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What size tubing should i use? (noob)

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Im planning on water cooling the CPU on my sig rig soon. Im still going through posts and shopping for what i want. To start the CPU will be the only block in the loop. At a later time i may add a second loop w/ my chipset and the GPU's. What size tubing should i use. 3/8" ID or 1/2" ID?
    
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Hi

I would use 1/2" or 7/16" I.D. tubing.

Note that if you use 1/2" tubing witha 3/4" O.D. there may be some fitment issues on some blocks (D-Tek Fuzion v1.0).

...just mho
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I would go with Syrillian but focus on the 7/16. Masterkleer 7/16" fits very snugly over 1/2" barbs, but offers about the same flow, with only a small hit. It's not noticibable with a half-decent pump. Good luck!
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I'd use 1/2" barbs for all of it and then use 7/16x5/8" tubing...Its a little more compact then the full 1/2 and it will flow about as well,it fits the barbs tighter to...

..7/16x5/8"

I'll leave you my cleaning and set-up PDF to, it has a lot of basic stuff in it...Be sure to read a ll the stickies also, if you haven't already...

You can get by with using all 3/8" tubing if you like it better, it will flow pretty well, I'd just stick with the 1/2" barbs myself....

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if you want to get 3/8" i recommend using 8mm tube. seeing how you have to soften it up to get it on, i dont think it will leak anytime soon. (Tested this in my friends rig. No Leaks at all after 8months of running 24/7. apart from res running Low twice.)
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