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2020/01/11 21:40:52 (permalink)
A little teaser. This will be my drain/water out assembly.
 
This time I'll use 100% black fittings with some blue highlights, (where possible), and blue tubing.
 


 
Wish me luck. Since I never worked with PETG, I'm gonna need it.
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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/11 22:27:51 (permalink)
    main thing with PEGT tubing, is getting it just right, when doing a bend, makes sure you get not just the area you are bending but the area out side of it as well ..dont over heat to much it will cause twisting and warp to the tube .. use the heat gun on high just to gt it to start to bend then lower it to low heat .. and work from there ... hold the tube about 3 to 4" from the heat .. 
     
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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/11 22:28:26 (permalink)
    also better to cut long then it is to cut short .. 
     
     
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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/12 18:28:31 (permalink)
    Thanks, but bending is the procedure I wanted to avoid from the beginning. While I generally got the idea on how to perform the actual bends, I watched over a 1000+ tutorials, I still can't figure out how to make more than one bend and have everything align properly. I want to have all runs straight in all 3 axis, and while having one bend is relatively easy, as excess edges can be trimmed, making a second bend in the wrong place can end up making the run at an angle or not line up at all.
     
    With that said, I didn't plan on doing any bends and didn't even purchase any silicone inserts or bending templates. I'll be using angled adapters to connect the tubes, like these:
     

     
     
    I got 14 of those, and with 7 components that should be just enough, since there's a maximum of 2 changes in direction between 2 components.
     
    This is the kind of look I'm aiming for: https://imgur.com/a/YVY8j
    post edited by a213m - 2020/01/12 22:51:00
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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/13 22:20:52 (permalink)
    I like that, keep us posted
     
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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/14 04:52:35 (permalink)
    looks like a nice plan to up the look of your loop

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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/15 20:49:42 (permalink)
    The new motherboard just arrived, but the CPU is still backordered. I guess I'm gonna have to start planning the loop now, at least I can always swap out the CPU later, the loop layout isn't gonna change with the new CPU.
     

     
    The black board will fit my scheme better.
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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/16 07:02:00 (permalink)
    Nice board
     
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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/19 03:19:08 (permalink)
    While I'm still waiting for my CPU to arrive, in the meantime I decided to mod the waterblock I'll be using - EK's Velocity Plexi + Nickel, which is the most basic version, without any lighting. But since I'm currently using an RGB monoblock and I don't want to "downgrade" to a more basic looking block, I decided to fix that.
     

     
    I had an 8mm wide RGB LED strip lying around I was going to use, but the frame's inner depth is 6mm, so I ordered a single color blue LED strip, since that is my primary accent color. I initially ordered a 5mm wide LED strip, but the shop sent me an 8mm wide strip first, so I had to reorder again. The second time they sent the correct strip. The strip came with double sided tape preapplied. I took the block apart and stuck the LED strip onto the inner side of silver frame with the LEDs facing towards the center of the block. 
     

     
    I didn't want to run a cable across the board to the nearest RGB header, and soldered a trimmed fan cable I cut off an old fan. I made the power cable really short since there's a couple of fan headers right below the CPU socket, which I won't be using to power any fans, and they conveniently provide 12V needed to power the LED strip.
     

     
    The end result looks beautiful to me.
     

     
    Next thing I'll do is I'll remove the unused 3rd wire and sleeve the cable.
     
     
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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/19 03:53:32 (permalink)
    This is looking very good. Looking forward to more updates. 

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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/19 16:48:05 (permalink)
    Your stuff always looks really nice. I don't think you have to worry. Just take your time. 
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