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After seeing the recent build logs here on OCN, and from Singularity Computers, I have decided to get acrylic tubing for my upcoming loop.

Now, I want to use 1/2" ID tubing, but there are no consumer tubing options for rigid tubing at that internal diameter. I have found an industrial option, however: US Plastic Corp. A slightly smaller, albeit consumer option I have found is the new Primochill 1/2" OD rigid tubing.. I am partial to the US Plastic Corp tubing, because it opens up many more tubing sizes and fitting options, but the Primochill is meant for watercooling applications.

Now, would the US Plastic Corp tubing work? I have access to more than enough tools and machines for the cutting and manipulation of the tubing, but I need to know if the 1/2" ID by 5/8" OD tubing I linked would work with standard 1/2' ID by 5/8" OD compression fittings, from either Bitspower, Monsoon, etc.

If not, would tubing from E22 or Primochill be a better option?

Regardless, I want acrylic tubing in my loop for a clean, sturdy look and design.

Thank you for any insight or information regarding my situation.
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That particular US Plastic Corp Tubing wouldn't work with the Primochill rigid tube fittings as the fittings are designed for a 3/8"ID, 1/2"OD. It wouldn't work with normal compression fittings either which are designed for use with flexible tubing.
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No you cannot use normal compression fittings with acrylic tube. However, primochill is coming out with new compression type fittings for their acrylic tube
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No you cannot use normal compression fittings with acrylic tube. However, primochill is coming out with new compression type fittings for their acrylic tube

Frozen cpu have them in stock.

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/c633/s2021/list/p1/Liquid_Cooling-Tubing_-_Rigid_Acrylic-12_OD_Rigid_Compression-Page1.html
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