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http://www.million-dollar-pc.com/systems-2011/murderbox-mk2/murderbox-mk2.htm

I'm wondering if anyone on OCN did a build-log with metal pipes for their wc system (link for reference). Just curious what the costs were, how they obtained/fabricated the parts, etc.

Sorry if this is a redundant post.

cheers!
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AFAIK that's chrome or nickel-plated copper tubing. You can get copper tubing in most DIY shops and it's easy to cut and bend yourself. No idea how they connect it though.
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it can be done i seen one a long time ago using copper tubing. it looks nice but once its in you cant change anything
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AFAIK that's chrome or nickel-plated copper tubing. You can get copper tubing in most DIY shops and it's easy to cut and bend yourself. No idea how they connect it though.

Most likely they use pressure fittings, like the ones in AC systems.
   
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Most likely they use pressure fittings, like the ones in AC systems.

yea thats how i would do it
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it can be done i seen one a long time ago using copper tubing. it looks nice but once its in you cant change anything

Good call, i probably should have done more Google research before i asked. I may pick up some thin walled aluminum tubing from McMaster Carr and see how easy it is to bend without kinking it. Having a bit of a higher thermal conductivity than copper, maybe running some fans through my case will help cool down the temps while the fluids pass through the pipes. I could turn this into a little test, do tygon tubing vs aluminum piping.
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Good call, i probably should have done more Google research before i asked. I may pick up some thin walled aluminum tubing from McMaster Carr and see how easy it is to bend without kinking it. Having a bit of a higher thermal conductivity than copper, maybe running some fans through my case will help cool down the temps while the fluids pass through the pipes. I could turn this into a little test, do tygon tubing vs aluminum piping.

You don't want to use aluminum! Use copper, size/length measure it, cut then solder/braze it like a plumber would. Btw, doesn't copper has higher heat transfer than alu?
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in the MKII and in this worklog:

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=204450

they're using 3/8 ID piping i think. for the fittings, they're using bitspower C47 sli fittings. apparently its enough to hold the pipe together.
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koolance have product for this in there fittings
it has a deformable copper ring that seals tube in fitting
or just use SLI sliding fittings ie crystal clear range from bitspower and many others
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You don't want to use aluminum! Use copper, size/length measure it, cut then solder/braze it like a plumber would. Btw, doesn't copper has higher heat transfer than alu?

Yah, copper is much better than aluminum, i stand corrected tongue.gif
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