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Hey guys. got my xspc rasa rx240 today and i cant mount it internally because it is blocked by my ram. so i started mounting externally up top. Cut my tubing starting putting it on the barbs. I apparently cut tubing too short, now the tube that goes out the back the case to the top is kinked. it doesnt have enough turning space.

This tygon tubing i got is too soft. I was wondering if anyone knew where i could get some tubing (7/16) thats hard, like the stuff shipped with the xspc rasa kits. this way it doesnt kink.

any other solutions/advice would be greatly appreciated.

also does walmart carry the tubing i need? or any other store i might be able to get to tonight. sucks cause i gotta let my pc sit until i get this fixed.
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post #2 of 7
I have gotten stiff tubing before at hardware store.(Lowes, Home Depot, etc....)
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post #3 of 7
The Tygon tubing you got is very good. It is kinking due to the segments being too short (no offense intended).

If you want some stiffer tubing, then Masterkleer is quite good.
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The Tygon tubing you got is very good. It is kinking due to the segments being too short (no offense intended).

If you want some stiffer tubing, then Masterkleer is quite good.
none taken. i definately cut it too short. im very new to water cooling. this is only my second time installing a kit.

the tubing that came with the kit could handle the same turn at the same length, i should have taken into account how soft the new tubing was.

but, i fixed it! i put two plastic hose clamps around the kink, and wallah! the clamp holds the kink open. i was gonna try a zip tie then i realized why not use the extra clamps i have?

thanx for all your help guys. +1
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post #5 of 7
They also sell anti-kink coils that you put around the tubing if the look of the clamp in the middle bothers you.
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Hey guys. got my xspc rasa rx240 today and i cant mount it internally because it is blocked by my ram. so i started mounting externally up top. Cut my tubing starting putting it on the barbs. I apparently cut tubing too short, now the tube that goes out the back the case to the top is kinked. it doesnt have enough turning space.

This tygon tubing i got is too soft. I was wondering if anyone knew where i could get some tubing (7/16) thats hard, like the stuff shipped with the xspc rasa kits. this way it doesnt kink.

any other solutions/advice would be greatly appreciated.

also does walmart carry the tubing i need? or any other store i might be able to get to tonight. sucks cause i gotta let my pc sit until i get this fixed.
The easiest way to fix this issue may be a 90 degree elbow
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Asustweaker View Post
The easiest way to fix this issue may be a 90 degree elbow
yea, but i dont want anything that rotates as this increases your chances for a leak. im using strictly barbs.

ive fixed the kink temporarily. im going to being switch back to my rs240 which will be mount internally.

dissapointed in the rx240. noticed no temperature drops with 4 ap-15s in push pull over the rs240 with the same setup.
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