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Alright so I am going to go with a water cooling unit. I want to make my own custom, I think the term is, Loop.

I want to know the tips and tricks of creating custom fitted tubing. Everything from diameters and lengths to efficient liquid flow and heat absorption.

I checked out the essential threads sticky and couldn't find any general help on this. I don't know anything about the flow for water cooling. Looking for a run down or maybe even a link to a thread I overlooked.
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Generally speaking, the larger tubing the better.

You won't see much performance gain (heat or flow) going from larger than about 3/8" ID. I would recommend 1/8" thick tubing however, to help avoid kinks. Tubing should be cut to proper lengths for flow and aesthetics.
 
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Generally speaking, the larger tubing the better.

You won't see much performance gain (heat or flow) going from larger than about 3/8" ID. I would recommend 1/8" thick tubing however, to help avoid kinks. Tubing should be cut to proper lengths for flow and aesthetics.
Alright thanks.

Under what circumstances would larger not be better?
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The larger the tubing, unless you have a double-wide case or at least a 700D/800D, it becomes more difficult to work with.

1/2"ID x 3/4"OD tubing (like I use) is just a pain to route perfectly if you don't have the proper case.
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