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Unless you have experience with a particular brand of tubing with regard to another brand of fittings, it is best to stay brand to brand for compatibility. There are other brands of rigid tube that will work with Bitspower fittings. I have used E22 brand acrylic with the same advertised dimensions, but the E22 was difficult to properly fit, as if it were a slightly larger diameter than specified. Someone else may weigh in with their experience(s) and offer other viewpoint(s).
Bitspower also offers PETG - (for some reason Bitspower page won't open properly - so this) mad.gif :
http://www.performance-pcs.com/rigid-hard-tubing/bitspower-none-chamfer-petg-12mm-od-tube-length-500mm.html

As you intend to use braiding over the tube, the OD of the tubing will depend on the the size of the braiding material. If 3/4" or 5/8" OD is too large and gawdy to you when braided, then you may want to use 1/2" OD or other. Then find a brand of tubing to match the look you want.

Here is an alternative for you ponder:
https://modmymods.com/tubing/hard-tubing.html
If I hadn't already bought all the tubing for my current project, I would be all over this stuff. If my boss (the wife) gives me more allowance money, maybe I can swing it! : biggrin.gif

If you are not familiar with ModMyMods, they are a legitimate business opened by some of the EX-employees of FrozenCPU, but have nothing to do with them. They are a good group of people. thumb.gif

Thanks for the info I am familiar with modmymods glad they split and started their own. I'll pry stick to 1/2" od for fact that my case is a smaller case so larger might look gaudy. That brass chrome is sweet would almost fit with my build.

No just wondering why Cautious said dont use PETG
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Originally Posted by Dave6531 View Post

Alright guys working on my first water cooling loop with hardline. What size tubing do you all suggest and with using bitspower fittings what petg brand do you suggest? I should mention that I'm planning on sleeving the tubing looking for something that looks like stainless steel braided lines..

Unless you have experience with a particular brand of tubing with regard to another brand of fittings, it is best to stay brand to brand for compatibility. There are other brands of rigid tube that will work with Bitspower fittings. I have used E22 brand acrylic with the same advertised dimensions, but the E22 was difficult to properly fit, as if it were a slightly larger diameter than specified. Someone else may weigh in with their experience(s) and offer other viewpoint(s).
Bitspower also offers PETG - (for some reason Bitspower page won't open properly - so this) mad.gif :
http://www.performance-pcs.com/rigid-hard-tubing/bitspower-none-chamfer-petg-12mm-od-tube-length-500mm.html

As you intend to use braiding over the tube, the OD of the tubing will depend on the the size of the braiding material. If 3/4" or 5/8" OD is too large and gawdy to you when braided, then you may want to use 1/2" OD or other. Then find a brand of tubing to match the look you want.

Here is an alternative for you ponder:
https://modmymods.com/tubing/hard-tubing.html
If I hadn't already bought all the tubing for my current project, I would be all over this stuff. If my boss (the wife) gives me more allowance money, maybe I can swing it! : biggrin.gif

If you are not familiar with ModMyMods, they are a legitimate business opened by some of the EX-employees of FrozenCPU, but have nothing to do with them. They are a good group of people. thumb.gif

Strange,E22 is my 'goto' tube. I use it pretty much exclusively.
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No just wondering why Cautious said dont use PETG

I remembered a thread that argued the virtues of acrylic and PETG. From what I got out of a quick skimming review of pages 1 -10, PETG is believed (shown? proven?) to allow water to evaporate (microscopically) depleting cooling medium and may (can?) cause fogging.
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Strange,E22 is my 'goto' tube. I use it pretty much exclusively.

Hence my reference to other experiences. Yes, the 10mm ID / 12mm OD E22 brand acrylic tubing I used was incredibly difficult for me to install into the sealing O-ring in the enhance fittings. The compression ring also scraped the OD of the tube. It was sanded and angled as recommended. The Bitspower 10/12mm tubing worked as one would expect. An oddity possibly?
Edited by Questors - 9/26/15 at 11:03am
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That's why you have a clear Res. So you can see when you need to add more coolant.

Fogging isn't an issue for me cuz I use white tubing. And if I were to change color schemes, I would go with color or Black not using dye certainly gives me more options as to what I can do.

So the two issues imho are quite trivial. smile.gif

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why no petg I thought it was better than acrylic? so 12mm OD I'll have to see what there is.

I seen it found that after I thought of doing it before glad Its not a hard as I thought it might be.

Pretty sure PETG could possibly get cloudy? Not As clear as Acrylic. 12mm Fittings and Bitspower 12mm Crystal link Tubing makes the World an easier place to live in.

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Pretty sure PETG could possibly get cloudy? Not As clear as Acrylic. 12mm Fittings and Bitspower 12mm Crystal link Tubing makes the World an easier place to live in.

TCO
I know the king himself, BNEG, prefers acrylic, but I haven't had any issues with PETG. I've been using it since April of this year, and no issues that I've seen with pastel coolants. When I parted out my 750D build, the tubing looked brand new when I washed it out.
    
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Hello everyone. I've finally decided to make the move towards water cooling to fill my Switch 810 up. I have the stuff now and decided to start installing it. Once I had started my leak testing without starting the pump, the fittings started leaking from the Res, so I changed those out with others I had. Then a leak sprang at my CPU waterblock and 120mm radiator (at rear fan position). I'm considering returning these XSPC barbs but I'm not sure what to get. What do you's suggest?
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Do you have clamps on the hoses?
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Yep. I have worm gear hose clamps on them and they're as tight as they can get. frown.gif
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Yep. I have worm gear hose clamps on them and they're as tight as they can get. frown.gif
As tight as you can get might not be the best idea, the clamps can bite into the tubing and cause a leak. I had to stop using those clamps on 3/8 1/2 tubing because moving the tube at all would cause a leak where the clamp cut into the tube.
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