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Old February 18, 2009, 05:10 AM
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looks if are 10mm (3/8') ID 13mm (1/2") OD tubing
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Old February 18, 2009, 07:54 AM
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I think you're right about the size...I've ordered new barbs.

What do you guys think about watercooling the northbridge? Is this needed? IF so, what block would you use (keep in mind I'm not rich!! LOL)
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Old February 18, 2009, 02:20 PM
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I wouldn't go the NB cooling route. The P6T's heatpipe setup pretty much require you to pull everything off, and replace them with full-cover waterblocks, which would easily set you back over $200. For that matter, I'm not positive there are even waterblocks for that board, since I believe there are some component differences between the standard and deluxe versions of your board.

For tubing, as Kapt. just said, you probably need 3/8"ID-1/2" OD tubing. That said, this is what's considered thin-walled tubing. I love Tygon myself, but the thinner-walled stuff really is half-assed for tighter bends. Other brands such as Primochill and Feser1 are slightly stiffer, but will be more kink resistant as a result.
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Old February 18, 2009, 02:39 PM
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I ordered the Primochill stuff (black)... 1/2 internal diamater
thanks for the input on the northbridge...I'll leave it alone for now...
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Wait, what? 1/2" internal diameter? Those fittings on the back of your Koolance part need 3/8" internal diameter. The important part is that the outside diameter of the tubing also needs to be 1/2", otherwise the compression fittings won't go over the tubing properly.
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Old February 18, 2009, 04:43 PM
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I'm replacing the barbs...! LOL
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So this is what I was thinking for my build...what do you guys think? Any input?
I know that T valves cause some turbulence in the lines, but I THINK that when all the micro bubbles are gone they shouldn't affect performance at all.


I was going to put one of these at the top, and one at the bottom...


That should make maintaining the system alot easier...

BUT, any other ideas are GREATLY appreciated!!!
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It'll work, no worries; though there is already a fill port in the res. Slide out the unit if you need to fill the loop.
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I thought of that, but then you have to leave enough slack to get the res out...that's kinda ugly.

I'd rather just have the fill and drain. Place PC in tub, open bottom drain, open top fill...FLUSH...LOL
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Why dont you like to use 1/2inch or 7/16th? Is it because youve got less options in terms of pumps? Just curious.
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barbs, 3/8". I will never use 1/2" again.
I use the Danger Den Tieton FC block for my 260. Very efficient, 100% load and 47C.
Nice looking loop on the go there any way Toronto, I'd go with some nice bitspower compression and angled fittings. Just installed a 90 degree fitting from them (others on the way) and very impressed with its quality and performance, plus the other bitspower barbs used.
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