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Old March 13, 2013, 11:09 AM
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that sucks..... you think they would have made them G1/4 .

Dazmode does have reducers
They are 1/4 thread, but he said they aren't removable.

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I'll just get a piece of 3/8" tubing and jam it in.
Not sure what you mean but that sounds scary to me.
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Old March 13, 2013, 06:43 PM
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They are 1/4 thread, but he said they aren't removable..

No they are not 1/4 thread, but it does appear to be 1/4 pipe.... That is why I said "that sucks..... you think they would have made them G1/4." G1/4 being the thread size and as you can see in this picture it is a bent pipe with flared ends....

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No No , get the metal one from Daz, those plastics one are to restrictive

I'm sorry that is completely false:
Plastic is industry standard for a lot of things low temperature. If plastic was too restrictive we wouldn't be using plastic tubing in the loops.

The kind of restrictions the OP is concerned about is so negligible it's hardly worth talking about let alone typing about. Use a reducing coupling with any length of tubing you want either side it will run fine. A low pressure zone is created right where it turns to half inch (if the flow is going 3/8 to 1/2) which again are so friggin small they aren't worth noting. Something like that is only a conern on a massive scale compared to cooling a computer.

I get excellent cooling from 3/8 loop running my pump lower than spec too... sometimes running water slower is better btw.
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Old March 13, 2013, 08:58 PM
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I'm not talking about the tubing, but the 3/8 to 1/2 reducer , the plastic reducer as a very small ID ( inside diameter ) the one in metal like Daz sell have a larger diameter than the one in plastic. Go to an hardware store and you will see what I means.
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And I'm saying the kind of restriction you are concerned about isn't worth worrying about. Splitting hairs over fractions of fractions. Straight couplings are laminar in flow and thus no change in direction which creates a virtually incalculable pressure drop.

What you want is gallons per hour or minute running over components to remove heat... couplings whether metal or plastic and a 1/16 of an inch bigger or smaller isn't going to drop the GPM enough to affect cooling or create any problems for the pump and other components. Speed matters too... or you won't remove enough heat with the fluid. Some guys think they gotta crank the pump speed up to get better cooling... Nothing could be further from the truth.

I accomplish better cooling by halving my pump speed.

If the OP is concerned about the look of it I think simply switching to 3/8 fittings will be more than sufficient to cool everything.
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No they are not 1/4 thread, but it does appear to be 1/4 pipe.... That is why I said "that sucks..... you think they would have made them G1/4." G1/4 being the thread size and as you can see in this picture it is a bent pipe with flared ends....


Pull the whole thing apart and rebuild it with half inch copper tubing :)
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Yeah, reducer is fine. Don't want to scrap all my Bitspower adapters for a few barbs. Now to work on some sort of efficient drain system.
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.... Now to work on some sort of efficient drain system.
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Old March 14, 2013, 06:24 AM
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Oh I thought the block had regular barbs that were not removable without destroying the motherboard waterblock. I've never seen anything like what's in that picture. Really limits your options. Could you get a new block and keep the original one in a box for RMA? Surely the block is removable?

I still agree two lengths of 3/8 ID tubing with the rest 1/2 ID tubing is fine and wont change much. I have a CPU, chipset, GPU block and two 240mm rads all running on 3/8 ID tubing. My Dual 5.25 bay pump and res combo with quick disconnects use one size smaller tubing, for a total of 8 inches.

If I've done something dangerous feel free to tell me lol I am still fairly new to water..
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It's fine mchutch.
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