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Acetal is in style now huh :-p


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What does OCN think?
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post #2 of 16
Acetal if it fits your color scheme. What more can be said?

I think that Acetal costs a tad more also.
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Both materials are common in waterblocks....
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What do I think?

Is that your rig in the first picture? If so, i've got to give ya a


But why not 1/2" ID tubing?
Meh.
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Meh.
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post #5 of 16
I think they can both work. Nothing is quite as slimming as black, but if you want a little pizazz you go with acrylic. Those are sweet shots regardless though.

As pretty as that first rig is, the guys loop is completely bananas... I see it goes to the SB -> GPU -> NB -> CPU -> Rads -> res -> pump. That is almost exactly backwards.
    
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post #6 of 16
Acetal FTW! Small tubing FTL!!
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post #7 of 16
Acetal works if the block is designed correctly and uses good panhead or roundhead type bolts that distribute the bolting force over a larger area. You just need to avoid small and sharp point type pressures on acrylic or it will crack over time.

For clear...Polycarbonate is far superior in durability.

Acetal however is still the king of durability, machinability, and stability (won't deform over time).

And of coarse the true king is brass and copper!...
    
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post #8 of 16
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What do I think?

Is that your rig in the first picture? If so, i've got to give ya a


But why not 1/2" ID tubing?
nah, this is my rig:

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post #9 of 16
i remeber posting in ur other thread. how's ur temps in there?
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post #10 of 16
damn, i love the cleanness of that first pic ><
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