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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.

This is what I have Link

I probably need a guide for it since most of my cuts ended up crooked. Reading some aquarium threads, they recommend a jigsaw. Wondering if a hand-held hack saw may be more precise then the mini or regular variant. I bought 24' of hard acrylic, so I have a bit to play around with biggrin.gif. Thanks again smile.gif
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Acrylic starts to deform around 70 to 80 degrees.. Make sure you guys are fail proof. Btw if anyone wants to trade their compression fittings for my rigid revolver fittings pm me
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Acrylic starts to deform around 70 to 80 degrees.. Make sure you guys are fail proof. Btw if anyone wants to trade their compression fittings for my rigid revolver fittings pm me

Where did you see that? Everywhere I've looked lists the heat distortion temperature of acrylic at 90C-101C (194F-214F) and that's at much higher pressures than present in a watercooling loop. I can't imagine the coolant in a watercooling loop could ever get anywhere that high (or even to 70C for that matter) before the CPU would throttle / shutdown. Acrylic's melting point is somewhere around 130C (266F).

Heck, my XSPC glass Photon reservoir's temp limit is 50C, and I've never seen my loop temps get anywhere near that. Everyone who bought an XSPC Photon res gets this little 'warning' notice in the box with it:

XSPC Photon Warning

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I probably need a guide for it since most of my cuts ended up crooked. Reading some aquarium threads, they recommend a jigsaw. Wondering if a hand-held hack saw may be more precise then the mini or regular variant. I bought 24' of hard acrylic, so I have a bit to play around with biggrin.gif. Thanks again smile.gif

Sounds like you could really benefit from a mini miter box.

Something like this
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22337/too-132/Monsoon_Hardline_Pro_Cutting_Kit_-_12_x_58_16mm.html
or this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Jorgensen-60112-Adjustable-Clamp-11-1-4-Plastic-Miter-Box-/201059616139
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 4/9/14 at 9:42pm
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Originally Posted by jassilamba View Post

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.

This is what I have Link

I probably need a guide for it since most of my cuts ended up crooked. Reading some aquarium threads, they recommend a jigsaw. Wondering if a hand-held hack saw may be more precise then the mini or regular variant. I bought 24' of hard acrylic, so I have a bit to play around with biggrin.gif. Thanks again smile.gif

If there is a Menards or home depot close by you might wanna stop there and check out their saw section. You will find something there for cheap. When I cut I like to keep my cutting surface at eye level so I get a better idea on the cut. Once cut user some medium grit sand paper do make sure it's flush.

Also when it comes to bending the 90 degree bend that I did I just used water. You can add some dish washing liquid if you need some lubricating. Water gives you a better idea as to when it's hot inside (it will start boiling).

Feel free to ask any questions you might have mate.


Also if some one is concerned about acrylic deforming due to high temps, you should look into PETG as the melting temp for PETG is around 500F or 260C.

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Edited by jassilamba - 4/9/14 at 9:49pm
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Going to HarborFreight to pick up some tools later in the week. A little tired tonight to mess w/ it since I have to look for that tap in my "tool" closet


edit: crappy pic:


Edited by wermad - 4/9/14 at 10:24pm
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Guys will any acrylic tube do or does it have to something specific?

I found this from a UK website which is over twice as long and half the price of Monsoon or Primochill tubing available over here.

Is there any reason not to use this tubing?
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I've been trying to find an alternative source in the UK myself. The issue is they're all metric. Wouldn't this cause some issues?
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I don't think so. OCUK have their stock of acrylic tubing and fittings measured metrically which is what I was going by. I would prefer 16mm OD but may just go for 13mm OD Primochill but it's £16 for 120cm!

Doing a quick bit of research on it, the tubing I linked here is extruded. It seems cast tubing will have a better finish but I can't seem to find if the Primochill or Monsoon acrylic tubing is extruded or cast. I wonder does it even have any real world difference?
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I don't think so. OCUK have their stock of acrylic tubing and fittings measured metrically which is what I was going by. I would prefer 16mm OD but may just go for 13mm OD Primochill but it's £16 for 120cm!

Doing a quick bit of research on it, the tubing I linked here is extruded. It seems cast tubing will have a better finish but I can't seem to find if the Primochill or Monsoon acrylic tubing is extruded or cast. I wonder does it even have any real world difference?

Cast acrylic is optically more clear and easy to form and work with. Cast acrylic does not exist in small ODs. I think here in the US the smallest OD that I have found for cast is 1.5"
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Ah so all the acrylic tubing offered by Monsoon or Primochill etc is extruded? That's good news!
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