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I am putting together my first custom water cooling system. I want to do 1/2" (inner diameter) tubing. I also want to use compression fittings.

So lets say I get the XSPC RX480 radiator. What size compression fittings do I need for 1/2"(inner) tubing?

I have been searching for clarification, but I suck.

If anyone has an answer to this, or a link to an explanation of these fittings, that would help me out a ton.

Thanks guys.
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Yes, ID tube matches ID compression fitting. If you get 3/8ths tubing get 3/8 ID compression in that respect.
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any compressiong fittings that fits 1/2" ID and 3/4" OD. so look for those 2 numbers when you look for it. 1/2" ID 3/4" OD
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Okay. But how will I know the compression fitting will fit into the radiator, or water blocks. That may sound like a foolish question
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Okay. But how will I know the compression fitting will fit into the radiator, or water blocks. That may sound like a foolish question

99% of all fittings have 1/4 threads.
    
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Thanks for clearing it up for me guys. This forum is really helpful!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pis;13239651 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5uQAUre9CY

^^^ that is the improper way to install tubing on a waterblock..
always lift the backside so you don'd damage the backside, contact plate.
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post #9 of 10
You need to get compression fittings that match the tube size your going to use.ID and OD.
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post #10 of 10
If you are getting 1/2"ID 3/4"OD tubing you will need compression fittings that match that size of tubing. It has to be the same size.
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