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Modding Tubing spacers

Discussion in 'Modding' started by geort45, 8 Aug 2012.

  1. geort45

    geort45 What's a Dremel?

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    Hi!

    I saw these in a trubritar video the other day, and I wondered where did he get those red tubing "spacers"?!

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    Does anyone know?! Thanks!
     
  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    They are called "hose separators" and are sold as aftermarket car customising parts. You can get them in anodised or polished aluminium, holding two or even three tubes. They come in versions hose diameter sizes.

    Below is a billet aluminium one holding the tubes to the GPU together:

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  3. Guest-23315

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    I forgot how ridiculously awesome and innovative Metaversa was...

    :waah:
     
  4. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    It was cool in its day, but nowadays I can see about 50 better mods on the Project Logs.
     
  5. Guest-23315

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    Oi. Leave the old girl alone..

    She's like Helen Mirren... Kinda old, but you probably still would..
     
  6. geort45

    geort45 What's a Dremel?

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    Fantastic!!! Thanks dude!

    I didn't get the "metaversa" thing btw o_O
     
  7. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Totally. Although I'm a Helena Bonham Carter kinda guy at heart. :)
     
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    Metaversa is the project the photo comes from, and was built by are own Nexxo back in the day.
     
  9. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Way back in the day. That was when the best waterblock available was D-Tek Custom's Spir@l (mine were two of a very limited run made by a CNC artist called Paul Vodrazka), and before 12V water cooling pumps (it was mains-powered aquarium pumps then, or in my case a car turbo cooling booster pump), before flow meters (mine was made for a drinks dispenser) and all this custom gear you can now buy off the shelf. There were no special coolant fluids. You had distilled water with an anti-corrosion additive, or if you could find it, Fluorinert, a non-conductive inert liquid that cooled supercomputers and cost £75,-- a pint. Of course, I opted for the Fluorinert. :)

    I was also the first to run Samurize on the 5" TFT screen in the bezel. It was also before dual-core CPUs; that's a pair of AMD Opteron CPUs tucked in there.
     
  10. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    .....we know.

    ;)
     
  11. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    i just found the thread but all the pics have been removed :-( please sir, can we have some more?
     
  12. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    I have to re-host and then re-link them... Now there's a job for a rainy afternoon...
     
  13. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    hmm... i thought _every_ afternoon in UK is rainy... so stereotypic :)
     
  14. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    you're not far from the truth, especially in the midlands!
     
  15. geort45

    geort45 What's a Dremel?

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    Hehe seems the thread did inspire some "good-ole-times" memories... I didn't know watercooling was that old as Nexxo described! Is there a wiki on watercooling pioneering ;P?
     
  16. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    It's been around since about 1995! It started with aquarium pumps and tubing, and heater cores (the heat exchange radiators for car cabin heating). Water blocks were often home-made affairs. We're talking proper old skool.
     
  17. RebootTech

    RebootTech Budget? What Budget?

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    Yes, for a thread on tubing spacers, this thread has become a very entertaining read :) It inspired me to find the wiki...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_cooling#Computer_usage

    And what do we have here:
    Right on, Nexxo! You were a pioneer with the Fluorinert ;-)

    EDIT: I'd love to read some biographies of some of the veterans here and their water cooling exploits...that would be super great.
     

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