Water cooling question

wasn't sure where to drop this...so:

I have a stupid water cooling question. Ive never used water in any of my rigs, so I have little knowledge on what im doing. My question is about compression fittings. When i read something like: "inside diameter of 1/4" and an outside diameter of 3/8..." The Eff? I was told to use the biggest tubing available and use compression fittings...Im looking at stuff like; 1/4 x 3/8 Compression Fittings, 1/4 x 3/8, 3/8 x 1/2 , 3/8 x 1/2,1/2 x 5/8, etc...and i have no clue what to buy

The system im playing around with in my head will involve 3 or so water blocks. 2 for the video cards, 1 for the CPU, and maybe one for the Gigabyte board. There will be a bay Reservoirs, 3 fan Radiator, pump, etc...

thanks for any info...im a n00bz
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  1. Hello,

    First, you have to look at the inside diameter (the smallest value). Seccondly, I'd use 10mm tubes.

    Here, the basics of liquid cooling are explained : http://www.koolance.com/technical/cooling101/001.html

    Here, the tube size is explained : http://www.koolance.com/technical/howtobuild/index_01.html

    I hope this helped,
    al360ex
  2. Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

    What are the specific components?

    Like I see, you will need 2x320 radiator and maybe dual pump. I'd go with 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD and 1/2" tube.

    What means that diameters? Check the picture below.



    Source: fishingunited.com
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