“Just an ordinary day at the office” says Rok Spenko one of the EK R&D team members. Coming up with new stuff is not an easy task, and just like every “creative lab”, not all ideas get realized. Some get discarded, some are just too complex, but eventually, some ideas get to see the light of the day. The liquid cooling loop built in this Corsair Carbide AIR 540 case is nothing special. It is a simple one CPU, one GPU, one radiator, one pump loop. But… it has some special parts in it, and you will surely recognize them.
Even though soft tubing is considered to be the beginner’s option, we cannot claim it’s easier to use than hard tubing. Some bends are just impossible to pull off with soft tubing. We have talked about various types of tubing in our “Fittings and tubing guide” where we mentioned the kinking effect on soft tubing. Soft tubing kind of “has a mind of its own”. It tends to go its own way… and if you make a bend too tight, the tube will collapse and stop the flow of coolant.
Probably one of the most quoted pieces of advice on building a liquid cooling loop is “don’t use many angled adapters, they reduce your flow rates”. So, is it true?