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Old November 8, 2008, 07:26 AM
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Okay I have had quite a few questions about my loop lately so I thought maybe 1 thread would be better than a bunch of different threads.

So todays question is what is better res>pump>blocks>rad
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res>pump>rad>blocks.

Blocks are cpu/NB/gpu, not full coverage.

I know the pump will dump some heat into the loop but would it be enough to be concerned about?
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Old November 8, 2008, 07:38 AM
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Everything I've seen suggests that it makes little difference. I'd go with whatever works best for installation of the loop.
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While I have you here then Steve, compression fittings: hand tighten them? Or give them a slight turn with a pair of pipe wrench? What about a slight dab of locktight? Fittings are fester 45 deg compression and bitspower compression. Both have the short threads.
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Old November 8, 2008, 07:52 AM
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If the fittings work anything like the older thermaltake ones (only really good part about a thermaltake WC loop... :) ), hand tightening is more than sufficient. (Are you asking about tightening the threads, or tightening the hose?).

As far as the short threads go..... I've only had to use thread sealer on one type of fitting, and wouldn't bother unless I found that I needed it after leak testing. What are the o-rings on those like? If there's not a lot of meat to them, you might want to pick up some thicker ones at the local hardware store. That might help getting a better seal, and prevent a lot of headaches during the leaktest phase of the build.
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I am talking about the threads into the block, with a standard fitting I hand snug then 1/4-1/2 turn. I think the tube side will get a slight pipe wrench to it.
The short threads concern me a little since they are so short and the festers are swivel fittings and I thought they might work loose over time if just hand tightened.
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Ok, I thought you were talking about the tube side. I'd give the threads a slight crank (1/8 - 1/4 turn) with a pipe wrench, but you probably don't need to do more than hand tighten the hose side.
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Ok, I thought you were talking about the tube side. I'd give the threads a slight crank (1/8 - 1/4 turn) with a pipe wrench, but you probably don't need to do more than hand tighten the hose side.
Ahh I had it ass backwards then.
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