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That's a tight fit! Nice job.

That it is, should have seen the work to get all the angles to fit. I am definitively never doing copper again but I love that I can now say I did it once.

I bought 6' of tube and used all of it just because of a few mess-ups on some of the more complex angles.
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I have, and shipping may be cheaper, but they also charge $26.71 / meter. CTS is selling $10.50 / meter with flat $35 shipping.

Nice work, by the way! Give it some sandpaper and buffing wheel and polish them to shine.

I honestly thought about it but all I did was sand them with 200, 400, and then a little at 1500 to give them more or a rugged look. I originally wanted a nice polish to them but I like it better this way.
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My PC has a black and gray theme going. Is there any type of paint I can use to give it a powdery/ceramic gray look to it? If you have seen the Xigmatek Dark Knight CPU cooler, that's the type of color/texture I'm trying to go for.
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My PC has a black and gray theme going. Is there any type of paint I can use to give it a powdery/ceramic gray look to it? If you have seen the Xigmatek Dark Knight CPU cooler, that's the type of color/texture I'm trying to go for.

Is there a gray edition of the cooler?
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Is there a gray edition of the cooler?

I believe he is talking about the Dark Knight II, which has a ceramic coating.
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I'm sorry, this is the one I meant:

http://cdn.overclock.net/9/90/902d9174_Untitled.png

this is the xigmatek dark knight II. I was wondering if there was a similar type of paint I can use on the copper tubes

edit:
it seems this will do it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CPJLGM/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=automotive
Edited by PillarOfAutumn - 5/15/13 at 9:58pm
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I'm sorry, this is the one I meant:

http://cdn.overclock.net/9/90/902d9174_Untitled.png

this is the xigmatek dark knight II. I was wondering if there was a similar type of paint I can use on the copper tubes

edit:
it seems this will do it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CPJLGM/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=automotive

Looks like black primer would lookd identical to that thumb.gifbiggrin.gif
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about to jump on this epic bandwagon.
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You can take a sample of the color and have some rattle cans made up. Not too expensive either.

Also thanks B-and others for all the great guides.

Only my opinion, but when doing, copper, or any other type of hard piping, don't be too cheap, or your going to end up spending more in the end, than doing it correctly the first time. Buy a few extra fittings, when testing, especially with the c47's because you will damage the o-rings when test fitting. Don't stress over 8mm ID, it will not make much if any noticable flow difference. If your doing "hard pipe" for aesthetics, then use a size that looks good, copper can be plated (at least in the US fairly inexpensive) Stainless will work, in some situations with the right fitting, but be prepared to spend $$$. Compression will work on some situations, (unconventional, methods, but that's why most of us mod to begin with, there is a great build pic using dplugs a few pages back)
B Negative and a lot of other people have given everyone the info needed, I know it's a long thread but read through it, and you won't be dissipointed.


//not a rant, no flame needed (unless your using glass) : )
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