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Compressions or Barbs!

Poll Results: What to get?

 
  • 68% (40)
    Compression Fittings
  • 31% (18)
    Barbs
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post #1 of 26
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Uehgfsdnmkvbnjusawdvsdfsdngkjs!

I am so lost now; I have no idea what to get! Originally, I was going for barbs, but then I noticed how people regretted with going with barbs in the first place and later buying compression fittings, then I saw the total price of the setup I wanted and I partly crap my pants.

I would rather get it right the first time. Since I can't make decisions for myself, I'll let you guys be my leading influence tongue.gif
My only requirement is that it must work with 1/2"ID 3/4"OD tubing and must not be silver. I would much prefer black, but a shade of grey would work as well. I will be buying more than 8. The price does matter, but not in a way that I'm a crazy cheap person. I just want to have nice value with whatever I get..

I've got several options here. Please vote on which I should get above (Compression or Barb), and then please specify which product exactly you recommend. I've been looking at...

Compression:
Bitspower Black Sparkle - $6
XSPC (low profile?) - $4
Enzotech Matt Black - $6.50
Bitspower Black - $8 *shudder*

Barbs:
Bitspower - $2.75
Enzotech Stubby - $2

Feel free to recommend any others. I would just absolutely love to stay under $6, since Black Sparkles were my original pick.
By the way, does anyone have black sparkle compression fittings? Can anyone leave a picture of them inside a computer? There aren't enough pictures on the internet frown.gif
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post #2 of 26
compression look much neater
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post #3 of 26
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Aaaand, I forgot to add the god damn poll. frown.gif


EDIT: Sweet Jesus, I just found out you can add one later! Ohh, all those other times where I made a whole new thread to add a poll.. damn! I praise you google!
Edited by Buska103 - 5/17/11 at 1:51pm
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+1 for comps
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post #5 of 26
obviously compressions if you can afford it, it looks way better
post #6 of 26
xspc compression!
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post #7 of 26
This was the reason it took me a couple months to plan my build. I love the look of compression, but nearly refused to pay $8+ per fitting ($12-16 for angles!!). In the end, I bit the bullet on black Bitspower fittings, 12 of them and 4 45 degree rotaries.

I refuse to use barbs though smile.gif
 
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post #8 of 26
Go with compressions.

BTW, your avatar fits the tone of your posts...I can just cut the frustration with a knife in this post. smile.gif
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post #9 of 26
You know me, Enzo Black compressions ftw. It's only 50 bucks or so more and in the scope of things... not changing your mind later and wasting that time and money cuz you realized you wanted compressions in the first place... well nip that in the bud here and now!
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I use Barbs, I like the looks of them better
and hose clamps id your worded about leeks
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