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O.D. Of Primochill Rigid Revolver Compression Fittings?

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dylskee

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Hey guys, got a new X99 build in the works and I'm going with the Heatkiller CPU block and I'm going to use rigid tubing with primochill compression fittings. Can anyone that has these fitting please tell me what the outside diameter is of the 3/8x1/2? I'm worried about interference with two of them side by side, it looks like it could be about a 1" diameter but I can't find anywhere what the O.D. is. I emailed the company but I'm sure I won't hear back for a while so I was hoping someone out there has one they can measure for me? I also have to find out what the center to center distance is on the heatkiller fittings as well.

EDIT: Looks like the center to center distance on the HK is 25MM

http://www.performance-pcs.com/rigi...2-diamond-knurled-anodized-white.html#Details
 
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OddsCrazyStuff

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If its for the 13mm O.D PETG, then its about 25mm O.D for the whole thing (hard to measure a round fitting thats in use).
 
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I guess I didn't look hard enough because I just found it on the Primochill website, it's 24MM so I'm good. Sorry for wasting real estate with these posts. :D

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If its for the 13mm O.D PETG, then its about 25mm O.D for the whole thing (hard to measure a round fitting thats in use).
It's the 1/2" version and I found it but thank you very much for checking for me, I appreciate that! :beer:
 

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Just in case if you haven't built yet and ordered fittings, buy two 45 deg rotary fittings to make sure. I hate not having the part and have to wait and pay more shipping costs.
 
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Just in case if you haven't built yet and ordered fittings, buy two 45 deg rotary fittings to make sure. I hate not having the part and have to wait and pay more shipping costs.

Haven't ordered yet, building the wishlist right now but I will be ordering either tonight or tomorrow. I've been going back and forth with rigid or soft. I always wanted to try a hard line setup so I'm going to give it a try this time.

EDIT: Crap, Primochill doesn't make a rigid rotary compression fitting!
 
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No No, you buy a rotary fitting you add to the compression.

Ohh Ohh, you are going hardline, you don't use compression fittings. You use the hardline fittings..... Back to the drawing board. They look slimmer I think, that's a good thing...

Edit: Looks like the old fittings are discontinued and the new ones are outta stock..............

Wow, I been outta the 'loop' for more than a few years. I used barbs on tubing, it was MUCH cheaper.. back then.

EDIT again: NM, you were on the right fittings to start with I think.
 
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Haha, I know it's a lot to take in! If you click on the link in my first post you'll see those really nice hard line compression fittings, great design and gives you a little more room for error from the old fittings. I'm going to try the fittings on the heatkiller, I've only got about .020" of room between the two fittings but they should fit. I'm still undecided, I might still go the flexible route, not quite sure yet.
 

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Good ol' barb fittings. Add a $1 clamp.and a $2.50 fitting.....

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/big1sishfifo.html
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Good ol' barb fittings. Add a $1 clamp.and a $2.50 fitting.....

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/big1sishfifo.html
asset.php

Meh, I've got plenty of barbed fittings lying around here from all my previous water cooled builds. If I go the flexible route they will get used. :thup:

EDIT: Found the fittings but they are very expensive and they are @ FrozenCPU, not even sure if I feel safe using my debit card there! http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2...Fitting_-_White_BP-DW90R3CPF-CC2V2.html#blank
 
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Meh, I've got plenty of barbed fittings lying around here from all my previous water cooled builds. If I go the flexible route they will get used. :thup:

EDIT: Found the fittings but they are very expensive and they are @ FrozenCPU, not even sure if I feel safe using my debit card there! http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2...Fitting_-_White_BP-DW90R3CPF-CC2V2.html#blank

Seems performancepcs has every version but white :p http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Triple+Rotary+90-Degree
 

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I'm pretty sure these fittings are for flexible tubing though, still can't find one for rigid tubing. Even the one I linked @ frozenCPU, these are not for rigid tubing. :-/

That's correct. Those fine fittings are for soft tubing.
 
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Okay, I've decided to just go with soft tubing on this build and here's a list of my components. What do you think, and does anyone have any of these EK compression fittings? I can't seem to find anything good or bad about these. I do see a lot of bad reviews on the Koolance fittings so I'm staying away from those. I had to change fittings and configurations a lot because of availability of stock. Now the res/pump combo is out of stock so I will look elsewhere or wait for it to be re-stocked.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/heatkillerr-iv-pro-intel-processor-copper-ni.html
http://www.performance-pcs.com/d5-photon-170-reservoir-pump-combo.html
http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-acf-compression-fitting-12-16mm-7-16-x-5-8-black.html
http://www.performance-pcs.com/prim...ubing-7-16in-id-x-5-8in-od-elegant-white.html
http://www.performance-pcs.com/xspc-m20-to-g1-4-reservoir-fillcap-adapter-black-chrome.html
http://www.performance-pcs.com/ice-dragon-cooling-nanofluid-coolant-32-oz.html


Total cost $450.60 excluding shipping, and I have a few radiators kicking around to choose from. Not sure if I'm going to use the triple or the double rad? I think I'm going to use my TJ07 for this build.
 
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Well, I've had a run of bad luck around the house lately with repairs and now I'm getting whacked from Uncle Sam this year because of my disability from my illness so I have depleted all of my funds! The new computer build is in the toilet now, so depressing...... :(
 
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I was able to move some cash around and make this upgrade a reality. Got all my parts except my radiator fans and my case, the case is coming from CA and should be here by Saturday thanks to FedEx! Got a Thermaltake Core X71 coming, pretty decent case. Plain but a great case for cable management and water cooling. I will start a thread in the project logs when I start building this. Here's a pic of the pile of beauty! It's been a long time and it's so nice seeing those Newegg boxes hitting my porch! :D
 

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I will be so interested in how that fluid works, I read about that stuff when I was thinking of doin my loop, I don't think it was in production yet, they were still finding support at the time. Look forward to see that thing all put together though.
 
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I will be so interested in how that fluid works, I read about that stuff when I was thinking of doin my loop, I don't think it was in production yet, they were still finding support at the time. Look forward to see that thing all put together though.

I don't know what everyone complains about using dyed fluids? I have been water cooling for more than 10 years now and that's all I've ever used and NEVER had a single issue. One of my builds I went 4 years without draining and cleaning and when I broke down the setup and sold the parts they were very easy to clean, no staining or anything like that. Thank you and I'm looking forward to the build myself, I've been out of water cooling the last few years so I'm excited about this build. :thup: