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lordneo

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HI , using a Asus A7m266D ,
with no holes around the sockets so i have to use the clip type waterblocks.

planning on using a res cause it will force me to check once in awhile to make sure water is ok.. no leaks ..etc...

planning on my first WC setup , been planning for months.
I still cant fiqure out 1 thing

Here goes.

L30 Hydor pump located bottom of case , pumping to both procs in series .

The L30 has 1/2"OD

both waterblocks are going to be Swifttech blocks with
1/2" OD connections

from the last block its going to the Dtek heatcore w/ shroud
which Dtek only lists as 1/2".... no clue if its ID or OD
( does it matter if its ID or OD as long as its 1/2" ? )

from that it'll go to the Bay res which dangerden lists as 1/2" OD
( again as long as its 1/2" ID or OD its still ok to use ? )

then back to the pump.

basically the question is... the clearflex 1/2" will work fine in all connections ( ID and OD ) or do i need to use 3/8" ID?

planning on a dual xp2400

( been runnin duals on air long enough )

THanks for any help or suggestions.
 

WejRepus

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you want all barbs to be at 1/2" OD and your tubing at 1/2" ID, that way the inside of the tube fits over the outside of the barb...
so yes, it makes a big differance
 
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lordneo

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! light bulb goes off in head,
:)

Thanks, couldnt fiqure that part out.
 

lazyart

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Feb 21, 2003
Swiftech not really a good choice here. Consider the MAZE3SHD - has a socket hold down so you don't use holes (i have this block) and the barbs will accept 1/2" ID tubing.

The Swiftech uses 1/2" OD, which is kinda oddball in comparison. You can go for all Swiftech parts (blocks, pump, rad) and of course it will mate just fine... too close to proprietary for me. You can get adapters and such, but that just adds to the price, but does nothing for performance.
 
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lordneo

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yeh i was thinking that( about the maze3 ) but the ugly clipping designed detracts from the wonderful block.
while the swift block with a few extra washers ( to increase compression = a bit more force on the chip ) should be a nice,
plus its got a simple and elegant clipping design.
and according to WejRepus the 1/2" OD is what i need not 1/2" ID

I'd really like the dtek block, but i cant clip it.

No... no kits... ive read enough to built yer own.
and that pea sized Rad from swiftnets.com.... no way, it cool dual procs.

after doing some more searchs, dag nabit.. that dangerden is
starting to appeal to me ,i think the 4 screw downs are better then just the 2..... also even with all the metal around i still like the poly top....
 
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