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Hey guys i'm doing a build and was wondering if it is ok to use two different size tubes.
I order some 1/2 - 3/4 tubes and fitting already, The board i got is the V Formula and it has that 3/8 Barbs.
Can i mis tubes and fittings?
post #2 of 8
Yeah

I run 1/2" on pretty much everything but my GPU's I go to 3/8".
Why you may ask?
Because I didn't have enough barbs and the amount of 1/2" tubing I had wouldn't have made it. Just to lazy to go to order more barbs and go to the store for more tubing. Plus I have a bunch of 3/8" tubing laying around.

Temp difference between 3/8 and 1/2 isn't that much. As long as your not using 1/4" tubing you fine.
Edited by DzillaXx - 5/27/13 at 8:06am
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I probably wouldn't run them myself because I don't really know what effect it would have on flow and the board doesn't need to be WC'd.
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Yeah, I have different size from CPU to res.

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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

I probably wouldn't run them myself because I don't really know what effect it would have on flow and the board doesn't need to be WC'd.

I was thing go just not cooling the board and just kinda connect the 3/8 tube just for looks.
post #6 of 8
No problem mixing sizes.

Other good news is that the heatsink on the board is not at all restrictive - it is just a piece of tube with a smooth 90° bend in it.
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post #7 of 8
I surely don't see an issue in using different tube sizes except that it may look a little odd

but on that note I reckon this system with odd sized tubing looks amazing
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post #8 of 8
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Ok perfect
Thanks for all the help guys
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