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3/8 or 1/2?

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Jan 8, 2002
if i was going to go with a water cooling rig from dangerden what size should i use and should that be id or od. i will beordering a maze2 with 1/2 or 3/8 fittings, the geforce vid water block again 3/8 or 1/2, the heater core, eheim 1048, tubing, as3,water wetter, and hose clamps plus a t fitting. so should it be 3/8 or 1/2??? any pros and cons of each? i was origionally thinking 3/8 but would 1/2 be the way to go?

note the 1048 only works with 3/8 so if the greater performance is worth the extra cash for the 1250 then thats what ill have to do. if the performance is only minimal then ill stick with the 1048.

First I would wait for the Maze 3 or get the Gemini Spiral Block. I think that if your system is set up right, 3/8 or 1/2 won't make that much difference.
ok ill keep an eye out for it that or ill get the gemini they both look good
It is more important to try to have your lines all the same size. If you don't have the components yet go for an all 1/2" system, as that will allow for better flow. If you already have one or the other, try to keep things consistent. Going from 1/2" to 3/8" creates flow bottlenecks that you really don't need.