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Anti-Kink coil help

Last response: in Overclocking
April 16, 2010 3:08:35 AM

Is there a trick getting anti-kink coil onto hose? I know I have the right sizes, but it doesn't want to go on. I know it's a stupid question, but I am new to water cooling, this is my first setup, and I am afraid i'm gonna break the stuff before I get it on the hose.

I am building a water cooling setup for my new gtx-480.

Link to setup with pics-

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a b K Overclocking
April 16, 2010 4:24:18 PM

^Agree with that all the way, someone somewhere decided to take cheap plastic coil, and mark it up 1000% and sell it to PC builders as anti-kink coil. You don't need it, but it does kinda look cool if done right. You can try to put it on by "unscrewing it" sort of, one way you spin it, the coil will actually grip the tube and get tighter, the other way will seem backwards, but the coil will loosen and slip over the tube easier.
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April 16, 2010 4:44:35 PM

Conumdrum said:
Gosh, I don't see the need to use it, had it on my first rig what a pain. In the garbage now. Good tubing no kinks, no need to use it. Stuff is evil I think.

My rig:

Very nice setup. I like your case, I was gonna buy a case like that, but I wanted one with the most expansion slots I can get, mine has 10 slots, so I thought this case should last me years to come. I hope to build my own case one day, because out of all the cases out there, none of them has all the options I want. I love how compact your system is though. Be great for a media center setup.

I decided to use the anti-kink coils anyways, even if they are a pain, I like how they look. I think maybe i'll try using soap and water to slip them on. Hopefully that will work.