Hey um I am new to modded water cooling. Like I know how to set up a solid unleaking loop but I have a question. The store I buy all my gear at stocks 1/4 coolers and at the moment they don't have the needed tubes. Is it possible to use 1/2 tubing and somehow connect them to the waterblock? I know it seems stuiped but I am sorta up a creek if I can't figure out a way haha
I think your getting the ID of the tube and the thread of a barb confused.
G1/4 is pretty much the universal thread of water-cooling equipment, a G1/4 barb will screw into a G1/4 port, say on a radiator.
The ID is the Inner Diameter of a tube, or the diameter of a barb. So if you have 1/2" tubing and a 1/2" barb, they will fit together.
The thread and diameter of a barb are in no way linked.
Haha I just noticed how that is worded. I am saying my radiator has 1/4 barbs which as far I thought used 1/4 tubing? I have an HD 220 apogee kit and want to add crossfire into the loop. However it only provides 1/2 tubes unless I am mistaking whats going on >.<.... And in question to the are you sure... at the moment.. not to much XD
Thats a kit of what I chose And yes it does use 1/2 barbs. I am refering to another radiator http://koolance.com/radiator-1-fan-120mm-30-fpi-copper. I want to hook that into my rig with two mcw82 universal block's for the 78's. I am just curious is there a way I can use my 1/2 tubing on the 1/4 barbs? Look I just hope you can understand I am obviously getting mixed up with the legitimate names for these components.
Ok then... Kits with layed out instructions are so much easier >.< I was certain these needed to placed on the radiator http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/120563_Swiftech_Polis... and the site claims these are barbs unless I am mistaken... Also thanks for all the help thus far! Its a bit of a leap going from instructions to none XD
Other way around, the thread is like a screw. The barb has a G1/4 thread on it, so it can screw into G1/4 ports. The ID (Inner Diameter) is how wide the tube is, and also how wide the hole in the barb is.
Pretty much any barb has a 1/4 thread, but that doesn't mean it be a 1/2" by default. You can also get them in smaller sizes.
Though considering that the rest of the kit uses 1/2" barbs and tubing, you should keep to that.