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What size tube should I be using with a Swiftech MCP35x, XSPC RX480, and mostly EK CPU and GPU blocks/bridges?

From what I've seen the 1/4" seems to be most common nowadays but are there any drawbacks (other than the fittings) to go up to 3/8" ID and 1/2" OD?
post #2 of 31
its worth like a fourth of a degree, at best.

Whatever looks good/doesnt kink.
post #3 of 31
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Does it look cooler if you have larger tubes or something? I'm planning on getting Tygon because it's the only one I've read about but I can't find any in red
post #4 of 31
Pick whatever is best for you, doesn't make a difference. I prefer 3/8 ID 1/2 OD.
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Tygon doesn't come in red, priomochill does though. And yea, the bigger tubing generally looks better.
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From personal experience, if I do another WC system I would never go for 1/2" ID. It's harder in bends and isn't a whole lot better(performance wise) than 3/8" ID. 1/4" ID seems to thin and probably has less resistance to kinking than the larger ones. I say go for the 3/8" ID.
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post #7 of 31
i would go with 7/16" tubing and it gives you a snug fit on the 1/2" barbs that come with the rasa rs240 kit.
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post #8 of 31
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Originally Posted by bl1nk View Post
Tygon doesn't come in red, priomochill does though. And yea, the bigger tubing generally looks better.
Yeah just realized that. Thanks .

Will the bigger tubing 3/8" ID 1/2" OD work with the products I listed in my first post? I don't want any cramping with my compression fittings.
post #9 of 31
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From personal experience, if I do another WC system I would never go for 1/2" ID. It's harder in bends and isn't a whole lot better(performance wise) than 3/8" ID.
It's not any better performance-wise, anyway; using the same flowrates, you actually get more pressure out of 3/8"ID.
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post #10 of 31
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Sounds like car pipes to be honest. Don't wanna be pushing too much air outta a 3" hole but you don't wanna be pushing too little out of a 4". Interesting to be honest!

Just wanna make sure everything fits!

Generally how many feet will I need to watercool the CPU and 2 GPUs from the Reservoir/Radiator?
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