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Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5 water cooling

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Hey guys So I am going to buy and water cool Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5, just trying to get some expert advice on water cooling, I have read that the motherboard has 3/8" barbs, but I have also read that it is better to use 1/2" pipe for water cooling.

The plan for my water cooling is.

Corsair 900D CASE

480 rad above the motherboard
480 rad at the bottom of the case
pump behind the bottom rad
res next to the motherboard
2 video cards will be water cooled (waiting on the 9xxx series)
4770k water cooled
as well as the motherboard


I have been looking around and I like the look of the bitspower fittings the most.
SO;
should I run the whole system in 3/8 inch because that's what the motherboard fittings are already or would you normally try to increase the size of the pipes right above the motherboard?
post #2 of 4
There is not going be much of a performance difference between 3/8" and 1/2" tubing, so use whichever thickness looks best to you. Since you haven't bought anything yet, just going with 3/8" all around would be the easiest choice. But if you prefer 1/2", you can run most of your loop in that size and then buy a couple 1/2" to 3/8" reducers to connect your motherboard.
post #3 of 4
Absolutely no difference, been proven time and time again. Go with 3/8 x 5/8 tubing and you will be able to make tight bends and have the same tubing throughout the build.
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LG Bluray Burner Swiftech HD Koolance MVR-100 Koolance CHC-125 
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thanks guys exactly what i wanted to hear
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