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Opinion: UV tubing colour in 800D?

Poll Results: What colour tubing should I go for in my 800D?

 
  • 17% (9)
    UV Blue
  • 21% (11)
    UV Red
  • 17% (9)
    UV Green
  • 17% (9)
    Black
  • 11% (6)
    Clear
  • 13% (7)
    None of the above (post suggestion)
51 Total Votes  
post #1 of 32
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Hey all.

I know ultimately the decision is mine to make however I reckon it won't hurt to get other people's opinions on this matter.

I'm purchasing an 800D and will be moving over to Australia (I will be buying new tubing) and was wondering what you all thought would be the best tubing colour to go with in this case. I've seen a lot of different colour choices and to be honest, they all look decent.

I already have the UV lights, so I just need to buy the tubing. I was thinking of getting clear however that would mean I've bought the lighting for nothing.

Furthermore, I went with 1/2 ID, 3/4 OD this time however feel that after setting my loop up twice I am ready to move on to a smaller size tubing. I would like to keep compression fittings as I like the look of them; what size tubing would be the best to go for whilst not kinking? I understand that usually the smaller the tubing the higher the risk of kinks, however do correct me if I'm wrong by all means.
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post #2 of 32
UK to Aussie! Why?!?!

I would go with the black. Its hard to make UV colors look good incases.

Any ways i think the last thing you want is a PC shaped tan on your leg LOL.
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post #3 of 32
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffStuff1;11982194 
UK to Aussie! Why?!?!

I would go with the black. Its hard to make UV colors look good incases.

Any ways i think the last thing you want is a PC shaped tan on your leg LOL.

Haha. I'm going to University out there as I'm half Australian myself. smile.gif
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post #4 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by jNSK;11982203 
Haha. I'm going to University out there as I'm half Australian myself. smile.gif

Ah good luck!



BTW White is coming back. Now i have been seeing more and more white computer cases. Some completely white and other black cases with white CCFLS. Done right i think they look very good.
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post #5 of 32
If you switch tubing sizes you will have to replace all of your fittings...

But anyways, I would switch to 3/8" ID 5/8" OD If you really want smaller tubing. It's the smallest size of tube that still doesn't restrict flow while resisting kinks.

While you're taking your loop apart anyways, why not add that GPU in? Don't you want 45C load at 900 Core with no obnoxious fan?
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post #6 of 32
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55;11982233 
If you switch tubing sizes you will have to replace all of your fittings...

But anyways, I would switch to 3/8" ID 5/8" OD If you really want smaller tubing. It's the smallest size of tube that still doesn't restrict flow while resisting kinks.

While you're taking your loop apart anyways, why not add that GPU in? Don't you want 45C load at 900 Core with no obnoxious fan?

I've been thinking about it. It all depends how much money I can gather as the move isn't cheap due to me having to get a new car and all of that stuff. I am going to get royally screwed when I convert my currency from Pounds Sterling to Australian Dollars. GBP is one of the worst currencies to convert to another currency at the moment.

I have been looking at white cabling extensions, maybe getting white or black tubing in combination with these would look decent.
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post #7 of 32
That sucks!

I was looking at your GPU overclocking log and I don't know if you have figured this out yet but using a BIOS flash on the card you can allow the Afterburner voltage to be increased past 1.1V.
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post #8 of 32
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55;11982303 
That sucks!

I was looking at your GPU overclocking log and I don't know if you have figured this out yet but using a BIOS flash on the card you can allow the Afterburner voltage to be increased past 1.1V.

Oh yeah, you mentioned that. I'm going to look into it when I get to Australia - my beloved computer is currently bubble wrapped like nothing you've ever seen in your life, sitting in boxes waiting to be shipped over there.

I've decided to go for white. I think it'll look awesome in the case even though it isn't UV. I've also decided not to get different sized tubing. You're right, spending even more money on new fittings would be a complete waste.

Here's the cart:

wccard.jpg

Do note that the 570 block is just a placeholder so I could see the price. I will be buying the Nickel/Acetal version of it when it comes into stock - Nickel Plexi is just plain ugly in my opinion.

Does anyone have any comments in regards to how I could save any money on any of the parts or anything to add?

Also, I haven't looked at any guides on installing graphics card blocks. I assume you just unscrew the casing, take the current heatsink off, cover up the memory chips and screw the water block on? I've heard of one guy that somehow had water dripping straight through to the "exhaust" tube without actually circulating the card. No idea how he managed that.

EDIT: Oh, I was thinking of getting one of these to add to the bottom of my loop. Would save me a lot of time when maintaining the water.
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post #9 of 32
Yes, installing a GPU block is pretty straightforward. You do have to cut the thermal pads yourself but it's pretty easy. The hardest part is getting the standoffs to stick but a tiny dap of TIM works perfectly.

As long as you hook up your two fittings to either end of the waterblock you'll be fine. It becomes obvious when you receive it in person.
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post #10 of 32
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55;11982440 
Yes, installing a GPU block is pretty straightforward. You do have to cut the thermal pads yourself but it's pretty easy. The hardest part is getting the standoffs to stick but a tiny dap of TIM works perfectly.

As long as you hook up your two fittings to either end of the waterblock you'll be fine. It becomes obvious when you receive it in person.

Cool. I'll go ahead and order it by the end of the week. I won't be able to post any updates on the rig until I actually receive it in Australia but I'm sure all will be well!

One small question: With the Koolance drain valve, am I right in thinking that I'd be able to attach a female-to-female adapter straight out of the GPU to the topmost left port of the drain valve? It would be a 90 degree fitting in that case however I'm not sure when screwed in if it will be parallel to the edge of the card. I hope you know what I mean. Maybe I'd have to leave the screw slightly "unscrewed" (unthreaded? I don't know), but it seems like an elaborate idea from where I'm sitting.
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