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Alphacool HardTube 12/10mm Carbon

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The tube: http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Alphacool-HardTube-1210mm-Carbon-80cm_55614.html
The fitting: http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Alphacool-HT-12mm-HardTube-compression-fitting-G14-for-plexi--brass-tubes-rigid-or-hard-tubes-knurled-deep-black_55646.html

As anyone a clue how that would be to work with?
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Well, as the item description says:
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The carbon tube cannot be as bent like acrylic tube but must be cut to length and used with the matching elbows.

So you can't bend it at all, you just cut straight pieces and use angled fittings to connect them to your block.
Working with it would be identical to working with PETG/Acrylic tubing if you didn't bend the tubes at all.

In other words, it'd end up looking something like this:


Something to keep in mind, though, is that you'll be spending a LOT of money on fittings, depending on how complex your loop is.
Edited by Leyaena - 1/21/16 at 12:02am
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Originally Posted by Leyaena View Post

Well, as the item description says:
So you can't bend it at all, you just cut straight pieces and use angled fittings to connect them to your block.
Working with it would be identical to working with PETG/Acrylic tubing if you didn't bend the tubes at all.

Something to keep in mind, though, is that you'll be spending a LOT of money on fittings, depending on how complex your loop is.
I was looking into metal tubing, with fitting bends first, when I found the carbon one.
Its for a build that will travel a few times a year and the way I understand it, is that it takes a lot more for it to go wrong.
Granted, I would still need to drain the system before transport, but the system should be better off in total.
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