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Ok so here is my problem, i was using a really bad thermaltake bigwater 735 awhile ago and the waterblock imploded on itself, i havent done WC for awhile now but im breaking back into it.

 

I ordered good parts some good parts

 

Now the problem is, neither the rad or the waterblock came with connectors and these are the ones it says they use

 

Alphacool Tube Connector With G1/4" Inch Outside Thread

Use for 10mm Outside diameter and 8mm Inside diameter

 

http://www.skycomp.com.au/product.aspx?id=100006

 

I need 4 total, the original site i bought the WC parts off had 0 in stock with an eta of 4 months for the backorder -.-, the site i linked above only had 3 in stock and they had no ETA on a backorder for one more, i have now searched and rang up about 35 online retailers, all have no stock for these connectors at all

 

My question is, is there another connector i could use that would fit and work with these parts that ive bought

 

Exact parts here:

http://altech.com.au/productinfo.aspx?id=16283

http://altech.com.au/productinfo.aspx?id=19566

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G1/4" thread is what almost every single watercooling barb uses... I'd recommend getting 1/2" barbs with worm-drive (jubilee) clips, or compression fittings for 1/2" ID tubing... and get some decent tubing like ClearFlex or Tygon

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G1/4" thread is what almost every single watercooling barb uses... I'd recommend getting 1/2" barbs with worm-drive (jubilee) clips, or compression fittings for 1/2" ID tubing... and get some decent tubing like ClearFlex or Tygon

 

G1/4 is the outside thread, im not really worried about that

 

Its the inside thread (that goes into the waterblock and rad) that im worried about, i tried my old thermaltake ones but the threads were way to small, they had the same 1/4 outside threads aswell

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G1/4" is a screw thread specification, look it up if you want... most waterblocks and barbs use G1/4" threads... you can have threads on the inside or the outside... that's why you have tap and die sets... that's why an M3 screw fits an M3 nut...

 

I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if Thermaltake barbs are not G1/4" threaded

 

All the watercooling equipment I have used: reservoirs, CPU blocks, GPU blocks, NB blocks, MOSFET blocks, are all G1/4" threaded...

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G1/4" is a screw thread specification, look it up if you want... most waterblocks and barbs use G1/4" threads... you can have threads on the inside or the outside... that's why you have tap and die sets... that's why an M3 screw fits an M3 nut...

 

I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if Thermaltake barbs are not G1/4" threaded

 

All the watercooling equipment I have used: reservoirs, CPU blocks, GPU blocks, NB blocks, MOSFET blocks, are all G1/4" threaded...

 

 

I guess im thinking of the diameter difference, sorry

 

As the alphacool connectors say

 

Use for 10mm Outside diameter and 8mm Inside diameter

 

The inside diameter of the thermaltake ones i tried to use are too small, something like 6mm

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Do yourself a favour and throw all the Thermaltake stuff in the bin...

 

Right... "barbs" have two sides... the screw threaded side, and the actual barbed side... just accept that the screw side is G1/4" (apart from some radiators)

 

Ok, now for regular barbs, the size given is 1/2", 3/8" or 1/4", and this is how big the barb diameter (outside) is... this relates to the inside diameter of the tubing used

 

scoobyhalfinchbarb.jpg

 

 

For compression fittings, the non-threaded side squeezes the tubing from the inside and the outside, so the measurements given are for the inside and outside diameters of the tubing... 8mm ID / 10mm OD tubing is a strange metric form of tubing that generally sucks compared to the Imperial forms that are much more widely available

 

http://www.xtremesystems.org/FORUMS/showthread.php?t=203728

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Do yourself a favour and throw all the Thermaltake stuff in the bin...

 

Right... "barbs" have two sides... the screw threaded side, and the actual barbed side... just accept that the screw side is G1/4" (apart from some radiators)

 

Ok, now for regular barbs, the size given is 1/2", 3/8" or 1/4", and this is how big the barb diameter (outside) is... this relates to the inside diameter of the tubing used

 

scoobyhalfinchbarb.jpg

 

 

For compression fittings, the non-threaded side squeezes the tubing from the inside and the outside, so the measurements given are for the inside and outside diameters of the tubing... 8mm ID / 10mm OD tubing is a strange metric form of tubing that generally sucks compared to the Imperial forms that are much more widely available

 

http://www.xtremesystems.org/FORUMS/showthread.php?t=203728

 

 

I never intended to use the thermaltake barbs, but when the rad and block i ordered didnt come with any i tried to use them, they didnt fit, they would not screw in because they were too small

 

So i went to order the correct barbs, which were these:

http://www.skycomp.com.au/product.aspx?id=100006

 

But no-one seems to have any in stock, so i guess i can simplify my question to this, since i cannot get any of the above, would something like

http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/52366_Sw...1__2__Barb.aspx

 

Fit into the waterblock and rad?

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+1 on throwing it all in the garbage, a air cooler is better than that kit...

 

 

Yeah i know, the waterblock's plexi literally just cracked miduse, green . everywhere, the tubing wouldnt bend, just kinked and the radiator was so flimsy

 

Its not even useful enough to let me re-use its barbs on better parts evidently

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But no-one seems to have any in stock, so i guess i can simplify my question to this, since i cannot get any of the above, would something like

http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/52366_Sw...1__2__Barb.aspx Fit into the waterblock and rad?

Those barbs will fit G1/4" threads, and 1/2" ID tubing...

 

So, yes (the block and radiator are G1/4" threaded)

 

All you had to do was search "barb" at that store: http://www.i-tech.com.au/Search.aspx?keyword=barb

 

and pick one of the results...

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