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Old February 17, 2008, 12:46 PM
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I am using the Scythe Slipstream fans on a Swiftec MCR220, and they work great. Better than the Loons they replaced. The only thing I don't like about them are they are made out of very thin and weak plastic. Tightening down the screws really bend them.
I really really wish I could get some nice quick-connect barbs.....I literally pulled a bunch of skin from my thumb yesterday taking tubing on and off barbs. You should have seen the size of blister I got! NEASTY!

Have fun with your build! I re-did mine and it looks quite rad.....leak testing now....
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Old February 17, 2008, 01:53 PM
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I just finished my w/c setup yesterday... ^_^

Another thing you can do which helps fit the 7/16" tubing on 1/2" barbs (especially on the D5, that was a real PITA...) is rub a minute amount of Vaseline on the barbs.
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Another thing you can do which helps fit the 7/16" tubing on 1/2" barbs (especially on the D5, that was a real PITA...) is rub a minute amount of Vaseline on the barbs.
I found dipping the 7/16" tubing ends into hot water (boiling water actually) made it extremely easy. Gotta make sure its clamped on tight though, because the tubing stretches a lot and isn't as tight of a fit.
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I found dipping the 7/16" tubing ends into hot water (boiling water actually) made it extremely easy. Gotta make sure its clamped on tight though, because the tubing stretches a lot and isn't as tight of a fit.
To an extent - any material when cooled will contract and fit properly againt the barb. Hot water is enough, no need for boiling water.
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