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Hello

I wanted to get information about size of the fittings and tubes.

From the thickest to thinnest can anyone make a list of them ?

http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/cat/Hose-Fittings_39.html

(5/16 - 3/8) 10/8mm Compression Fittings
(3/8 - 1/2) 13/10mm Compression Fittings
(3/8 - 5/8) 16/10mm Compression Fittings
(7/16 - 5/8) 16/11mm Compression Fittings
(1/2 - 3/4) 19/13mm Compression Fittings

Does size matter when it comes to tubes ?

Thank you.
post #2 of 9
Your list looks good. With compression fittings you need the exact same size tubing as compression fittings. Otherwise it won't fit or it won't seal.
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What list are you talking about tongue.gif ?

I don't have a list and in order to make one i need help from someone all i did was copy pasting it from the website.

Did you read my post carefully biggrin.gif
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What list are you talking about tongue.gif ?

I don't have a list and in order to make one i need help from someone all i did was copy pasting it from the website.

Did you read my post carefully biggrin.gif
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Hello

From the thickest to thinnest can anyone make a list of them ?


(5/16 - 3/8) 10/8mm Compression Fittings
(3/8 - 1/2) 13/10mm Compression Fittings
(3/8 - 5/8) 16/10mm Compression Fittings
(7/16 - 5/8) 16/11mm Compression Fittings
(1/2 - 3/4) 19/13mm Compression Fittings


Thank you.

You posted all of them already from thinnest to thickest.
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post #5 of 9
For soft flexible tubing the four common sizes are'
3/8 , 1/2 ... 10mm, 13mm
3/8 , 5/8 ... 10mm, 16mm
7/16, 5/8 ... 12mm, 16mm
1/2, 3/4 ... 13mm, 19mm

from thinnest to thickest of course.

That is Inner diameter then outer diameter. The other sizes will be odd fittings with very limited options and aren't worth worrying about.
Tubing size makes almost no difference and is really just a visual thing and personal preference. As long as your tubing and fittings match its fine.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 8/31/13 at 7:53am
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post #6 of 9
Larger diameter tubing has a lot of stability and can help reduce kinks in tighter radius bends you need to make. However, they can't make as tight bends as smaller diameter tubing. Smaller diameter tubing can kink on you if you go too tight, though. If you have a medium to large size case, I'd go with a larger diameter (I always use 1/2" ID 3/4" OD) because it can hold its shape better over longer lengths of tubing than smaller diameter which can get flimsy. If you're concerned about the diameter impacting cooling performance, all tests of it I've seen seem to suggest that tubing diameters used in watercooling don't have any appreciable effect on temperatures. Use whichever you feel will be easiest to work with, and whichever you think looks best to you. I've never seen a case of 1/2"ID 3/4"OD tubing being too large though. You can almost always make it work, and there is a huge variety of fittings to help you make difficult connections. Also, 1/2"ID 3/4"OD is a very common and popular size so you won't have to worry about getting fittings to fit it. I'd venture to say that it's the most popular size of tubing actually.
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3/8 x 5/8 is my personal choice, easy to work with and not too big.
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3/8 x 5/8 is my personal choice, easy to work with and not too big.

It also has the best bend radius. That is assuming you don't train the tubing with hot water. If you do that then 3/8" ID 1/2" OD can bend considerably better.
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