Help me sort out the fittings for my first water cooling build (dual 240 Ncase)

DoubleTap

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So I really like my Ncase, but I'm not entirely satisfied with the air cooling capabilities. I'd call them "satisfactory".

I've been thinking about putting this thing under water for some time and I really like how this turned out:


(part 2)

I've already ordered the Apogee Drive II and the DDC pump that fits it. The slim rad seems hard to find, but I found one.

The main rad is listed in the video and is available - same with the tubing and I've identified the water block I need for my 2080Ti

What's not clear to me are the fittings.

I'm going to use that black zero maintenance tubing and I think I've identified what I need:

4x 90deg on pump block
2x 90deg on GPU
5x 90deg on main rad
2x 3way valve on main rad
2x sets of quick disconnect (alpha cool) G1/4 inner thread

What do I need to look at to make sure I have the right size and type of fitting? Are there additional parts that I'm not aware of like o-rings or collars or washers, etc?

Link to tubing: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J6LF6BM/
Link to fittings: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=alphacool+eiszapfen+16mm (some are 16mm, some are other dimensions)

Some fittings seem like they are for hard tubing - they seem to cost $10-15 each so I want to make sure I don't screw up.

(I'm probably going to just do the CPU to start and if I don't burn up, electrocute or drown anything, I'll roll in the GPU)

Thanks
 
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Dayaks

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Personally I like barbed fittings with hoses. Cheap and hard to mess up.

I also connect the GPU from the underside so if it drips it drips onto nothing...
 

DoubleTap

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These are what you want for your 90's. Any fittings for rigid tube will say so in the description.
https://www.amazon.com/Alphacool-Ei...phacool+eiszapfen+16mm&qid=1591942744&sr=8-61
Thanks for the input, I'm sorry I didn't see this, but I didn't get an alert on the replies. I ended up getting all bitspower fittings from TitanRig - they're only one city over and with their free USPS shipping, I got it the next day.

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I'm looking forward to seeing some pics of your build. I've been toying with doing a custom loop in my NCASE as well.

I've been thinking about using this build as an example:

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/ZNn7YJ
I think the Iceman Res/DDC approach is viable - the Apogee Drive II has been really hard to get. I talked to Swifttech - they were shut down in CA until the end of May and they're really behind, but they said I got one of the last AD2s that came in - bad news is it could be a month or more before they ship it.

I went ahead and ordered the FrozenQ external res which does not support a pump.

I ordered this pump (compatible with the Apogee Drive II) from Microcenter: http://www.swiftech.com/mcp35x.aspx

I'll post plenty of pics once I get going....
 

gwertheim

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Thanks for the input, I'm sorry I didn't see this, but I didn't get an alert on the replies. I ended up getting all bitspower fittings from TitanRig - they're only one city over and with their free USPS shipping, I got it the next day.

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I think the Iceman Res/DDC approach is viable - the Apogee Drive II has been really hard to get. I talked to Swifttech - they were shut down in CA until the end of May and they're really behind, but they said I got one of the last AD2s that came in - bad news is it could be a month or more before they ship it.

I went ahead and ordered the FrozenQ external res which does not support a pump.

I ordered this pump (compatible with the Apogee Drive II) from Microcenter: http://www.swiftech.com/mcp35x.aspx

I'll post plenty of pics once I get going....
So they are still in production?? Good to know
 
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