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I have one bend that will literally be five bends, that's the one I worry about the most, rest of them shouldn't be too bad, then I have two - four bend runs, but the five bends will be from the cpu to the 480 radiator on the power supply side, long and tough to do is my prediction. Then two - two bend runs. So five total, doesn't sound like much but every time I look at it...
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Most bends in the real world aren't as simple as the ones in Geno's videos. You cant add length to the middle section if you are doing two bends in a single run. If you are a couple of millimeters off you tubing will be crooked. Since the ruler is only 2 dimensions I found it horribly inaccurate.
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Most bends in the real world aren't as simple as the ones in Geno's videos. You cant add length to the middle section if you are doing two bends in a single run. If you are a couple of millimeters off you tubing will be crooked. Since the ruler is only 2 dimensions I found it horribly inaccurate.

That's where I find that I'll be guessing on quite a bit of it but if I can get good 90 degree bends and make it looks somewhat decent, I'm happy.

Just pitched in with a coworker and picked up 8 - 6 foot acrylic from mcmasters for 45 total, so 4 - 6 ft per person for 22.50, plenty of acrylic to play with.
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Mostbends in the real world aren't as simple as the ones in Geno's videos. You cant add legth to the middle section if you are doing two bends in a single run. If you are a couple of millimeters off you tubing will be crooked. Since the ruler is only 2 dimensions I found it horribly inaccurate.

I did two bends on one run, and the rulers can be made to go along any axis, you just need to mount them properly and understand where the outside edge is for each bend. Measure twice, or in my instance, five or six times, cut once. Geno shows some basic and intermediate bends, but the same principles apply to harder bends as well. I don't know why anyone would need that many bends, though. Seems to me that the simplest route is usually the best. 2-3 should be sufficient for just about any run that I could imagine.
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I did two bends on one run, and the rulers can be made to go along any axis, you just need to mount them properly and understand where the outside edge is for each bend. Measure twice, or in my instance, five or six times, cut once. Geno shows some basic and intermediate bends, but the same principles apply to harder bends as well. I don't know why anyone would need that many bends, though. Seems to me that the simplest route is usually the best. 2-3 should be sufficient for just about any run that I could imagine.

I'll have to add some pictures to my build log, I know I have at least four bends as I have two 480s in series, looping those two from the motherboard side to the power supply side as the hole between the two doesn't perfectly align, will require a four bend unless I drill a hole in the case. Wish it was as simple as two or three bends and done.
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I'll have to add some pictures to my build log, I know I have at least four bends as I have two 480s in series, looping those two from the motherboard side to the power supply side as the hole between the two doesn't perfectly align, will require a four bend unless I drill a hole in the case. Wish it was as simple as two or three bends and done.

Might be easier and possibly look cleaner to drill a hole and use a pass-thru fitting with separate tubes on either side rather than try to route through an existing hole. Wouldn't be cheaper though.
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Might be easier and possibly look cleaner to drill a hole and use a pass-thru fitting with separate tubes on either side rather than try to route through an existing hole. Wouldn't be cheaper though.

Not ready to start drilling into it yet and don't have the tools (probably could get them if I really wanted to), I'll have to keep trying for the cleanest bend I can and hope for the best.
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My measuring kit is here! Time to go play yessir.gif
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What's the best way to cut (thick 1/2x3/4) acrylic tube? Looks like the forming rod was delivered early today so I wanna start some testing tonight smile.gif. Didn't like how my mini hacksaw cut throw 3/8x1/2 acrylic on my first go at acrylic (last year). Want to minimize sanding as much as possible with a clean cut. Thanks smile.gif
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What's the best way to cut (thick 1/2x3/4) acrylic tube? Looks like the forming rod was delivered early today so I wanna start some testing tonight smile.gif. Didn't like how my mini hacksaw cut throw 3/8x1/2 acrylic on my first go at acrylic (last year). Want to minimize sanding as much as possible with a clean cut. Thanks smile.gif

As long as you mini hacksaw has high TPI you should be good. I use a coping saw with high TPI blades, use some candle wax to make sure that your blade does not get stuck while cutting.

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