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liquid cooling question (CAUTION: NEWBIE AHEAD)

4 minutes ago, ksalak said:

I am using their sites, i just need to know if there is a fitting or something that I can use to be able to use the separate brands. There probably is but I need them pointed out to me lmao.

As long as the fittings and blocks use G1/4 thread, which 99% of fittings do and all waterblocks do, you can use whatever fitting and waterblock you want. All primochill fittings will screw into all of EK's blocks. 1/2" tubing is referring to a totally different parameter than the 1/4" threading on EK's blocks.  You need fittings that have G1/4" threading (ie all fittings Primochill sell), and a barb/barb compression/hardline compression fitting (depending on whether you're using soft or hard tubing) that will connect to your 1/2" tubing. Feel free to take a look at my fittings guide in my signature below. I think that answers your question, but I may have misinterpreted it.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am starting to look at custom watrercooling for the future, and have run across an issue? ig?

I am getting 98% of my things from primochill and the Waterblocks are from EK. the tubing on PC (Primochill) is 1/2" and the connections on the EK blocks are 1/4". WHAT DO I NEED to make this work? I am confused and lost on where to find these parts. Any help would be amazing. 

 

Thanks all!

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What you need depends on your setup, 1. make sure you get all copper parts or all aluminum, don't get a mix, bad juju, leaks, explosions, pc death. Then cpu block, gpu block, pump & res, rad, 2 fittings for each listed part, if adding a drain {t/y splitter, 2 fittings, 1 male-male adapter, and 1 ball valve} then fluid...... pretty sure that covers the basics


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Use primochills website, EK's website or performancepcs.com


Want to custom loop?  Ask me more if you are curious

 

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Just now, Damascus said:

Use primochills website, EK's website or performancepcs.com

I am using their sites, i just need to know if there is a fitting or something that I can use to be able to use the separate brands. There probably is but I need them pointed out to me lmao.

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4 minutes ago, ksalak said:

I am using their sites, i just need to know if there is a fitting or something that I can use to be able to use the separate brands. There probably is but I need them pointed out to me lmao.

As long as the fittings and blocks use G1/4 thread, which 99% of fittings do and all waterblocks do, you can use whatever fitting and waterblock you want. All primochill fittings will screw into all of EK's blocks. 1/2" tubing is referring to a totally different parameter than the 1/4" threading on EK's blocks.  You need fittings that have G1/4" threading (ie all fittings Primochill sell), and a barb/barb compression/hardline compression fitting (depending on whether you're using soft or hard tubing) that will connect to your 1/2" tubing. Feel free to take a look at my fittings guide in my signature below. I think that answers your question, but I may have misinterpreted it.


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1 minute ago, AperumDesign said:

As long as the fittings and blocks use G1/4 thread, which 99% of fittings do and all waterblocks do, you can use whatever fitting and waterblock you want. All primochill fittings will screw into all of EK's blocks. 1/2" tubing is referring to a totally different parameter than the 1/4" threading on EK's blocks.  You need fittings that have G1/4" threading (ie all fittings Primochill sell), and a barb/barb compression/hardline compression fitting (depending on whether you're using soft or hard tubing) that will connect to your 1/2" tubing. Feel free to take a look at my fittings guide in my signature below. I think that answers your question, but I may have misinterpreted it.

Thank you so much for the awesome response, this is exactly what I needed. I don't know why I thought the two were the same (thread size and tubing).

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