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Yep that looks amazing. Almost makes me wanna tear my loop down and redo it with copper tubing tongue.gif
    
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Yep that looks amazing. Almost makes me wanna tear my loop down and redo it with copper tubing tongue.gif

Uh no, I already have dibs on doing copper in a compact splash, don't steal my thunder tongue.gif
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Has anyone here used the fittings that Primochill make for acrylic tubing on copper? I assume it would work so long as the dimensions of the copper are the same as what the fitting was designed for.

FrozenCPU made a video where they leak tested some copper tubing combined with the Primochill fittings here:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/23617/ex-tub-3042/Soft_Copper_Tubing_38_ID_x_12_OD_-_1_Foot.html

The fittings themselves:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=59_346_1262_1253


Assuming they work without problems, they seem like they would be the ideal way to go for Americans who can't get a hold of 10mm\12mm copper tubing for a reasonable price.
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Has anyone here used the fittings that Primochill make for acrylic tubing on copper? I assume it would work so long as the dimensions of the copper are the same as what the fitting was designed for.

FrozenCPU made a video where they leak tested some copper tubing combined with the Primochill fittings here:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/23617/ex-tub-3042/Soft_Copper_Tubing_38_ID_x_12_OD_-_1_Foot.html

The fittings themselves:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=59_346_1262_1253


Assuming they work without problems, they seem like they would be the ideal way to go for Americans who can't get a hold of 10mm\12mm copper tubing for a reasonable price.
I love frozenCPU, but that price on copper is ridiculously expensive. Try NY Brew Supply. I got a 25' coil of 1/2" O.D. for $36. Great communication and fast shipping. I'm in Japan and they got mine to me in about 7 days.
http://www.nybrewsupply.com/plumbing-fittings-tubing/tubing/copper-tubing.html

EDIT-I'm using Primochill (the Revolver version) Compression and have had no leaks.
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I love frozenCPU, but that price on copper is ridiculously expensive. Try NY Brew Supply. I got a 25' coil of 1/2" O.D. for $36. Great communication and fast shipping. I'm in Japan and they got mine to me in about 7 days.
http://www.nybrewsupply.com/plumbing-fittings-tubing/tubing/copper-tubing.html

EDIT-I'm using Primochill (the Revolver version) Compression and have had no leaks.

I wasn't even considering buying the copper tubing from Frozen, way too expensive. I can buy coils locally for a reasonable price (~$20 for 10ft).

How did you go about straightening the coils? I was considering buying a small pipe that has the same ID as the OD of my pipe and trying to shove the coiled copper tube through it to get it perfectly straight. I figure if it doesn't fit I could throw the coils in the freezer and\or heat up the pipe in order to get enough wiggle room to shove the tubing through.
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I straightened the tube by hand. It was very easy to do given that it is annealed already.
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There are videos of one way to straighten annealed coil. They involve cutting more off the coil than you need, clamping one end in a vice, grabbing the other end in pliers, pulling taut and whacking the pliers with a hammer away from the vice to "stretch" the tube. Do it just enough to get rid of the bends but not so much that you lose all the annealing. Then cut off the two mashed ends.
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How did you go about straightening the coils? I was considering buying a small pipe that has the same ID as the OD of my pipe and trying to shove the coiled copper tube through it to get it perfectly straight. I figure if it doesn't fit I could throw the coils in the freezer and\or heat up the pipe in order to get enough wiggle room to shove the tubing through.

Method 1:

Copper tube cutting and straightening

Method 2

Tube Pipe straightening / straightener tool for copper

I bought one of the tools in the second video. The tool works very well, but the max size they supported when I ordered mine was 10mm OD.

If you have a workbench and a vice available, method 1 is the most economical.
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I changed on tube routing (top left one) and added GPU with bridge (will be 2x in end build)
This one tube below was the most difficult to do (two bends on two different planes)



Connected GPU bridge to the top RAD egress port..



So the most of the front loop looks like this now



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I did some pipes cleaning, now they look very nice and shiny (will need to wear gloves from now on though...) redface.gif

Before :



After:




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Have you considered using a lacker to protect the shiny finish?
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