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I hate how the mcw60 does not support 3/4od tubing. On gpu blocks made by EK this isn't a problem because the barbs are perpendicular to the card. If anyone is up to the challenge I'd be will to pay someone to mill me some long 90 degree barbs that will allow me to attach my tubes much the same way an EK block will allow you to do. One problem I see though with this is that the barb will have to be very precise in order to align the 90 degree bends upwards when screwed in. Another idea would be just to use a g1/4 extension that has one male and one female and then just use two 90's on the end.

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Ken
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No millers on tonight.
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What's wrong with 3/8ID 5/8OD tubing? You wont see any difference in temps from running larger tubing because hi flow 1/2" barbs are only 3/8 ID, JMHO.
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I have 2 MCW60s in sli and have 3/4" OD tubing on both of them. What fittings are you using? It would be neat to have some extensions though. You could just use some 1/2"ID 90 degree elbows and use a piece of tubing for the extension to the regular barbs. It would probably hurt your flow but it would save some space.
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I don't know if this is true on your 7950's, but on my 2900xt three heatsinks prevent me from using 3/4 od. The reason I want to use 3/4 od too is that it can bend a lot better. I don't want to use those spring things.
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I don't know if this is true on your 7950's, but on my 2900xt three heatsinks prevent me from using 3/4 od. The reason I want to use 3/4 od too is that it can bend a lot better. I don't want to use those spring things.
I had heatsinks on it at one point but now I have the MCWRamcool on both cards. If they are swiftech heatsinks you can just cut the pins down using a decent wire cutter. You would need to cut them down to size to fit the tubing. I am pretty sure swiftech even recommends doing this in their instructions. I guess it would potentially cool less effectively on those ram chips but I doubt it would hurt your clocks any.
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I think I'm just going to get an EK full block.
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