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CTA October 8, 2010 12:31 PM

which tubing?
tubing from canadian, home dept, walmart or wherever.... are they good as aftermarket tubing such as primoflex lrt?

3/8 tubing sounds like very tight... but why not use 7/16 on 1/2 barb...?

i saw lowfat's thread... he doesnt use hose clamps... :0 so do 7/16 need hose clamp too?

about clear tubing... will it last as clear? no smoke, dust or fog? (i am not fan of uv tho)

lowfat October 8, 2010 12:38 PM

No. All of that PVC tubing is garbage. Most clear tubing will haze up after a few weeks once it starts plasticizing. You would have to do a bit more research on what tubing (if any) will remain clear longer.

Hose clamps really depends on what barbs you are using. You need to make sure you use large barbs. An example would be the difference between the bitspower 3/8 barbs and the Enzotechs. There is no way you could use 3/8 Enzotech barbs w/o using a hose clamp as it would fall off immediately. However barbs like the Bitspower ones are a lot larger and have an extremely tight fit.

CTA October 8, 2010 01:16 PM

just have to ask...;p

i did research at VirtualRain: Water Cooling Tubing Review

and http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...did-cloud.html

so i have to reconsider about clear tubing... maybe flat white or glossy black...

btw... there is only one swiftech vinyl 7/16 at ncix :\

CTA October 11, 2010 08:35 PM

just curious... is 10 feet enough?

pump, res, two gpu block, one cpu block and possible two or three radiators?

and this product NCIX.com - Buy Bitspower G1/4 High Flow 1/2IN Barb Fittings for 1/2IN ID Tubing - Dark Nickel Plated (Pair) - BP20154 In Canada. that can use without hose clamp?

thanks again...

CTA October 23, 2010 01:11 PM

after discussed with lowfat via pm (big thank) and decide to go with 1/2in 5/8od due to cost and barb...

anyway... i just want to know if that tube will not close (kink) when the tube from the outlet of the pump into the inlet of the radiator... see red line with black dots...


btw i hope you understand what blue and red color are for... plus i really hate design of pump... not easy to location both pump and reservoir... >;[

lowfat October 23, 2010 02:34 PM

Without knowing the distance from the pump to the radiator we have no way of telling you if it will kink or not .

CTA October 23, 2010 02:48 PM

hmmm... i dont like to show you guys my secret case project...

but according to sketchup... the distance (at 0 degree) should be about 3" from end of pump to end of radiator without barb... does it help to give you an idea?

CTA October 23, 2010 06:36 PM

sorry for double post... but i just found out that 1/2"id and 5/8"od tubing wont fit on the micro res... couldnt it? :|

lowfat October 23, 2010 06:57 PM


Originally Posted by CTA (Post 441894)
sorry for double post... but i just found out that 1/2"id and 5/8"od tubing wont fit on the micro res... couldnt it? :|

If you aren't using compression fittings it most definitely will fit.

And it still depends on the angle of that bend. But if you are worried you could always grab 2 45˚ rotary fittings.
Bitspower BP-45R G1/4 to Rotary 45 Degree G1/4 Socket Fitting -SILVER SHINING- (Single) - DirectCanada

CTA October 23, 2010 07:09 PM

i would like to use normal barb...

but if i have no choices then i will get one 45 degree fitting... since http://www.swiftnets.com/assets/imag...ns-800x656.gif show that 1" distance between center of holes... so no room for 3/4 (sory i mean 3/4" od... not 5/8" od) tubing :\

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