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Old February 14, 2010, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Patlabor View Post
I am going to be building a water system and I have been doing a lot of research, but I looks like I need some help.

First off, I see that all the fittings on the rad, pump, blocks are G1/4.
So would it make scents to think that the smallest part/opening (and thats not even taking into account the inside of the rad and blocks) would be the most restrictive.
And going with any thing bigger then 1/4 ID tubing and fittings would be unnecessarily ?

My other question was on UV.
I want my tubes to light up under UV lights.
But I can't seem to decide on UV tubes or UV coolant or maybe both.
UV coolant in clear tubes
UV tubes with clear coolant in think
I was going with a blue theme, so give me your ideas.
G1/4 is a threading size, not a measurement of internal diameter (ID) and outer diameter (OD).
1/2ID 3/4OD tubing would be the biggest that is recommended for the usual watercoolers, since it provides the least restriction while still being relatively versatile (able to bend well).
A good primer of everything can be found on Dazmode's page
Fittings & Connectors : DazMode, Watercooling enthusiasts store

UV effects seem much better IMO with clear tubing and dyed coolant, since that gives you a better "shine" and brilliance. UV effects using colored tubing tends to feel a little dull.

This is one of my older builds with colored tubing


This is one with colored dye and clear tubing
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