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16mm aluminum tubing?

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Are there any suppliers for 16mm bare aluminum tubing. I have this idea for an aircraft themed casemod and I thought I would try to do the cooling with something to mimic the clear anodized aluminum tubing used on aircraft hydraulics along with anodized blue and red fittings. Would 'off the shelf' 16mm aluminum tubing be fine with PC cooling fittings?

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If it's just tubes then go to the hardware store and see what they have.

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27 minutes ago, rtwpsom2 said:

Are there any suppliers for 16mm bare aluminum tubing. I have this idea for an aircraft themed casemod and I thought I would try to do the cooling with something to mimic the clear anodized aluminum tubing used on aircraft hydraulics along with anodized blue and red fittings. Would 'off the shelf' 16mm aluminum tubing be fine with PC cooling fittings?

Since ur posting it in this section im going to assume u want to use it for the water loop. IN which case i have to point out that using Aluminium in a loop is a bad idea unless u intended to source Aluminium core radiators, fittings, and blocks.

 

If u intend to use normal copper rads and fittings, and nickel or copper blocks, u should not use Aluminium pipe.

If u want the 'effect' of Aluminium i would suggest getting Plated copper pipe and give it a brushed finish.


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34 minutes ago, rtwpsom2 said:

Would 'off the shelf' 16mm aluminum tubing be fine with PC cooling fittings?

Only if all the blocks and radiators you used were also aluminium. 

 

Just now, SolarNova said:

If u want the 'effect' of Aluminium i would suggest getting Plated copper pipe and give it a brushed finish.

Yes- either nickel plated copper and brush finished, or stainless steel.


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