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post #1 of 16
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hi guys, i think multiple color loops and stuff looks awsome!, but im just wondering how they do it, i know i read some use different dye's, but i would assume they have all seperate pumps and rad's?

or do most just buy uv tubing, and run clear through them??

i figure uv water is a nicer look to it, but just wondering in general,


also running seperate pumps and res's and rad's, that would get fairly expensive i would think, thanks
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they use colored tubing i think, as i dont think they will make more loops inside a case for more rainbowness.

i think they just buy different colors of tubing,
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post #3 of 16
Read the front cover of the ComputerPowerUser.com magazine. I think that's what you're aiming for. I want to do that too. I would use UV tubing. That's the only way. Dye won't do the trick. Plus, it destroys your blocks.

Edit- although I'm still trying to decide between an RGB theme and a minimalist clear theme.
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post #4 of 16
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well i will save color'd tubing for another time , but to make it effective at making people think its not just color'ed tubing, you will have to run it out of sight, then swap tubing, run it back to another thing, yet again, run that back, and run it back and stuff, but heres a wicked pic this guy i think went with actual water dye, as you look at the edges of the tubing and the tubing edges are clear, and you can see a maybe 1mm clear area then you see the color'ed water,

Also: notice the northbridge of the mobo, it has a clear side'd waterblock there, you see orange, then at the top of the pic you see the probable waterpump with blue in it, so i am not sure

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lol that looks terrible :\\
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looks like nemo and friends puked over it .
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post #7 of 16
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oh well, i find it interesting to look at, on the idea of how it was done, like i said it very well looks like he did use actual water coloring, as to tubing....
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post #8 of 16
It does appear to be clear tubing. So the only way he could do the three colors is by running three full loops each with rad, pump, and possibly res. You can see the one pump for the blue on the right.

I agree though, while interesting . . . it's a bit of a mess.
post #9 of 16
2 different ones could look cool, but 3 doesn't look great... or at least having a different colour cable braid doesn't look great. If I were you, and wanted multiple colours, I'd use 2 different ones, but use two different coloured tubes, as saves making 2 loops, and easier to change your mind. Also, coloured coolant has a tendency to clog up/stain watercooling equipment
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is that joseph's amzing technicolor dream pc?
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