Originally Posted by Asaku01
The fittings came with the kit, didn't buy additional fittings except for the outlet system. My tubing is: Masterkleer tubing PVC 19/13mm (1/2"ID) UV-reactive dark red
. On the seller's description it was stated that the tubing was high quality and non color changing.
What I don't understand is the moisture like composition... and the tendency to go black (as seen in the images at the beginning)
I've had 20 feet of masterkleer tubing in two different systems running DI water in one and just flat out tap water in the other (we have decent metal free tap water that plays nice) and I've never ever had any form of dye bleed from the tubing so I doubt it would be that. My guess would be an o-ring decided to degrade or dry rot, it happens but o-rings are dirt cheap and life moves on.
As for checking your system so often I just wouldn't. If you go through the process of setting up a loop yourself and have done your research you will know what needs to be done and where to take extra precaution to make sure sure things are done correctly. When I put a system together i do all of my fittings, both compression and barbs, and then as Im installing double check the fitting is set correctly. By the time I get to leak testing and getting the micro bubbles out of the system I know I wont have any issues. Most of the time my leak testing lasts for 10 minutes and I don't have to adjust anything for months. Due diligence early make it easy later on
As for your below ambient temps its just that motherboard. It's weird and I prefer actuals but oh well as long as it is consistent through everything.
Btw the 4930k is a great chip and I'm sure you just want to take good care of it
Just curious but are you overclocking it at all? It handles well with low voltages for 4+ ghz and can do work