[WORKLOG] [Complete] Brass pipe watercooling-Rocket Science fittings-Clear Perspex PC mATX case

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    Hi folks,

    Good challenge this one! :cool: Great to work with this case.
    Most of the plastic work has been done in this thread.

    Stripped it back to a lovely quad AMD.

    Parts are:
    MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 mATX
    A10-5800k APU
    16Gb (2x8) Ares 1600
    Asus HD 6970
    Odin 800w
    Samsung 120Gb Ssd
    1Tb WD Blue
    1Tb Seagate
    Asus Xonar DGX
    + more bits.

    WC:
    DangerDen DD-M6 Brass block.
    It's the heaviest block going around at half a kilo+. Built for LGA2011, but we can get around that :) and keep original mounts. MOAR Metal !
    Aqua GPU block & plate
    Heatkiller mosfet Block
    Rocket Science 1/2" fittings (silver)
    Koolance 120mm
    HW Labs SR-1 240mm
    XSPC Crossflow 240mm
    D5 Vario - Bay Reservoir
    BP silver angles & rotaries
    1/2" OD (12.7mm) Brass pipe (1.63mm wall thickness)
    SP-120's (x5)
    SP-140 (drive intake)

    I've been keen on this idea for years and thanks to Saate, we can make it happen.
    The 12.7mm (1/2") just saves so much mucking around. Opens a lot of doors for watercoolers. Copper pipe from any hardware. Brass is getting harder to get though :Pirate:


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    I tried to order some fittings the other day but the website was gone? I want to do a hybrid build, copper for permanent fixtures and flexible tubing and valves for things like CPU and GPU's for easy servicing.
     
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    Will look great, though! How are you planning to polish it all up, and just going the clearcoat route or will you clear plate it or something? Let me know when you're working on it so I can come round :)

    Website seems to be fine for me, but feel free to pm if you're having any trouble and will get you sorted :)
     
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    Will use the Josco geen and white compound blocks & some brasso too. Just using an orbital sander and cloth pad.
    Still in two minds whether to clear coat the GPU plate and block top. Will definately coat the pipes as you did.
    Come over for sure, I'll let you know. :thumbup:
     
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    There is no issues with brass in a WC loop - the zinc doesn't cause corrosion or discolouring or anything?

    Will brass be harder to work with as it is a harder metal?
     
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    Nah will be fine, brass has a similar anodic index to copper. Most rads have brass end tanks.
     
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    Hi Dave

    Couple of questions if i may-
    How heavy are the sections of brass tubing shown in your first post;
    and what is the thickness of the tubing walls?
     
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    Seems easy enough Komm. I've done a 45 bend. 90 should be no trouble.
    I will be using angled fittings to help reduce bending pipe.
    Most commercial fittings and radiators are brass. Will be Ok.

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    600mm lengths weigh 295 grams each.
    1/2" OD (12.7mm) - 1.63mm wall thickness. I went for the thicker as I was concerned about 'crimpled' bends. Glad I did because it's equal to the ID of the fittings (at the thread). Not that important -but a smoother flow.
     
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    Komm,
    I'm considering using 5 grains of chlorine as a grub killer. Think public pools maybe?
    A well built loop though, has no grubs. destroy everything with alco spray - blocks, fittings, the lot. Then assemble immediately. Primo LU is an unknown rort I think and I used it once. $250/l detergent? Find the ingredients to LU Ocau? and let me know ? :rolleyes: Loop will be clear mate. Distilled.
     
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    Thankyou for using AMD
     
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    Yeah mate it was working fine a few days after that post. I guess it was just off making whoopie with the boss when you got married :D
     
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    Bending and cutting tools. I'm leaving 5mm overhang on each cut, then trim and round the edges later.


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    Ah so this is where it wound up... really need to pop my head in 'round these parts more often. Looking sweet Dave. Inspires me to get off my arse and get a build happening myself. :thumbup:
     
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    Much better cutter this one. $12

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    semi fitted out. ends and edges need work. This is alot trickier than I first thought.
    Pretty much have to be spot on with angles and lengths. Unforgiving this tube.

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    Lookin good! You should polish up a bit of off-cut so we can see how the tube will look :)

    Got a higher res version of that last image?
     
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    Yeah dave, bring me a small offcut when you drop by so I can polish it up and post some pics :)
     

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