View Full Version : Water Cooling Help
04-03-2012, 02:01 AM
I would like to put blocks on my R4E M/B but I am not sure which fittings to use. will the hose make the bends necessary with regular compression fittings, do I need 45 or 90 degree or swivel. I am using 7/16 tube should I change to 1/2 inch. I plan on adding it into the CPU loop. There is such a huge selection of fittings but I don't want to buy a dozen of everything to make sure it fits correctly and semi neatly. I usually purchase thru Frozen CPU. I am pretty sure my Rad and Pump can handle this along with the CPU block.
Thanks for your help
04-03-2012, 04:04 PM
Good quality tubing will be less likely to kink but with any tight bend you may get kinks. I'm using the Primochill stuff right now and I really like it but I still have coils in a couple of places. You can either use anti-kink coils or angled fittings. I know you don't want to buy a lot of extra stuff but it actually doesn't hurt to have a couple of alternatives. Remember that you can reuse fittings in your next build so it's a long term investment. When shipping costs as much as a fitting itself the last thing you want to be doing is paying to ship a single fitting because you guessed wrong.
04-03-2012, 04:16 PM
If the tube is long enough, it shouldn't kink, it will only kink when the bend is forced.
I prefer to use a little more tube and have a gentle curve all the way along, but if you really want/need a 45° or 90° angle in your tubing, then I would do as xeromist says.
04-08-2012, 12:22 PM
Thanks very much for your help
04-13-2012, 01:51 AM
Single loop or dual loop, I am adding mother board blocks, and hopefully new vid cards with water blocks.
I started with an XPCS RX360 kit then upgraded everything to whats in my sig. so I have the RX360 Rad and Pump-Rad that came with it extra. I plan on using both Rads just deciding if I should use 2 separate loops or one loop for all.
04-13-2012, 05:06 PM
I would lean towards dual loop because. about the only way to run a single loop without causing a birds nest would be cpu>mb>gpu>pump>rad. but the mb blocks are or were kinda restrictive, not what you would want before your gpu's, Xspecially if you overclock it/them.
04-14-2012, 01:16 AM
Thanks Who Farted, I have pretty much every thing to make 2 loops so I may as well go that route.
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