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Ah well, it was worth speculating.
It means you're thinking... which is always good
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OK, so I am working on a custom computer mod (not in a regular pc case) and it is starting to become apparent that I may need to water cool this thing due to lack of proper ventilation (or the ability to properly ventilate the MOBO). I would like to setup the cooling loop with copper mainly because of the look of it (would fit in better with this mod). Has anyone used copper for this and/or do you know of any gotcha's I need to be aware of?

Thanks!
Obviously you are going to need to be careful not to short anything out with the copper tubing...
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Thanks all. I will have to get some concept drawings up as there really is not anything to take pictures of yet.

Betrivent; The main reason I am watercooling this mod is because of lack of airflow. I also thought about installing fins on the copper tubing to dissipate heat, but again without airflow it wouldn't do anything but heat up the inside of the "case" (not sure what else to call it yet).
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If your are trying to remove the heat out to a rad to keep it out of the case I would wrap the pipe with insulation so heat wont radiate from the tubing into your case, that should move most of it out to an external rad..You could just do that with regular tubing also and save a couple of bux.....

30psi would be plenty for a typical WC'ing loop pressure wise but I'm sure you would have a lot more then that with sweat solder or quick connects anyway, brazed would be a total non-issue...

..Copper Pipe-WC'ing
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If your are trying to remove the heat out to a rad to keep it out of the case I would wrap the pipe with insulation so heat wont radiate from the tubing into your case, that should move most of it out to an external rad..You could just do that with regular tubing also and save a couple of bux.....

30psi would be plenty for a typical WC'ing loop pressure wise but I'm sure you would have a lot more then that with sweat solder or quick connects anyway, brazed would be a total non-issue...

..Copper Pipe-WC'ing
That would defeat the purpose of having copper tubing for the looks...
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post #16 of 19
hi, im working on doing the same thing.
but im going to use crome copper piping and some crome pipe fittings.
i think it has a much better look to it.
    
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post #17 of 19
Hi I hope that you make out well in your endevour, I have personally water cooled about
12 differerant systems now with copper tubing, in various ways , and with all great results. I am a mechanical engineer / plumber for 18 years , I braze , silver soldier, and
fit piping for hydronic water systems , including boilers, radiant heating , AC , and specialty (fountains, lakes, ect water treatment facilitys) and domestic/ and hw plumbing. If you have any specific ??? please feel free to pm me and I'll help wherever
possible. Good luck cant wait to see your results.
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post #18 of 19
i am a plumber myself, but not more then 3 years eksperiance.
but i think i can pull this off, and its fun to try.
im thinking of parallel connect the sercuts instead of serial conect them.
that way all components will have just as cool water.

i'll see if i can make a drawing of my plans
    
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post #19 of 19
So your basically saying independant lines coming from a commen mainifold.

Its an idea, but you have to connect (loop) the supply / return manifolds
and equally space your runs OR you will not have equal pressure to each outlet.

Also every circuit as you say, needs to be the same length or it will throw off
the pressure balance also.

Good luck with it!!
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