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Tubing is probably the smartest thing to do because I heard that dyes can settle and gunk up your loop :x

One effect I always thought was cool is making the tubes going into blocks and rads a different color than those coming out, ex. blue tubes going from rad to blocks, red tubes coming from the blocks to the res and pump to the rad, and blue coming back out or something kind of like showing what the temperature is supposed to be, comparatively.
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I do like the clear covers on the HD's. Maybe I can put on of them on my SSD so I can watch the reads and writes.

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SSD's dont have moving parts...
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He's being sarcastic
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Have a look at mine (signature has a link to my thread). I concentrated on a UV Bright Orange theme with UV Blue. The best way to add colour to your loop is to choose fans accordingly but also to use either coloured tubing or clear tubing with UV reactive colours (best idea in my opinion). Of course, for the latter you need some UV CCFLs, too!
For coolant, best idea is either pure distilled water with a Silver Kill Coil or pure distilled water with a drop or two of PT Nuke. Either of these provides no colour to the coolant but the tubing will provide more than enough of that colour.
    
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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

Looking at the picture, they are all 3 separate loops with separate pumps and radiators.

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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.
If you look closely you can spot all 3 radiators and map the loops. Bottom right underneath the case is green, bottom left underneath case is another radiator for orange/yellow and on the backside is a 3rd radiator for the blue loop. Each loop runs out of the case to the radiators positioned seemingly beneath and loop back thru - I am assuming this was to assist in making the color changing look more seamless. Hard to tell from only one picture angle. But that is what I spotted looking at it.
    
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