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I've been back and forth thinking about whether black tubing or white tubing would be better. All in all, either should work fine for blocking sunlight into a water loop.

But... my thoughts are that black tubing would heat up the loop more, since, well, black absorbs light and white reflects it. I'm not sure if anyone has actually tried it to test a difference or not, any thoughts on this?
    
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I've been back and forth thinking about whether black tubing or white tubing would be better. All in all, either should work fine for blocking sunlight into a water loop.

But... my thoughts are that black tubing would heat up the loop more, since, well, black absorbs light and white reflects it. I'm not sure if anyone has actually tried it to test a difference or not, any thoughts on this?
idk how mush sun are you giving your pc? i usually have the tubes in the case so the sun doesnt hit it :$
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The black tubing would heat up more, but im not sure it would make that big of a difference. IMO white always looks cooler than black.
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Unless all your tubing is hanging in the sun it shouldn't be a problem. Even if it was the temps wouldn't be that different.
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LOL

you are overthinking it bro

get whatever matches your rig
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idk how mush sun are you giving your pc? i usually have the tubes in the case so the sun doesnt hit it :$
Not that much. Blinds are always closed, but a bit of it seeps through between ~3-6 pm and it hits my PC at an angle. It's pretty much impossible to orient my PC in the room without having some sort of sunlight hitting it throughout the day, but it is minimal.

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LOL

you are overthinking it bro

get whatever matches your rig
I've thought that too, but better safe than sorry. Seen a lot of people shoot down issues in water cooling and then those same people come back months later complaining about their water blocks being clogged from minerals or some sort of bacterial growth in their system. Just a minor precaution, though this is more about possible temperature increase than any growth.
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I've thought that too, but better safe than sorry. Seen a lot of people shoot down issues in water cooling and then those same people come back months later complaining about their water blocks being clogged from minerals or some sort of bacterial growth in their system. Just a minor precaution, though this is more about possible temperature increase than any growth.
lol this is beyond minor dude

it's a non issue if you think about it logically
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You'll notice almost no difference. And black looks cooler imo!
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