TT Armor with copper tubes

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TT Armor with copper tubes

Postby sbinh » Sat May 03, 2008 5:51 pm

I went to HomeDepot and bought 2x1/2in ID copper tubes and few copper elbows + clamps .....
Started to play around with them ..........

These were some final results ... copper tubes in my TT Armor 8003WBS case.....

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It was kinda fun to "play" with this kind of stuff (have never done this before) ... :D

It looks a little better than using plastic tube ........
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Re: TT Armor with copper tubes

Postby Alathald » Sat May 03, 2008 8:03 pm

That's pretty cool, going for a steampunk look? :supz:
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Re: TT Armor with copper tubes

Postby stopthekilling77 » Sat May 03, 2008 8:41 pm

cool stuff! i bet the copper tubing dissipates the heat really nice

how did that assembly work out? got any build pics?
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Re: TT Armor with copper tubes

Postby pavilion cooler » Sat May 03, 2008 9:46 pm

bet it over clocks great :supz:
do u have any pics on how you hooked it to the pump?

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Postby DMB2000uk » Sun May 04, 2008 12:41 pm

That looks very nice.

If you ever get bored in the future, you should take those off and polish them to a super shine! (Then coat them in something that stops the oxidation)

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Re: TT Armor with copper tubes

Postby KnightRid » Mon May 05, 2008 6:02 am

Looks COOL!

I would think the copper pipes would get VERY hot though. Does it make a difference in your case temperature compared to regular tubing?

Run hot water through your pipes for a minute or two, then feel the copper piping. It holds the heat longer than you would think.

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Re: TT Armor with copper tubes

Postby Alathald » Mon May 05, 2008 8:25 am

KnightRid wrote:Run hot water through your pipes for a minute or two, then feel the copper piping. It holds the heat longer than you would think.
Actually, it should help to lower temps because it's helping to cool the water before it even hits the radiator. The plastic tubes don't really let much heat out...but yeah, DON"T touch for awhile after turning your rig off.

Maybe try putting some fins on the copper tubes like those oldskool baseboard heaters that use hot water, might help to cool even more. We've got them in our house so I can snap a pic if nobody knows wtf I'm talking about.

I still say that's about as badass as watercooling gets!
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Re: TT Armor with copper tubes

Postby sbinh » Mon May 05, 2008 3:14 pm

Sorry, I don't have any pix during the build.

To hook it up into pump, I use 1/2in ID plastic tube (about 2inches long) - same method for connection between copper tubes and CPU, NB blocks, rad, and res. The plastic tubes would help moving part(s) easily.

Likek Alathad said, copper tubes would help to dissipate the heat (if any) in the tube (that's the idea that manufactures use copper for heatsink).
In my situation, since the temperature is not too hot , so the tubes is only be used to "show off" .. :mrgreen: ... not helping to ease the temp.... TT Armor 8003WBS is big enough to keep system cool.

I came up with this after seeing MartinM (XS) made his copper elbows. So, I said to myself: "why not using copper tubes all the way?" .... :-k :-k :-k
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Re: TT Armor with copper tubes

Postby stev » Mon May 05, 2008 3:24 pm

Keep that bad boy in a cool location. The last thing you need is to have the copper pipes sweat! :shock:
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Re: TT Armor with copper tubes

Postby bobletman » Mon May 05, 2008 4:05 pm

wow that looks absolutely great. That copper must help get rid of some of the heat. Great job :supz:
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Re: TT Armor with copper tubes

Postby martini161 » Tue May 06, 2008 2:30 pm

looks cool, but you might not get the best temps, as your gonna get some sick flow restrictions from all the 90 degree bends

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Re: TT Armor with copper tubes

Postby sbinh » Tue May 06, 2008 8:16 pm

martini161 wrote:looks cool, but you might not get the best temps, as your gonna get some sick flow restrictions from all the 90 degree bends



You might be right, but have you ever find any 90* elbow that has better flowrate than that ?

With MCP655 pump, my cooling system won't have any problem with flow restriction .... :finga: :finga:
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