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Hey all,

I'm slowly but surely assembling my WC setup. Well I did my first cut for tubing, from the pump to Rad and go to put the 7/16 tubing onto the pump and noticed it will not go on easily. Is there a trick to get the tubing over the lip of the pump's connectors?

Also I will be going to the store and grabbing distilled water. The G11 I have same 1-9 ratio, how much coolant should I mix up?

Thanks all, I will post pictures and log asap!
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With 7/16 tubing you have to boil a pot of water, and leave about 1/2 inches of each end in the water for about 1-2 minutes, then immediately fit it over the barbs.
    
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Boil some water, stick the tubing in the water for about 30 seconds, stick some pliers in the tubing, open them (you have to go all Hulk on them for a bit), take pliers out, slip over the pump barbs. Sometimes no water and just pliers work fine too.

About 1/3 gallon will fill up my loop (1 rad + ~8ft tubing + res + pump + two blocks), so expect about 1/5 -> 3/5 gallons depending on whats in your loop.
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With 7/16 tubing you have to boil a pot of water, and leave about 1/2 inches of each end in the water for about 1-2 minutes, then immediately fit it over the barbs.
^ Thanks allot, will give it a go. +REP

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Boil some water, stick the tubing in the water for about 30 seconds, stick some pliers in the tubing, open them (you have to go all Hulk on them for a bit), take pliers out, slip over the pump barbs. Sometimes no water and just pliers work fine too.

About 1/3 gallon will fill up my loop (1 rad + ~8ft tubing + res + pump + two blocks), so expect about 1/5 -> 3/5 gallons depending on whats in your loop.
Great info Pook, This is only a CPU loop only, I think there will only be about 3-4ft max tubing.
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Ok got that problem resolved.

I'm about to mount the Fuzion WB, do I apply the same amount of AS5? I don't know if there is a different amount or if you just apply like normal. Thanks.
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just apply like normal.
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Well looks like you got it on...Hot water and needle nose works fine...I like to use a little glycerin on plastic barbs to help slide it on...And on metal barbs if you soak the end of the tubing in a little rubbing alcohol it will slide onto them easy...The main thing is not to stop pushing once it starts going on, I bet you already know that now though.....
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Ira-K, thanks for the alcohol tip, helped out allot. Right now I'm making sure all my tubing is the right size, then I'm gonna run and grab some distilled water. Considering my Rad is on the bottom of my case, where should I put the T-line?

I have my setup as follows, res>pump>rad>cpu then back to res. Thanks all, your advice has made this build much easier!
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Ira-K, thanks for the alcohol tip, helped out allot. Right now I'm making sure all my tubing is the right size, then I'm gonna run and grab some distilled water. Considering my Rad is on the bottom of my case, where should I put the T-line?

I have my setup as follows, res>pump>rad>cpu then back to res. Thanks all, your advice has made this build much easier!

You mean your t-line to drain with? If you do just put it in the lowest line of your loop...You might have to tilt your box around some to get it all drained out but no need to turn your pump on and take a chance of running it dry, coolant will run right through your pump when its off...

Res-pump-rad-cpu-any other blocks sounds like a winner......If you can keep your res at the highest point it will bleed a lot faster, then just go from it to your pump...
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