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I'm currently using 3/8" ID tubing and was wondering about people's opinions on gains from using 1/2" ID tubing (apart from it looking awesome)

Mostly curious since I have the Apogee XT, I can switch the input location to allow for the extra wide tubing, but from what I've read that increases temperatures by several degrees, which I would rather avoid unless I'd get a gain back from using larger tubing.

I might also be able to avoid having to use the alternative input by using a couple of 45 degree angle compressions, which I probably will anyway.


Final consideration was for the 800D, does anybody know what size tubing the existing holes can take, with or without their rubber bits. (5/8" OD seems to be the same size as them with the rubber surrounds on.
    
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I'm currently using 3/8" ID tubing and was wondering about people's opinions on gains from using 1/2" ID tubing (apart from it looking awesome)
You won't gain anything, except it looking awesome as you say.
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1/2- 3/4OD fits easily thru the holes in my 800D.
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I used 45 rotarys and it works well

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I used 45 rotarys and it works well

Love the "confidence jug". Take it you haven't tried to join the "my watercooling doesn't leak" club xD



Anyway, thanks for info guys, will take it into consideration when looking at new tubing.
    
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LOL, yeah, the only (minor drip) leak I had was where the koolance fitting went into the res,
Koolance "O" ring is slightly recessed into the fitting and the res has a recessed thread, and they just didnt quite seal. I added a secong "O" ring and all was sweet. Bitspower "O" rings sit out on the fitting and never caused a problem..... Lesson learnt....
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