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I am planning a build, however i am using barbs everywhere, 1/2" barbs and 1/2" tubing


Would it be wise to use compression fittings on the improtant areas such as CPU and GPU blocks? (As a leak there would cause the most damage), or to barbs with jubilee/worm clamps provide enough security?

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post #2 of 22
Compression fittings are the safest.
I found using 7/16 id tube with 1/2 barbs worked great.
I used zip ties on mine to be extra secure.
A lot of people here just use the 7/16 - 1/2 combo without clamps.
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post #3 of 22
yep... 7/16 on 1/2 barbs are practically leak proof without clamps or anything else... i needed a sharp knife just to take them off the barb.

Compression fittings are probably the safest... but i am cheap so i am using 7/16 tubing with 1/2 barbs and black plastic clamps just to make double sure
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Originally Posted by Couch Potato View Post
Compression fittings are the safest.
I found using 7/16 id tube with 1/2 barbs worked great.
I used zip ties on mine to be extra secure.
A lot of people here just use the 7/16 - 1/2 combo without clamps.
I see, but if i already have 1/2" tubing, i have to use 1/2" barbs as there is no size larger, assuming i do use metal clamps will it still be ok?
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Anything can leak. There's a recent thread here about someone who had compression fittings lose a hose and sprayed water everywhere.

How safe something is is in how careful you are in setting it up.
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Quote:
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I see, but if i already have 1/2" tubing, i have to use 1/2" barbs as there is no size larger, assuming i do use metal clamps will it still be ok?
barbs with worm clamps will be fine, you can also use zip-ties, if you get them tight.
 
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Anything can leak. There's a recent thread here about someone who had compression fittings lose a hose and sprayed water everywhere.

How safe something is is in how careful you are in setting it up.
I concur. You watercool, you will get wet at some point, nothing is 100% fool proof. Everyone has something leak at some point in the course of the hobby.
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I concur. You watercool, you will get wet at some point, nothing is 100% fool proof. Everyone has something leak at some point in the course of the hobby.
But if you where to use barbs, make sure they are 100% tight, leak test for 24 hours, the risk of a leak is ... minimal?
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post #9 of 22
I will add to all this good info by repeating what has been said
MAKE SURE YOU LEAK TEST
and when testing only send power to the pump.


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Locate a green wire on the large 20 or 24 pin motherboard connector from the PSU.

3.3
Insert one end of the paper clip or wire into the socket the green wire is connected to.

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Insert the remaining end of the wire or paper clip into the nearest socket with a black wire attached. If the PSU is functional, this will cause the PSU to power on. Remove the wire or paper clip to shut the PSU down.



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Thanks all, +rep
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