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Originally Posted by Radmanhs View Post

after more testing, it seems like there is a problem with bitspower's o-rings.  Some of the fittings slide together no problem, while with the same piece of tubing, no matter how much force I use, they won't go together.

I use Bitspower Ehance Multi-Link fittings along with some E-22 12 mm OD tube and Bitspower 12 mm OD tube. Seeing it's easy to pinch the internal o-ring with the acrylic tube insertion, I started using a round Bic pen barrel and run it around in a circle inside the fitting to push that o-ring up into the crevice. After doing that, nothing but a bit of water around the end of the tube OD has been necessary (for me) for trouble free installation.

I tried using Dawn soap on a few o-rings and it worked very well. BUT! A week later (still building) I could walk to the project and pull the tube out with almost no effort at all. That is with both o-rings installed and the lock ring tight. This could potentially be a problem for other than straight runs and if the tube could slide back out the easily. It would appear the o-rings did not grip the tube. If that is the case, it also would not have passed a leak test.

I understand experiences vary, just sharing mine.
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Does anyone remember a JayzTwoCents video where he recommend some substance to polish up PETG tubing? I've had a look through and can't find it... it must have been a throwaway comment in one of his vids, not a specific one about it. Failing that, has anyone used anything to buff up PETG and get a better shine?

On a separate note, I am curious if anyone here sells their creations (completed builds that is)? I don't mean your everyday average build, I mean the special unique ones that have clearly had a lot of love and attention poured in to them. Are there people out there who will buy a system like this at a premium? I don't mean this as a full time job or by which to make a fortune or anything (but not lose money either), more just as a means by which to continue your hobby and keep building? smile.gif

Don't think anybody's answered this but I believe @snef does, you should check out his work (they're beautiful drool.gif like many in this thread).

Edit: He is one of a few who visit this thread who do (although idk at what price/premium) I believe.
Edited by MrStrat007 - 10/9/16 at 5:55pm
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post #101313 of 107307
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Originally Posted by MadHatter5045 View Post

I'm not sure I understand. I didn't use a special pin out or convert a 6-pin to molex, I just plugged in a spare molex lead from the PSU to the motherboard.

Ah, there's the disconnect; I'm building my own cable. When I plug in my home-made cable, my system doesn't boot. If I remove it I can boot up again.
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post #101314 of 107307
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Originally Posted by atomicus View Post

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Does anyone remember a JayzTwoCents video where he recommend some substance to polish up PETG tubing? I've had a look through and can't find it... it must have been a throwaway comment in one of his vids, not a specific one about it. Failing that, has anyone used anything to buff up PETG and get a better shine?

On a separate note, I am curious if anyone here sells their creations (completed builds that is)? I don't mean your everyday average build, I mean the special unique ones that have clearly had a lot of love and attention poured in to them. Are there people out there who will buy a system like this at a premium? I don't mean this as a full time job or by which to make a fortune or anything (but not lose money either), more just as a means by which to continue your hobby and keep building? smile.gif

Don't think anybody's answered this but I believe @snef does, you should check out his work (they're beautiful drool.gif like many in this thread).

Edit: He is one of a few who visit this thread who do (although idk at what price/premium) I believe.

B NEGATIVE did as well
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post #101315 of 107307
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Ah, there's the disconnect; I'm building my own cable. When I plug in my home-made cable, my system doesn't boot. If I remove it I can boot up again.
Sounds like yout home made cable has a short or is pinned wrong
post #101316 of 107307
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Originally Posted by jopale View Post

Ah, there's the disconnect; I'm building my own cable. When I plug in my home-made cable, my system doesn't boot. If I remove it I can boot up again.

For pinout information, you may want to try here: Power Supply Pinouts

There are also a number power supply clubs here at OCN where you might find answers and discussion.
post #101317 of 107307
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Sounds like yout home made cable has a short or is pinned wrong

Yea, when I look at online pictures of pre-made cables, there are double wires involved; mine are only single cables. What I don't understand is that this is suppose to be auxiliary power, not the main. Even if I had single wires, it should provide supplemental power, but it doesn't. There's something more to it I think. I'm too lazy to do double wires right now though...
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post #101318 of 107307
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Sounds like yout home made cable has a short or is pinned wrong

Yea, when I look at online pictures of pre-made cables, there are double wires involved; mine are only single cables. What I don't understand is that this is suppose to be auxiliary power, not the main. Even if I had single wires, it should provide supplemental power, but it doesn't. There's something more to it I think. I'm too lazy to do double wires right now though...

Some of those double wires are Ground wires. So if you don't have two grounds in at least one location(roughly the 4th wire at the Ground) then something isn't getting power at the best case scenario. Worst case is the lack of that ground wire is causing a short and has a good chance of borking your hardware. mellowsmiley.gif

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post #101319 of 107307
One of the pumps in my MCP35x2 is failing. Does anyone know where I can just the pump portion instead of having to buy an entire MCP35x?
Kinda ridiculous to have a $200 pump assembly and if you need a replacement part you have to buy another $100 pump. =\

Or maybe another DDC with PWM that I can pull the internals out of and stick in the swiftech MCP35x housing?
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any ddc will ( or should ) fit, if it does not you should be able to swap the housing so it can
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