Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Acrylic Bending or Adapter Fittings?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Acrylic Bending or Adapter Fittings?

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Like what it says, which would you guys prefer acrylic bending or adapter fittings?
post #2 of 27
I'd prefer adapter fittings.. Looks cleaner and less room for wrong bends smile.gif
post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
Yes that's what I thought too, I am tempted going to acrylic tubing.
post #4 of 27
Definitely bends. Look cleaner and a whole lot cheaper.
Big Lian Li
(13 items)
 
Forever Alone
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-6400 @ 4.7GHz Asus Z170-A Gigabyte GTX 1080 Windforce 4x16GB G.Skill DDR4 @ 2800MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorMonitor
256GB Samsung 950 Pro 1.3TB FusionIO ioScale Asus VG248QE QNIX QX2710  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Topre Realforce 87U Silverstone ST1000-G Lian Li PC-A77F Mionix Naos 3200 
Other
Mellanox ConnectX2 10GbE 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Opteron 6128 Supermicro H8SGL-F Kingston Registered ECC Sandisk SSD 
Hard DriveHard DrivePowerCase
OCZ Revodrive 3 FusionIO ioXtreme Silverstone Strider 550W FT02BW 
  hide details  
Reply
Big Lian Li
(13 items)
 
Forever Alone
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-6400 @ 4.7GHz Asus Z170-A Gigabyte GTX 1080 Windforce 4x16GB G.Skill DDR4 @ 2800MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorMonitor
256GB Samsung 950 Pro 1.3TB FusionIO ioScale Asus VG248QE QNIX QX2710  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Topre Realforce 87U Silverstone ST1000-G Lian Li PC-A77F Mionix Naos 3200 
Other
Mellanox ConnectX2 10GbE 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Opteron 6128 Supermicro H8SGL-F Kingston Registered ECC Sandisk SSD 
Hard DriveHard DrivePowerCase
OCZ Revodrive 3 FusionIO ioXtreme Silverstone Strider 550W FT02BW 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by lowfat View Post

Definitely bends. Look cleaner and a whole lot cheaper.

+1 This

I'm not a fan at all of using angle fittings in place of bends. It just generally looks tacky/gaudy imho.
post #6 of 27
Id go with bends when ever it is possible! looks much better if done right and as @lowfat said, much cheaper..
It all depends on the difficulty of the loop.. if you have CPU, chipset, ram vrm cooling close to each other, it may be hard to do nice looking bends.. 90degree fittings might come in handy.

What is your loops? simple or complex?
I vote for bends if you have the skills wink.gif
 
My Old Machine
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Haswell i5 4670K @ 4.6GHz MSI Z87-GD65 Gamer EVGA GTX780 SC ACX + XSPC Razor Corsair Dominator 2 x 8 GB 1866 MHz CL9 1.5V 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 Series 120 GB Samsung 840Pro Series 256 GB Custom Loop (See Build Log) Win7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung Syncmaster P2350 Logitech G710+ Corsair AX760 CoolerMaster HAF XB 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G5 Func 1030XL 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Core 2 Quad 65nm MSI P35 Platinum XFX GTX275 Core Edition OcZ Dual ch PC6400 4GB kit 
Hard DriveOSPower
1TB Sata 2 Windows 7, Ultimate - 64 bit TT Toughpower 750W 
  hide details  
Reply
 
My Old Machine
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Haswell i5 4670K @ 4.6GHz MSI Z87-GD65 Gamer EVGA GTX780 SC ACX + XSPC Razor Corsair Dominator 2 x 8 GB 1866 MHz CL9 1.5V 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 Series 120 GB Samsung 840Pro Series 256 GB Custom Loop (See Build Log) Win7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung Syncmaster P2350 Logitech G710+ Corsair AX760 CoolerMaster HAF XB 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G5 Func 1030XL 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Core 2 Quad 65nm MSI P35 Platinum XFX GTX275 Core Edition OcZ Dual ch PC6400 4GB kit 
Hard DriveOSPower
1TB Sata 2 Windows 7, Ultimate - 64 bit TT Toughpower 750W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
As of now, I have regular tubes. Hopefully I will able to purchase acrylic tubing, fittings and the kit in early or mid October.
post #8 of 27
I had to do the same decision lately. Fitting prices are ridiculous sometimes, so I go for bending. But it needs some good tools. Freehand bendings look sh.....
If your willing to measure and plan a lot go for bending. If not better pay for fittings ... Just my 2c
Matrix unleashed
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 4690k Asus Maximus VII Gene ASUS ROG Matrix Platinum GTX 780 TI ASUS ROG Matrix Platinum GTX 780 TI 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance 16GB Plextror M6e Samsung 840 Pro Samsung 850 Pro 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
HW Labs Black Ice Nemesis Rads EK Waterblocks DDC X-Res EK Waterblocks Supremacy Evo EK Waterblocks GTX 780 Ti Matrix 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
ASUS VS248 ASUS VS248 ASUS VS248 Poker II 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Parvum Systems S2.0 RAT 7 func surface 
  hide details  
Reply
Matrix unleashed
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 4690k Asus Maximus VII Gene ASUS ROG Matrix Platinum GTX 780 TI ASUS ROG Matrix Platinum GTX 780 TI 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance 16GB Plextror M6e Samsung 840 Pro Samsung 850 Pro 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
HW Labs Black Ice Nemesis Rads EK Waterblocks DDC X-Res EK Waterblocks Supremacy Evo EK Waterblocks GTX 780 Ti Matrix 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
ASUS VS248 ASUS VS248 ASUS VS248 Poker II 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Parvum Systems S2.0 RAT 7 func surface 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 
How do you guys measure like cpu block to gpu block along with bending?
post #10 of 27
I have to say, when you go hardline tubing, the least you want is the look of it... Whichever you think looks better.

I highly recommend to use some adapters. don't go all bending, vice versa.

Measurement, what I do first is figure out your sitting depth, use two rulers at the same time to know whether it's straight or not, and Sanding is the magic to make it happen.

Don't press on the bend point when you bend it... it will outshape... thats pretty much everything.. just needs time
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Acrylic Bending or Adapter Fittings?