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Re: Need help with watercooling. 2021/04/13 08:59:15 (permalink)
Sorry, I just saw you were looking for help finding tubing. The EK tubing Rainstrike suggested does show up as 9.5/12.7mm on EK's website.
 
They have it in stock at Performance-PCs. You can buy 3-meter boxes or cut-lengths.


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Re: Need help with watercooling. 2021/04/13 09:50:39 (permalink)
The one thing I can tell you is let the pump run for 24 hours to test for leaks before firing up pc, cover the components with rags or paper towels incase of leaks, I f everything is ok next day fire up and enjoy. Rule of thumb 1 rad per cpu or gpu depending on your set up.
 
 

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Re: Need help with watercooling. 2021/04/13 10:22:49 (permalink)
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The one thing I can tell you is let the pump run for 24 hours to test for leaks before firing up pc, cover the components with rags or paper towels incase of leaks, I f everything is ok next day fire up and enjoy. Rule of thumb 1 rad per cpu or gpu depending on your set up.
 
 


I got a 140mm quad on just the cpu

Also motherboard is 90 degrees so won't have many components near the wb and the few things exposed may be a hdd and cables and a psu.

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Re: Need help with watercooling. 2021/04/14 07:14:33 (permalink)
i would suggest a good fan controller for the fans and the pump. When i first went water cooling i was using splitters and trying to use the motherboard, results were hit or miss. it was suggested here on the forums to try Aquacomputer OCTO. After almost a year i could not be happier best money i spent $56 for OCTO and $10 for RGB splitty (4 fan hub also allows control of Corsair RGB fans without corsair software,Hubs or lighting node). I am able to run 10 fans 1 DDC pump and 4 temperture sensors. you can used fixed rpms or set fan curves using your choice of Temp inputs (cpu or gpu). This only works with PWM fans and pumps. Welcome to the club. Far as leak testing my wife bought me an MSI MPG Z490 Carbon EK X mobo and it came with an EK Leak tester. ($40) It was so easy to use and by the time i put water in my system i had no concern of a leak took 2 hours vs 24 hour leak test. Will never go back to the 24 hr leak test. This forum is one of the best i have found for everything pc.
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Re: Need help with watercooling. 2021/04/14 09:47:21 (permalink)
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i would suggest a good fan controller for the fans and the pump. When i first went water cooling i was using splitters and trying to use the motherboard, results were hit or miss. it was suggested here on the forums to try Aquacomputer OCTO. After almost a year i could not be happier best money i spent $56 for OCTO and $10 for RGB splitty (4 fan hub also allows control of Corsair RGB fans without corsair software,Hubs or lighting node). I am able to run 10 fans 1 DDC pump and 4 temperture sensors. you can used fixed rpms or set fan curves using your choice of Temp inputs (cpu or gpu). This only works with PWM fans and pumps. Welcome to the club. Far as leak testing my wife bought me an MSI MPG Z490 Carbon EK X mobo and it came with an EK Leak tester. ($40) It was so easy to use and by the time i put water in my system i had no concern of a leak took 2 hours vs 24 hour leak test. Will never go back to the 24 hr leak test. This forum is one of the best i have found for everything pc.
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Re: Need help with watercooling. 2021/04/14 12:49:06 (permalink)
Here's the link for the Aquacomputer it was sold out when I wanted it but they got one within 2 weeks great bunch of guys

https://modmymods.com/aqu...or-pwm-fans-53286.html

Leak tester not the cheapest but free shipping you can find the best deal for you


https://www.amazon.com/dp...ncoding=UTF8&psc=1


 
  
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Re: Need help with watercooling. 2021/04/14 17:36:25 (permalink)
tattude69Leak tester not the cheapest but free shipping you can find the best deal for you
https://www.amazon.com/dp...ncoding=UTF8&psc=1
Tire valve + fitting and air compressor may be a good DIY alternative.



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Re: Need help with watercooling. 2021/04/14 18:42:34 (permalink)
A Mitty Vacum pump for auto will work also. Just be careful how much psi you use for EK products keep it between. 0.5 bar to 0.75 bar
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Re: Need help with watercooling. 2021/04/28 10:16:01 (permalink)
I would just stay with the traditional AIO. If you want superior AIO performance, get a 360mm AIO from a trustworthy company (Cooler master, nzxt, corsair, etc) but make sure your case can fit a 360mm radiator.

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Re: Need help with watercooling. 2021/04/28 18:20:57 (permalink)
I also want to get into building a loop! Maybe in my next build (:

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Re: Need help with watercooling. 2021/04/29 13:31:07 (permalink)
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just looked into it myself probably is a metric vs imperial. Which sucks for me, I cannot find any stock ekwb tubing... 

they label them as 9.5mm and 12.7mm id/od instead of standard 10/13 (even tho that is what they mainly state it as) 


If you want to outsource tubing to something 3rd party, I recommend Tygon B-44-4X tubing. It's compatible with EK fittings, is food grade (less plasticizer leeching into your coolant loop), and is quite flexible. The only issue I've ever had with it is that colored coolant will eventually lightly coat the inside of the tubes, but I'm using big fat 1/2" ID tubing so that may be more an issue with a lower linear flow rate. It doesn't affect the cooling performance at all, it just looks kinda nasty after a while.
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Re: Need help with watercooling. 2021/05/07 10:48:56 (permalink)
Armons accountI would just stay with the traditional AIO.
Speaking about AIO and copper/aluminum... EVGA CLC 360mm All-In-One RGB LED CPU Liquid Cooler, 3x FX12 120mm PWM Fans, Intel, AMD, 5 YR Warranty, 400-HY-CL36-V1
Specs:
Waterblock Material: 100% Copper
Radiator Material: Aluminum
Warranty: 5-Year Limited Warranty

Junk?


 

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Re: Need help with watercooling. 2021/05/07 15:29:23 (permalink)
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Armons accountI would just stay with the traditional AIO.
Speaking about AIO and copper/aluminum...
Specs:
Waterblock Material: 100% Copper
Radiator Material: Aluminum
Warranty: 5-Year Limited Warranty

Junk?


 




The material choices are not ideal but for an AIO it's not as big of a deal as non of the parts will be exposed to air which can cause faster oxidation/corrosion. Also way easier to replace if it doesn't perform as well after a few years.
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Re: Need help with watercooling. 2021/05/09 19:59:10 (permalink)
ineverevenThe material choices are not ideal but for an AIO it's not as big of a deal as non of the parts will be exposed to air which can cause faster oxidation/corrosion. Also way easier to replace if it doesn't perform as well after a few years.
It was rhetorical question for guys who claimed on previous page of this topic that "you should never ever use mix copper and aluminum".



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Re: Need help with watercooling. 2021/05/10 05:18:12 (permalink)
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Armons accountI would just stay with the traditional AIO.
Speaking about AIO and copper/aluminum... EVGA CLC 360mm All-In-One RGB LED CPU Liquid Cooler, 3x FX12 120mm PWM Fans, Intel, AMD, 5 YR Warranty, 400-HY-CL36-V1
Specs:
Waterblock Material: 100% Copper
Radiator Material: Aluminum
Warranty: 5-Year Limited Warranty

Junk?


 


It's possible they're still using copper/brass tubes in conjunction with aluminum fins. Since rads are painted, there's no opportunity for oxidation of the aluminum. The fluid would only see copper/brass in that situation, so no corrosion from that end either.
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