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if youre worried about kinks, then coils are really the only way...

my vote also goes to 7/16... but as CP said... its a B*TCH to get off. (sounds dirty no?)

Tubing is cheaper than new fittings, once you drain your system, use a knife and cut tubing off the fittings. Also I'm not sold on coils, I've never used them, and don't think I ever will, they seem like the lazy mans way out, when 30 mins of planning will do the same thing, thats about the same amount of time you'll spend threading tubing though coils.
 
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Tubing is cheaper than new fittings, once you drain your system, use a knife and cut tubing off the fittings.

I did that at times. Works better than trying to yank everything off.
 
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I did that at times. Works better than trying to yank everything off.

It's what I do every time, as fittings can cost as much a 2-3 dollars for a pair. And most of the time you can get a foot or 2 of tubing for the same price. A sharp knife and patience are some of the best tools you can equip yourself with.
 
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It's what I do every time, as fittings can cost as much a 2-3 dollars for a pair. And most of the time you can get a foot or 2 of tubing for the same price. A sharp knife and patience are some of the best tools you can equip yourself with.

The thing with cutting it is if you plan on not removing the block. Getting the little piece out afterward is a pain. It's even worse.
 
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The thing with cutting it is if you plan on not removing the block. Getting the little piece out afterward is a pain. It's even worse.

If your not cool with cutting or removing your fittings from your block, or blocks as the case may be, the boiling water trick works pretty well too. Just stick the whole block with the fittings and tubing in the boiling water. Just let it sit in there about a min or 2 and the tubing will be soft enough it will literally pretty much yank off. This works with any block, yes even the vid card blocks. Just need to use a big enough pot of boiling water. Your not going to hurt your blocks, just don't let them sit in there forever.
 
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If your not cool with cutting or removing your fittings from your block, or blocks as the case may be, the boiling water trick works pretty well too. Just stick the whole block with the fittings and tubing in the boiling water. Just let it sit in there about a min or 2 and the tubing will be soft enough it will literally pretty much yank off. This works with any block, yes even the vid card blocks. Just need to use a big enough pot of boiling water. Your not going to hurt your blocks, just don't let them sit in there forever.

I would say the water trick is better if you are pulling everything out. If you are lazy like me and try to leave everything in the rig then you are going to have to struggle and suffer :laugh:
 
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I would say the water trick is better if you are pulling everything out. If you are lazy like me and try to leave everything in the rig then you are going to have to struggle and suffer :laugh:

This is true, I have come to the conclusion, that it is easier to take it all apart when your using 7/16" with 1/2" fittings, it's sometimes quicker than trying to yank tubing off of the fittings.
 
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More work but quicker. You are correct.
 
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Coils are a must for heavily WC'ed systems...

No amount of planning is going to make the bend between my gfx cards... i would have to mess up my loop order and use more tubing in the long run... more tubing = more pressure drop.

they aso allow you to use more flexible, thinner tubing, which makes it easy to work with.

my siggie has UV orange coils in a DD black series UV orange tower... looks pretty sick. Wouldnt have been able to do without the coils.
 
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I would say the water trick is better if you are pulling everything out. If you are lazy like me and try to leave everything in the rig then you are going to have to struggle and suffer :laugh:

Thats dangerous and stuff!
 
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Did I mention I was lazy? :roll:
 
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Coils are a must for heavily WC'ed systems...

No amount of planning is going to make the bend between my gfx cards... i would have to mess up my loop order and use more tubing in the long run... more tubing = more pressure drop.

they aso allow you to use more flexible, thinner tubing, which makes it easy to work with.

my siggie has UV orange coils in a DD black series UV orange tower... looks pretty sick. Wouldnt have been able to do without the coils.

I hate coils I usually use cross fittings between video cards, as to me coils look sloppy imo. But I do own some tubing that I found in the WanChai Computer Center in Hong Kong on my last buisness trip there, the tubing is pretty cool it has hard rubber coils built into the tubing, it was damn expensive 9 and half USD per meter (about $3.50 USD per foot). Whats more convincing customs on both sides that it wasn't the makings for a bomb :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead: ughhh pain in the ass doesn't come close to describing the horror I went through.

Thats dangerous and stuff!

If it's not dangerous it's not fun.

Did I mention I was lazy? :roll:

Join the club, your talking to the IT guy who outsourced all but a shell and a data server on my last job.
 
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I love messing with IT guys lol. It's fun. :roll:
 
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I love messing with IT guys lol. It's fun. :roll:

Don't mess with the guys who can ensure every time you open your browser, your bombarded with enough pop ups for PR0N sites your computer will crash. It got my boss to be nicer to me.
 
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:roll: I don't think my IT department is smart enough to do that :laugh:
 
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:roll: I don't think my IT department is smart enough to do that :laugh:
Your lucky, I was working late one night well not "really" late but pretty damn late for me as I usually go in to work at about 3-4 AM and leave about noon, it was about 8-9 PM on a friday ( one fo those days where everything breaks all at once, multipule times). I had just packed up gotten out the door, and lit my cigar (technically a cigarillo ) and looked out to see the parking lot almost completely empty, no surprise there, it's like 9 PM on a friday. I go to where my car should be and it's not there. . . .. I think well there's no glass on the ground, and it's a safe and gated parking lot. So I call low jack, and tell them about the problem, they call me back 3 mins later saying my car was at a tow yard about 15 miles from my place of work, I call the cops, and call the tow yard. After about 2 hours of calling I find out the tow yard was asked to tow the car, because of it being an "unauthorized vehichle" I went and called a cab, got my car and told them I would be taking them to small claims.

