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Super Interested in Rigid Tubing

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Want to watercool in a little bit, but I only really like the way rigid tubing looks, have a couple questions:

 

I know how to bend the tube, but how is it measured out?

 

Where should I buy parts?

 

How easy is it to swap out components in a rigid tube system compared to flexible tube?

 

Pro's and Con's?


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I know how to bend the tube, but how is it measured out?


I guess you will just have to buy normal tubing and hope you have enough when you straighten it.


 


 


Where should I buy parts?


depends where you are from.


 


 


How easy is it to swap out components in a rigid tube system compared to flexible tube?


not hard at all.


 


 


Pro's and Con's?


the only con i can see is that you are messing up the flow of coolant from a nice curved smooth loop to one with sharp edges.



 

 

 
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pro's

 

-hardware p0rn

 

con's

 

-expensive

-swapping out parts takes abit more time (swapping out takes time everyway but it takes longer)

-harder to rout the tubing (get it HARDER, damn kill me now)

 

 

that's about it i think


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Pro's and Con's?

the only con i can see is that you are messing up the flow of coolant from a nice curved smooth loop to one with sharp edges.

 

its also alot more expensive


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I know how to bend the tube, but how is it measured out?

I guess you will just have to buy normal tubing and hope you have enough when you straighten it.

 

 

Where should I buy parts?

depends where you are from.

 

 

How easy is it to swap out components in a rigid tube system compared to flexible tube?

not hard at all.

 

 

Pro's and Con's?

the only con i can see is that you are messing up the flow of coolant from a nice curved smooth loop to one with sharp edges.

 

The flow issue only arises at  tight or 'knuckle' 90's,the radial curve of bent acrylic has no flow impact.

 

This will help.

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/60684-hardline-workshop/

 

The fittings are normally very cheap,the only real expense is the heat gun.


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Pro's and Con's?

the only con i can see is that you are messing up the flow of coolant from a nice curved smooth loop to one with sharp edges.

 

Ek has a bending kit you can use that wont effect flow 

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