Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Variable hose diameter w/ MCP655
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Variable hose diameter w/ MCP655

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I am in the process of buying parts for my water cooling project and what I have so far are Swfitech MCP655-B and a 240x240mm radiator. I'm going to run 3/8 lines on the majority of this, but being that the pump is native 1/2", I was wondering if it would gain me any tiny amount of better flow if I ran 1/2" down from res. to pump and 1/2" from outlet of pump to inlet of rad. then 3/8" out to my system and back to the res. I would just as easily run it all 3/8", but I'm trying to keep all unnecessary flow restrictions out. Thanks.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8P67 Deluxe HD6950 G. Skill Ripjaw X 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ 100gb SSD LG w/ Label Flash Custom water cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Gateway 23" HD Samsung 21.5" HD Logitech 1050watt Ultra 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Thermaltake Mozart Logitech Logitech 5.1 speakers CAC reader 
Other
Fans, cables, sleeving, lights 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8P67 Deluxe HD6950 G. Skill Ripjaw X 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ 100gb SSD LG w/ Label Flash Custom water cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Gateway 23" HD Samsung 21.5" HD Logitech 1050watt Ultra 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Thermaltake Mozart Logitech Logitech 5.1 speakers CAC reader 
Other
Fans, cables, sleeving, lights 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 8
The ID of the tubing isn't going to matter almost at all performance wise.
On some cases you might get 0.5c difference. Depends on your loop, blocks and so on.

If you are going to cool your cpu and gpus, its going to matter even less.
Main system
(16 items)
 
Editing PC
(8 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
E5-1680v2 AMD FirePro D700 AMD FirePro D700 64GB 1866mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorCase
1TB PCIE SSD OSX 10.10.x Dell U2713H Mac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Main system
(16 items)
 
Editing PC
(8 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
E5-1680v2 AMD FirePro D700 AMD FirePro D700 64GB 1866mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorCase
1TB PCIE SSD OSX 10.10.x Dell U2713H Mac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Defoler View Post
The ID of the tubing isn't going to matter almost at all performance wise.
On some cases you might get 0.5c difference. Depends on your loop, blocks and so on.

If you are going to cool your cpu and gpus, its going to matter even less.
This. Just try to stay above 3/8" and you should be fine. The flow rate gains from going from 3/8" to 1/2" were negligible.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 580 GTX ocz gold 6 gb 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2x vertex 2 120gb in raid 0 windows 7 corsair 850tx antec 1200 
Mouse
r.a.t. 9 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 580 GTX ocz gold 6 gb 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2x vertex 2 120gb in raid 0 windows 7 corsair 850tx antec 1200 
Mouse
r.a.t. 9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by intamin33 View Post
This. Just try to stay above 3/8" and you should be fine. The flow rate gains from going from 3/8" to 1/2" were negligible.
So 1/2" all the way? I usually use 3/8", but you said above this and then there was little difference with the extra 1/8". Just wanna make sure I get what's best since nozzles aren't too cheap
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8P67 Deluxe HD6950 G. Skill Ripjaw X 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ 100gb SSD LG w/ Label Flash Custom water cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Gateway 23" HD Samsung 21.5" HD Logitech 1050watt Ultra 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Thermaltake Mozart Logitech Logitech 5.1 speakers CAC reader 
Other
Fans, cables, sleeving, lights 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8P67 Deluxe HD6950 G. Skill Ripjaw X 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ 100gb SSD LG w/ Label Flash Custom water cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Gateway 23" HD Samsung 21.5" HD Logitech 1050watt Ultra 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Thermaltake Mozart Logitech Logitech 5.1 speakers CAC reader 
Other
Fans, cables, sleeving, lights 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadow02 View Post
So 1/2" all the way? I usually use 3/8", but you said above this and then there was little difference with the extra 1/8". Just wanna make sure I get what's best since nozzles aren't too cheap
Either one will work perfectly fine lol.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 580 GTX ocz gold 6 gb 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2x vertex 2 120gb in raid 0 windows 7 corsair 850tx antec 1200 
Mouse
r.a.t. 9 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 580 GTX ocz gold 6 gb 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2x vertex 2 120gb in raid 0 windows 7 corsair 850tx antec 1200 
Mouse
r.a.t. 9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Then I'll just stuck with what i'm used to! Thanks guys
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8P67 Deluxe HD6950 G. Skill Ripjaw X 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ 100gb SSD LG w/ Label Flash Custom water cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Gateway 23" HD Samsung 21.5" HD Logitech 1050watt Ultra 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Thermaltake Mozart Logitech Logitech 5.1 speakers CAC reader 
Other
Fans, cables, sleeving, lights 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8P67 Deluxe HD6950 G. Skill Ripjaw X 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ 100gb SSD LG w/ Label Flash Custom water cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Gateway 23" HD Samsung 21.5" HD Logitech 1050watt Ultra 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Thermaltake Mozart Logitech Logitech 5.1 speakers CAC reader 
Other
Fans, cables, sleeving, lights 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 8
testing supporting 3/8" ID temp will be nearly the same as 1/2" at:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=147767

good luck
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
core i7 875k intel dp55kg evga gtx680 g.skill 8g 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
mushkin ssd samsung blu-ray reader swiftech apogee XT v2 Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
dell 2405 fpw corsair k70 corsair 850tx cm haf 932 
Mouse
logitech mx-518 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
core i7 875k intel dp55kg evga gtx680 g.skill 8g 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
mushkin ssd samsung blu-ray reader swiftech apogee XT v2 Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
dell 2405 fpw corsair k70 corsair 850tx cm haf 932 
Mouse
logitech mx-518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 8
Stick to 3/8"

1/2" tubing can be a pita to route properly.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Variable hose diameter w/ MCP655