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post #14051 of 16136
Hi Fractal fans, I'm going through some owners clubs and I see this one would need to be updated quite badly, are any of you interested in taking over the OP to update it?

Anyone that has interest in this, do not post here, please send me a private message smile.gif
post #14052 of 16136
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Originally Posted by krutoydiesel View Post

A little update to my Fractal Define S build, went from soft tubing to hard-line tubing using 14mm OD XSPC PETG tubing and Barrows fittings. Also, upgraded from a 27" Benq IPS 1080p panel, to the Acer X34 Predator, a 100hz, G-Sync, ultrawide 1440p monitor, the 980Ti potential is now fully realized.

Feel free to give me tips on future tubing runs or bends.
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Hi, I am doing exactly same thing at the moment.Barrow fittings, 14mm PETG tubing from XSPC and from Barrows. Barrows tubing looks much better, noticeably clearer than XSPC, you can't see the lines inside the tube and is easier to work with. I am using Barrow silicone insert and it seems like XSPC tubes are a tad bigger inside, the silicone insert goes in easier than into Barrow and is more loose( that's probably the reason why bends look better on Barrow tubing). I'll try to get some decent pictures for comparison tomorrow.

How these Barrow fittings seal that XSPC tubing, any issues, leaks?
post #14053 of 16136
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Originally Posted by muzammil84 View Post

Hi, I am doing exactly same thing at the moment.Barrow fittings, 14mm PETG tubing from XSPC and from Barrows. Barrows tubing looks much better, noticeably clearer than XSPC, you can't see the lines inside the tube and is easier to work with. I am using Barrow silicone insert and it seems like XSPC tubes are a tad bigger inside, the silicone insert goes in easier than into Barrow and is more loose( that's probably the reason why bends look better on Barrow tubing). I'll try to get some decent pictures for comparison tomorrow.

How these Barrow fittings seal that XSPC tubing, any issues, leaks?

Once there is liquid inside, it looks crystal. They seal great, I have no leaks after a 24 hour leak test, and its been 48 hours since then, but I did make sure that my bends went into the fittings at a perfect angle, some just a tad off, but nothing major.
post #14054 of 16136
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Originally Posted by krutoydiesel View Post

Once there is liquid inside, it looks crystal. They seal great, I have no leaks after a 24 hour leak test, and its been 48 hours since then, but I did make sure that my bends went into the fittings at a perfect angle, some just a tad off, but nothing major.

thx for your tips. I am not planning on any bends closed than an inch from a fitting but it's my first rigid tubing job so I am a bit worried, especially that I can pull the tube out of the fitting, is it normal? I am using compression fittings with 3 orings(two in the base and one under the locking nut).
post #14055 of 16136
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Originally Posted by muzammil84 View Post

thx for your tips. I am not planning on any bends closed than an inch from a fitting but it's my first rigid tubing job so I am a bit worried, especially that I can pull the tube out of the fitting, is it normal? I am using compression fittings with 3 orings(two in the base and one under the locking nut).

Well it's all push fittings, so I don't recommend being reckless when moving the case around. A solid tug will pop the tube out of the fitting, which is normal. With compression fittings you don't have the same issue with pulling out the tube as the lock ring squeezes the o ring around the tube.
post #14056 of 16136
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Originally Posted by krutoydiesel View Post

Well it's all push fittings, so I don't recommend being reckless when moving the case around. A solid tug will pop the tube out of the fitting, which is normal. With compression fittings you don't have the same issue with pulling out the tube as the lock ring squeezes the o ring around the tube.

that's the problem, I have compression fittings and still can pull the tube out, that's what worries me a bit frown.gif
post #14057 of 16136
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Originally Posted by muzammil84 View Post

that's the problem, I have compression fittings and still can pull the tube out, that's what worries me a bit frown.gif

It's not soft tubing so you will be able to pull it out regardless, does it fit snug? Does it leak? No? Then enjoy the art.
post #14058 of 16136
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Originally Posted by krutoydiesel View Post

It's not soft tubing so you will be able to pull it out regardless, does it fit snug? Does it leak? No? Then enjoy the art.

I have done only 2 tubes so far today, still got few left to do.
Obviously I did feel sort of friction when sliding the tube in but not sure if it was enough( some ppl say they struggle to push the tube all the way down to the fitting, mine went in quite smoothly, I dipped the tube end in water before pushing it in tho).
Will find out soon if it's leakproof. thx for help
post #14059 of 16136
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Originally Posted by muzammil84 View Post

I have done only 2 tubes so far today, still got few left to do.
Obviously I did feel sort of friction when sliding the tube in but not sure if it was enough( some ppl say they struggle to push the tube all the way down to the fitting, mine went in quite smoothly, I dipped the tube end in water before pushing it in tho).
Will find out soon if it's leakproof. thx for help

I didn't dip the tubes in water before I put mine in. It did take a little effort to fully seat it. Let me know what happens.
post #14060 of 16136
just finished mine:)


Edited by Frestoinc - 4/29/16 at 11:24pm
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