Tubing sizes and UV effectiveness?

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EnjoyWealth
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Tubing sizes and UV effectiveness?

Postby EnjoyWealth » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:32 am

So im working on putting together my first liquid cooling build, and after a couple weeks of research and comparing i have decided to go with Koolance products. However i have had varying results on what i should do when it comes to fluids and tubing. As of right now i think that it would be best to go with 1/2 ID tubing, and 5/8 OD. However the clear UV blue tubing has an OD 3/4 in. So basically my questions are on tube size, does the bigger diameter actually make that much of a difference. Also im not sure what is more UV reactive and what would look better, UV tubing or UV fluid? Thanks for all your help!

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Re: Tubing sizes and UV effectiveness?

Postby Izerous » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:36 am

two tubes with the same ID will perform the same even if they have different OD's. The only real effect the OD has (when same ID) is the resistance to things like kinking etc.

As far as UV tubing vs UV fluid to get the best effect you want both if the tubing is a clear UV tubing.
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