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Alrighty! *thumbs up* to both of you!

Anything else im forgetting for the loop? Still not sure on tubing. I dont like the HUGE size tubing that takes up bunch of space. But should I have as big as possible to keep the loop less restrictive? Or will smaller ID tubing causing for greater water speed flow?
I for sure want compression fittings, I just think theyre beautiful- especially black.

Lastly, more of an opinion question.. but would it look better with blue tubing or black?
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I would try to stick with one of these tubing sizes:

3/8" ID 5/8" OD
7/16" ID 5/8" OD
1/2" ID 3/4" OD

Between them there isn't any appreciable difference in flow rates or kink radii, so get whichever you like the look of best.
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Alrighty! *thumbs up* to both of you!

Anything else im forgetting for the loop? Still not sure on tubing. I dont like the HUGE size tubing that takes up bunch of space. But should I have as big as possible to keep the loop less restrictive? Or will smaller ID tubing causing for greater water speed flow?
I for sure want compression fittings, I just think theyre beautiful- especially black.

Lastly, more of an opinion question.. but would it look better with blue tubing or black?
I like blue tubing, and I was a fan of compressions until I went to the clampless look, 7/16ID tube stretched over 1/2 barbs... Otherwise I would say 1/2 or 7/16 ID (as either will fit on the 655 stock top. and then suitable compressions. I run Primochill LRT UV Blue, but it has a bit of a 'grain' to it, I would suggest the Feser UV Blue instead, except it doesn't come in as many size options as the Primochill. The Primochill also doesn't have any printing on it which is nice.
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I just can't getover the fact of having nothing except friction holding the tubes on. I also feel compression fittings help as a transition from tubing to block, res, rad. Having the compression adds another beauty to the build. personal preference.

Are the shades of blue different for each company? I'd want black because its subtle and not transparent/translucent. But blue would be the accent to a black interior, blue heatsinks, black sleeving, and black screws with blue washers. I wish I was creative and good with this stuff. on my h50 mod I have black tubing with baby blue coils. I like alot
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I just can't getover the fact of having nothing except friction holding the tubes on. I also feel compression fittings help as a transition from tubing to block, res, rad. Having the compression adds another beauty to the build. personal preference.

Are the shades of blue different for each company? I'd want black because its subtle and not transparent/translucent. But blue would be the accent to a black interior, blue heatsinks, black sleeving, and black screws with blue washers. I wish I was creative and good with this stuff. on my h50 mod I have black tubing with baby blue coils. I like alot
The blue is probably slightly different, although it's more or less the same, there is a 'Caribbean Blue' from Feser that is light, and I'm not sure whether Primochill makes a light blue too, but the dark blues are about the same. I can assure you that the 'friction' is so much that you have to cut the tubes off, it's secure. I just found compressions to be bulky and expensive- I used them and they do have a nice look, but I like the sleeker look of clampless barbs myself. But that's why everyone has a different computer
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I'm going for a darker blue, like navy/royal.

Well I think that'd be a reason to use compression, you wont have to replace tubing.
Thats true, everyone has their own likes and interpretation to "cool" or beauty, or some cases art.

I appreciate your help though. Lastly (I think), trying to figure out how I'd mount the rad up top inside. Can I just mount directly to the case or is it better to have a radgrill?
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I'm going for a darker blue, like navy/royal.

Well I think that'd be a reason to use compression, you wont have to replace tubing.
Thats true, everyone has their own likes and interpretation to "cool" or beauty, or some cases art.

I appreciate your help though. Lastly (I think), trying to figure out how I'd mount the rad up top inside. Can I just mount directly to the case or is it better to have a radgrill?
I'd mount directly to the case, and then if you want to protect the top of the fins use either a wire grill or some other design, as you prefer.

Edit: You might need some 45 angles if you want to run 3/4OD compressions on everything, they're massive The Supreme HF is compatible I believe, but a GPU block or rad may have difficulty. The fittings might either contact the GPU PCB or the closest fan on the rad.
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I have 1/2" ID 3/4" OD Compression fittings on my XSPC RX480 and they fit perfectly with fans on the same side.
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Hmmm alright. I may actually do the 7/16 and 1/2 tubing... didn't realize degree fittings cost so much
Well i don't have a tool to cut nice circles in the case, how would I do mount it??
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Jigsaw is the best way to cut holes in a case, do you have one?
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