ok, so why do I buy 25mm extensions and 50mm extensions for my builds?
well after building several different builds, I have learned pretty much all the different reasons for the tubing to collapse on a water loop.
so I will start with the 50mm extensions, I use these because I use fan shrouds on my radiators, the shrouds are 20mm thick and the fans are 25mm thick. together the length is 45mm, so I use 50mm extensions to extend the connection to the radiator beyond the fans and shrouds. then I will attach a soft 90 3-way fitting, to the end of the 50mm extension, I will attach a 3/8" X 5/8" compression fitting on the end of the soft 90 3-way fitting. completing that section of fittings that attach to the radiator. all of this is done to prevent the tubing from collapsing, if I just attached the compression fitting to the radiator and ran the tubing from there. the tubing would collapse after a few months of laying on the edge of the fan. this set of fitting will prevent this from happening. the 25mm extension are for one of the connections coming out of the back of the PC case, and the other 25mm extension, is for the connection to the out line of the pump reservoir combo.
Asus Sabertooth 990FX
Intel 520 SSD 120Gigs
OCZ 1250W, TT 600W, PowerMax 4 X 500W
9 X TEC's 250W 15A 24V
Standard Water cooling to cool the TEC's 6 X 360mm radiators
19 X CPU water blocks
2 X GTX580 GPU water blocks
3 X CPU air coolers
Coustom PC case inside a vacuum chamber
Dell 30" ultra sharp
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