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just curious if this is possible, seems like a really good idea and prolly cheaper than some of the WC tubing out there too, as an added bonus extra cooling and no kinking
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I'm sure its possible with some fittings and soldering them in. No way it would be cheaper than regular tubing.
    
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It probably would dissipate heat better, but in no way would it be user friendly and in no way would it be cheap.
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well the thing is, cooper can get cold and hot make sure in hot weather your pc are very well cooled thats my 50sent`s
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post #5 of 45
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I'm sure its possible with some fittings and soldering them in. No way it would be cheaper than regular tubing.
Possible but not very practical IMO. Once installed, if you needed to take it all out to, lets say, replace the mobo or something... a big PITA. Additionally, would be a pain to see if you had bubbles in the system also. See through tubing is a big help in this respect.
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you can get a roll of tubing for like $9, some of the WC tubing is over $2 a foot and then you also have antikink if you need that or not too

wouldn't the copper tubing work with compression fittings? wasn't that what compression fittings were made for?
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you can get a roll of tubing for like $9, some of the WC tubing is over $2 a foot and then you also have antikink if you need that or not too

wouldn't the copper tubing work with compression fittings? wasn't that what compression fittings were made for?
wcing tubing has plastic and is flexible so they stretch or get squished for a airtight seal. Copper is alot harder than soft plastic so you can't just use fittings to make it a airtight seal
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post #8 of 45
Working with the copper tubing to achieve needed bends without kinking would be a huge amount of work. In terms of time and cost of materials, it would for sure be more expensive that regular tubing.
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post #9 of 45
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i already know how to bend the tubing you jsut fill it with salt or sand, we just gotta figuer out what connectors and how to do that part is all, as for the pipes getting to hot that could be a concern, but with the pipe being stiff would be a good thing all that would be needed is to use cable ties to make sure no wires touch it

oh and as for bubbles we could just add in one clear line going from the rad to the pump or something like that i imagine right
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post #10 of 45
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just curious if this is possible, seems like a really good idea and prolly cheaper than some of the WC tubing out there too, as an added bonus extra cooling and no kinking
Yes,It could be done like everyone said above,But you would have to get a small tubing bending kit and tubing cutters,And if your gonna use fitting(Then you would have to buy them).Also if soldering,You have to be very good.
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