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Water Cooling 3/8'' Vs 1/2''

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A lot of new people to water cooling ask this question. Which is best, "3/8'' tubing or 1/2'' tubing"? Post your thoughts here and perhaps some pros/cons to the both of them. Maybe we could get this pinned.

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The only reason they have 3/8 is for smaller systems which cant fit 1/2 tubing. 1/2 has ALOT less flow restriction, meaning the water will be moving faster resulting in lower temps. :)

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Sorry folks, but I have to stick with the 3/8ID. After much play, I have found that the 3/8 is a lot easier to work with and is more than subsantial if you have proper water cooling.

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no not really. dependson a lot of things if you have a large loop with res go with 1/2 and a high pump

 

3/8 go with a 1048 enhiem rad and short loop im getting better temps with 3/8 and 1048 over peps with res,1250 enhiem and 1/2 tubing

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