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Hi, I have 2 questions about tubing, that probably get asked a lot, but i cant seem to find a concise answer.

1. Should I go with 3/8" ID 1/2" OD tubing (13/10mm) or 3/8" ID 5/8" OD tubing (16/10mm)? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? I would prefer the thinner tubing because the fittings are cheaper, but it just seems too darn thin! How likely is 1.5mm wall tubing to break or bust a leak? I will be transporting this computer fairly often.

2. For clear tubing, which brand should I go with? I currently have some primochill but in the wrong size, so I can't test to see if it has a plasticizer or cloudiness problem.

Any help is greatly appreciated, as I need to place my order for fittings and tubing as soon as possible. Unfortunately, I am limited to www.performance-pcs.com because I live in Florida and I can receive my package by Tuesday.

I should also mention that a build log is incoming (very) soon.
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post #2 of 6
from what i've heard 1/2 OD kinks like no tomorrow, saving a few dollars in the short run when it comes to this stuff means usually going for what you really wanted in the end. just go with the 5/8 ;]
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Wow, quick reply!
Thank you, that is all I really needed to know as far as which fittings to get. I feel safer with thick tubing anyways, though it is pretty hard to bend.

Now which tubing to get...
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I use 7/16 ID 5/8 OD that comes with the RASA kit...so far I have tested them with 1/2" barbs w/o clamps and they work great and look good too if you're on a budget...

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Yes the thicker wall resists kinks better, and thats about the only real difference.
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post #6 of 6
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100 dollars in fittings, and I will still need more soon! Yikes!

I'm just going to go with primochill tubing for now. If it doesn't work out its easy and cheap enough to swap out.
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