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Found it! It's acrylic pipe. You would have to still use fittings for the bends:
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Is that the Bitspower crystal link?
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Is that the Bitspower crystal link?

Here is the project: Silverstone TJ11 Carbon by Richard Keirshieter
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Chris, pay attention to this:

You may not be in danger with ASRock if that was an expensive board, but my experience with them was HORRIBLE. I bought http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 Motherboard from them. Feature rich, looks nice, really seems like a fantastic deal ( was 134 when I got it and there were no other similarly featured motherboards near the price\in my budget). Started setting up my rig. Got everything in right, all hooked up. Death. Death. Death. Dr Debug gave a different error every single boot almost. It gave me error codes that werent even listed in the darn manual! Rant rant, bla bla bla, fast forward: Find out it had a bad memory slot. I would have been OK with it, but my father wasnt. He wanted me to have a FULLY working board and such. So we go to Newegg RMA. Well, newegg is silly with their RMA, requiring every scrap of paper that came with the motherboard. My dad threw out the box already. Whatever, we'll go directly through ASRock. Decent time of response, seem nice at first, but they eventually grant us an RMA. We box it up and ship it to em. They say a week or two later they shipped us working board and listed a bunch of confusing letter\word combinations of their "tests" saying they tested the memory and the "tests" indicated it fully working. They never bothered to explain what the tests were when we asked, but whatever. Board arrives. It came from Newegg oddly enough. It looked like they gave us back the same board or a used one!!! Thats Ridiculous! Aside that, I test it out, and find out, WOW, gee, Memory lane is defective AGAIN. Thats crazy. We had to push with them to grant us an RMA again and have them pay shipping. My father was done with them by then however, and got me the motherboard that is in my sig rig. The 3rd asrock board they sent to us as an rma is sitting boxed up waiting to be tested when we grab the rest of the parts to complete the kitchen general use PC. Very displeased with my experience.
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Here is the project: Silverstone TJ11 Carbon by Richard Keirshieter

Wow. Just floated through it and it is one amazing build. Kind of funny how out of date some components can look after only 1 year...but the attention to detail is amazing in this build. He shows in some of the pictures though, that he is just using clear tygon tubing. I think it looks like acrylic pipe because he has it stretched so tight and straight. But he also mentions using Bitspower multi-link adapters...and my understanding was that those were for the crystal links. Unclear.
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Chris, pay attention to this:
You may not be in danger with ASRock if that was an expensive board, but my experience with them was HORRIBLE. I bought http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 Motherboard from them. Feature rich, looks nice, really seems like a fantastic deal ( was 134 when I got it and there were no other similarly featured motherboards near the price\in my budget). Started setting up my rig. Got everything in right, all hooked up. Death. Death. Death. Dr Debug gave a different error every single boot almost. It gave me error codes that werent even listed in the darn manual! Rant rant, bla bla bla, fast forward: Find out it had a bad memory slot. I would have been OK with it, but my father wasnt. He wanted me to have a FULLY working board and such. So we go to Newegg RMA. Well, newegg is silly with their RMA, requiring every scrap of paper that came with the motherboard. My dad threw out the box already. Whatever, we'll go directly through ASRock. Decent time of response, seem nice at first, but they eventually grant us an RMA. We box it up and ship it to em. They say a week or two later they shipped us working board and listed a bunch of confusing letter\word combinations of their "tests" saying they tested the memory and the "tests" indicated it fully working. They never bothered to explain what the tests were when we asked, but whatever. Board arrives. It came from Newegg oddly enough. It looked like they gave us back the same board or a used one!!! Thats Ridiculous! Aside that, I test it out, and find out, WOW, gee, Memory lane is defective AGAIN. Thats crazy. We had to push with them to grant us an RMA again and have them pay shipping. My father was done with them by then however, and got me the motherboard that is in my sig rig. The 3rd asrock board they sent to us as an rma is sitting boxed up waiting to be tested when we grab the rest of the parts to complete the kitchen general use PC. Very displeased with my experience.

Appreciate you sharing. I've heard of bad experiences that some people have had with every major board manufacturer in existence...so its tough to use individual experiences to rule a board out. I was ready for a change from Gigabyte boards....and the feature set on this one is incredible. So....I'll give it a shot.
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Wow. Just floated through it and it is one amazing build. Kind of funny how out of date some components can look after only 1 year...but the attention to detail is amazing in this build. He shows in some of the pictures though, that he is just using clear tygon tubing. I think it looks like acrylic pipe because he has it stretched so tight and straight. But he also mentions using Bitspower multi-link adapters...and my understanding was that those were for the crystal links. Unclear.

Go here and look from post #202 to 209. Someone asks him about the Bitspower tubing and he replies that the 2 longer pieces are acrylic tube he did himself wink.gif
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Go here and look from post #202 to 209. Someone asks him about the Bitspower tubing and he replies that the 2 longer pieces are acrylic tube he did himself wink.gif

got it. thanks.
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Appreciate you sharing. I've heard of bad experiences that some people have had with every major board manufacturer in existence...so its tough to use individual experiences to rule a board out. I was ready for a change from Gigabyte boards....and the feature set on this one is incredible. So....I'll give it a shot.
Yup. I think my motherboard was just lower end and they are trying to compete with higher end gaming boards so the few users who got that board like me were having issues maybe. Dont know. On newegg it does have like 70 1 star ratings on it pretty bad IMO but I haveheard some good things about higher end ASRocks. I hope for the best for your build!
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brah here you go: http://www.overclock.net/t/1281659/asrock-x79-extreme-11-announced/0_100

Yes...back up on the website now...but still not available for sale. I sent an email to the one guy at Asrock that kept fielding my requests for updates while the board had been pulled from their website, specifically asking him when US retailers like Newegg would have the board available. His reply....."late July". So, we are getting close. applaud.gif Two weeks or so away. I'll be checking each day, but if someone sees it actually listed for sale at Newegg or Amazon, let me know!
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