Originally Posted by Rockr69
I want to do something different and use copper tubing for an industrial machine look. Ultimate cooling is not my goal. I want it to look kewl
and if I can stay within my H50 temps with all the elbows and bends I'll have to do, then I'll be happy; but sheesh, the cost! I could build a whole tower for that much coin.
Dude, that's gonna look siick!
You gonna use solder ring joints I imagine?
One thing to note, if you're able, try to use as little elbows as possible, the pipe bender can make some cool spirally pipes, but moreso to improve water flow efficiency in your loop, elbows (although minor in a small area like your case) cause resistance to the water flow, as do tight angled bends with the same degree of an elbow, lighter angled bends or spirals will impove the water flow, and though I can't say if it'll make a difference of how many degree's (if more than 1c), it will make a difference nonetheless.
Plus I think spirally loops connecting your blocks will look much cooler than elbows, lively shiny copper.
Just my 2 pence.