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Ok, now after reading I'm a little confused about the tubing

I'm going with 1/2" barbs but I hear that's OD and not ID, so do I get 1/2" ID tubing??
You got it, you want to match the OD of the barbs with the ID of the tubing.
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How's ClearFlex tubing, some sites it says it's identical to Tygon and it's like $1 a foot
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Ok, now after reading I'm a little confused about the tubing

I'm going with 1/2" barbs but I hear that's OD and not ID, so do I get 1/2" ID tubing??
yes, buy 1/2" ID tubing. I would suggest getting 7/16" ID tubing if you can though for a few reasons.
- it is only 1/16" smaller so you don't really loose flow
- since your barbs will be 1/2" OD they will have a smaller ID so the 7/16" ID tubing will be closer and thus it will give you a more uniform ID throughout your loop
- the 7/16" ID will fit a little more snug around your barbs giving you a tighter fit and thus less likely to leak.


I'm using 7/16" ID Masterkleer tubing. It's clear, looks good, easy to work with and is only like .50 a foot.
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I think you made a good choice on the tygon myself--but no reason not to try something different. I went with 5/8" nylon barbs and tees for the elbows which kept my ID at 1/2" thorughout--tygon stretches well over the oversized fittings and makes a great seal--it stays pliable and pulls off well without hardening or deforming. A plus if you tinker a lot as I do.

Started off with a res and then eliminated it in favor of a T and fill cap--bleeding was a cinch.

Good looking gear--you got the best of the best IMO--good job!
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Am I going to notice a difference with a Reservoir??

I think it might be easier for me to just use a T-line and a Fillport for the case I have right now and move to a res once I get my new case and more room.

Also, without the res, I can get the rest of my stuff for the same amount of $$ and get it up sooner
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Am I going to notice a difference with a Reservoir??

I think it might be easier for me to just use a T-line and a Fillport for the case I have right now and move to a res once I get my new case and more room.

Also, without the res, I can get the rest of my stuff for the same amount of $$ and get it up sooner
Mkaes no difference from what i can tell--I eliminated mine and saw no difference in temps...temps seem to change a bit faster now when i turn up the fan--I think a large res would make your Temp fluctuate less. Not that that matters....
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there shouldn't be a temp difference between a t-line and a res... unless your res is large or one of those ones w/ fins that acts like a passive rad
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post #18 of 117
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I might just do the T-line for now, but I did get my Pump yesterday...wooohoo!

I didn't realize it until I put it in my case that this pump is rather large, so it's going to take some really good tubing management

I'm making up an picture of what I want to do
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I got a lot of stuff while I was away at home..

Received both of my water blocks and the Cosworth Coolant. Also, I picked up a Silver Conductive Paint pen (for the 7900GT vmod).

Still waiting for the Radiator and Blue Dye and still need to order 2 more fans, tubing, UV lights, thermal paste, some connectors, zip ties, and possibly a fill port which hopefully I can get all in one order


Also, I sent my RAM back for RMA so hopefully I'll get all of my stuff by the time I get it back.

I really need to get my rad so I can start modding my case to fit the res on top

On that note, I want to ask which would be a better setup. Pulling the air from the rad or pushing it. Pulling it would be easier for me to mount as I will only need a small amount of space below the rad to get air, also the rad will serve as a foundation and it wont look as odd if I pull the air (74 CFM fans)

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I think pulling tends to be quieter
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