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Pumps... In my opinion, get a good pond pump, and put it in a wooden box full of foam. That should get rid of the noise. Pressure shoyuldn't be a problem, even with 90 degree bends with a good pump.
One problem what about the heat from the pump? A bunch of 90 bends in a pipe will make a huge diff.
    
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post #32 of 66
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Snerp, you definetly have a flair with words...

he definatly does.....it's a gift.


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Oh it's been done before guys...I can't find the link, but last time this came up (I see this question at least once a month) someone came up with a link.
Yeah, I have seen it done once before......CyberDruid tells a story of a crazy brit with a literal pipe works in his case.....and I floated a similar idea a few months ago myself.......and was told that it was a waste of time and hard too


Bottomline, as long as you are willing to fail, you should try anything that can not be solidly proven to already have failed. Most people just dismiss it as too hard.....but if you don't mind the extra work, then why not try it?


At least, that's my motto


Oh, and guys? Home Depot sells 1/2" copper pipe, in boxed reels and it's hand bendable (although a simple bender tool will yield nicer looking, smoother bends)
post #33 of 66
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Shine them to the max then coat with clear laquer.
what he said... If you dont coat/seal the pipes with something, they will oxidize and dull, and look ugly
 
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post #34 of 66
My dad is a masta plumber and having copper pipes in stead of plastic ones would boost performance and just look sweet.

Go to a hardware store and tell them what ur doing, or more, you need 3/4 (or a tid but bigger then whatever size reg tubing is) copper piping with seals, and the metal plumbing zip tie things.

The bigger piping will allow you to put the pipe around the barb/ seal, and zip tie it to the barb so theres no gap there.

Good luck
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I yet again tried to rationalize this and I can't. If you make a mistake you could be out a lot of money and time. How would you attach your block? Sweat it on there? You could be out a water block. You would have to be planning on using a full metal water block too, so the Apogee and the Storm are out. If you need to pull your CPU for some reason and all the pipes are installed you will have to pull the whole system or bend the pipe. There are just so many things that scream headache at me...
    
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post #36 of 66
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There are just so many things that scream headache at me...

Agreed, the application is tricky for all the reason you mention, how to attach, routing, ect......it certainly is not for the average user or for someone who just wants to get a water system set up.

Before embarking on a project, as always, you should be sure you know what you are getting into.......
post #37 of 66
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I yet again tried to rationalize this and I can't. If you make a mistake you could be out a lot of money and time. How would you attach your block? Sweat it on there? You could be out a water block. You would have to be planning on using a full metal water block too, so the Apogee and the Storm are out. If you need to pull your CPU for some reason and all the pipes are installed you will have to pull the whole system or bend the pipe. There are just so many things that scream headache at me...
I agree with you there Snerp....If he would use reguler tubing for the last 3' or 4" inches it uould be a lot easier to mount his WB....I saw somewhere on the net about a year ago where a guy did that, he said that was the only way he could finally get them hooked up...I've been trying to find a link to it and can't seem to find it anywhere....
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post #38 of 66
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I agree with you there Snerp....If he would use reguler tubing for the last 3' or 4" inches it uould be a lot easier to mount his WB....I saw somewhere on the net about a year ago where a guy did that, he said that was the only way he could finally get them hooked up...I've been trying to find a link to it and can't seem to find it anywhere....
Now that would be dead sexy. Have your tubing attach to a main copper line that is on the bottom of your case. Kinda reminds me of that German guy that modded the PSU and had the copper rails go from the top to the bottom of his case...that was crazy.
    
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Now that would be dead sexy. Have your tubing attach to a main copper line that is on the bottom of your case. Kinda reminds me of that German guy that modded the PSU and had the copper rails go from the top to the bottom of his case...that was crazy.
Yeah it was pretty nasty looking he didn't even sweat any nipples on it, he just just flared the copper tube and slid his Tygon on over that...
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Yeah it was pretty nasty looking he didn't even sweat any nipples on it, he just just flared the copper tube and slid his Tygon on over that...
I was being serious . A rare thing I know...

That's too bad that he couldn't put it together in a nice way.
    
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