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Hey guys just to be safe than sorry since I have my kit coming right after independence day, would

work fine with the kit?

Also any tips/things to do that might be forgettable for first timers? Thanks
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Hey guys just to be safe than sorry since I have my kit coming right after independence day, would this tubing work fine with the kit?

Also any tips/things to do that might be forgettable for first timers? Thanks
yup that tubing is fine (one of the best, actually).

just remember to take your time. plan everything out. measure twice, cut once.
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Hey guys just to be safe than sorry since I have my kit coming right after independence day, would this tubing work fine with the kit?

Also any tips/things to do that might be forgettable for first timers? Thanks
Yep, that tubing is great. (It's what I'm using)

Before you put it on the barbs, dip each end in hot (close to boiling) water for a few seconds, it will soften the ends and make it much easier to put on the barbs.
Edited by Taylorsci - 7/2/11 at 11:28am
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In relation to the previously asked question - wouldn't any regular size tubing work with the kit? Is there any real reason anyone should stick with or veer away from the included 7/16 ID, 5/8 OD size?
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In relation to the previously asked question - wouldn't any regular size tubing work with the kit? Is there any real reason anyone should stick with or veer away from the included 7/16 ID, 5/8 OD size?
there have been problems with the included tubing discoloring.
after a month or so, it starts getting a weird color tint, this is why most people buy different tubing.


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there have been problems with the included tubing discoloring.
after a month or so, it starts getting a weird color tint, this is why most people buy different tubing.


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I was going to say that earlier, but I think what he's actually asking (now that I've reread it) is why use 1/2in tubing instead of 7/16 and what the difference is.

I don't really know the answer to that question, maybe bigger tubing looks a bit better (to some people), I don't think it makes all that much of a difference in flow. I hear it's also a bit easier to work with.
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I was going to say that earlier, but I think what he's actually asking (now that I've reread it) is why use 1/2in tubing instead of 7/16 and what the difference is.

I don't really know the answer to that question, maybe bigger tubing looks a bit better (to some people), I don't think it makes all that much of a difference in flow. I hear it's also a bit easier to work with.
Yup

Maybe bigger/thicker tubing is harder to kink...?

Either way, I didn't think it would make a big difference - the kit seems compatible with most sizes of tubing, no? Thanks though
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Yup

Maybe bigger/thicker tubing is harder to kink...?

Either way, I didn't think it would make a big difference - the kit seems compatible with most sizes of tubing, no? Thanks though
You could use any size really (within reason), all you need is barbs that will fit it.
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I think most ppl stick with the 7/16 id 5/8 od is because it's the size that comes with the kit and most ppl are new to watercooling so use it as a refference. you can use upto 1/2 id tubing with out changing the barbs that come with the kit
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1/2 ID is what the kit's barbs are really designed for, but many people use 7/16 ID because it creates a much tighter seal. Really, you don't even need any clips/clamps when using 7/16 ID on 1/2 barbs, but with clamps/clips, the chances of it coming loose are very very slim.
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