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Originally I had always wanted to try sleeving over acrylic. But since the compression ring is so tight over the tubing you cannot generally fit the sleeving. I tried it w/ heatshrink back when and it looked super cheap. I can however get the Primochill fittings to work w/ sleeving and 12mm OD tubing (E22 & EK). It would require me to bend all new tubing though. Not something I'd like to do, especially since it could very well leak due to improper sized tubing. redface.gif



Sometime in the next few days I am going to try to widen out the center of the Primochill compression rings by 1mm. That way I should be able to fit the ring over the sleeving when using regular 3/8" ID 1/2" OD (13mm OD) tubing.
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Looks pretty slick :thumb:

    
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Looks really interesting. I wonder how it would look on places where the acrylic bends. It will probably get all scrunched up.
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Looks really interesting. I wonder how it would look on places where the acrylic bends. It will probably get all scrunched up.

Nope. It looked fantastic on a bend.
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Nope. It looked fantastic on a bend.

In that case I would love to see a whole sleeved run.
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Still no actual work done on the Lian Li. I have ordered a new D5 PWM, CSQ EK top, and nickel pump casing. Going to polish the snot out of everything when it arrives. Then I'll take a part the system and continue working on it.

In the meantime I sanded and polished my Supreme HFs. One I tried to get as clear as possible. Wet sanded the black down to 800 grit and worked my way up. The inside of the black isn't flawless but most of the machine marks are gone from the acrylic.

The other I frosted. I wet-sanded w/ 400 grit to get the brushed look like my reservoir.

Without coolant I think the frosted block looks better. But w/ the coolant in the polished one shines. tongue.gif































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I agree. The frosted one looks absolutely sick! But the polished clear looks better with coolant in it. You should go with the latter!
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Agree with you guys. The brushed one would look better with LEDS installed though. I like the brushed one a lot more than the frosted CSQ finish.
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I'm leaning towards clear, but I wonder what the frosted looks like with some led's
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I agree. The frosted one looks absolutely sick! But the polished clear looks better with coolant in it. You should go with the latter!

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Agree with you guys. The brushed one would look better with LEDS installed though. I like the brushed one a lot more than the frosted CSQ finish.

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I'm leaning towards clear, but I wonder what the frosted looks like with some led's

Thanks y'all.

I don't think I'll actually be using either block in this build. I think I like the matching CSQ LTX that I currently have. The frosted one will likely be used in my HTPC rebuild in an In Win 901. It looks pretty good w/ white coolant.





And another pic showing the polished block w/ grand bleu coolant. Not exactly where this block will go. rolleyes.gif
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