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post #11 of 22
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Yer i didnt do a leak test since i have experience with watercooling. It was the barbs the company gave me for the radiator, they're very poorly threaded, i had to add liquid thread fastener as used by plumbers.

I tried the "tighten first one then do second one" routine, didnt help.
Leak testing isn't really a test of whether or not you know what you're doing, it's to make sure no part of the system is flawed and causing leaks. The last WC project I almost forgoed the leak test but decided to let it run overnight anyway. In the morning, there was spilled coolant all over the bottom of the case because one of the fittings was loose. So that was a 0$ mistake versus a $1000 mistake.
post #12 of 22
It is tedium, but large and strong zip-ties can be worked into place.



Installing the tubing prior to mounting the block will ensure that the TIM seal is not broken.
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post #13 of 22
Zip ties are all that I use they are plenty strong when used in two's or three's on each barb. As a matter of fact I ship them in the hardware packs I send with my blocks. Just don't get the really soft cheap ones, you want good strong nylon, brand name ties. I get GE brand from Wal-Mart or whatever Radio Shack sells will be fine.
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Wait.. you can get tubing of the same inner dimension but different outer dimension??

i didnt realise they had thought that far into watercooling...

dining table was soaked hah.

I might try the cable tie idea (stepped).
    
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post #15 of 22
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It is tedium, but large and strong zip-ties can be worked into place.



Installing the tubing prior to mounting the block will ensure that the TIM seal is not broken.
Syrillian, it must be the lighting and color combination in your place of habitat but every picture you produce looks ridiculously EPIC. that coolant is the perfect color, and just... everything is perfect.


as for the O.P, ditto on leak testing.. its the only way to go!
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post #16 of 22
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Wait.. you can get tubing of the same inner dimension but different outer dimension??

i didnt realise they had thought that far into watercooling...

dining table was soaked hah.

I might try the cable tie idea (stepped).
Has nothing to do with watercooling, tubing has always been available like that.
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post #17 of 22
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i have to agree that the setup looks fantastic...

great use of the manual focus. The black against red is exactly what im going for as well.

Im going to jaycar electronics tonight to get some custom light switches, ill get cable ties too. mine are cheap at the moment.

Edit: what i meant was when you buy watercooling parts from a watercooling shop, i didnt realise 5/8" could be used as well. That was my main fear... make sure barb size = tube spec exactly... 1/2" + 1/2" = success!! or so i thought
    
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post #18 of 22
Thanks, F.M.C. and tt.

That pic is the one where I mentioned "larger zip ties". I couldn't find the one of the staggered smaller zip ties.

As FstFrddy stated, get the best quality of zip-tie that is availiable.
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Syrillian, it must be the lighting and color combination in your place of habitat but every picture you produce looks ridiculously EPIC. that coolant is the perfect color, and just... everything is perfect.


as for the O.P, ditto on leak testing.. its the only way to go!
Agreed man... that picture looks beyond amazing
Good work syrillian!
    
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post #20 of 22
I know what you mean, i been there lol... same thing that i first thought.

i see you are going for the zip tie there... but in any case you still want to use cramps here what i did....

i got this cramps at lowes, home depot dont have them at least over here... they are 1/4 - 5/8, at first you dont think they will fit but they will and hold rally good as you tight it.

like someone said before you do the first one, tight it up then you have to open the otherone and slide it... if you get the tip of the tubbing wet it makes easier and it slides better then just tight this one too....

heres a pic that i have, its not focus on it but you can see its there...


and that picture of your look really good... congrats...
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