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Originally Posted by iamkraine View Post

IDK I feel like those reemers are over rated. Just sand the outside and inside of the tube.

A handful of twists is all it takes to reem the edges, using that Monsoon reamer. You'll be done before you even have a chance to whip out the sandpaper.
Edited by ProfeZZor X - 4/23/14 at 6:47pm
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I used both the inner and outer blades on the reamer. It gave me nice clean edges fast. Saves a lot of time compared to sand paper to do the same job. I'm glad I invested in the tool.
    
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think these look a little better

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aka an 'Inner Outer Reamer'. Depending on where you shop the price on them can vary widely. You should be able to pick one up for ~$10 (US) or less.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/?_nkw=Inner+Outer+Reamer
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=39840
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21932/ex-tub-2299/Hard_Tubing_Internal_and_External_Reamer_Deburring_Tool.html

Only reason I'm adding that to a post to this convo is this came up once before and whoever it was suggested to after they found one and bought it they later posted a link to it suggesting it to someone else - I think it was on this thread but could have been another - and turned out they paid something like $45 for theirs from a plumbing supply company. I was like eek.gif

Lol, appreciate it. I actually found the PPCs one and will probably grab it with the monsoon kit i plan on grabbing soon thumb.gif
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These fat acrylic pipes look so bad ass. thumb.gif
Never understood why they make the standard ones so thin.

it has to do with the flow rate, no point of running 1/2" ID Tubes when all of your components can only pass 1/4" ID worth of Fluid. I agree though, bigger does look better it's just less practical in real world applications.
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First step moving away from flex and moving to acrylic

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Nice bend. Are you going to do one tube every month or so biggrin.gif?
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Nice bend. Are you going to do one tube every month or so biggrin.gif?

Was honestly thinking about it, took a couple hours, pretty much guess bending, using the 90 degree mandrel, third bend couldn't get right in time, had things to do in the afternoon, so I figured two was a good start, couple gallons of distilled (took a little over a liter as the 360 on the bottom was still full after draining the loop since the drain is level to the bottom of the case), so if I have to break it down again, basically flushing it out with distilled till I get the final bend, then I'm good with that. Next two would be the dark blue, get those out of the loop and then the long bend from gpu to psu side 480. Then once I have it well flushed with distilled, can choose a mayhems to go with, going away from the blue, UV theme.

Here's the three bends before I started, you can see the one with tape is where I should have made the bend but it was too late but it makes a good template for the next bend.


Edited by Roikyou - 4/23/14 at 7:44am
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Very nice. Definitely post more pictures as you go and the final product for sure! thumb.gif
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Very nice. Definitely post more pictures as you go and the final product for sure! thumb.gif

Thank you, keeping more detailed info in build log but will post upcoming bends as they should be interesting and of course completed project. Thinking pastel white or blood red from Mayhems but that's down the road.
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