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so guys, hows this look for a cpu loop?

where am i going to put the rad?
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Looks like you did you home work......Looks pretty good...You might want to just use this tubing..7/16x5/8".Its a lot cheaper and will work just as well, you use it on 1/2" barbs, it fits the barbs tighter and is a little more compact...I know you want the colored tubing though...


Use 2 or 3 zip-ties on each barb, or automotive type worm drive clamps...

I've never tried that TIM before, let us know how it works for you...

I'll leave you my cleaning and set-up PDF...Take your time and clean all your new gear up right, take your time setting it all up, and leak test it well and you'll be in good shape...

..Assembling your Custom Watercooling Setup

..D-Tek Fuzion install tip! (Or why you should clean any new blocks)

.. Poll: Push or pull configuration for Radiators

..How To: Make any Sized shroud in 2 minutes

..PC Water Coolant Chemistry - Part I

..Cooling - An In-Depth Look
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awesome. thx. i was rec'd all this by the all mighty tnb= gir. i forget why he said 1/2" though.

3 q's

1) how do i use 3 zip ties (is there an easier way)?
2) will cleaning really help?
3) how do i leak test?



i didnt read the pdf's but will when i find time
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post #4 of 6
You just put a zip-tie on the barb and snug it down real well with a pair of pliers...You can usually get at least 2 on easily, 3 if you can fit it...I usually just use a automotive clamp on each barb..

Yeah you need to clean, the rad will usually have left over flux and leak test soap scum in it...That and you can have slag on the block o-rings or hanging metal shavings, I go over all that and how to clean it in the PDF to...

I go over how i leak test in the PDF to...I usually do it out of the box for the first test, thats just a pressure test to make sure all you block and pump seals aren't going to blow out and leak, or res's can be cracked, things like that...Just cut your tubing a few inches over long so you can cut it of and still be able to re-use it in the box, if your using 1/2x3/4" tubing you wont need ot cut it off, so just cut it to the right length to start with...Then I hook it all up in the box and leak test again with out powering on the mobo...This time your testing the barb and tube unions to make sure they aren't going to leak..I put pieces of paper under each one to see if they have slow drips..I use a UV additive to so I can check it all out with a little 4" UV cold cathode, any little slow weepy leaks really stand out under thee UV light...

I might leak test each time for 24-48 hours, I don't get in a hurry with it...
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Do you need fans?

read that water cooling pdf bible!!
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Do you need fans?

read that water cooling pdf bible!!
HaHa...Bible my foot......Thats the only way I could figure out to get anyone to look at my crappy pic's...
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