Heres a pic of when I was leak testing and a pic now.
Had one minor leak (but I was TESTING it so I never got power through the pc, was coming out from the bottom of the res at about a drop every 10 minutes) ... Turned out to be the compression fitting not being snug against the res, Switched a barb in and it worked fine.
So - After 3 months or so of liquid cooling I haven't had any leaks. I'm in!
Im in, i ve been water since november last year and not a single leak even when I was running with no cable ties on the barbs for 4 months
lights on room lights on
lights on room lights off
IandH Stealthres 175
Swiftech 355 pump with XSPC V3 top
XSPC RS240 rad
EK FC-5850 GPU fullcover block
XSPC RS360 rad
Swiftech GTZ CPU block
XSPC 7/16 black tubing
Just jam the hoses on the barbs dry and they won't budge.....without a lot of help.
[disclaimer].....I take zero responsibility if you follow my advice and have leaks.