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having ferrules adds one more degree of complexity.

can anyone recommend the cheapest copper pipe/fitting combo? Honestly I would prefer the push fittings, regardless of aesthetic look.
For the chepest 10mm copper pipes, you can't beat cuppertubingsales.com
You will have to buy the whole 20 foot pipe tho. They don't do a lot of small orders so you might have to fight them a bit to get them to cut the pipe to 4-5 foot lenghts

For the cheapest push-fit fittings, by far you can't beat the Aquatuning plastic fittings at around 2-3$ eacb for the straight ones. They are the push-fits I use.
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For the chepest 10mm copper pipes, you can't beat cuppertubingsales.com
You will have to buy the whole 20 foot pipe tho. They don't do a lot of small orders so you might have to fight them a bit to get them to cut the pipe to 4-5 foot lenghts

For the cheapest push-fit fittings, by far you can't beat the Aquatuning plastic fittings at around 2-3$ eacb for the straight ones. They are the push-fits I use.

can you link me to the specific tube you used? i've been reading alot about tube walls being too thin and buckling while bending.
also, what bender did you use?
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I used the 10mm Ridgid brand bender.
Here is the link to the tubing I used. The picture shows coiled tubing but mine was drawn straight tubing. I suggest you make the order by phone so you can ask if it's straight or coiled. You will need to make the order by phone anyway to request them to cut it down for shipping. They will tell you they are not equiped to make nice straight cuts. Tell them you don't need perfect cuts.
And wall thickness is 1mm. Some bends did buckle a little bit. But I am told annealing the pipe (heating it with a propane torch an letting it air cool slowly) will greatly help the bending and prevent the buckling. I haven't tried it yet but I am sure annealing the pipe will work just fine.
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having ferrules adds one more degree of complexity.

can anyone recommend the cheapest copper pipe/fitting combo? Honestly I would prefer the push fittings, regardless of aesthetic look.

If you want the cheapest. Assuming you're in North America. You can get 10ft of 3/8" copper tubing from home depot for around $10. And these pneumatic fittings http://www.ebay.ca/itm/260453196642?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 for $22~ shipped. People here have used them, and they seem to work.
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To those who are wishing for a polished bare copper look, I came across this item on amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003BG53EI/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A2F8KAB7F15GZF
I think it would be a good idea to prevent the copper from tarnishing, and remaining shiny longer.
I might actually use it on my pipes and on the exposed parts of my copper blocks, as I am going for an all copper look.
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Very much WIP but getting somewhere now, finally. Bending is fully done now though so I figured I might just as well post here:

sorry for the crappy cellphone pic, once it's completely finished (if that even exists) I'll make proper photo's.
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Does it seem like the options for 12mm fittings has dwindled? E22 has stopped even carrying fittings. They had some nice ones 6 months or so ago. What happened? What are the current options for 12mm fittings now? There are the Bitspower and EK-HD fittings, but for something stronger the options seem to have dried up. All the bookmarks I made when I read through this epic thread last time don't have what I remember marking.
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Does it seem like the options for 12mm fittings has dwindled? E22 has stopped even carrying fittings. They had some nice ones 6 months or so ago. What happened? What are the current options for 12mm fittings now? There are the Bitspower and EK-HD fittings, but for something stronger the options seem to have dried up. All the bookmarks I made when I read through this epic thread last time don't have what I remember marking.

^^ Was going to ask the same thing.
I know it was mentioned in the thread already but just to be sure...these Camozzi Fittings S6510-12 1/4 any good for the copper tubing (12/10) ?
Reading from the specs only thing that's a bit holding me towards those (if they are good) is the the G1/4 thread is 7mm long (including the oring) a bit at the edge for some short ports...
The oring seems good one as it holds the tube around it

I also found the tubing 12/10 (already annealed) but i'm not sure for the fittings though..

I thank in advance for the suggestions and help biggrin.gif

Edit: on a side note those might work with acrylic tubing too just in case, would they ?
Edited by oc_geek - 3/15/14 at 9:38am
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That's funny, I was also wondering about those exact Camozzi fittings. I emailed one of the suppliers and he sent this reply back.
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I forwarded this question over to Camozzi technical and this is the answer they came back with.

All push to connect fittings are technically allowed a certain leak rate (ISO standard calls for 1cc/min) Most of our push to connect fittings do not leak but there may be a few that might. The issue is that if the coolant were to leak, where does it go? Could it damage the computer?

Anyway, I suspect that's the case with all of the other push to connect fittings mentioned in this thread that people have tried.
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they look like a tapered thread, don't know if they would be suitable for use with plastic water blocks / res etc, might split it if you over tighten, This might be better only concern would be the size of the nut part, might be to large for some connections

i have found These, with a tool for grooving the end of the pipe, expensive tho at £19 per fitting and £200 for the pre grooving tool
Edited by nowva - 3/15/14 at 12:46pm
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