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This would be really interesting for a steampunk mod.
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post #12 of 45
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oh and for the record, like i said cheaper

http://www.plumbingsupply.com/coppertubing.html

oh and i already have pipe cutters think that cost a couple dollars you just put it on tighten it down and twist, then tighten more and twist
Edited by SplashScreen - 1/17/11 at 4:54pm
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post #13 of 45
It wouldn't be worth the hassle in the log run, to be honest. Tubing is pretty damn cheap and I imagine copper piping would be much harder to implement into a computer case.

Not to mention the copper oxidising, making the water turn water blocks etc green. Then you would have to modify fittings. It'd probably turn out to be much more of a hassle considering it'd be much easier to spend a few more bucks on some regular water cooling tubing.
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post #14 of 45
In the end when all of your work is done itll be worth looking at. At least for me anyway. Please Please do it for me! I would love to see someone actually attempt this for water cooling.

In no way cheaper or easier but with enough time and money it will look the best by far IMO. I cant get enough copper. Dont forget to polish the heck out of it.
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looks like we need a threaded nipple for this to work without soldering
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http://www.plumbingsupply.com/flarefittings.html

can someone tell me if the flair union on that page will fit into blocks and stuff or are the threads different?
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if those fit im so doing this project
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post #18 of 45
im a plumber i say stay away from copper. its going to be hard to make those sharp bends, it will look like a mess when your done. the fitting your showing are flared.
if you realy want to do it take a look at these stainless steel flex tubing.http://www.plumbingsupply.com/flexes.html#dishwasher
Edited by valtopps - 1/17/11 at 5:07pm
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You are soon to become my hero

Not you Valtopps! dont say such things! lol again, with time anything can be done well/right.
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yah i know there flared which means i won't have to solder, the only question is the seal with the blocks and such, which a little gasket should fix

and i don't plan to make any really sharp bends, my rad is most likely going to end up ontop of my case, i don't really see any drastic turns that will be needed for a cpu loop
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