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I'm all about that pastel.

Also I'm going to go sub now.
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I still have a good 9 feet of extra tubing left over from my build. At this point I can't imagine using it for anything else, unless by some natural or unnatural event one or more of my acrylic tubes snaps... Maybe I'll make a couple of silly straws for my beverage cup.
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Just got these today from a guy on ebay $40
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is he selling more?
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Never Again - my time with threaded acrylic is over !!!!
I consider this to be as close as one would want a leak to be without actually doing any damage tongue.gif
Rig's running 24/7, so extremely lucky to notice.




The threaded acrylic star fractured at the thread, and that wasn't the only one that did it, just the only one to start leaking.
The run was as good as could be hoped for (near perfect) for length and angles.
SO if they still going to crack - then I'm ditching them.

So had a little bend up biggrin.gif
Real happy with the top and bottom run.
The triple bend run from gpu > cpu I'm not so happy with but will do for now.
Didn't have enough fittings on hand so used an SLI link between cards.
Rig's up & running with everything working, lucky +1

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Bummer.... redface.gif
post #2607 of 4322
Wow, that's quite lucky. Shame about the threaded tubes though.
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That's a lot of bends, after doing this for the last few weeks, I know how difficult the triple bends are. I did the following from the top 480 radiator to the cpu in and found it was a little too long, had to heat it up to make it fit properly which ended up collapsing a little.



You can see where it collapsed



And then I sat back the next day and wondered why I did the double bend at the cpu, I could have just bent straight down, then to the cpu. So when I run this bend again in the next week (still waiting on my thumb to heal from my fittings giving me razor cuts), I'll clean up that bend from the 480 to the cpu in. (next bends will be the blue flex from 480 to 480 and then finally gpu to 480 (white, blue tube) will be my last bend for now)
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great progress!
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I thought something like this would happen,the strength in a tube is in compression of the exterior,not expansion in the interior.
Damn shame tho Fate,it was a looker.
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