Absolutely, got it. Thanks, that is a great addition at minimal cost!
Also, Ill come up with a small pwm controller to set the pump separate.
Points well taken. This is why I asked around here first. I have much experience with watercooling, and cooling in general but not in the pc space.
Good to hear, I'm glad they make quality stuff.
Thats funny, the Tygon A60G was actually my first choice. The only reason that changed because I couldn't find it on either of the sites I had already enlisted and didn't want to pay another shipping charge.
Looks like USplastics is the only place to get it by the foot. I looked all over performance-pcs for it, and amazon but only in long length and for $$.
So black radiator hose style like in cars and refrigeration systems such it is. While I didn't want to miss out on the convenience of being able to visually see the flow or lack thereof, I am glad that there is a good reason to use standard black tubing. Not that I am building for looks, but I prefer the simple black hose look to anything flashy.
I appreciate the comment about colored coolants, and you should continue to give it as advice, but I would never do something as stupid as using colored coolant in a WC setup
I was hoping to stay around $200 which is just about what that list adds up to, but I will budget another hundred in order to have a quality pump. There are a lot of D5 pump/motor/reservoir options out there. Anyone want to point one out that has a real Xylem or Laing, and minimal cost. Most are over 150, but I will be saving 45 on the cheap pump so I that's pretty close. I just want to make sure I get the best pump/housing quality possible for that much if its going to cost that much. If there are solid options under that Please share as well!.
I agree, barb fittings+clamps are highly effective and used almost everywhere in the industry.
However. I have used too many hose clamps to trust then with my computer. Hose clamps when tightened down, and after time, especially when wrapped around a small diameter, tend to break easier cause the spring metal is bent around a sharper corner.
The great thing is, the hose clamp failing alone usually will not spring a leak, as the barbs themselves are highly efficient. The Clamp is just there for a little extra support
While this may be likely the case for a WC setup, it was not the case when the hose clamp broke on my water main. The water pressure was just too high.
I'm gonna go with the screw down ones and avoid failing hose clamps altogether.
Here are 3 I came up with:
I actually like the Swiftech ones the best because they have standard wrench grooves where the others do not.
Are the Swiftech quality like the barrow or Bitspower listed?
Which would you suggest?