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Hey guys. I have a fairly out there case in terms of colors and designs. It is an NZXT Phantom 400 in white. I have always hated the look of the ribbed tubing and decided that it was time to do something about it. I had done a little research and went ahead and decided that today was the day it was all going to change.

Here is what I bought to do this... It's extremely cheap and doesnt look to bad for my 1st time doing it. I have learned alot and will be changing it again, just to make it look better.

Ok so here is what I bought.

4' of 1/2" vinyl tubing from Lowes. I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT 3/8's but I didn't want to risk it the first time. TUBING ITEM NUMBER 22274
This stuff is like $0.36 /foot so its DIRT cheap. I believe the 3/8's is only $0.26 /foot.

1 can of White Valspar Gloss Spray paint. This was $4.48 for the can - LOWES ITEM NUMBER 121993

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OK, so the first thing I did was measure the length of the tubes on the H100 I was using. They are exactly 12" or 1 foot in length. I cut the tubing with a normal pair of Kitchen scissors, but this can be done with a razor blade or anythign else.

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Once I had done that, I took the same set of scissors that I used to cut the tubings length, and fed them down the inside of the curve of the tubing. This can be done after painting, but I would suggest that you do it before as it tends to be a little easier.

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After cutting the tubing up the center, I headed on outside to do the painting.

I laid the tubing down on a piece of cardboard and shook up the spray paint to get it read. After having done this, I realized that there is a better way to do this and make the tubing looking better after being painted.

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After I had painted them on one side and went to flip them over, I noticed that they were sticking to the cardboard a bit. This is both from me over spraying them, and from the paint touching obviously the tubing and the cardboard. Next time I will hang the tubing up by running some string or something down the center of it.

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After I let it dry for about 30-45 minutes, i went out side and grabbed it off the cardboard. It doesn't look as perfect as I wanted, what with the tubing being to large and what I learned from painting it, but to me it still looks about 500% better than before

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So there we go guys! A cheap $6 mod that to me, makes it look more like a "REAL" watercooling system and gets rid of the crappy ribbed tubing.
I hope this helps you guys in some sort of way, because it sure makes me feel alot better!
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Love it!!! +rep for being creative thumb.gif
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Love it!!! +rep for being creative thumb.gif

Thanks man... The best part about this is... You can get any color spray paint you want and be as creative as you want!
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That looks great! +REP
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That does look sweet!
    
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i didn't bother with all that work, i just put these white tube wraps i found:
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simple and nice looking , I love it thumb.gif

I am not a big fan of wrap, I look a bit cheap In my opinion
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i didn't bother with all that work, i just put these white tube wraps i found:
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It looks better than the black, but I wanted to get away from the corrugated tubing.

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simple and nice looking , I love it thumb.gif
I am not a big fan of wrap, I look a bit cheap In my opinion

Right there with you



THANKS ALOT GUYS for the likes and the Rep!
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That looks sweet! I am definitely going to try this, maybe with some fluorescent spray paint even.
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That looks sweet! I am definitely going to try this, maybe with some fluorescent spray paint even.
Yup I think it will work as long as you find the stuff meant for plastic :-D I'm not even sure that matters....

I'm going to do a video on it later
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