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Im confused.

 

What size is the apogee and what size is the radiator and what size is the pump?

 

Would it be incompatible if they are all different? and should i go with 1/2?

 

The pump usually has the barbs molded in - so they can't be changed. The Apogee and radiator and reservoir all have threaded holes that you install the right size barbs in to match your system. On some parts like the Swiftech ones they'll come with 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" barbs and you install the right ones. On other components you have to order the barbs seperately. I'd go 1/2" if you can. The only real drawback is it takes more space and the tubing has a larger bend radius but still not bad.

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The pump usually has the barbs molded in - so they can't be changed. The Apogee and radiator and reservoir all have threaded holes that you install the right size barbs in to match your system. On some parts like the Swiftech ones they'll come with 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" barbs and you install the right ones. On other components you have to order the barbs seperately. I'd go 1/2" if you can. The only real drawback is it takes more space and the tubing has a larger bend radius but still not bad.

 

So if I get what i got from miggs, then get 1/2 tubes, it will work with no issue?

 

Also, it is fitting in an Antec 900 case, I think i wont have tubing issues.

 

How much improvement do i get?

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just wondering if you get a case with decent air cooling like the antec 900 is adding water just a waste of time or should i say is water cooling a better option for a crappy case?

 

naturally the cpu would be cooled with the stock fan and heatsink in the non water option

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ID = Inside Diameter

OD = Outside Diameter

 

You want either 7/16" or 1/2" ID to go with the Danger Den D5 pump. The 5/8" OD tubing is easier to work with than the 3/4" OD tubing for a given ID, but can also kink more easily. That's why you use the plastic coils you see around the tubing on a lot of the water cooled systems if you go look through this thread:

http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?showtopic=86631

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ID = Inside Diameter

OD = Outside Diameter

 

You want either 7/16" or 1/2" ID to go with the Danger Den D5 pump. The 5/8" OD tubing is easier to work with than the 3/4" OD tubing for a given ID, but can also kink more easily. That's why you use the plastic coils you see around the tubing on a lot of the water cooled systems if you go look through this thread:

http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?showtopic=86631

 

Im still lost. So, at jab-tec, can you link me to the correct tubes, and reservoir i need? Thanks!

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Reservoir: (comes with barbs for all tubing sizes, you install the largest ones)

http://www.jab-tech.com/Swiftech-MCRES-Micro-pr-3093.html

 

Tubing: (Sold by the foot - you probably need around 5 feet depending on your case layout)

http://www.jab-tech.com/ClearFLEX-60-Tubin...OD-pr-2829.html

 

Reinforcing plastic coils: 40 inches - you pick the color

Blue colored

Red colored

Greenish Yellow colored

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Reservoir: (comes with barbs for all tubing sizes, you install the largest ones)

http://www.jab-tech.com/Swiftech-MCRES-Micro-pr-3093.html

 

Tubing: (Sold by the foot - you probably need around 5 feet depending on your case layout)

http://www.jab-tech.com/ClearFLEX-60-Tubin...OD-pr-2829.html

 

Reinforcing plastic coils: 40 inches - you pick the color

Blue colored

Red colored

Greenish Yellow colored

 

Thanks alot for your help! Also, Is the black phantom coolent they have worth it?

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I don't think that's worth it personally - too expensive. I just use distilled water + Hydrx for 1/10 the cost. I'm sure it works fine if you don't mind the price.

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I don't think that's worth it personally - too expensive. I just use distilled water + Hydrx for 1/10 the cost. I'm sure it works fine if you don't mind the price.

 

I did want black coolant. Is there a way I can get that making myself?

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