Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Most Popular Tube Size for Water Cooling?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Most Popular Tube Size for Water Cooling?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I was under the impression 3/4 ID 1/2 OD was a common size for water cooling but was told today that 3/4 ID 5/8 OD is superior and better. What do you guys use?
Ishimura
(24 items)
 
Silent Knight
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.6GHz Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H [F16G] AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB @ 1150MHz/1500MHz AMD Radeon R9 16GB DDR3-2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB 1x Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB 1x Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB EK-Supreme HF - Full Nickel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Phobya G-Changer 360 v1.2 Black Ice GTX Xtreme 240 12x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC (3840x2160) Razer BlackWidow Chroma  Corsair AX1200 NZXT Switch 810 Black 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Logitech G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad Audioengine D1 DAC Logitech Z-2300 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 598 Sony XB950BT TTPOD T1-E IEM 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
EK-FC7970 XSPC RS360 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Corsair TX750 
Case
NZXT Switch 810  
  hide details  
Reply
Ishimura
(24 items)
 
Silent Knight
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.6GHz Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H [F16G] AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB @ 1150MHz/1500MHz AMD Radeon R9 16GB DDR3-2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB 1x Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB 1x Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB EK-Supreme HF - Full Nickel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Phobya G-Changer 360 v1.2 Black Ice GTX Xtreme 240 12x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC (3840x2160) Razer BlackWidow Chroma  Corsair AX1200 NZXT Switch 810 Black 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Logitech G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad Audioengine D1 DAC Logitech Z-2300 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 598 Sony XB950BT TTPOD T1-E IEM 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
EK-FC7970 XSPC RS360 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Corsair TX750 
Case
NZXT Switch 810  
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 8
i used 3/8 id and barbs...

my cpu water block had permanent barbs so it was an easy choice.
Gaming Rig
(17 items)
 
File Server
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core i7 4790K ASUS Z97-WS Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
16 Gb's Mushkin DDR3 @ 1600 MHz Crucial M500 SSD 240gb 4 Seagate Cheetah 15.7 15k rpm 300Gb Drives in... Coolit ECO C240 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate ASUS PB287Q 4K Monitor HTC Vive Coolermaster Silent Pro M 1000W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra Razer Deathadder 2013 Steelseries Qck Mass Super Thick Cloth Mouse Pad Genius SW-G2.1 1250 4PC Gaming Speakers 
Other
Dell PERC H310 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Core i3 2120 Supermicro X9SCM-F 4 Gb Kingston 1600mhz DDR3 ECC 12 Segate 2tb drives (RAID 6) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
ADATA SP600 SSD 24 Toshiba DT01ACA200 drives (2 RAID 6's) Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. OCZ ZT750 Supermicro PWS-665-PQ 
CaseOtherOtherOther
Norco 4020 and Norco 4224 LSI 9260-4i Raid Card Intel RES2SV240 20 port Expander. HP SAS 24 por... Voltaire 410Ex Hca Infiniband HBA 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming Rig
(17 items)
 
File Server
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core i7 4790K ASUS Z97-WS Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
16 Gb's Mushkin DDR3 @ 1600 MHz Crucial M500 SSD 240gb 4 Seagate Cheetah 15.7 15k rpm 300Gb Drives in... Coolit ECO C240 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate ASUS PB287Q 4K Monitor HTC Vive Coolermaster Silent Pro M 1000W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra Razer Deathadder 2013 Steelseries Qck Mass Super Thick Cloth Mouse Pad Genius SW-G2.1 1250 4PC Gaming Speakers 
Other
Dell PERC H310 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Core i3 2120 Supermicro X9SCM-F 4 Gb Kingston 1600mhz DDR3 ECC 12 Segate 2tb drives (RAID 6) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
ADATA SP600 SSD 24 Toshiba DT01ACA200 drives (2 RAID 6's) Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. OCZ ZT750 Supermicro PWS-665-PQ 
CaseOtherOtherOther
Norco 4020 and Norco 4224 LSI 9260-4i Raid Card Intel RES2SV240 20 port Expander. HP SAS 24 por... Voltaire 410Ex Hca Infiniband HBA 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 8
I like 1/2inch barbs with 7/16 inch tubing as you don't need clamps. thumb.gif
post #4 of 8
It is all personal preference. In terms of performance there is no measurable difference between 3/8" ID and 1/2" ID tubing. 3/8" ID 5/8" tends to bend much tighter than the larger tubing. I myself use 3/8" ID 1/2" OD because it is small but it also kinks very easily.
Big Lian Li
(13 items)
 
