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Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by zeropluszero, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Aggle

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    What kind of plug would I need to plug a fill port? And Should I use soft tubing for the fill port?
     
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  2. Freebee

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  3. Aggle

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    Thanks for the link. I haven't set up my loop yet, just got the parts sitting here. I accidentally ordered 13mm silicon instead of 3/8. Otherwise I would have started tonight
     
  4. Aggle

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    Why do the stop fitting have thread on them? Is it to screw on the end of valves and stuff?
     
  5. Freebee

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    To screw into fittings and components, so I think that's a yes...
     
  6. James086

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    A use for a threaded plug would be in a radiator like this one. Note that it has more than 2 holes for connections. This lets you choose the angle at which the tubing approaches but you obviously don't want to leave the other holes open or it will leak. You would screw a plug into the unused holes. In my experience the radiators that have more than 2 holes come with plugs for that reason, but if you lost one you could buy another. :thumbup:
     
  7. Aggle

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    Ok so I redid my water cooling it was more challenging than I thought. Bending the pipe was easy. The pipe doesn't seem that strong. I will try alphacool rigid tubing next time because it has thicker plastic. Thanks to everyone for they're input :D
     
  8. hawpinghaxbag

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    Any good pics showing all the different colour fittings side by side comparison,
    chrome, black chrome, nickel, black nickel, silver ect ?
     
  9. n3wbi379

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    Guys what are the best performing fans for watercooling these days.. plz keep in mind i also want silence... so im willing to sacrifice performance for silence..

    Thanks
     
  10. Freebee

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    Here's my list:

    Noctua nf-f12

    NB, phobya and alphacool (all the same fan) e-loop

    Ek vardar's

    And the fractal design Venturi (static pressure) fans have all the makings of an ultimate fan, but I haven't seen any proper radiator performance results yet..
     
  11. n3wbi379

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    Those ek's seem to be very good.
     
  12. Ratzz

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    Are you considering a custom loop? Here's what you are getting into...

    I'm doing a case review for Coolermaster. Keep an eye out for it ;) Its an awesome case, the MasterCase Pro 5. Coolermaster are also supplying me with a new PSU, an as yet unreleased 750 Gold Modular. Many many thanks to Coolermaster for their generous contributions.

    At this stage its going to be a 4790K, delidded and running an EK naked kit. A GTX 970 will be doing the graphics work, at least temporarily anyway, until I can pick up a better GPU.

    I was going to go with AIO's for this build, but... I can't help it, they aren't 'proper' watercooling :lol:

    So today at PCCG, to go with my orange themed Gigabyte Z97-SOC build.. keep in mind that this is nothing too fancy.. a couple of small rads, a pump, res, and a couple of waterblocks. The sky is the limit...


    How to spend $862 on an addiction... this of course ONLY includes the water cooling stuff for this build !! (freight not included, this was picked up at PCCG Mulgrave)


    2x Thermaltake Riing 120mm orange LED fans
    3x Thermatlake Riing 140mm orange LED fans

    1x XSPC EX280 radiator
    1x XSPC EX240 radiator

    1x EK Supremacy EVO Acetal Nickel CPU block
    1x EK Supremacy naked Ivy mounting kit

    1x EK full cover EK-FC970 GTX Acetal Nickel GPU block
    1x EK full cover EK-FC970 GTX Backplate

    2x Monsoon HL 16/13 Compression fitting White 6 pack
    1x Monsoon Hardline Acrylic tubing 16/13 4x61cm clear
    1x Monsoon Silicon Bending insert

    1x EK EKoolant Pastel Concentrate Orange

    1x XSPC Black dual 5.25" Reservoir (ball front)

    1x Alphacool VPP655 Power pump PWM Plexi

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  13. Toliandar

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    Nidec (the OEM for Scythe) Gentle Typhoons (1850 RPM being the general favourite) - they are being sold on Amazon. To my knowledge these are still the single best radiator fan based on noise produced for cooling offered.

    My question is - what has replaced liquid utopia as an additive? I have to assume it is that Mayhems Biocide that I now see on PCCG?
     
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  14. dANiel_

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    Hey guys did a quick search but couldnt find what I was after.
    Does anyone know if I use the XSPC Razor for a titan x, will it work with an EK backplate?

    Thanks all
     
  15. dANiel_

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    Hey guys if I drill holes into the side of my radiator to mount it, will I damage the radiator?
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    edit nvm im going to use l-shape bar bracing to use the holes in the back of the rad instead
     
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    Don't forget things like Velcro and Double sided tape as well :thumbup:
     
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    Mid game my d5 decided it would make very loud clunking and stalling.. Ffs I can't afford to re do loop at moment financially and time wise.. I do have a spare d5 I can use luckily.. Luckily I got a spare pc to get me by.
     
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    even the car guys are starting to copy the hard tubing route

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  19. Flat-6

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    They need to toss those hose clamps and grab some fancy Bitspower fittings...:D
     
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