13 months ago
Making a custom loop parts list, what size of tubing would a Phanteks Glacier C350i/a need? It would be flex tubing not hard tubing, this is our first custom loop.
In such a small system, it doesn't matter that much. I tried to find a video I watched a while back where a guy tested his temperatures with three different sizes of tube and they were identical. He concluded that in a larger system (non-computer system), tube diameter might matter more depending on variables not present in such a small system. So I'd say just buy some quality non-kink tube that fits the aesthetic that you are looking for.
In most situations, I prefer thick over thin.. But that's me.
Pretty sure it was LinusTechTips that did the tubing diameter testing
It makes no real world difference outside of looks, although it can change bends, kinking, etc
Might have been.. I watched it back in 2013 when I built my Haswell machine and considered going a different diameter depending on the performance difference.. Ended up staying with 1/2" ID/3/4" OD.
I meant it more of what type of tubing would fit in the holes, but you're saying they all do?
You need a fitting
So buy the right fitting size for the tubing diameter and you should be fine
Yes I know I need fittings, I know everything about a custom loop except Tube Size. I just need to know if every type of tubing will fit with my block.
Your block can’t fit any tubes
You have to buy fittings to connect to the blocks and then the tubing to it
THANK YOU FOR EXPLAINING IT.
I believe it was Linus actually.
Yeah, here we go: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TZefYQmIx7w
Some reading material: https://www.ekwb.com/blog/fittings-and-tubing-guide/