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Cooling Reccomend me a block that takes 3/8" tubing

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by couzo, 1 Oct 2004.

  1. couzo

    couzo What's a Dremel?

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    I have had a 1/2" tubing setup for a while now but want to go to the smaller tubing size and want to know if you guys can reccomend me some places in teh UK that sell these sort of blocks and some that are great performers and yes I know about wizard design but just want to know any other that perform well.

    Thanks
     
  2. Risky

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    You're taking 10mm OD tube and pushfits so you have a fair choice of manufacturers. Off the top of my head

    www.Asetek.com
    www.watercool.de
    www.alphacool.de

    Asetek waterchill is widely available.
    Watercool.de is stocked by Kiomplett as is Alphacool which is alsa at wizd and several others.

    you can mix and match between these.

    More later as I'm rushing.
     
  3. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Are you talking about 3/8" ID or OD?
     
  4. couzo

    couzo What's a Dremel?

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    I am talking about 3/8" id tubing like waterchill and swiftech use, I have seen good reviews of the 6000 block by swiftech and it not a bad price
     
  5. Risky

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    Then scrub my original recommendations, this is 1/2" OD and yep its just waterchill and swiftech to choose from unless you want to buy your own fittings.
     
  6. couzo

    couzo What's a Dremel?

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    the alpha stuff looks great and I really like the aqua tube res with the dome very cool I may go for their stuff if shipping is ok
     
  7. Risky

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    alas you'd neeed to find 1/2" OD 1/4 BSPP fittings if you want that tube.
     
  8. f U z ! o N

    f U z ! o N What's a Dremel?

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    dont forget dangerden!
     
  9. couzo

    couzo What's a Dremel?

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    slaw At Argos buying "gold"

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    if it was me, i would go for

    a NexXxoS XP Bold or a NexXxoS HP Pro for the cpu. an Alphacool Chipset block for the nb and a Aqua Computer vga block. all tied together with some blue uv tubes. and for the res

    http://www.wetandchillychips.co.uk/catalog/index.php?cPath=29

    as you already have a great radiator, with one or two of these you may get away with passive cooling! especially with winter around the corner!
     
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    DangerDen does all its blocks in both 3/8" ID and 1/2" ID versions. All you have to do is specify what barbs you want fitted when you place the order. :thumb:
     
  12. kbn

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    Keep your existing 1/2" bliocks and just change the fittings? they all use 1/4" BSPT anyway...
     
  13. buchans

    buchans What's a Dremel?

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    you can actually use 3/4 ID tubing with 1/2 ID fittings, I've used it and it works VERY well, its an effort to get the tubing on but it won't come off - I don't even use clamps
     
  14. Tulatin

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    Erm dude, you do mean 3/8 right? and along with that, you need to boil some water and put the tube's end into it to make it loosten up.
     
  15. Risky

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    Just for carification are we aking about using 1/2" OD tubing with pushfits (as per waterchill, swiftech) or using 3/8" ID tube with 3/8" barbs?
     
  16. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    God I hope so lol.... I'm just imagining that one. "Without clamps" - must be about a gallon of plumbers goop :hehe:

    Dunno about the availability of Polarflo blocks over the big pond, but they're next on my list. Or just change the fittings and save a rediculous amount of money.
     
  17. silentphoenix

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    The asetek antartica is meant to be decent, and the new Zalman water block edges it by about a degree. I think both are available for about £30 at tekheads.

    Im thinking of using 3/4 hose. How did you get it on 1/2 inch fittings - did you just shove in a piece of 1/2 inch into the 3/4?
     
  18. Darv

    Darv Bling!!

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    Just use 3/4 barbs. Simple.
     
  19. Risky

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    I think there some confusion here. Is anyone here using
    3/4 ID" tubing or is there a typo?
     
  20. couzo

    couzo What's a Dremel?

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    Wow 3/4"id the OD would be huge!!! I am going to go for a nexxxo set up looking at reviews it performs very well and look cool thanks for all the input guys :)
     
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