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PETG or soft piping in Computer desk case?

Hey guys!

 

I'm planning to build a PC desk case similar to what Linus did some time back. I'm still deciding on table dimensions and design. Once I have these things confirmed I'll post it here as well, along with pics of the entire process.

 

But right now I have a question, would hard pipes be ok in a computer desk case? I personally think hard pipes look way cooler but I'm not sure if hard pipes could crack or worse in the event I bump into the table. In my mind it's not a problem but this is my first such project so I thought it'd be best if I got advice.

 

Thanks in advance!

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4 minutes ago, Fugly said:

Hey guys!

 

I'm planning to build a PC desk case similar to what Linus did some time back. I'm still deciding on table dimensions and design. Once I have these things confirmed I'll post it here as well, along with pics of the entire process.

 

But right now I have a question, would hard pipes be ok in a computer desk case? I personally think hard pipes look way cooler but I'm not sure if hard pipes could crack or worse in the event I bump into the table. In my mind it's not a problem but this is my first such project so I thought it'd be best if I got advice.

 

Thanks in advance!

PETG is pretty durable. You’d be fine with it.

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12 minutes ago, Fugly said:

Hey guys!

 

I'm planning to build a PC desk case similar to what Linus did some time back. I'm still deciding on table dimensions and design. Once I have these things confirmed I'll post it here as well, along with pics of the entire process.

 

But right now I have a question, would hard pipes be ok in a computer desk case? I personally think hard pipes look way cooler but I'm not sure if hard pipes could crack or worse in the event I bump into the table. In my mind it's not a problem but this is my first such project so I thought it'd be best if I got advice.

 

Thanks in advance!

PETG would be fine, as you will be working with fixed positions of your components. Though, in my opinion its a bit harder to do maintenance on, unless you plan out a convenient drain spot ahead. Don't go all Linus on it, actually plan it out.

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5 minutes ago, Aelita Sophie said:

PETG would be fine, as you will be working with fixed positions of your components. Though, in my opinion its a bit harder to do maintenance on, unless you plan out a convenient drain spot ahead. Don't go all Linus on it, actually plan it out.

haha! Yes I intend to plan this fully.. which is why i'm only aiming to have this completed by October or November. Still at very early planning stages.

 

I'm actually getting a friend who's a woodworker to build the table for me. So I'll be working very closely with him on the design as well as component positioning.

 

Glad to hear about the PETG piping!

 

Thanks everyone for your input!

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If this is your first time, be prepared, talk about what is going to happen, and have fun... Also, don't forget the rubber tubing! 

 

I vote soft tubing if it's your foray into water-cooling.

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11 minutes ago, ARikozuM said:

If this is your first time, be prepared, talk about what is going to happen, and have fun... Also, don't forget the rubber tubing! 

 

I vote soft tubing if it's your foray into water-cooling.

Thanks for your input! Yeah, this is my first time, both for water cooling setup, as well as building my first PC desk case.

 

Also I do intend to post my progress here. I found this awesome software called Sketchup Make, It's a 3D creation software which I know nothing about. However amazing thing is that they have a database of user contributed designs, including PC components!! SO I intend to do a 3D mockup and post my renders here for advice. 

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Sketchup is cool, you may want to give Fusion 360 a go as well, it's less dragging and pulling and punching in numbers, but it supports parametric design, which is considered a really nice feature to have in the industry.

 

Parametric design is that thing where you add constraints like saying you want this line parallel to this other line, or that dimension parallel to that other dimension, so that when you resize things later your model stays together where it should and stretches where it should.

 

I mention it because it looks like you look motivated to do CAD at the moment - might as well use the opportunity.

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1 hour ago, risk said:

Sketchup is cool, you may want to give Fusion 360 a go as well, it's less dragging and pulling and punching in numbers, but it supports parametric design, which is considered a really nice feature to have in the industry.

 

Parametric design is that thing where you add constraints like saying you want this line parallel to this other line, or that dimension parallel to that other dimension, so that when you resize things later your model stays together where it should and stretches where it should.

 

I mention it because it looks like you look motivated to do CAD at the moment - might as well use the opportunity.

Thanks risk! I'll definitely be looking into that! I'll be honest, I have no experience with CAD or any 3D designing software so i'm starting from scratch. 

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