Forever Alone
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-6400 @ 4.7GHz Asus Z170-A Asus GTX980 Strix 4x16GB G.Skill DDR4 @ 2800MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorMonitor
256GB Samsung 950 Pro 480GB Mushkin Striker Asus ROG Swift PG278Q  QNIX QX2710  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Topre Realforce 87U Silverstone ST1000-G Lian Li PC-A77F Mionix Naos 3200 
Other
Intel 10GbE EXPX9502AFXSR  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Opteron 6128 Supermicro H8SGL-F Kingston Registered ECC Sandisk SSD 
Hard DriveHard DrivePowerCase
OCZ Revodrive 3 FusionIO ioXtreme Silverstone Strider 550W FT02BW 
  hide details  
Reply
Big Lian Li
(13 items)
 
Forever Alone
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-6400 @ 4.7GHz Asus Z170-A Asus GTX980 Strix 4x16GB G.Skill DDR4 @ 2800MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorMonitor
256GB Samsung 950 Pro 480GB Mushkin Striker Asus ROG Swift PG278Q  QNIX QX2710  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Topre Realforce 87U Silverstone ST1000-G Lian Li PC-A77F Mionix Naos 3200 
Other
Intel 10GbE EXPX9502AFXSR  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Opteron 6128 Supermicro H8SGL-F Kingston Registered ECC Sandisk SSD 
Hard DriveHard DrivePowerCase
OCZ Revodrive 3 FusionIO ioXtreme Silverstone Strider 550W FT02BW 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 8
3/4 ID 5/8 on barbs
Bad Attitude
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I5 4690K Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming GT MSI HD 7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE MSI HD 7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
MSI HD 7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE Muskin Enhanced Redling DDR 3 2133Mhz 2 X 8gb  Samsung 850 EVO WD Black 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
WD Black Samsung EXT DVD-RW Windows 10 Pro x64 Steelseries Apex 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 1200w High Current Gamer Custom Built R.A.T. 9 GG Gaming XXL 
Audio
Turtle Beach X42 Headphones 
  hide details  
Reply
Bad Attitude
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I5 4690K Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming GT MSI HD 7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE MSI HD 7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
MSI HD 7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE Muskin Enhanced Redling DDR 3 2133Mhz 2 X 8gb  Samsung 850 EVO WD Black 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
WD Black Samsung EXT DVD-RW Windows 10 Pro x64 Steelseries Apex 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 1200w High Current Gamer Custom Built R.A.T. 9 GG Gaming XXL 
Audio
Turtle Beach X42 Headphones 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
I had 1/2 ID 3/4 OD and it was too fat for my liking.
Ishimura
(24 items)
 
Silent Knight
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.6GHz Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H [F16G] AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB @ 1150MHz/1500MHz AMD Radeon R9 16GB DDR3-2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB 1x Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB 1x Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB EK-Supreme HF - Full Nickel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Phobya G-Changer 360 v1.2 Black Ice GTX Xtreme 240 12x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC (3840x2160) Razer BlackWidow Chroma  Corsair AX1200 NZXT Switch 810 Black 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Logitech G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad Audioengine D1 DAC Logitech Z-2300 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 598 Sony XB950BT TTPOD T1-E IEM 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
EK-FC7970 XSPC RS360 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Corsair TX750 
Case
NZXT Switch 810  
  hide details  
Reply
Ishimura
(24 items)
 
Silent Knight
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.6GHz Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H [F16G] AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB @ 1150MHz/1500MHz AMD Radeon R9 16GB DDR3-2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB 1x Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB 1x Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB EK-Supreme HF - Full Nickel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Phobya G-Changer 360 v1.2 Black Ice GTX Xtreme 240 12x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC (3840x2160) Razer BlackWidow Chroma  Corsair AX1200 NZXT Switch 810 Black 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Logitech G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad Audioengine D1 DAC Logitech Z-2300 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 598 Sony XB950BT TTPOD T1-E IEM 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
EK-FC7970 XSPC RS360 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Corsair TX750 
Case
NZXT Switch 810  
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 8
I use 8/10 mm one - cheap, flexible and relatively easy to work with plus compression fittings for it can be found cheaper than you can for larger tube sizes. Performance wise the tube size has no significant effects on the temperatures.

Tube size effects study: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1200495
Also nice read - the cuorrect amount of pumping power for your loop: http://www.overclock.net/t/1108918/what-can-my-pump-handle-a-guide/0_50

So - I would say go with something which looks you like. Some people prefer to see the thick hoses, some prefer smaller more flexible ones. As long as you have water going thru these you will get the benefits of water cooling the system smile.gif
Kohver v.4
(25 items)
 
Kohver v.3
(21 items)
 
