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Old June 11, 2014, 01:12 AM
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It's time to start another watercooling project. This time in a much smaller rig. I've modded a Prodigy ITX to MATX and am looking to watercool a 3770k and 290X. I will be using two 240 radiators.

My question is, what is the difference between all these damn tubing and fittings? What do I buy?



You have these types of fittings:

G1/4 Enhanced Dual Multi-Link Adapter - 12mm OD Rigid Tube

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...e-matte-black/


G1/4 Enhanced Multi-Link Adapter - 12mm OD Rigid Tube

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...e-matte-black/


G1/4" Bitspower Multi-Link Adapter 10/12mm - (Single fitting)

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...ingle-fitting/


G1/4" Bitspower Multi-Link Adapter Low Profile - Black (Single fitting)

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...ingle-fitting/




What is the most popular and why? Could I get away with using the Low Profiles for all my fittings?
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Old June 11, 2014, 07:21 AM
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I usually stay away from the low profile fittings because they have only one fat o-ring whereas these that you linked have dual o-rings and are generally more leak proof.

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...ingle-fitting/

The multi-link fittings are really only for connecting two pieces of piping together, and with a Prodigy you're going to have shorter runs in general, so you probably won't need them.

You might want to get comfy with bending the acrylic tubes using a heat gun and a silicone rod or else you will probably need to get a bunch of angled multi-link fittings like these for 90 degree angles:

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...e-matte-black/

or these for 45 degree angles

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...e-matte-black/

You can get the silicone rod in this kit:

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...ksaw-and-cord/

which also comes with a hacksaw to help cut the tubes. You also would be good to get a reamer which tapers and smooths the ends of the pipes like this one:

Hard Tubing Internal and External Reamer / Deburring Tool - FrozenCPU.com

This is so the sharp ends of the cut tubes don't destroy the rubber o-rings inside the fittings.
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Old June 11, 2014, 12:52 PM
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I usually stay away from the low profile fittings because they have only one fat o-ring whereas these that you linked have dual o-rings and are generally more leak proof.

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...ingle-fitting/

The multi-link fittings are really only for connecting two pieces of piping together, and with a Prodigy you're going to have shorter runs in general, so you probably won't need them.

You might want to get comfy with bending the acrylic tubes using a heat gun and a silicone rod or else you will probably need to get a bunch of angled multi-link fittings like these for 90 degree angles:

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...e-matte-black/

or these for 45 degree angles

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...e-matte-black/

You can get the silicone rod in this kit:

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...ksaw-and-cord/

which also comes with a hacksaw to help cut the tubes. You also would be good to get a reamer which tapers and smooths the ends of the pipes like this one:

Hard Tubing Internal and External Reamer / Deburring Tool - FrozenCPU.com

This is so the sharp ends of the cut tubes don't destroy the rubber o-rings inside the fittings.

Alright. What you posted is what I was leaning towards.

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...ingle-fitting/


What is the difference between that and the Dual Multi-link?

Now, I already have a hacksaw and saw box. Is there a place I can just buy the silicon tube?

Also, could I get away with just using sandpaper to round the tube edges out? Technically that is what Daz provides anyways. hehe.


I am hoping I will get comfortable with acrylic bending where I don't have to buy any adapters.




Here is what the rig looks like now. and how I want to run the tubing. I will have a 240 top and bottom mounted. The tube not shown on the top radiator will go to the top of my tube res and the tube not shown on the bottom radiator will go to the pump. The tube res and pump will be just behind the front fans, mounted to the front panel.

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believe the multilink stuff is for crystal link hard straight tubing... if your buying from Daz then the kit with silicone, ek tubing and ek adapters in the size you are going to use you will need. plus a heat gun.

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believe the multilink stuff is for crystal link hard straight tubing... if your buying from Daz then the kit with silicone, ek tubing and ek adapters in the size you are going to use you will need. plus a heat gun.
Daz sells a kit? Care to link it?
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Is under hard tubing, ek kit, has the saw an both 10/12 mm silicone for putting in the tubes prior to heating and bending .
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Is under hard tubing, ek kit, has the saw an both 10/12 mm silicone for putting in the tubes prior to heating and bending .
I was under the impression that I could use the Bitspower fittings with the EK tubing.
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Dont believe so , double check but pretty sure am right asked same ? On dazmods forum...
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there is threaded bitspower fittings and maybe use the ek adaptors on each side, idea, if thats what u meant.
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Hi,

Like 10e said, stay away from the low profile fittings.

After that it becomes your personnal choice between those 2

G1/4 Enhanced Multi-Link Adapter - 12mm OD Rigid Tube - Matte Black

G1/4" Bitspower Multi-Link Adapter 10/12mm - Black (Single fitting)

I used both of them. The enhanced one in Hurrikaine and the normal Muilti-Link in Alexstrasza.

I love them and they work like a charm.

They are fully compatible with of course any Bitspower Rigid Tubing but also with the EK HD-Tube without any problems.
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