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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

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    Basically, if you use barbs that come from XSPC, yes they will loosen up on their own from just a bit of twist in the tubing. I was able to take pliers and bury them into the radiator to get that to stop happening, where most other barb and o-ring combinations should not show the same thing. When I use my own parts, such as Bitspower fittings and Fatboy barbs, I did not have the same issues as what I saw with the XSPC stuff on the XSPC radiator.
     
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    All that remains is swapping out the fans to white bladed ones and sleeving the PSU. A black interior does the A71F so much more glory don't you guys agree?

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    Can you guys suggest some new reasonably cheap fittings that would work better for me?
     
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    All I have ever used was Bitspower fittings and Fatboy barbs or what comes with the kits (IE Swiftech or EK). Any of them should work fine even just finger tight, just something with the XSPC design that just turning the block to mount it to the CPU was enough to make the fitting back out enough to leak.

    You can also wrench in the fittings that come with the XSPC, but you may flake the plating and have fun removing them later down the line.
     
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    I've heard that the Radiator/Reservoir of AIO's should be mounted with the hoses down- if possible. In order to let any accidental bubbles go up and not affect the work of the device. But I don't own one to see for myself.
     
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    So should I go ahead and order half a dozen of these?
     
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    It's only clean for the pic. :p I took some parts off the desk so I could move the return on the right side, and snapped a pic while it was still empty.

    The tubing is Primochill 1/2" ID 3/4" OD. I like the thick-wall stuff so much better for bends than the thin-walled type (kinks less), but you have to have the right fittings for it.
     
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    i always envy how most of the computers here are so dust free....
     
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    Mine's pretty dusty and can use a good cleaning, but not anywhere near the dusty that your rigs can be. Different environments, different parts of the world, different kinds of dust.
     
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    You may get away with buying thicker o-rings for the XSPC ones, but yeah I would just get those fatboys.
     
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    Is there anything other than those fittings that I will need to make my loop a success?
     
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    I have a gallon of distilled water from Harris Teeter and a bottle of Dead Water.
     
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    Distilled water, no direct sunlight on the loop, avoid tight bends in the loop. Double-check your connections before firing it up and let it leak test for a while before you power on the system for good. Distilled water should be non-conductive, as it's usually the minerals in the water that make it conduct electricity. Most spills can be cleaned up and dried off without ruing hardware.

    There was one time I bought a used Danger Den block that had the O-rings go bad on them. It ended up dripping distilled water mixed with antifreeze on the back of my video card (IIRC Radeon 1900XTX AGP) and into the AGP slot. The system was running fine until the BIOS died on the DFI mobo (common issue in the NF2 days). I got the BIOS replaced and she was up and running again.
     
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    Here's a few crummy pics, Haha the water cooler has finger prints all over it :rockout:
     

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    Hey i took your advice on the cable management does this look a little better? :)
     

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    Looks so much better. Not a birds nest of extra cable lengths anymore. :toast:
     
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    :toast: Cheers!!!!
     
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    That does your rig much more justice. Nice job.
     
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    Haha, thanks man i appreciate it
     
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    Thanks! My plan is to assemble the system in the case, measure & cut tubing, remove system from case, re-assemble loop in case, fill, and then run with an external PSU for at least twelve hours (longer if any issues). Then once everything seems to work fine, I'll re-assemble the system, fire up the loop, and provided nothing has gone wrong, then finally fire up the system. I certainly don't want to kill this new system :eek:

    And it won't be in the sunlight--should be in a darker corner of the room :toast:
     
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