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Old January 13, 2009, 11:10 AM
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Default 5/16ID, 7/16OD tubing useless?

I have 100ft of it is all.

I know I may be annoying with my recent WC questions, I just want to make a sort of "frankenstein" super cheap WC setup.

My wife vetoed the gas 2 stroke pump already, so now I am scrounging through the pile....
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Old January 13, 2009, 02:15 PM
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You could use that tubing on 3/8 barbs. It would be a tight fit, but it would work. Depending on what you have on your loop (how much heat load) you may want to step up to a larger size, but for an ultra cheap build, that tubing should be fine.
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Old January 13, 2009, 03:49 PM
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so far I have a 120x1 and a 120x2 rad, a magicool cpu block and this tubing...

it would be going on the PC in the sig, CPU alone at first
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Old January 13, 2009, 08:42 PM
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For CPU only that size would definitely be sufficient. When (and if) you add your GPU, you may want to step it up to a larger size, though it is unlikely to have a huge impact unless your loop is saturated to its limit (and with 120*1 + 120*2, you wont be, even with your current GPU + NB + CPU, and even an upgrade to a quad in the future).
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Old January 13, 2009, 09:36 PM
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For CPU only that size would definitely be sufficient. When (and if) you add your GPU, you may want to step it up to a larger size, though it is unlikely to have a huge impact unless your loop is saturated to its limit (and with 120*1 + 120*2, you wont be, even with your current GPU + NB + CPU, and even an upgrade to a quad in the future).

well thats reassuring, is there anything about the tubing that is sold as "pc wc tubing" that is special? this stuff is PVC I think, have to check again...

Pretty thin (1/8") but I doubt its gonna burst or anything...
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The stuff sold as specialty WC tubing is less prone to kinking (plus softer and nicer to work with) over the standard vinyl home depot stuff.
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