Originally Posted by Constantine85
I am about to pull the trigger on the XSPC Raystorm RS240 kit. Does anyone have any advise on fittings, tubes or coolant to use? I know its not the RX or EX series kit but asking more in general. I want to some quality fittings especially. The local MicroCenter sells a lot of XSPC stuff so the kit can be upgraded in the future. Thoughts?
Considering you have a CM 690 II Advanced, great case BTW
I would suggest a smaller size tubing with a thicker wall ie. 3/8"-5/8".
It will tend to give you better bends. I have just used Masterkleer which is a delight to work with, and also used Primochill LRT, in the past, which I think you can get a tighter bend with, but I have heard so many things about plasticizer problems with the Primochill.
If it is barbs and clamps I would suggest XSPC barbs, they are really good for the cost, I have used over a dozen with no problems to report. As for clamps, find one you like, there is many out there.
When it comes to compression fittings I have only used Bitspower, which I rinsed my loop with viniger and found it stripps the coating off
If you do go the compression fittings, just make sure obvisiously that the size is identical to the tubing being used
I have used plain Distilled water with silver and currently using Mayhems Pastel Blue, both seem to work a treat. But it is a preference thing. Even Mayhems will tell you, if you want a plain looking color, tubing is the way to go. If you want to create or have a color not availible as tubing, go coolant