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I'm starting to design a new case for my new rig. And i was wondering if there was any reason I couldn't mod in Copper pipes instead of using Rubber or plastic ones. Any ideas in this matter would be most helpful! Thanks!
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post #2 of 66
Sorry im lost as to where you want to put them.

Welcome to the site btw, i know your JustAPainInTheAss but hell i gotta say hello!
    
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post #3 of 66
your designing a case but you cant explain what your using them for or doing
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wait....as water pipes?

ya, you could do it...but it'd be a pain in the ass to get them to seal around the barbs...and it would be a pain in the ass to take it all apart...

You'd be better off with a proper clear tubing...that tygon or clearflex stuff...
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haha thanks,

Inside the case of course but i want them mainly for visual effect. So i was thinking about using copper pipes inside the computer case itself replaceing all rubber hoses with nice shiney copper ones
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If your plan is to use copper tubing instead of plastic for you water cooling setup, i suggest otherwise. It has been done before, though it is very expensive, and difficut to get all the fittings to seat just right and not leak any. Its really not any more efficent than standard plastic, so for the price, it its really not worth all the work and hassle of using metal tubing as aposed to plastic.
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post #7 of 66
Ahh! Water pipes, cool.

Just dont finger them to much or they might oxidise and turn funny colour's, unless you want that lol.
    
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post #8 of 66
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Right, well I know it's going to be a pain to do. And i know it's going to be a bit expensive. But even still. I have a few questions I'm not sure about.

1. would i get a lot of corrosion? if so is there a way to prevent it.
2. Would I still get enough flow through the parts to keep them cool? ( i guess depending on tube size?

Thats all i can think of right now. But there are probably more.
Sorry about being so vague earlier


Edit: This will be for LOOKS sso as I do want to keep my parts cool. It doesn't have to work better, just around the same as with rubber or plastic pipes
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Originally Posted by JustAPainInTheAss
Right, well I know it's going to be a pain to do. And i know it's going to be a bit expensive. But even still. I have a few questions I'm not sure about.

1. would i get a lot of corrosion? if so is there a way to prevent it.
2. Would I still get enough flow through the parts to keep them cool? ( i guess depending on tube size?

Thats all i can think of right now. But there are probably more.
Sorry about being so vague earlier


Edit: This will be for LOOKS sso as I do want to keep my parts cool. It doesn't have to work better, just around the same as with rubber or plastic pipes
That might look nice, just clear coat after you install them...Have some nipples to connect to tubing so you would have a little flex in it to mount your WB's..They shouldn't sweat since your not going below ambient temp's..Just put a little anti-corrisive fluid in your loop, it shouldn't be corrosive anyway unless you have aluminum or the like in your loop...I wouldn't do it in less you are a pretty good at sweat soldering..PS Try not to have a lot of 90 degrees in it would hurt flow..Mabe use 1/2 tube...
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post #10 of 66
Shine them to the max then coat with clear laquer.
    
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