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Old January 1, 2009, 10:42 AM
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thanks for the advice I will go that way then . I was price matching these thingas and is there ever a big difference between NCIX and Direct Canada ( the better of the two)
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Old January 1, 2009, 01:03 PM
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Another good option when you have space constraints. You can hang the rad of the back with a Swiftech MCB-120 Radbox Revision 2 Black
Cheap and easy.
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Old January 7, 2009, 08:26 PM
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hmm I was looking at the big price difference between XSPC X2O Delta CPU Block V3 LGA775 AM2 CPU Water Block G1/4 and the
Swiftech APOGEE GTZ LGA775 CPU Water Block G1/4 Chrome HI-FLOW 1/2IN Barb Fittings not sure how much of a difference performance wise between the two .I am also a little confused about the 1/4 ,1/2 inch stuff, is that the inner size of the tubing measurement? Because what I was thinking is to mounting 2 MCR220 ( on the side door )with either one of those blocks and a MCP655 . for now then latter getting the wc block for my 3870 hd but will that combination work together?
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Old January 7, 2009, 09:53 PM
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1. G1/4 is the actual hole on a waterblock item.
2. X/Y ID refers to the Inside Diameter for the water to run through.
3. X/Y OD refers to the Outside Diameter of the tubing

I have myself recently gotten into the watercooling. Overall, if you shop around, most everything is G 1/4 threaded. So you shouldn't need to worry about that. All you need to be concerned is if all your fittings are the same. Eg, tubing and fittings.

The MCP 655 is not interchangeable in terms of fitting. It is a hard 1/2" ID. So it requires 1/2" ID tubing. Though with a lot of effort such as dipping the tubing end in boiling water, some people have managed to fit a 3/8" ID tubing onto the MCP655. There is a mid step tubing available at size 7/16" ID.

If you are going to use compression fittings instead of normal fittings, then the tubing OD matters. It has to match the compression OD fitting size. Else you just wasted a fair chunk of money as watercooling equips are non-refundable/tradable back to the seller like ncix.com.
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Old January 7, 2009, 10:19 PM
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MCR220, MCP655 and a Apogee GTZ all the way..

As magelan said.. the threads are g 1/4, most barbs I've seen are g 1/4 threaded, I think basically all of them are.. As for tubing, the 2 most common choices are 1/2" and 7/16".. People tend to get the 7/16" which with the 1/2" barb is a tight fit, the tubing is going no where, in fact to take it off, you will be lucky to pull it off, you would most probably have to cut the tubing.. 1/2" can give more tighter bends though but since it's thicker tubing, people don't like much tubing in their cases.. I personally would get 1/2" tubing, if you don't wanna hurt yourself taking tubing off, and the ease of installation..
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Old February 27, 2009, 09:10 AM
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sorry to reopen my old thread but I am finally going to buy a rad or two but not exactly sure which to go for the only things I have so far is mcp655 and a custom v8 stinger cpu block with the 1/2 " fat boys I need to know which rad is good for this combo?
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Old February 27, 2009, 12:49 PM
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Don't be afraid to start a new topic.

Two biggest questions are 1) How much room do you have/how are you mounting the rad and 2) What kind/speed of fans are you planning on using?
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Old February 27, 2009, 02:00 PM
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Well I was thinking of removing the dustcover on the side door and making a set of brackets to mount 2 240 rads and if that can't be done then I guess I will have to mount the fan on the back of the case as for fans I am not sure yet I don't want this to be Noisy but I guess that a fan controller would fix that job I am not planing on doing very high over clocks because this e8400 isn't an eo its the other type ( new to overclocking :) ) so I am doubting I would get a very high overclock
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