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Feom personal. Experience go with UV tubing dye leaves a nasty sluge in ur block and tubing. Ur correct with the ID the OD is important due to the thinner it is the more likely to get kinks but at the same time its harder to maneuver

...and THAT is an answer I was looking for regarding the tube thickness!

I kinda figured that to be the case, had a feeling it would have an effect on the flexibility of the tubing but, you never know for sure until you ask right? and this is sure the place to ask such! smile.gif
     
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Ive been using coolant mix from Swiftech for 2 years called HydroX and have no issue with staining and clogging. The only issue is it only comes in uv green. If you get a good coolant and stick to the same base metal with all your parts eg copper blocks with copper rads then you shouldnt have any issue with metal breaking down in your loop
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use an led holder plug (clear plug in your res) with an attached red led.
use clear tubing and place a couple lazer red led lights in your case...aim them towards your tubing.

I have more lighting work to do, but that's what I did...going a a little overboard but I like it.

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@mongoloid... Hey dude you got a kink in that lower right hose.

I've pretty much decided that I am going to use black Fezer(sp?) tubing(.5" ID/.75" OD) and just go with your everyday garden variety distilled h2o and not put any additives into the loop. I figure is air was going to be an issue(oxidation) then I'd get some PTNuke or something later on but I want to start where I can make adjustments as I go rather than make the adjustments and find out that I wasted my time.

One thing to consider is plating. Plating has a tendency to break down over time with use. Ever see what one of those nifty looking water inlets look like when you pull the hose off it to change the thermostat in your car? Pretty sure that Antifreeze is the culprit but the inlet is generally pitted and the plating has worn off. So I'm gonna try to avoid plated equipment as much as I can to cut down on the flakes etc.

Soon as I can get some money off my netbook and soon as I can sell the xBox I'm gonna start in on my loop. Start out small with MoBo and CPU blocks and see how things go from there.

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use an led holder plug (clear plug in your res) with an attached red led.
use clear tubing and place a couple lazer red led lights in your case...aim them towards your tubing.

I have more lighting work to do, but that's what I did...going a a little overboard but I like it.

Now that actually is sort of what I'm looking for...

A nice reddish glow of the tubes that makes them stand out but not too bright or glaring; though the rest of my interior would be dark or also have a reddish tint to it all.
     
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post #16 of 20
mine looks like that too:
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You don't have to use the lazer red led's...I think there's a flexible variety that's not nearly as glaring bright.

I wanted to use ccfl's at first, but the color just washed everything with a mediocre red glow...these guys are bright red and have no inverter so they're just plug and play.

I've got more lighting and a new res to add and have to flip that pump around but I'm lazy...lol...figure I'll get it all done this weekend.
post #18 of 20
@ OP

I'm kind of the same mind as you are. UV tends to wash everything out if it isn't UV reactive. I've been looking for a similar result you are but with different colors.

@Mongoloid - That looks pretty good. Looks like I'll have to buy some clear and colored tubing to test and see what looks best with the led's. You mention the LEDs are really bright - you can add them to a fan controller which will in effect give you a dimmer switch/knob for the lighting. Tis what I plan to do. A side thought, I wonder how it would look if you connected the led's to the mobo PWM? As the temps rise, your case would glow brighter in theory . . . that could be a cool effect.
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mongoloid; what kinda of tubing ARE you using just out of curiosity..

AMOCO, sane question, what tubing to you have in your picture?

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Colored liquid clogs up things.
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