Come to find out the day security guard had my car towed because he "didn't see" my parking sticker (despite the fact it sits right in the lower left corner on the drivers side on the front windshield ). I won the small claims case. And informed HR about the incident. Nothing happened to the security guy. But I came to find out that he is a huge New York fan (Yankees Jets Giants Nicks) but there is no TV in the lobby where he sits and does his "job" but he watches the games on ESPN and sometimes watches them streamed. Well as of late the internet connection for his computer station/ laptop has been very erratic, it seems to go out exactly when ever a sports event featuring a team from New York is on.:D

Bottom line, don't mess with your IT guys.;)
 
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Your lucky, I was working late one night well not "really" late but pretty damn late for me as I usually go in to work at about 3-4 AM and leave about noon, it was about 8-9 PM on a friday ( one fo those days where everything breaks all at once, multipule times). I had just packed up gotten out the door, and lit my cigar (technically a cigarillo ) and looked out to see the parking lot almost completely empty, no surprise there, it's like 9 PM on a friday. I go to where my car should be and it's not there. . . .. I think well there's no glass on the ground, and it's a safe and gated parking lot. So I call low jack, and tell them about the problem, they call me back 3 mins later saying my car was at a tow yard about 15 miles from my place of work, I call the cops, and call the tow yard. After about 2 hours of calling I find out the tow yard was asked to tow the car, because of it being an "unauthorized vehichle" I went and called a cab, got my car and told them I would be taking them to small claims.

Come to find out the day security guard had my car towed because he "didn't see" my parking sticker (despite the fact it sits right in the lower left corner on the drivers side on the front windshield ). I won the small claims case. And informed HR about the incident. Nothing happened to the security guy. But I came to find out that he is a huge New York fan (Yankees Jets Giants Nicks) but there is no TV in the lobby where he sits and does his "job" but he watches the games on ESPN and sometimes watches them streamed. Well as of late the internet connection for his computer station/ laptop has been very erratic, it seems to go out exactly when ever a sports event featuring a team from New York is on.:D

Bottom line, don't mess with your IT guys.;)

Oh man! :roll: :roll: Dude I'm laughing so hard right now I can barely type!
 
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Oh man! :roll: :roll: Dude I'm laughing so hard right now I can barely type!

That's how it's going to be until, he either apologizes, or I get bored, which ever comes first.:toast:

our IT department is very good, but some guy actually asked me if I knew how to disable something related to USB. I was like ooookkkkkkk. :laugh:

:sigh: This is why they need to go back to practical application tests for the cert's, like what CISCO does for CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) I ahd to study for 3 months straight just top be ready for the written test, then i had the pass the Lab Sim <_<":. But there hasn't been a single thing I've encountered in the last 2 years that I haven't known how to fix. Also I have to go re-certify in about 8 months.


Anyway enough thread jacking, back to the OT of the OP.

Did you decide to go with 7/16" or 1/2" tubing?
 
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That's how it's going to be until, he either apologizes, or I get bored, which ever comes first.:toast:

our IT department is very good, but some guy actually asked me if I knew how to disable something related to USB. I was like ooookkkkkkk. :laugh:
 
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Anyway enough thread jacking, back to the OT of the OP.

Did you decide to go with 7/16" or 1/2" tubing?

No problem guys, I enjoyed the stories :laugh:

I went with this 1/2" tubing.

I figured I'll save myself some trouble, because it won't need any extra tricks to get on.
 
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Your lucky, I was working late one night well not "really" late but pretty damn late for me as I usually go in to work at about 3-4 AM and leave about noon, it was about 8-9 PM on a friday ( one fo those days where everything breaks all at once, multipule times). I had just packed up gotten out the door, and lit my cigar (technically a cigarillo ) and looked out to see the parking lot almost completely empty, no surprise there, it's like 9 PM on a friday. I go to where my car should be and it's not there. . . .. I think well there's no glass on the ground, and it's a safe and gated parking lot. So I call low jack, and tell them about the problem, they call me back 3 mins later saying my car was at a tow yard about 15 miles from my place of work, I call the cops, and call the tow yard. After about 2 hours of calling I find out the tow yard was asked to tow the car, because of it being an "unauthorized vehichle" I went and called a cab, got my car and told them I would be taking them to small claims.

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Bottom line, don't mess with your IT guys.;)

:respect:
:roll:

LOL.
 
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No problem guys, I enjoyed the stories :laugh:

I went with this 1/2" tubing.

I figured I'll save myself some trouble, because it won't need any extra tricks to get on.
Just make sure you get some sorta clamps. :toast:
 
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I'm all about the 7/16 ID tubing. No need for clamps, looks cleaner, etc. Only issue is taking off the damn tubing. But like H@RD said, nothing a heatgun or hot water can't fix. ;)
 
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Just make sure you get some sorta clamps. :toast:

I've got normal screw on clamps, but didn't like working with them, so now they're on with zip-ties. I'll be using plastic ones next.
 
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I've got normal screw on clamps, but didn't like working with them, so now they're on with zip-ties. I'll be using plastic ones next.

Zip ties work really well... Especially if you tighten them by pulling with pliers. I only use Manhattan clips to complete "the look".
 
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