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Old July 13, 2009, 06:28 PM
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I'm looking for either swiftech F fittings from 3/8" to 1/4" like this
or 3/8" to 1/4" reduction fittings like this

Going to mod my freezone elite, and I need these fittings. I can't find them anywhere in canada. WTF
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Old July 13, 2009, 06:32 PM
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PPC's seems to have both the F-fittings and the reducers in stock.

I'm sure there's a few reasons to NOT open up the Freezone, though. Not the least being that any sort of expansion will require adding more fluid, and I don't think those systems use plain water. Also, I don't know if the systems are capable of bleeding the way normal WC systems are, which could make it very difficult to fully fill and seal the system again afterwards.
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Old July 13, 2009, 06:34 PM
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Linus at NCIX might help you, if he would care to order them.
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Old July 13, 2009, 06:38 PM
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don't bother with reducing fittings like that (with barbs on both ends). just use 3/8" tubing and squeeeeze it on your 1/2" :)
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Old July 13, 2009, 06:43 PM
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@MpG:

Thanks, but I was specifically looking for these fittings in canada so that I don't have to wait 2 weeks for shipping or pay through the nose to get them here faster. The Freezone uses 50/50 distilled water and ethylene glycol-based anti-freeze, and I would be using the fittings to put in a T-line along with my planned mod.

@Daz:

I Think I'll give Linus a try, but I still don't feel like waiting for him to order them. I feel it would be faster to just buy them from PPC.

@zoob:

The Freezone uses 1/4" tubing, and I primarily use 3/8" tubing (I have like 20 feet of UV green primochill tubing). And I tried forcing my tubing over the 1/2" barbs that I have... didn't work... hence why they're for sale.

@Everyone else:

Bottom line: My freezone is doing a great job of cooling my CPU @ stock. As soon as I Overclock my phenom 2 I have to crank up the freezone and its not only very loud but less effective than my old WC loop. Time for a mod!
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Old July 13, 2009, 06:51 PM
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When you tried to force the 1/2 tubing over the 3/8 fitting, did you dump the end of the tubing in boiling water for 5 seconds prior to trying it out?
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Old July 13, 2009, 06:54 PM
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When you tried to force the 1/2 tubing over the 3/8 fitting, did you dump the end of the tubing in boiling water for 5 seconds prior to trying it out?
No, I did not. I only wet the barb and the tubing prior to trying fruitlessly.

The primochill tubing I've got is really thick OD, so I doubt it would work.

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Old July 13, 2009, 06:59 PM
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Then next time try it.

Like you say, back on topic. I'll now shut up.
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for sure charlie's got it that's how all my water cooled rigs are built it makes life so much easier. check you local hardware store i found one in orillia and it's great for different size fittings.
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Old July 13, 2009, 07:22 PM
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for sure charlie's got it that's how all my water cooled rigs are built it makes life so much easier.
So you use 3/8" tubing with 1/2" fittings? why?
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