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June 9, 2012 4:36:31 PM

Hello,
i am setting up a watercooler computer..now i have a question with the tubing..
what is the best tubing size for high waterflow?
i heard that the tubes that have 1/2'' id provide better flow..i also know that you cant use a tube that has a really thin od..so overall for an extreme gaming setup,what would be the tubing measurement??and why there are barely any 1/2'' id,3/4' od compression fittings on performace pc's??only enzotech has some..the bitspower only the 3/4''id,3/4''od one's...would 3/4''id,1/2''od be a better option?

thnx in advance
mukit

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a b K Overclocking
June 9, 2012 5:07:03 PM
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the G1/4 compression fitting and the barb fitting are closer to a 3/8 ID tubing than the 1/2 ID tubing so unless all of your hard ware has G3/8 fitting size than there is no reason to go to a 1/2 ID tubing so the best size for most systems would be a 5/8 OD 3/8 ID tubing size there are a lot of fittings for this size tubing made by almost everyone.
a c 324 K Overclocking
June 9, 2012 9:19:41 PM

Quote:
Hello,
i am setting up a watercooler computer..now i have a question with the tubing..
what is the best tubing size for high waterflow?
i heard that the tubes that have 1/2'' id provide better flow..i also know that you cant use a tube that has a really thin od..so overall for an extreme gaming setup,what would be the tubing measurement??and why there are barely any 1/2'' id,3/4' od compression fittings on performace pc's??only enzotech has some..the bitspower only the 3/4''id,3/4''od one's...would 3/4''id,1/2''od be a better option?

thnx in advance
mukit


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June 10, 2012 4:33:00 AM

toolmaker_03 said:
the G1/4 compression fitting and the barb fitting are closer to a 3/8 ID tubing than the 1/2 ID tubing so unless all of your hard ware has G3/8 fitting size than there is no reason to go to a 1/2 ID tubing so the best size for most systems would be a 5/8 OD 3/8 ID tubing size there are a lot of fittings for this size tubing made by almost everyone.


ok,i chose 3/8'' id,5/8'' od tubing...i found a bitspower fitting for it..i think this tubing size is the most common one....but there are no bitspower nor koolance fitting that has 90 degree 3/8'' id,5/8'' od compression fitting..for the tight bends i need those fittings..plz help
a b K Overclocking
June 10, 2012 6:50:03 AM

well i have been wanting to do that for years but can't afford to ::( :
June 10, 2012 8:21:36 AM

toolmaker_03 said:
well i have been wanting to do that for years but can't afford to ::( :


so if i use this l type thing and 2 compressions...it''ll work?
a b K Overclocking
June 10, 2012 2:58:52 PM

yes, thay also have male to male G1/4 male to female G1/4 fittings for every applacation you can think of.
June 10, 2012 4:32:20 PM

hmmm..so should i buy that L type connector and 2 3/4'' id,5/8'' od compression fittings for the 90 degree angle over the 90 degree fitting that has the fittings already connected(the link that you provided)????
a b K Overclocking
June 10, 2012 5:02:32 PM

if you are connecting to hardware I would use a direct connect but if you need a 90 degree somewhere off the hardware than I would build one for that I would like to someday replace all the plastic fittings I use for metal, like the plastic ones in this pic



that is the type of fill flush system I use for all my loops it is a two hose setup that allows me to force the loop to travel through a make shift res for filling and flushing
June 11, 2012 6:20:07 AM

oh i see..so i should buy the direct ones for hardware..and the universal fitting 90 degree connectors for the drain config??
June 13, 2012 5:50:02 PM

Best answer selected by mukitbinazad.
a b K Overclocking
June 13, 2012 6:12:07 PM

Thanks for the BA man
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