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Unread 12-23-2004, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Which customized AquaXtreme 50Z-DC12-T Mag Drive Inline Pump setup would you go with?

Looking to buy the AquaXtreme 50Z-DC12-T Mag Drive Inline Pump and was wondering which pump setup would be better. I am using 1/2 Tygon tubing and am deciding between one pump with cusomized barb fittings or quick disconnects.

AquaXtreme 50Z-DC12-T Mag Drive Inline Pump w/ Customizable Barbed Fittings

http://www.cooltechnica.com/Merchant...ategory_Code=P

Choose Fitting for the Inlet:
5/8"OD-1/2"ID Black Polypro Barbed Adaptor
1/2"OD-3/8"ID Black Polypro Barbed Adaptor
Choose Fitting for the Discharge:
1/2"OD-3/8"ID Black Polypro Barbed Adaptor
5/8"OD-1/2"ID Black Polypro Barbed Adaptor

Now with 1/2 Tygon tubing I believe I need to purchase this one with the fittings above posted in bold.

AquaXtreme 50Z-DC12-T Mag Drive Inline Pump w/ PnC 1/2"OD Quick-Connects -ETA

http://www.cooltechnica.com/Merchant...ategory_Code=P

Which pump would you considering buying, one with customized barb fittings for inlet and discharge or one with quick disconnects?
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Unread 12-23-2004, 08:38 PM   #2
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Unread 12-23-2004, 08:46 PM   #3
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Flip a coin? Those quick connect look a little better IMO.
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Unread 12-23-2004, 08:56 PM   #4
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quick disconnect is dipicted in the pic to the right. how does that quick disconnect system work and which setup would be less likely to leak. I am building a custom external box and have the frame already done. Will be purchasing the lexan and aluminum to finish the box build. I went to home depot and got 1/2 barb fittings, one male and female to have as connectors equiped on case and external case due to I opted to go with these instead of the colder disconnects due to the 3/8" nominal flow. Hope this will be less restricted in the flow. I'll take a pic when my wife gets batteries for our digital camera tomorrow. Will be working on case build this week to accomodate my bonneville heatercore, pump, slave psu, and reservoir.
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Unread 12-24-2004, 02:47 AM   #5
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You need to use the barb version if you are using 1/2"ID Tygon.
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tourist is correct. The ID of the quick disconnects is 1/2", so you'll need to use 1/2" OD tubing with them. That translates to 3/8" ID. I like the threaded version because it gives you the ability to screw the inlet right into a reservoir...
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Unread 12-24-2004, 12:14 PM   #7
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Quote:
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quick disconnect is dipicted in the pic to the right. how does that quick disconnect system work and which setup would be less likely to leak. I am building a custom external box and have the frame already done. Will be purchasing the lexan and aluminum to finish the box build. I went to home depot and got 1/2 barb fittings, one male and female to have as connectors equiped on case and external case due to I opted to go with these instead of the colder disconnects due to the 3/8" nominal flow. Hope this will be less restricted in the flow. I'll take a pic when my wife gets batteries for our digital camera tomorrow. Will be working on case build this week to accomodate my bonneville heatercore, pump, slave psu, and reservoir.
For an external box... hrmm

well, i would suggest this:

FOA, I would definitely use colder quick-disconnects on the external box.
Not only because you can easily disconnect the external box, but also couplings can rotate while connected. I use Colder High Flow quick disconnects in all my systems.

You can get the high flow Colder quick disconnect couplings from usplastic.com :

1/2"OD Polypropylene Bulkhead Panel Mount Hose Barb Shutoff - Coupling Body
| Item No: 60695

1/2"OD Polypropylene Hose Barb Shutoff - Coupling Insert
| Item No: 60814


Now as for the tubing, you can either run 1/2"ID tube all around, or 3/8"ID x 1/2"OD (you can easily stretch 3/8"ID tube over 1/2"OD quick-disconnects).

If you have room inside the external box and think you can easily route 1/2"ID thick wall tubing, then use 1/2"ID tube inside the external box and get the pump with 1/2"OD barbs.

If the external box is small, and routing of 1/2"ID thick wall tubing is going to be difficult, then use 3/8"ID x 1/2"OD tubing in the external box and get the pump with quick-connects.
I also recommend using Coolingworks Coolsleeves for 1/2"OD tubing, to create kink-free sharp bends. Click here for more info

Now from the external box to the computer, you can either go with 1/2"ID or 3/8"ID x 1/2"OD tube.

If you decide to go with 1/2"ID tube, I recommend using Colder panel mount quick disconnects on the computer enclosure as well.

I would personally use 1/2"OD tubing with Coolsleeves and simply insert the tubing from an empty PCI slot cover though. and use 1/2"OD male Quick-Connects on the block (s).

The most important thing here is kink-free, easy routing of tubing IMHO. So I suggest using 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD tubing (or 5/8"OD with Coolsleves) if you have room in the external box.
3/8"ID x 1/2"OD tube for the rest, and try to keep the length of tubing as short as possible. Again, stretching the ends of 3/8"ID tube over 1/2"OD Colder Quick-Disconnect couplings is easy, and you can use quick-connects on the blocks.

Hope this info helps.

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Unread 01-11-2006, 12:02 AM   #8
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Default Re: Which customized AquaXtreme 50Z-DC12-T Mag Drive Inline Pump setup would you go w

60695 & 60814. looks like the exact same item. Also will I need to purchase 2 of each? If I'm gona use the AquaXtreme 50Z-DC12-T. Also for the tubing is this all I will need Coolingworks Coolsleeves for 1/2"OD tubing? I'm only gona cool 2 GPU cards. I already ordered the water blocks I want. Both water blocks have 2 outlets for water. This is my first water cooling system ever so i'm a little intimidated. Bare with me if I'm asking stupid questions.
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