Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02
You are telling him to buy WAY more tubing then you need. And also when you have a thick wall it makes it harder to bend and they can't be as tight.
WAY too much? Not really that depends on a lot of things. First of all this is his 1st build. He will most likely make mistakes. That extra length of tubing will cover him in case of a miss cut, general messup, miss measurement, or loop order redesign or having to find new places to mount stuff. So you are saying you would buy the exact length you needed from the store? Such a bad idea. Things change. And I for one am not going to delay a build by 3-4 days(AND spend an extra $7 on shipping) because I didn't not want to spent $10 to order some extra tube because i came short 4 inches. Do what you want OP, but if $10 really means that much to you then you shouldn't be water cooling. About the wall thickness, yea of course the tube may be a little harder to bend, but are you going to be holding it in that position the entire time or will the barbs do that for you? I don't even know why you made that argument. Thicker walls means less kink.