Soliton
(23 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 X79-UP4 Gigabyte 390X G1 Club3D 7870 Eyefinity 6 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
64 GB Barracuda 3 TB WD Green 3 TB Crucial M4 256 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64 GB Barracuda 4 TB Corsair LE 480HB Sythe big shuriken rev B 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Nexxos 280mm radiator DC-LT Alphacool GPX 390M04 Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
DELL U2311H (x3) DELL U2312HM (x2) 9.7'' 2048x1536 (x3) IPAD3 retina Asus PB287Q 4K 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK (red) Corsair AX-1200i Significantly modded Jupiter .. something alumi... Logitech G700s 
Mouse Pad
3M Ergonomic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 X79-UP4 Gigabyte 390X G1 Club3D 7870 Eyefinity 6 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
64 GB Barracuda 3 TB WD Green 3 TB Crucial M4 256 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64 GB Barracuda 4 TB Sythe big shuriken rev B Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
DELL U2311H (x3) DELL U2312HM (x2) 9.7'' 2048x1536 (x3) IPAD3 retina Asus PB287Q 4K 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK (red) Corsair AX-1200i Modded Sharkoon VS-3 Logitech G700s 
Mouse Pad
3M Ergonomic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 X79-UP4 Sapphire 7950 FleX OC XFX 6770 Eyefinity 5 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Club3D 7870 Eyefinity 6 64 GB Samsung 750 GB F3 Barracuda 3 TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Green 3 TB Crucial M4 256 GB Crucial M4 64 GB Barracuda 4 TB 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom loop Windows 7 Pro 64 bit DELL U2311H (x3) DELL U2312HM (x2) 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
9.7'' 2048x1536 (x3) IPAD3 retina Asus PB287Q 4K CM Quickfire TK (red) Corsair AX-1200i 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Modded Chieftec Smart WH-02B-B-OB Logitech G700s 3M Ergonomic 
  hide details  
Reply
Kohver v.4
(25 items)
 
Kohver v.3
(21 items)
 
Soliton
(23 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 X79-UP4 Gigabyte 390X G1 Club3D 7870 Eyefinity 6 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
64 GB Barracuda 3 TB WD Green 3 TB Crucial M4 256 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64 GB Barracuda 4 TB Corsair LE 480HB Sythe big shuriken rev B 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Nexxos 280mm radiator DC-LT Alphacool GPX 390M04 Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
DELL U2311H (x3) DELL U2312HM (x2) 9.7'' 2048x1536 (x3) IPAD3 retina Asus PB287Q 4K 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK (red) Corsair AX-1200i Significantly modded Jupiter .. something alumi... Logitech G700s 
Mouse Pad
3M Ergonomic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 X79-UP4 Gigabyte 390X G1 Club3D 7870 Eyefinity 6 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
64 GB Barracuda 3 TB WD Green 3 TB Crucial M4 256 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64 GB Barracuda 4 TB Sythe big shuriken rev B Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
DELL U2311H (x3) DELL U2312HM (x2) 9.7'' 2048x1536 (x3) IPAD3 retina Asus PB287Q 4K 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK (red) Corsair AX-1200i Modded Sharkoon VS-3 Logitech G700s 
Mouse Pad
3M Ergonomic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 X79-UP4 Sapphire 7950 FleX OC XFX 6770 Eyefinity 5 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Club3D 7870 Eyefinity 6 64 GB Samsung 750 GB F3 Barracuda 3 TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Green 3 TB Crucial M4 256 GB Crucial M4 64 GB Barracuda 4 TB 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom loop Windows 7 Pro 64 bit DELL U2311H (x3) DELL U2312HM (x2) 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
9.7'' 2048x1536 (x3) IPAD3 retina Asus PB287Q 4K CM Quickfire TK (red) Corsair AX-1200i 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Modded Chieftec Smart WH-02B-B-OB Logitech G700s 3M Ergonomic 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by K62-RIG View Post

I like 1/2inch barbs with 7/16 inch tubing as you don't need clamps. thumb.gif

Same here thumb.gif even my compression fittings are 7/16"
My System
(14 items)
 
SuperServer.
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K ASUS P8Z68-V PRO EVGA GTX 580 x 2 16Gig G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 x 120G ssd,3 x 2tb WD Green, 1 x 300gb Veloci... External Win 10Pro 64bit Lg 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 TT Q-Power 750w CM 690II Cyber Sniper 
Mouse PadOther
Razer Mantis (control) Custom Water Cooled 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2700k Asrock Z77 Pro4-M GTX260 G.SKILL DDR3 1600 8Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston SSD Western Digital  External Water Cooling 
OSPowerCase
Win 7 Thermaltake 775 Modular Silverstone TJ08-E 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(14 items)
 
SuperServer.
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K ASUS P8Z68-V PRO EVGA GTX 580 x 2 16Gig G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 x 120G ssd,3 x 2tb WD Green, 1 x 300gb Veloci... External Win 10Pro 64bit Lg 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 TT Q-Power 750w CM 690II Cyber Sniper 
Mouse PadOther
Razer Mantis (control) Custom Water Cooled 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2700k Asrock Z77 Pro4-M GTX260 G.SKILL DDR3 1600 8Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston SSD Western Digital  External Water Cooling 
OSPowerCase
Win 7 Thermaltake 775 Modular Silverstone TJ08-E 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Most Popular Tube Size for Water Cooling?