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Hi there,

So I have been spec'ing up my parts list for water cooling in the last month and the part that I seem to be struggling with the most is choosing my tubing. I was going to go for coloured tubing but the more I look at clear tubing with dyed fluid, the more I like the look of it. Seems to show the colour better and gives it more depth.

Now the problem is, which do I choose. I've been reading so much about all this plasticizer business that I've become quite lost in where to look next. Below is a link to a site in the UK that seems to have the most choice in tubing

http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Tubing-cid-1193.html

What I would like -
  • Clear
  • Will not cloud quickly
  • 1/2 ID 3/4 OD
  • Price isn't too much of an issue, as long as it isn't excessive
  • Doesn't deposit a lot of plasticizer in my loop/components
  • Doesn't have to be extremely flexible as I will be ordering quite a few angled/ 90 fittings.
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Masterkleer, Durelene, Clearflex, and Primochill ADVANCED LRT are good choices.
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Originally Posted by superericla View Post

Masterkleer, Durelene, Clearflex, and Primochill ADVANCED LRT are good choices.

I've heard good things about the advanced but can't seem to find it here in the UK anywhere!
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Durelene is the go-to for clear tubing, above all the other (also respectable brands) mentioned above. Can't be found in the UK either haha.

Which colours were you interested in ?
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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

Durelene is the go-to for clear tubing, above all the other (also respectable brands) mentioned above. Can't be found in the UK either haha.

Which colours were you interested in ?

I have a red and black build going on. So red or possibly dark red. Now i'm unsure if clear with my blood red mayhems will go better?

I want it to match my MVF, Dominator GT's, Corsair SP120 fans
Edited by Crooksy - 1/28/13 at 3:27pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

Durelene is the go-to for clear tubing, above all the other (also respectable brands) mentioned above. Can't be found in the UK either haha.

Which colours were you interested in ?

I have a red and black build going on. So red or possibly dark red. Now i'm unsure if clear with my blood red mayhems will go better?

I want it to match my MVF, Dominator GT's, Corsair SP120 fans

Masterkleer red is pretty good. Just a note, don't expect any UV lighting to work.
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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

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Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

Durelene is the go-to for clear tubing, above all the other (also respectable brands) mentioned above. Can't be found in the UK either haha.

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I have a red and black build going on. So red or possibly dark red. Now i'm unsure if clear with my blood red mayhems will go better?

I want it to match my MVF, Dominator GT's, Corsair SP120 fans

Masterkleer red is pretty good. Just a note, don't expect any UV lighting to work.

I'm not going for UV anyway smile.gif

I have just ordered a little bit of it to see if I like the colour and to see if it matches. If it does, i'll go with it for my build
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post #8 of 13
Primochill Advanced LRT gets my vote! Have one in my rig right now!

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post #9 of 13
I feel sorry for you guys. Those prices in the UK look brutal.

Btw, have you seen this thread?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1272759/testing-tubing
post #10 of 13
I go down to my local hardware store and buy PVC tubing. I think it's $.30/ft. seems to work just fine, although after 6 years it does get slightly cloudy.
 
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