 of 23
there is not enough pressure created by a water cooling pump to blow any seals, gaskets, clamps or anything else in a pc loop. there is not enough pressure.
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post #17 of 23
I have used an Iwaki MD20 RZ(t) which will do 4.3 psi and never had a problem with barbs, clamps, or screw threads.
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post #18 of 23
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. I had tested the loop for leaks with the loop unplugged so that I could make sure nothing leaked before any power was applied. I've done everything suggested aside from using smaller tubing(will be delivered today). The clamp is actually right beside the wrench part you've circled on the barb fitting.
post #19 of 23
With those short "fat boy" barbs I always use narrow hose clamps, otherwise the clamp just tightens down on the lip on the barb.

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Quote:
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With those short "fat boy" barbs I always use narrow hose clamps, otherwise the clamp just tightens down on the lip on the barb.


You know what? I had never noticed that the clamp was covering that much of the barb. Hmm...I wonder if the hardware store sells narrower clamps so I can return these.
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