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can i re-use tubing once i pull it off of a compression fitting or do i have to cut the part that was on the fitting?
Yep. In fact, it will go on easier the second time, and still fits tight enough. No worries there.
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Yep. In fact, it will go on easier the second time, and still fits tight enough. No worries there.

ok i thought once it stretches onto a fitting it will never seal perfectly once removed
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ok i thought once it stretches onto a fitting it will never seal perfectly once removed
Nah, it seals just fine. At least it does with my 3/8 5/8 Primochill tube. That stuff fits tight.
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Nah, it seals just fine. At least it does with my 3/8 5/8 Primochill tube. That stuff fits tight.

i got 7/16 5/8 primochill advanced LRT so yeah it fits so good it was a real pain getting it on there, especially on my gpu, even after putting it in warm water first...
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Hi guys. A lot of great info that I still need to go through here. Heh. I have a question I hope someone here can help with. Currently I have a closed loop water cooled system. I bought the Gigabyte WaterForce Xtreme 980 Ti that comes with a 120mm radiator and fan. I have a separate 240mm radiator with two fans for the CPU. Currently the system works awesomely and keeps things nice and cool. However I bought the Thermaltake Core P5 case as I wanted to eventually move to an open loop cooling system once I had learned more about it. The issue is that my closed loop system will not fit in this case as there is simply no way to mount the CPU radiator anywhere. Tubing is too short, etc, etc. So I'm pushing ahead with the open loop system, but my question has to do with the Waterforce card.

I originally got a watercooled GPU because I figured I could use the already existing water block on the card and just connect it to the open system. I am finding indications that this is not so easy to do because there is a compressor on the card already since it's closed loop. Is this the case? Did I buy an AIO GPU only to not be able to use it in my open loop system? I can easily take off the front cover, but didn't want to do more until I have my other cooling solution in place. Should I send this card back and get an air cooled card instead to do the open loop with?

Appreciate any knowledge you guys can throw my way. I'm not a noob to PC building, but a complete noob to water cooling. Thus being at the noob thread. Hehe. Thanks in advance.

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Did I buy an AIO GPU only to not be able to use it in my open loop system?

All-in-one means just that. Very rarely are such things expandable; for reasons of cost, reliability, support and warranty.

On that card, the pump is indeed combined with the GPU cooling plate, that's normal for AIOs. You could cut the tubing to extend the loop - companies like Bitspower have a selection of fittings that could fit that narrow tubing. However, any modifications like that and you would void your warranty on the GPU. Better to choose a solution that's intended for custom loop, like the Asus Poseidon, which has proper G1/4" threads for fittings.

Or if you do return the card for an air cooled model, get an EVGA. The reason is that EVGA doesn't void the warranty if you replace the GPU heatsink with a water cooling solution.
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WiSK, thanks for the reply, I appreciate the information. Apparently I should have done more research. So do you know is it possible to take off the water block that came with the card and replace it with one made for Gigabyte's other cards? I understand that it will likely void the warranty but is that a possibility? If it is I may go that route, but I'll have to check the warranty and weigh the pros and cons. I found out that I couldn't send the card back. I suppose I could sell it and get another one, but I may just stay AIO for now, wait for warranties to run out and go from there. Thanks again and in advance for any further info you can offer!

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ek makes a block specifically for that card. use this https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/step1_complist
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Can't decide between these two layouts... so A (Top) or B (Bottom) ?



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if you use that top rad as exhaust, youre going to make it nothing more than a big ol tube. heat coming from that big old rad in the front is going to go right into that top rad.
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