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post #31 of 45
Go for it . Maybe use 3/4 ID tubing with some custom 3/4 ID to G/14 fittings...
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post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by SplashScreen View Post
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
how is that cheaper?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3705
post #33 of 45
Sure, I've seen it done before, the only problem is connecting to the waterblocks. Most people will use a short piece of tubing to allow a very small flexible connection there. Especially connection to the pump....

Many industrial applications like storage tanks actually require a flexible hose between tank and pump. This allows things like thermal expansion to occur without putting later loads on the connection points.
    
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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.
Not really. You just need the right tools. A simple pipe bender and pipe cutter shouldn't set you back more than 10-20$. Easy enough to get your hands on since it's DIY plumbing stuff.

I'm doing copper tubing in my project. Looking for some fittings that will do the job of connecting copper/tygon. Got some 300 bar rated, ~4350 psi, fittings for steel pipe lying around. But those wont take the tygon ^^
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post #35 of 45
You could do this, however more work than would actually benefit you. And for the record, why not just incorporate regular tubing close to the ends where you'd fit into fittings/barbs? This gives you room for vibrations if you ever move the case or when things expand/contract.

I'm for most...it would look cool, but be a ton of work and a PITA for cleaning the loop or upgrading components. Have fun, post pics if you do.
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post #36 of 45
I am thinking about using copper between the Pumps, Radiators, and Reservoirs to 4 quick disconnects (2 loops) using these.

Then from the quick disconnects I would use tubing to route to the waterblocks.

I think that the copper would lend itself nicely to routing.

Thoughts?
post #37 of 45
Again, a lot of work, minimal benefit to temps.

Would it look cool? Sure as hell would...but is it worth the time and energy? Up to you.
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Again, a lot of work, minimal benefit to temps.

Would it look cool? Sure as hell would...but is it worth the time and energy? Up to you.
Totally agree. The only benefit in my opinion would be aesthetics. Not too worried about temps; I imagine it would negligible.

I'm the type of guy who individually sleeves his ATX cables, and I know what I might be getting into with the Cu piping. I think that the Koolance parts would make it a ton easier. I wish I could get some input on them.

I am going for an industrial themed case, so actual plumbing might look badass.
post #39 of 45
If you're going to do it GO ALL OUT.

-I'm talking about a custom COPPER case
-Copper color scheme
-Polised lines/fittings (coat them in clear enamel/acrylic)
-Naked/polished copper radiator
-etc, etc etc.

If done right it would certainly find it's way in to a magazine and on many folks screens.

In the end, think about how much easier it's going to be to carry your wallet around
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post #40 of 45
You can buy 10 ft of primochill lrt for 16.50 at Amazon. How are you gonna beat that with copper?
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