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post #1 of 22
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Hey all, long time forum-goer but I'm new to this site.

Anyway, I recently installed the XSPC Rasa 360 kit and I'm loving it. I have also been modding the crap out of it, but ran into a bit of a problem. You see, I wanted to install quick connects for ease of expansion/modification, draining, and aesthetics. I used brass air-line quick connects seen below:

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*yes I'm using an old video card atm*

I think they look cool, I had them readily available, and they do exactly what I want EXCEPT, I just realized over the past few days that they severely restrict my flow. I'm idling at a steady 49C right now eek.gif and I don't even want to tell you how high it goes when I run large FFTs on P95.

Anyway. down to business: What to all of you guys suggest for fittings for a water colling system that would fit the application I'm going for while not limiting my flow?
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post #2 of 22
I use compression fittings instead of the barb fittings for a cleaner look.
I do have a koolance quickconnect fitting for my drain line.

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post #3 of 22
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I see you have a P55 Classy.


I also use compression fittings. They cost a mint, but they look very nice.
If you want ' Quick Disconnects ' then I would get Koolance ones. They are good.
post #4 of 22
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Thanks a lot fellas. Man, is it just me or is the Corsair and the CM Haf pretty much the only case people buy nowadays?
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Thanks a lot fellas. Man, is it just me or is the Corsair and the CM Haf pretty much the only case people buy nowadays?
I just bought a Mountain Mods Pinnacle 24....
post #6 of 22
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Cool cool, seems like it could use more external bays though. Tons of room for radiators though

I have just noticed these past couple weeks that a lot of pictures on forums and websites and stuff of people's builds have typically been in Corsair 800/700's and Coolermaster Haf's
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post #7 of 22
Well QC's do impede flow, but there are QCs (Koolance) that do keep a high flow rate.

As far as cases go. Mainstream wise, 800D/700D are probably considered one of the best WC cases and the HAF series is just cost effective with a lot of useful features. Other wc cases that are around but not seen often (due to cost/low production/etc), Silverstone TJ07, Mountain Mods, Case Labs, Lian Li.
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post #8 of 22
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Ahh I see. Thanks a lot for the advice. Like I said, I've just recently got into water cooling, but the bug hit me hard. I'm on a mission to build a killer WC setup now. Already thinking about swapping out all my tubing and fittings and getting new fluid. I have a couple more questions:

1 What would you recommend is the easiest and most efficient way to dran a system? Obviously you would probably want to install some kind of valve/drain somewhere, but would the res be the best place?

2 What is the most preferred dimensions for tubing/fittings to use? I'm talking ID/OD. The Rasa kit I bought came with 5/8" OD 7/16" ID tubing w/ 1/2" barbs, but from what I gather that is not the most ideal size of tubing, and I can't seem to get compression fittings for that size.
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Any suggestions?
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post #10 of 22
For the tubing: The size just depends on personal preference.

The drain: That goes at the lowest point in your system.
The fill: You can fill straight into your res or put one on the top of your case....
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