How to Choose the Tubing Carefully for Steady Water Cooling?

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Choosing the Best Tubing for Water Cooling is extremely important and usually very confusing for beginners without experience. There are several different sizes and types of fittings and tubing, which makes the choice even harder and more confusing. Water cooling tubes also have an enormous visual impact, therefore here are the main points you should focus on when choosing the finest tubing intended for water cooling. First things first – you have to choose the accurate type of tubing. Choose between Soft Tube Water Cooling and hard tube water cooling.

Soft tubing is usually made out of materials such as neoprene, rubber, silicone, PVC, or other special materials that are made to be compatible with liquid cooling. Clearwater cooling tubing will be completely transparent; colored on the other hand – non-transparent as well as you can choose UV reactive tubing. Always make sure that the Water Cooling Tube Bending Kit you pay for is high quality. Low-quality tubing from unknown materials can impact the coolant stability and performance or create a leak because of inappropriate sizing.

Another type of tubing is hard tubing. Unlike soft tubing, which is made from very specific materials, hard tubes can be made from a broad spectrum of materials. The most common materials of hard water cooling tubes are acrylic or polyethylene terephthalate, also know as PETG. They can be easily shaped and bent depending on the needs using a special bend kit with tools available for bending both of the materials very easily.

Less common, but also available for purchase are hard tubes made out of copper, brass, borosilicate glass and even carbon. Unfortunately bending them is not possible or requires special tools. Hard tubing has a few advantages, and that’s of course the exclusivity of the materials. They have a luxurious, clean and well-organized look. Brass and copper tubes will have a more aesthetically pleasing look. Water cooling kits are an amazing option for those who prefer to have custom Clear Water Cooling Tubing with minimal startup costs. Main components include CPU water block, Classic PE or SE radiator (sizes can vary), case fans, classic RGB and DDC pump combo, flexible tubing, clear concentrate coolant in addition to compression fittings.

The three diameters of soft tubing that are the most common are: 10/13mm or 3/8”-1/2″, 10/16mm or 3/8”-5/8” and 12/16mm or 7/16”-5/8”. It’s very important to choose the right size as well as make sure, that all your components are from renowned manufacturers in the industry, to avoid unpleasant experiences in addition to size incompatibilities. Even though the choice is very confusing, by following some main requirements and asking for the advice of a specialist, you can choose the best options.

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