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Hi Guys

I installed a custom water loop in my PC about a year ago, using just flexible soft tubing.  It was easy enough, even for a first timer like me:-)

I've decided to have a go with rigid tubing, just for aesthetics and fun.

My question....  Although I much prefer the small format of the 'push-in' fittings, should I opt for compression fittings?

Would they be 'safer' for a novice?

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24 minutes ago, Dougal said:

Hi Guys

I installed a custom water loop in my PC about a year ago, using just flexible soft tubing.  It was easy enough, even for a first timer like me:-)

I've decided to have a go with rigid tubing, just for aesthetics and fun.

My question....  Although I much prefer the small format of the 'push-in' fittings, should I opt for compression fittings?

Would they be 'safer' for a novice?

Great post, as I too am thinking on that route too, from air cooling to liquid cooling.

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Don't think you can use barb fittings for rigid tubing. I'd go compression! 

I know that for PETG and acrylic specific compression fittings are required that apply less pressure than for soft tubing.

I'm a million miles away from being an expert on custom loops of course.

 

I'd go for those fancy Bitspower black compression fittings.  

 

 

Edited by martin-w

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Hi Martin

I didn't mean push-on as in 'barbed'. There's a very simple, and smaller format with twin 'O' rings inside. A bit like the modern plumbing kit lol.

Like these: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/ek-hd-adapter-10-12mm-black-nickel-solid-tube-fitting

Some are smaller still, with a very nice bevelled edge.

It won't really matter, as I have a MASSIVE case. Its purely aesthetic for me.

Edited by Dougal

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Oops... if it isn't HUGE and called Noctua I'm stumped. 😀

Dunno then... 

Just looked at them on YouTube, don't think I'd trust em unless I could nip them up tight. 

 

Somehow I knew your equipment would be MASSIVE! 

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15 minutes ago, martin-w said:

Somehow I knew your equipment would be MASSIVE! 

We only 'do' MASSIVE in our tiny little cottage lol.

Even our dog weighs in at 45Kg!

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Have you 'de-lidded' Martin? Well, not you personally, but you know what I mean:-)

Made a 'HUUUUUUGE' difference (or is that 'massive;-) ) on my 7700.  Really makes the water cooling worthwhile.

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25 minutes ago, Dougal said:

 

Even our dog weighs in at 45Kg!

 

Hmm... makes my 14 lb feline look a bit small

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13 minutes ago, Dougal said:

Have you 'de-lidded' Martin? Well, not you personally, but you know what I mean:-)

Made a 'HUUUUUUGE' difference (or is that 'massive;-) ) on my 7700.  Really makes the water cooling worthwhile.

 

You bet Mr Dougal. Did my daughters 7600K (now sold) and did my 8700K. Katy's dropped by 15 degrees, mine was about 10 I think. I might try re-applying the Conductonaut to see if I can get it lower. Trouble is I didn't test it before delliding, so I cant be specific re temp drop. 

Shouldn't complain though, it will do 5.2 with the Noctua. 

I can see how with that thermal bottleneck gone that water cooling would improve. 

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