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post #21 of 29
Dunno, it will keep it cooler though.
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post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by Burn
Dunno, it will keep it cooler though.
What do you mean?

What would be the reason to go to water cooling?
You have to explain your self.
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post #23 of 29
Be carful with zip ties.. They still have a chance of leaking..

And I don't see how you could overtighten a metal worm drive clamp.. I tighten mine down with ALL my strength, and have never had leak in over a year and 4 pc setups

The way I look at it, people use 2-3 zip ties to seal there barbs for no leaks.. I don't need 2-3 worm drive clamps for my stuff not to leak.. Why should you need 2-3 zip ties?
    
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post #24 of 29
Sorry. That post was around 12AM EST, I was a wee bit tired.

Watercooling will work better than air because water has a larger thermal conductivity than air (0.0014 vs 0.000057, respectively). Also, when watercooling, you use a larger "thing" to radiate your heat. Using a dual 120mm heatercore versus, say, even an XP-120 will, in most cases, give you better temps right off the bat because you're able to increase the cooling surface area. So, the combined increased thermal conductivity of water and the increased surface area of the cooling medium will, in all but the most rare, give you better temps.
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post #25 of 29
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Be carful with zip ties.. They still have a chance of leaking..

And I don't see how you could overtighten a metal worm drive clamp.. I tighten mine down with ALL my strength, and have never had leak in over a year and 4 pc setups

The way I look at it, people use 2-3 zip ties to seal there barbs for no leaks.. I don't need 2-3 worm drive clamps for my stuff not to leak.. Why should you need 2-3 zip ties?
I'm sorry I was assuming you had the strength to overtighten them, not everyone has my gorilla grip, I have stripped and destroyed a few of them in my days. Zip ties look neater to me and those metal clamps have a fixed radius to them under the worm, I didnt say they wont work it is a matter of personal preference but zip ties do hold really tight, one would probably do it the other 2 are for insurance.
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post #26 of 29
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I'm sorry I was assuming you had the strength to overtighten them, not everyone has my gorilla grip, I have stripped and destroyed a few of them in my days. Zip ties look neater to me and those metal clamps have a fixed radius to them under the worm, I didnt say they wont work it is a matter of personal preference but zip ties do hold really tight, one would probably do it the other 2 are for insurance.
Gotta get the quality ones

I got some from walmart and I striped them out VERY easily..

But hte ones I got from a hardware store I can crank on them like a mofo.. It deforms the tubing so I gotta cut it next tiem I remove the tubing, but I don't remove my tubing often (and if I do I just replace it all anways)
    
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post #27 of 29
I myself am sold on zip ties, you can get them really tight with two pair of pliers. I have used many types of clamps on all kinds of machinery over the years and these are the nuts for what we do. Of course I would never attempt to use them on hydraulics or other high pressure systems or in high heat situations but if you put two or three of them behind the rise in the barb they will not leak.
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post #28 of 29
Definitely. I'm using, like so many others, worm drive clamps. The clamps do rip up your tubing, so when I get my new tubing (Clearflex) I'll be using black zip-ties. The Clearflex is softer than most tubing, so I'll be able to cinch it down tight. Oh, and if you're wondering how to get it off, clip off 3/4 of the clamping part of the tie, it'll release it right up.
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post #29 of 29
I'm here to make everyone confused I use both zip ties and metal worm clamps. Th clamps were fine on my Make4, radiator and my res but when it came to my pump and CPU block they leaked like crazy. The best size zip ties are the 7.5" ones. They're thick enough that you won't break 'em by pulling too hard and 3 per fitting seems to eliminate any chance of leaking. The ones attached on page 1 don't look strong enough to me.
    
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