Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by MaximusE, Jul 30, 2013.
Which fitting size is the best to get?
Depends on the size of tubing that you have.
I'm using 1/2" inner diameter in my main rig, and 7/16" in my second machine.
You need to decide what you want your loop to do. Larger ID (internal diameter) means more flow, less restriction. Smaller ID means more restriction but also more flowrate (law of physics with vessel diameter).
Thicker tubing is generally less flexible but smaller tubing may kink easier.
Make your fittings fit your tubing to fit your pump type.
Before committing, make sure you can buy appropriate fittings and tubing. Almost everything plugs in to 1/4" thread on hardware.
i dont own any tubing size yet..
everything i will use is using G1/4 so i dont know which size to buy ;/
I prefer 3/8" ID 5/8" OD because it has a thicker outer wall making it less prone to kinking.
i choose to go with 3/8 5/8 monsoon fittings primochill red tubing..what about coolant??
is the distilled water better than those premixed ones that the likes of koolance and many others sell?
Many people prefer distilled to other options, as do I. (I will never again use a dye!)
Currently I'm running this, with a silver coil
Don't you have to add something to the distilled water?
Some add a silver kill coil others add a biocide. I have seen some use both. I used to use distilled water and a silver kill coil, however I have been using Koolance's clear liquid in my recent builds:
I prefer distilled because it's so easily accessible. I've had to drain and redo my loop several times, and it's much easier with $1.75 gallon of water. Last time I redid everything I had a leak in my res, and I had to completely drain it all, which can get expensive lol.
Choose whatever suits your fancy
Distilled water, dies can stain your tubing and it causes a mess when you try to clean your loop. Last time I had to run water through my rad and blocks for a few hours before clear water started coming out.
I've never added anything to distilled water. When I change my water every six months or so, the water comes out clean.
plus distilled water is non conductive. even if a little bit spills, it wont wreak havoc. just dry off.
cheaper at performance pc
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