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Hey guys, this is my first time with water cooling. Ive got this list of Pumps, Reserviours, Radiators etc... But before I buy I'm confused as to what tubing I should buy, and the fittings. I beleive that the radiator takes a 1/4th type fitting and tubing, along with the pump. Any help would be appreciated and +Repped. Here are the list of components:

— Blocks
— Fans - Yate Loon 120mm D12SL-12 Case Fan x 2
— Fittings
— Fluids
— Heatsinks
— Lighting
— Miscellaneous - Fill Syringe
— Miscellaneous - Hose Clamp 1/2", Nylon, Black x 20
— Monitoring
— Pumps - XSPC Laing DDC Top
— Rad Grills
— Radiators - MCR-220 "Quiet Power" Series Radiator-Double, Black, G1/4"
— Reservoirs - Swiftech MCRES Micro Rev2 Reservoir
— Shrouds
— Thermal Compounds
— Tubing


Anything else that should be added apart from tubing and fittings? Thanks - Aborted
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fittings danger den fatboys , fluids distilled, thermal compound artic 5 or the stuff that comes with a swiftech block, tubing masterkleer or if in the budget tygon tubing, block apogee gtz
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THank You. Im more confused about the size of the fittings and tubing, as In what size is better and what do i need? Thanks.
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go 1/2 inch masterkleer it was cheap and worked great for me. get 1/2 id 3/4 od
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THank You. Im more confused about the size of the fittings and tubing, as In what size is better and what do i need? Thanks.
for the most part, bigger tubing=better flow. they jury is still out if you will benefit much from say 1/2" tubing over 3/8' tubing. keep in mind that bigger tubing does take up more room, so a complicated loop will make things busy in your case.

that being said, just match the id of the tubing with the od og the fitting. 3/8 to 3/8ths or 1/2 to 1/2. there is a catch though. many (like myself) like to run 7/16 id tubing over 1/2" fittings. the fit is tight but that is good, and with a little patience (and soaking the tubing in hot water), you can get the tubing over the fittings. with this method, you really dont even need clamps.

the 1/4" you are seeing (as in g1/4) is the thread size. fittings either come in british threading (bspp or bspt) or standard (npt). make sure you get the right fittigns for your rad. in watercooling most items are british ("g") fittings, but there are acceptions. also, the "g" means it is a bspp fittings. this means it seals with an o-ring at its base, instead of using a tapered thread. i prefer bspp since you dont need thread tape.
    
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post #6 of 46
I use 3/8 tygon on 1/2 barbs, tight and it's NOT going to leak, there has been plenty of testing with different tube sizes, there is virtually no difference in temps between 3/8 and 1/2.
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post #7 of 46
if you have the money go with an ek res... I have a swiftech and an ek...ek is way hotter



danger den fatboys compared to swiftechs plastic barbs


3/8 tubing 7/16 and 1/2 lol I have tons of each heres a pic showing the size of each... I like half inch because my case is one of the biggest on the market. I would got 7/16 for a smaller case



last but not least is swiftech anti kink coils...


I personaly like the green.. glows better and these protech your tubing
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post #8 of 46
Right now i have some masterkleer 1/12in ID 3/4in.
I am thinking of buying more tubing, all my barbs are 1/2in.
so how important is the ID size? is the higher the better?

After hearing that 3/8 is just as good as 1/2 and will hold tighter, i think i will do that.
Which one would be the best tubing?
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ty3id1odulso.html
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ty3id1odlatu.html
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/tyr33id5odla.html
post #9 of 46
I wouldnt go 3/8 is impossible to make them go over a 1/2 barb... 7/16 is tough but its way more useful
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and the ID?
5/8 or 11/16
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