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Thanks for the advice guys!

I will look into the RX. Unfortunately the price difference is quite a lot? Is it really worth it? I don't mind noise, I currently have some pretty nice Cooler Master fans that run at 110CFM (I forgot the model) and I'm using a fan controller (Lamptron FC3..it's PWM unfortunately so my fans squeal if I set it at anything lower than normal votlage). Will those gentle typhoons play nice with my fan controller?

Also, is it worth it to replace the tubing? I am think I will just stick with the stock stuff for now and buy some PT nuke and distilled water?
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at least get some compression fittings on your cpu block .
I edited the long post that I made.
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I am saying barbs have a greater possibility of leaking.
Not really. Leakage in my experience, with both compression fittings and barbs, is caused by either a faulty fitting, or user error.

I'd go with barbs for a first time loop, cheaper than compressions, and easy to use.
    
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post #14 of 26
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I am saying barbs have a greater possibility of leaking.
Oh ok. If you're not careful with it sure but if you get the right ones I don't think you have anything to worry about. I use DangerDen FB barbs and I would be shocked if they ever started leaking.
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post #15 of 26
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Thanks for the advice guys!

I will look into the RX. Unfortunately the price difference is quite a lot? Is it really worth it? I don't mind noise, I currently have some pretty nice Cooler Master fans that run at 110CFM (I forgot the model) and I'm using a fan controller (Lamptron FC3..it's PWM unfortunately so my fans squeal if I set it at anything lower than normal votlage). Will those gentle typhoons play nice with my fan controller?

Also, is it worth it to replace the tubing? I am think I will just stick with the stock stuff for now and buy some PT nuke and distilled water?
It is worth it to go RX. It is not the noise. It is performance. I would replace the tubing.
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Distilled water at your local supermarket with silver coil from a water cooling online retailer is great.
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Not really. Leakage in my experience, with both compression fittings and barbs, is caused by either a faulty fitting, or user error.

I'd go with barbs for a first time loop, cheaper than compressions, and easy to use.
Yes, but I was just saying that they have a higher possibility of leaking.
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Dayum...a lot of responses. Thanks for the input guys!

I will go for the RX. Now what tubing should I get? Also...fans? Or can I just use the ones I have ATM?? I would not mind buying extras but I need it to work with my fan controller (PWM) without it making high pitched noises when I turn the speeds down.
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post #19 of 26
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Dayum...a lot of responses. Thanks for the input guys!

I will go for the RX. Now what tubing should I get? Also...fans? Or can I just use the ones I have ATM?? I would not mind buying extras but I need it to work with my fan controller (PWM) without it making high pitched noises when I turn the speeds down.
Look at just some Tygon something tubing... Whatever size you like.
You could use the fans you have now and turn them down to around 1400RPM or so.
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post #20 of 26
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Yes, but I was just saying that they have a higher possibility of leaking.
Marginally, not enough to justify the extra price or hassle in my eyes, though.

The RX series of radiators benefit from lower speed fans, if I remember. I could well just be making that up.
    
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