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VI - Mocking the loop


Today I have fabricated each of the tubes for the loop out of some spare 10/13 Acrylic and finalized all of the lengths. Over the weekend I will be copying each piece from the Alphacool nickel plated brass tubing using our lathe at home so they are all nice and true. I also have to modify the bulkhead pass through's for the motherboard tray so they are the appropriate lengths on both sides. Next week the last few parts should roll in and I can then get it assembled to have the cables made.

















JR
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I'm really loving this color scheme, any teasers of what you're going to do with the cables?

Your pictures really nice btw. thumb.gif
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For the strangest reason, I just want to take a bite out of your case biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Gilles3000 View Post

I'm really loving this color scheme, any teasers of what you're going to do with the cables?

Your pictures really nice btw. thumb.gif

Thank you, I think i'm pretty set on the colours but i've not put serious thought into the pattern yet, I like to leave that until everything else is finalized.

BK-BK-BR-GR-BR-BK-BK perhaps


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VII - Fitting the Chrome Tubing


Over the weekend I cut the Alphacool tubing to match the acrylic and then turned it to a precise length using a lathe, earlier today I reassembled the loop along with two modded fittings. I shortened the Alphacool bulkhead pass through's so there would be no exposed thread or gap in the tubing on either side of the motherboard tray. It all fitted together as I had planned and has remained fairly true considering how heavy the tubing and fittings are. You can see clearly as well how i've planned out the rear of the case and the two fittings left hanging should fit straight into the radiator. 'should' but I know the lower one won't and as such I have sourced a Bitspower mini-snake to replace the two 45 degree rotaries. If the manufacturers drawings from Bitspower and XSPC are accurate then everything should easy piece together. Hopefully over the coming week I will find out.























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I like the colors, well chosen, well done thumb.gif
post #28 of 134
Those are some clean tubing runs. What a well done build!

It makes me consider using all angle fittings for my metal tubing.
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Thanks for the continued support guys, it's great to hear your thoughts on the build keep the comments coming.

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It makes me consider using all angle fittings for my metal tubing.

It would quickly add some serious expense for a big build, 14 bends with 3 fittings each in my main rig would be budget destroying but on this little build it only affected the two in the front so using fittings was cheaper than tooling up for bending brass tube. I would definitely do it this way again, it's a very controlled and precise way of working. The only thing to consider is if the weight of the tubing and the fittings would pull them off square.

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Thanks for the continued support guys, it's great to hear your thoughts on the build keep the comments coming.
It would quickly add some serious expense for a big build, 14 bends with 3 fittings each in my main rig would be budget destroying but on this little build it only affected the two in the front so using fittings was cheaper than tooling up for bending brass tube. I would definitely do it this way again, it's a very controlled and precise way of working. The only thing to consider is if the weight of the tubing and the fittings would pull them off square.

JR

I concur, I used 35 fittings (detail can be found [here]) for my build. It can get really expensive if you go that way! I thought it would be easier to manage than going with bending but in some cases it was more challenging...

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