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    Hard Tubing Installation Question

    you can also use adjustable fittings. https://www.titanrig.com/bitspower-g1-4-adjustable-aqua-link-pipe-22-31mm-03-60-bp-0244-00-xx.html?color=302
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    Western Digital 16TB WD Gold Enterprise Class Internal Hard Drive - WD161KRYZ ($299.99) (Honey 12% cashback + PayPal 12% cashback available!)

    Strangely it is cheaper to get the 18tb than the 16. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089S3CZ41?tag=hardfocom-20&th=1
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    Hard Tubing Installation Question

    Rigid tubing is not like steel it has some flex, as do your components. It is hard to explain in words but you cut exact lengths and then "work" the tube in. Rigid tubes can flex a bit to allow you that tight squeeze into place. Sockets can as well, you will notice that pcie slots have a little...
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    High flow filter for loop - does one exist?

    Touche, maybe I was a bit hyperbolic but I stand by inline filters as being way worse than any of those things. Propellers just annoy me.
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    High flow filter for loop - does one exist?

    I do not wish to offend anyone but any recommendation of a flow filter in a PC custom loop is bad and should not be on these forums. Flush your rads with hot water, boiling if it makes you feel better. With new rads fill them with hot water and shake the shit out of them to remove any flux...
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    Compact 12900k and 3090 build (MO-RA3)

    Nice setup. It is ridiculous that EK charges almost 600 for that block and backplate(do not care if its active.) This is why EK is struggling. Dont get me wrong, I like the blocks and your setup.
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    EKWB Lays Off 25% of Workforce, Blames Lower Watercooling Sales

    I may have not used the right wording. Let me clarify, please. I am on these forums praising the flt reservoirs a couple of years ago, when they first came out and I bought 2. At that time they were around 150 usd for the 240 pump/d5 combo. What a great value! Since that time they have released...
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    The custom/unique case thread.

    Are there any small business/custom/unique case makers out there any more? Any failed kickstarters that will still offer products? Please dont say MountainMods(love them, scratched that itch years ago) and do not say singularity(2000 plus for an acrylic distroplate with legs???Barrowch offers...
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    As others have asked:Why is it brown??
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    EKWB Lays Off 25% of Workforce, Blames Lower Watercooling Sales

    This is sad but I am surprised and not surprised at the same time. They just havent been that innovative, none in the watercooling market have. I have become an enthusiast that stretches my components and gets pleasure out of redoing my loop with a new case and new pieces every year rather than...
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    New build set up

    Loop order doesn't matter. Just wanted to post to say I agree with these guys and we need a stickied guide.
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    Not really a thread derailer, just makes me look dumb. Can I decouple myself from logging into a microsoft account when I upgrade to 11 or do I need to do a clean install? Also can you all let go of your weird internet pride and say if this topic is bullshit or not. Not everything has to be an...
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    Frustrated Father Accidentally Takes Down Town's Internet

    Why didnt he just take their phones at night and return them in the morning?
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    R9 5950x and RTX 3080 - Is my loop too small? Too little radiator? Too little pump?

    Your contact looks good brother. Those cpu block screws are meant to be hand tightened, that is why they are thumb screws. Please dont take a wrench to them.
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    Request: Can Water Cooling get its own subforum rather than be hidden behind overclocking and cooling.

    Thanks for pulling this back up. I still think this would be great for the forums.
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