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post #1 of 35
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Hello modders!

My question: Should i convert to 1/2 in tubing or stick with my 3/8 In tubing? If I where to switch to 1/2 would I see that big of a performance difference?

Currently my loop consists of two 10w ddc-1 with petras tops, a apogee,
MCRES-MICRO, and the stock radiator that comes in the Armor LCS. I am thinking about upgrading to this radiator because it is narrow enough to fit in the bracket "125mm". What do you think about the rad?

I also plan on adding a Swiftech mcw60 into the loop to cool an 8800GTX. http://www.overclock.net/images/icons/icon7.gif
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So whats the verdict?

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post #2 of 35
i read that it doesnt matter much even if you use 1/4". difference with 1/2 would be 1-2 degrees. difference between 3/8 and 1/2 obviously even less. you can pretty much do whatever you want.
1/2 looks awesome, but id go with 3/8 probably. makes your case a bit cleaner.
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post #4 of 35
if your want "OMG***ZUPERLOWTEMPZBBQSAUCE" then get the 1/2"
otherwise just stick to 3/8"

if you want lower/more stable temps, get a big Radiator

If you want to get all new barbs, and retube your case, then go to 1/2" it looks great
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post #5 of 35
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Originally Posted by thehybridpyro View Post
if your want "OMG***ZUPERLOWTEMPZBBQSAUCE" then get the 1/2"
otherwise just stick to 3/8"...
i idle at 26c and load at 34.5c.. i think my 1/2" is teh hax :/
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Whats the room temp though?

I want to keep everything internal for LAN parties.

my case dosn't look to bad right now. Here are two pic's. My name is Kyle.
    
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post #7 of 35
I was going to do the same but after looking into it 3/8 to 1/2 there really isn't much of a differance, 3/8 takes less room and easier to work with.
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post #8 of 35
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Whats the room temp though?

I want to keep everything internal for LAN parties
its 80f in here.... lol
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post #9 of 35
Well all depends, on your other parts, a watercooling system has to consist of good parts to get good temps, even if the whole loop is good, but say one cheap qaulity part in it, it downgrades the whole loop. So if your going 1/2inch, upgrade your pump and red, then you will see a good difference in temps. If your using the same rad and pump, no use.

The Tt watercooling is really bad, i started out with a Bigwater 745 myself, and i moved up from there, way up lol. So i say dont be cheap on it, want some good temps, save up, and get a whole high-end loop.
And sell that Tt on ebay.
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post #10 of 35
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isnt two ddc-1's with petras top good enough? I have 2 for redundancy.
    
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