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Hey I have a question about, I am alway looking of a project and love to tinker, and seeing some cooper tubing WC stuff wanted to find out is there a benfit to it or is it more for looks?
    
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Benefits:

No plasticiser - water stays clearer.
Slightly better heat transfer
More rigid - can help support things like reservoirs and long graphics cards
Looks awesome

Drawbacks:

More expensive
More time consuming / skilled
Not as flexible.... you can't just pull or adjust a component without draining and disassembling. Any changes to the loop require the piping to be re-done.
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Benefits:

No plasticiser - water stays clearer.

Drawbacks:


More time consuming / skilled
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Really like the first, and really dont mind the second, i am alway looking for something to mess with and if it takes longer its better. But is there any kind of tubing or way to make the tubing look or is nickle? I am working a project, where the case is mainly see through, and I am using nickle/acrylic blocks.
    
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Really like the first, and really dont mind the second, i am alway looking for something to mess with and if it takes longer its better. But is there any kind of tubing or way to make the tubing look or is nickle? I am working a project, where the case is mainly see through, and I am using nickle/acrylic blocks.

I believe you can get pre-plated tubing (nickle plated copper) that is normally for use in bathrooms. Either that or you bend the copper to fit and then get it plated locally.

Check out B-Negative's thread for a whole host of information.
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