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What about using 12mm SS tube and BP C47s (left)



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He could also use Primochill's Acrylic fittings, assuming he get's his metal tubing to the correct ID and OD dimensions.
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Alphacool uses copper for the chambers on the radspace, mainly because it's thermal conductivity is higher resulting in aforementioned increased performance. The chambers at the ends of the radiator are still brass, at least according to a brief internet search.

The chambers are copper the threads in the chamber are brass. FWIW
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Some more great ideas guys! Thanks!

I decided I am going to go with copper tubing, and I will be getting the outside powder coated. The place that does powder coating for me says that coating copper tubing is not an issue for them, and that they have end-caps for just about any size tubing you could think of. I'm just going to play the safe route and not take any chances with any other metals. I do plan on having this rig for a long time.

Now the next thing is... Am I crazy for wanting to go with all 1/4" OD piping? The thing is, I don't think 3/8" OD will look good in this case. I think it will just look way too big for what I have in mind. I don't think it will be a problem since both the input and output nozzles on my Swiftech pump are 1/4". I will be able to get 1/4" straight fittings now, instead of something like 1/4" to 3/8".

What do you guys think?
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He could also , assuming he get's his metal tubing to the correct ID and OD dimensions.

If your using Primochill's Acrylic fittings then use Primochill's Acrylic tubing as well thumb.gif

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Some more great ideas guys! Thanks!

I decided I am going to go with copper tubing, and I will be getting the outside powder coated. The place that does powder coating for me says that coating copper tubing is not an issue for them, and that they have end-caps for just about any size tubing you could think of. I'm just going to play the safe route and not take any chances with any other metals. I do plan on having this rig for a long time.

Now the next thing is... Am I crazy for wanting to go with all 1/4" OD piping? The thing is, I don't think 3/8" OD will look good in this case. I think it will just look way too big for what I have in mind. I don't think it will be a problem since both the input and output nozzles on my Swiftech pump are 1/4". I will be able to get 1/4" straight fittings now, instead of something like 1/4" to 3/8".

What do you guys think?

I'm thinking' 1/4" is pretty small maybe, What case are you using?
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Some more great ideas guys! Thanks!

I decided I am going to go with copper tubing, and I will be getting the outside powder coated. The place that does powder coating for me says that coating copper tubing is not an issue for them, and that they have end-caps for just about any size tubing you could think of. I'm just going to play the safe route and not take any chances with any other metals. I do plan on having this rig for a long time.

Now the next thing is... Am I crazy for wanting to go with all 1/4" OD piping? The thing is, I don't think 3/8" OD will look good in this case. I think it will just look way too big for what I have in mind. I don't think it will be a problem since both the input and output nozzles on my Swiftech pump are 1/4". I will be able to get 1/4" straight fittings now, instead of something like 1/4" to 3/8".

What do you guys think?

1/4 outer diameter is WAY TOO SMALL. That means the Inner diameter of the tubing is probably at best 1/8". 3/8 inner diameter is the smallest you should use, anything less adds a significant amount of flow restriction just from the tubing, which is just pointless performance drops.
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Everything you need to know about copper tube and watercooling is in my sig,feel free to come and ask questions.

Stainless is fine in a loop,most jet plates are SS and they are normally in direct electrical contact.
Watercool and Aquacomputer use SS extensively for cover plates,also in electrical contact.
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post #27 of 27
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Everything you need to know about copper tube and watercooling is in my sig,feel free to come and ask questions.

Stainless is fine in a loop,most jet plates are SS and they are normally in direct electrical contact.
Watercool and Aquacomputer use SS extensively for cover plates,also in electrical contact.

Hey thanks for chiming in B- !

I've already got everything I need from your awesome thread. wink.gif
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