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Old July 1, 2009, 12:29 AM
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Since it's your first loop, I highly recommend a lengthy leak test. I'm comfortable doing my own plumbing around the house, but my 1st loop had 2 leaks. I'm really glad I caught them before I powered up my mobo.
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Old July 1, 2009, 03:01 PM
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I'm gonna need some elbows (like 90 or 45 degree), I just have 3 things left to be tubed (gpu block back to res, res to pump, and pump to rad) and the tubing is bending like ****.
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Old July 1, 2009, 03:26 PM
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I highly recommend the Bitspower rotary 45 degree elbows.
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Old July 1, 2009, 08:43 PM
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You can position the rad in any orientation you want, it will still work properly. When bleeding, you might want to tilt the case around, just to make sure there's no air trapped in any corners, but otherwise no harm.

Don't be afraid to use longer pieces of tubing, even if it's not the most direct route from point-to-point. It's still technically better than using elbow fittings.

But if you're absolutely certain that you need to use an angle-fitting, you can get plumbing elbows from your local hardware/plumbing store. They'll likely be available in either brass (often called "PEX" fittings) or plastic, either is fine for your application. The problem is that the 1/2" used in those fittings is actually a little smaller than your 1/2" tubing. You'll either have to use 1/2" fittings and tighten down the clamps extra, or use 3/4" fittings and boil the tubing so that it slides over.
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Old July 1, 2009, 10:50 PM
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So hours ago I got some elbows (really, there was no avoiding it) and although they're the correct size, they have this thing on the end of their "heads" that is so hard to get the tubing into. By far the hardest part is getting the gpu block into the res. I have ot use like 3 or 4 elbows to do it. Amazing how the tubing is by far the hardest part of WCing. Just 3 things left, and the elbows aren't cutting it (they're plastic, not what MpG linked me too).







Any tips? x_x

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Old July 2, 2009, 04:41 AM
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NCIX.com - Buy Bitspower Single G1/4 Rotary 90 Degree 1/2IN Barb Fitting for 1/2 Inch ID Tubing - BP-LRI In Canada.

I think one of these should cover the GPU > Res

Oh by the way..the tubing on the outlet of the GPU looks strange..are you sure the tubing is all the way in?
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Old July 2, 2009, 08:59 AM
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thanks Jack, ya I know it's not in right, I'm checking to see if I can even plumb it lol.
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Old July 2, 2009, 09:29 AM
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Can you get some shots from further away and size them down to fit on the board please? Will be easier to help with some routing suggestions:)
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I ended up using Home Depot tubing since apparently NCIX does not work for me (I can't figure out the damn site, nothings' come after 9 days, getting mixed responses to whether it came through or not).

Here's a 90 degree fitting for the res.

Bitspower Shining Silver Rotary 90 Fitting #BP-LRI - G 1/4 Threads

But what about the Bitspower rotary 45 degree elbow? I'm not sure if Sidewinders has it x_x

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