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[Finished] Project: Cobalt (Chromed Copper Piping, Laser Etching, Cable Sleeving and More)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Mini Update 2

 

Some goodies arrived today:

 

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2 Liters of mayhems pastel blue coolantt

500grams of nickel chloride

5 nickel annodes

5m ice white led strip

 

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Got my work station ready for stripping and building:

 

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Stripping the pc down tomorrow and starting the copper pipe bending.


PC Builder, Engineer... BACON    Project Cobalt: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/38058-project-cobalt-copper-piping-laser-etching-and-more/#entry489258

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Update 3

 

Here is my old computer ready to be disassembled.

 

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Was going to cut the tubing but there is a Handy little draining port on the side of the rad that is at the bottom of my case.

 

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PC slowly starts to get smaller...

 

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And this is the reason why i'm never buying uv reactant coolant ever again.

 

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The midplate from update 2 install in the case

 

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push fittings in place on both CPU and GPU blocks

 

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Time to start work on the copper piping. Here i am just cutting a length of pipe from the coil using a pipe cutter, much better to use a pipe cutter than a hacksaw.

 

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Hand straightend

 

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to fully straighten it i clamped one end in a vice and then grip the other with a pair of pliers and hit it with a mallet.

 

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Nice and straight

 

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Using a Rothenberger Mini Bender to get a tight radius 90 degree bend. 4YdtqvV.jpg

 

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Cut the scrap ends off and made sure its the correct length.

 

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Fitted in place between the top rad and the cpu block.

 

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Only had time to do the one pipe run today should get some more done tomorrow and over the weekend along with the other mods.


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Looks good sofar! I will be doing the same in a few weeks I think, but with chromed cobber though.

 

I am a little worried that the bender I have is too big for the small pieces I have to do from the motherboard to the cpu and vice versa, but I will see, maybe I have to get a smaller bender.

 

The midplate is really nice, too bad that the individual LEDs are so visible on the pictures.. :/

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Looks good sofar! I will be doing the same in a few weeks I think, but with chromed cobber though.

 

I am a little worried that the bender I have is too big for the small pieces I have to do from the motherboard to the cpu and vice versa, but I will see, maybe I have to get a smaller bender.

 

The midplate is really nice, too bad that the individual LEDs are so visible on the pictures.. :/

 

Good luck with your build, i'm nickel plating my copper pipes too so they are silver. plus i have order some frosted window film that you would stick on windows for like toilet/showers etc hopefully this will block the individual leds.


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I like where this is going... :D

The midplate is really nice, too bad that the individual LEDs are so visible on the pictures.. :/

I actually think it fits very well in this case, makes me think of individual signals travelling

along their lanes. But maybe that's just me. :D


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Good luck with your build, i'm nickel plating my copper pipes too so they are silver. plus i have order some frosted window film that you would stick on windows for like toilet/showers etc hopefully this will block the individual leds.

 

Thank you! Ohh, that is nice! I think it would be too expensive for me to do that, it really has to fit in well if you stick with the copper color.. :)

 

I like where this is going... :D

I actually think it fits very well in this case, makes me think of individual signals travelling

along their lanes. But maybe that's just me. :D

 

Your actually right about that! Didnt really think of like that. But maybe the frosted film will make in a little less visible, which would be good imo. :)

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Love the build so far :)

 

Are you going to be using the nickel chloride for electroplating the copper pipes?


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Love the build so far :)

 

Are you going to be using the nickel chloride for electroplating the copper pipes?

Yeah, if you look in mini update 2 the bag of green powder is the nickel chloride and the chunks of metal are pure nickel.

 

Edit: i might do a guide on electroplating nickel.


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Yeah, if you look in mini update 2 the bag of green powder is the nickel chloride and the chunks of metal are pure nickel.

 

Edit: i might do a guide on electroplating nickel.

I thought you can buy nickel plated pipes? Are they expensive?


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Edit: i might do a guide on electroplating nickel.

Count me in for that. :)


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I thought you can buy nickel plated pipes? Are they expensive?

you can and they are about the same price but they are only available in the standard 15mm and 22mm diameters, im using 10mm which is more common but is sold on a coil rather than a length so i assume there is some complications with coiling after plating.


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Very cool, I would have gone for something other than copper though. Some silver metal so the blue could reflect off it. But keep it up!


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Very cool, I would have gone for something other than copper though. Some silver metal so the blue could reflect off it. But keep it up!

As mentioned in the posts above I think the intention is indeed to nickel plate the copper

pipes. ;)


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This is just spectacular... I'm not sure if I should be sitting in awe, and appulade you, or if I should be mad that you can do something so epic, and I can't..... I think I'm going to have to go with both.

 

Feeling astonished & angry


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The craftsman ship that is going into your rig is just unbelievable. 


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Very cool, I would have gone for something other than copper though. Some silver metal so the blue could reflect off it. But keep it up!

yeah as alpenwasser said im planning to nickel plate so it will be silver :)


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This is just spectacular... I'm not sure if I should be sitting in awe, and appulade you, or if I should be mad that you can do something so epic, and I can't..... I think I'm going to have to go with both.

 

Feeling astonished & angry

 

 

The craftsman ship that is going into your rig is just unbelievable. 

 

 

this is so boss

Thank you all for your kind words. :)


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This looks like its gonna be amazing when finished, keep up the good work!


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Awesome! And with the copper tubes Noctua fans won't look out of place either :)

i have air penetrator 141's :)


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