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Primochill
^this....more specifically Primochill Primoflex Pro LRT
 
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^this....more specifically Primochill Primoflex Pro LRT
QFT!

Yet I have a friend who is adamant about using Tygon. Not a bad brand for tubing by any means, but I still like me my Primoflex
    
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I'd say Primochill. Also, I'd avoid 1/2" x 3/4" just because it's a pain to work with. 3/8" x 1/2" is my choice, but I'd be willing to give 7/16" x 5/8" a shot on 1/2" barbs.
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Thanks guys. I'll look into that brand for sure. One more question , since I'm going with 1/2" barbs and fittings on everything , is it all that common to use 7/16" tubing or is it a pain in the ass to use it ( as in being really tight on the barbs?)

Thanks again guys.
I use 7/16 Primochill on 1/2 Bitspower barbs.

To get the tubes off I have to grip the waterblock with the fittings still in it (not sure if dangerous) and tug on the tube... quite hard.

If I didn't have the waterblock to grip, I don't think I'd ever get them off without cutting them.
post #15 of 34
I'm also using 7/16" ID Primochill Primoflex tubing on 1/2" barbs, and it works great. It can be difficult to remove the tubing because it's such a tight fit, but it's definitely possible. Once you have your tubing on, you shouldn't really have to remove it that frequently where it's a concern.
post #16 of 34
I use Masterkleer 7/16" ID on 1/2" barbs. It's dirt cheap, but it is not as flexible as the above recomendations. If you have some tight bends you will want a higher dollar tubing. If not, Masterkleer is great and it doesn't degrade and get dingy looking. I've been using the same tubing for three years and it's still clear.
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I'd say Primochill. Also, I'd avoid 1/2" x 3/4" just because it's a pain to work with. 3/8" x 1/2" is my choice, but I'd be willing to give 7/16" x 5/8" a shot on 1/2" barbs.
Noob here , is it a pain because of the thickness?
post #18 of 34
Primachill for colored tubing or masterclear for clear tubing.
I would also advise to use clamps, even though it's a common practice to use tight tubing of barbs. You might never know when you're moving a gpu or installing more ram you snab something and it'll pop off.

But those are my choices.
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I agree with using zipties. I get the really small ones and you can barely see them. Look way better than the big plastic clamps and I don't trust the rubber to not stretch and become loose.

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Tygon Silver.

Tygon with anti-microbial silver lining.
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