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Straight lines or Loops: Which do you prefer?

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  • 65% (19)
    Straight lines
  • 34% (10)
    Loops
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post #1 of 12
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Straight lines or Loops in your watercooling setup: Which do you prefer?
Aesthetics and Performance, whatever floats your boat, discuss.
Please state reasons, and feel free to post pictures.
Edited by deltief - 5/19/13 at 10:21pm
post #2 of 12
Personally, I find the loops to be very nice looking when they are small but when they are so perfect it can be hard to stop them from kinking. Straight is also really cool if your case allows for it. I like em' both. Any performance difference will be negligible.
post #3 of 12
Prefer loops they seem more flowing so to speak, I only ever like straight tubing/acrylic if and only if every tube is exactly 90 degrees because if it's even a couple degrees out it looks like you've just thrown a handful of chopsticks into your case
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post #4 of 12
Loops can be done right but 90% of the time they are not. Straight lines are my personal preference biggrin.gif
post #5 of 12
I also prefer both. It's hard to get straight tubing on every component watercooled, considering compression fittings are not cheap. In some situations though, having a 90 degree fitting will look much better, than forcing a tube to bend 90 degrees. having a tube bend 45 degrees or less usually looks fine without compression fittings.
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post #7 of 12
straight lines all the way
post #8 of 12
I prefer to use tubing.
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post #9 of 12
Straight lines. Curvy tubing can look cool but i see really messy runs a lot of the time.
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post #10 of 12
I can't decide between the two. confusedsmiley.png

For my build, I will have waterblocks for the CPU, Motherboard, RAM and the 2 GPUs. I worry that loops between all these blocks will look a bit too messy. Then again, unless done perfectly with dozens of fittings, straight lines can start to look pretty terrible.
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