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Old January 10, 2012, 07:39 PM
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.....this case really cries out for 1/2 tubing rather than the 3/8 stuff I used on this build.
Big case, big tubing. I think 3/8 would look silly in my TJ07.
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Old January 10, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Big case, big tubing. I think 3/8 would look silly in my TJ07.
I would have on my Cosmos II, but I'm not replacing all those $15-20 compression fittings!

3/8"ID 5/8"OD is pretty big though, same OD as typical 1/2" tubing I believe, so it doesn't "look" small.
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Old January 10, 2012, 11:13 PM
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Typical 1/2" tubing is 3/4" OD, not 5/8". It is noticeably larger, at least to me.
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Old January 11, 2012, 03:56 AM
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Yeah... there's no comparison between 1/2" and 3/8" IMO, but on the other hand, 3/8" is sooooooooo much easier to work with.... ;)

That said, it's all asthetics as far as I'm concerned. I've seen very little to suggest that 1/2" loops offer better cooling than 3/8" loops.
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Old January 11, 2012, 08:33 AM
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Oh, there's no real difference in coolant temps as long as you have decent flow rate, maybe a degree or two. It's an aesthetics thing for me. I use angled fittings to make any tight bends.
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Ironically I am the other way around with Water cooling. I prefer the smallest possible tubing to make it work. Regardless I love the setup, looks very nice. I bet a Bay Res would clean up that towering res you have in there though

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Old January 11, 2012, 08:37 AM
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Oh, there's no real difference in coolant temps as long as you have decent flow rate, maybe a degree or two. It's an aesthetics thing for me. I use angled fittings to make any tight bends.
That's what I'll be doing (with a fair bit of planning ahead of time which I couldn't really do with this build until after I'd seen the case), but the Res apparently will leak if I use any kind of short thread barb / fitting so I might have to design around having a standard straight barb on that.

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Ironically I am the other way around with Water cooling. I prefer the smallest possible tubing to make it work. Regardless I love the setup, looks very nice. I bet a Bay Res would clean up that towering res you have in there though

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Heh... but the res is the centerpiece to my creation..... without that a person might not notice at all that there's anything different than a standard build through the small window..... :)
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Yeah that is true. It kinda looks like you have a Missile Silo inside of your case.

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After noticing that one of my long runs of 3/8" tubing is starting to collapse, the trigger's been pulled, and items are at this very moment steaming towards my location for a fresh look at the WC in this case....
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Yay more stuff to drool at.
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