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I wish I had more info, I tried picking that guys brains for info on how he did it, but got no love redface.gif

It's an idea worth exploring, google time.
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Looks like Koolance makes fittings for copper tubing.

http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/default.php?cPath=62_107

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Spare compression rings
http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/default.php?cPath=78
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post #233 of 794
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I wish I had more info, I tried picking that guys brains for info on how he did it, but got no love redface.gif

9/10 times the way people do it is simply with a role of copper tubing and a pibe bender.... you just have to be a little careful since copper is so malleable and go slow... also, i would buy 2x the pipe you need (if not more) as anybody that has ever hard lined anything can telll you it is an art form, and you will constantly mess up (be it putting the bend 1/4 of an inch too early, or simply bending the pipe the wrong way all together)... it comes out looking great, but be warned, that it will take you a few trys and a little frustration tongue.gif... GL thumb.gif

EDIT: and those compression fittings should work, but i have just always used crystal link connectors
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I have just gone true the hole topic here i need to say very wel done on the side-panels and all the rest ofc. biggrin.gif
I also saw that u are thinking of using copper pipes for your loop. If u do, i will give u some pointers for it.

Best to use is the Bitspower fittings these give a very nice finish they aren't to big like the ones from Koolance.
For bending u just use a normal pipe bender for pipes of 12mm.
List of materials that i have used for my copper loop:
Pipe bender 12mm
Pipe Cutter
Flat and round file
Sanding paper 300,500,1000,1500,2000 grid
Polish

SDC10510.jpg

When u start fitting the pipes u need to make sure that file down the end of the pipe else u will damage the rubber sealing in the fitting.
Raw cut pipe with pipe cutter.

SDC10677.jpg

After filing and sanding.

SDC10678.jpg

this way u cant damage the rubbing rings in the fitting

SDC10512.jpg

I hope this will help u a little for making a copper water loop biggrin.gif

Here is a picture of my finished mod over 8months ago.

SDC10130-1.jpg

SDC10126-1.jpg

If the pictures spoil your threat just tell me them i remove them.

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lol... and the master has spoken tongue.gif
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I have just gone true the hole topic here i need to say very wel done on the side-panels and all the rest ofc. biggrin.gif
I also saw that u are thinking of using copper pipes for your loop. If u do, i will give u some pointers for it.
Best to use is the Bitspower fittings these give a very nice finish they aren't to big like the ones from Koolance.
For bending u just use a normal pipe bender for pipes of 12mm.
List of materials that i have used for my copper loop:
Pipe bender 12mm
Pipe Cutter
Flat and round file
Sanding paper 300,500,1000,1500,2000 grid
Polish
SDC10510.jpg
When u start fitting the pipes u need to make sure that file down the end of the pipe else u will damage the rubber sealing in the fitting.
Raw cut pipe with pipe cutter.
SDC10677.jpg
After filing and sanding.
SDC10678.jpg
this way u cant damage the rubbing rings in the fitting
SDC10512.jpg
I hope this will help u a little for making a copper water loop biggrin.gif
Here is a picture of my finished mod over 8months ago.
SDC10130-1.jpg
SDC10126-1.jpg
If the pictures spoil your threat just tell me them i remove them.
Alain

mother of god. That is seriously the most beautiful thing i have ever seen.
its bringing tears to my eyes.
post #237 of 794
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SDC10126-1.jpg

If the pictures spoil your threat just tell me them i remove them.

Alain

drool.gif I'm really thinking I might try this.
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post #238 of 794
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Thanks for the tips Alain! Thats a super clean and beautiful job you did there. Thanks for sharing the tips and the pictures. +rep
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There's been a bad streak of luck for Lane and myself over the past week.

My grandmother has died and I had an unexpected road trip down to S. California for me and my kids. I missed 3 days of work, had to rent a car, and with motel, food and gas, the trip cost me about $900 cash and $600 in unearned wages.

Lane is having automotive problems resulting from shoddy repairs after an accident that occurred about a year ago. The estimated repair bill is $7000+. Needless to say, this project is taking a backseat to finding daily transportation.

This saddens us both.

Lane has offered to let me keep the case and psu that he purchased for the build in lieu of payment for work done. I feel this is more than generous and am having a hard time accepting the offer. While I do have $350 in personal costs for the case mod (including the hot-swap cage and fan) and a lot of time spent doing the work, this would mean that Lane has close to $550 in costs with nothing to show for it.

I am bothered by this.
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